Taking on the Outdoors


For outdoor enthusiasts, exercising or partaking of activities in a natural environment goes without saying. Hiking, biking, kayaking, and so many more pursuits encompass the enjoyment ...

Fashion Influencers


Celebrities and endorsements have been around since the dawn of ...well, celebs themselves. From Charlton Heston plugging Van Heusen Century shirts to Wilt Chamberlain's endorsement ...

An Iconic Staple


Denim has always been a tried-and-true staple item here in the U.S. While the relatively recent athleisure trend may have affected America's denim sales, jeans remain the top bottomswear ...

Pure and Natural


Markets to Watch


It’s hard to forecast the economy 14 months out -- never mind 14 years -- but the current trends are clear: By 2030, the United States will be supplanted as the world’s biggest ...
Data and analyses of consumer attitudes, preferences and shopping habits.

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Data and analyses of the cotton textile retail sector,including fiber share by category.

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Data and analyses of trends in the cotton textile supply chain, including commodity economics.

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Taking on the Outdoors

For outdoor enthusiasts, exercising or partaking of activities in a natural environment goes without saying. Hiking, biking, kayaking, and so many more pursuits encompass the enjoyment of exercising while enjoying nature. But the enjoyment of all things natural often doesn’t carry over to outdoor apparel due to the prevalence of synthetics. Some companies, however, are setting out to change that.

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Fashion Influencers

Celebrities and endorsements have been around since the dawn of …well, celebs themselves. From Charlton Heston plugging Van Heusen Century shirts to Wilt Chamberlain’s endorsement of Botany’ 500 suits, the list is long. Add to that celebrity bloggers, and the list of influencers is nearly endless. Of course, pairing the right influencer with a particular brand can be challenging. But in the effort to break from the pack, it’s still considered a sure-fire way to draw attention to a brand or new product.

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An Iconic Staple

Denim has always been a tried-and-true staple item here in the U.S. While the relatively recent athleisure trend may have affected America’s denim sales, jeans remain the top bottomswear item available at retail. And globally, denim’s popularity is growing — even in countries that have long resisted the iconic American-style garment.

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Pure and Natural

When shopping for a new shirt, dress, shorts and the like, consumers might be struck by how many cotton products cover the retail floor. At least, it seems that way by looking and touching the garments. However, many stores and

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Markets to Watch

It’s hard to forecast the economy 14 months out — never mind 14 years — but the current trends are clear: By 2030, the United States will be supplanted as the world’s biggest market for apparel by China. And India will not be far behind.

Although China’s economy has slowed in recent years, a report from Fung Global Retail & Technology shows consumers there are optimistic and generally confident in their economy — and they’re willing to spend more in categories that include children’s clothing and casual apparel. Meanwhile, the Nielsen Global Survey of Consumer Confidence showed India’s confidence is up three points from the previous quarter.

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