Will Millennials Force Apparel Industry into Transparency?
There's an amazing Twitter account called 70s Dinner Party, where users will come across such curious culinary finds as "Glazed Ham Loaf in Ring," a slippery-looking meat ring garnished
Reading, Writing, & Arithmetic
It may seem like graduation caps have barely hit the ground, but back-to-school shopping is right around the corner for millions of families. And as much as reading, writing, and arithmetic
All Lines Are Not Created Equal
If you're ever out and about in a big city, chances are you've seen people waiting in a long line and wondered what was going on. Often enough, it's devoted fans waiting to shop at
Considering Homegrown Apparel
Among restaurants, the farm-to-table movement has become so pervasive it's hard to find a menu or chalkboard that doesn't tout a local farmer, fisher, or baker. While the apparel industry
Beyond Millennials
There's a funny video circulating that shows a baby with a magazine. But instead of trying to turn the paper page, the baby starts swiping to get the image to change. To an adult,
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Will Millennials Force Apparel Industry into Transparency?

There’s an amazing Twitter account called 70s Dinner Party, where users will come across such curious culinary finds as “Glazed Ham Loaf in Ring,” a slippery-looking meat ring garnished with a blob of curly parsley and a note to “serve with catsup.” No wonder Millennials embraced the craft/local/small batch/global comfort food movement. Transparency and origin are now second nature in the food business. And there are some who say it will take Millennials to bring that same transparency to the apparel industry.

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Reading, Writing, & Arithmetic

It may seem like graduation caps have barely hit the ground, but back-to-school shopping is right around the corner for millions of families. And as much as reading, writing, and arithmetic are part of the new school year, so are apparel decisions between parents (the ones who pay) and kids (whose styles have to pass muster with hallway critics). Retailers hope they’ve hit the sweet spot to satisfy everyone involved.

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All Lines Are Not Created Equal

If you’re ever out and about in a big city, chances are you’ve seen people waiting in a long line and wondered what was going on. Often enough, it’s devoted fans waiting to shop at a pop-up store. In an age when virtually anything can be ordered online, there are those who argue that waiting in an actual line doesn’t make any sense. But for participants, it’s about meeting up with a like-minded community, socializing and being part of the experience.

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Considering Homegrown Apparel

Among restaurants, the farm-to-table movement has become so pervasive it’s hard to find a menu or chalkboard that doesn’t tout a local farmer, fisher, or baker. While the apparel industry isn’t as impacted with quite that amount of passion regarding the origin of their clothes, there are growing signs that Americans want to do more than just wave the Red, White & Blue on July 4th. They want to celebrate what the country has to offer, including clothes that are Made in the USA of homegrown, natural materials.

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Beyond Millennials

There’s a funny video circulating that shows a baby with a magazine. But instead of trying to turn the paper page, the baby starts swiping to get the image to change. To an adult, this might seem so cute because, “Hey, the baby thinks that’s an iPad.” But for the baby, it’s a frustrating experience.

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