These Are The Days
The recent New York Denim Days Festival, a two-day event open to the public, combined the best of what festivals have to offer: food trucks, live music acts, industry panel discussions,
The Power of a Storefront
If traditional retail had a crush on pop-up shops a few years ago, one could say they've now entered into a long-term relationship.

Brick-and-mortar locations have been losing
Being Transparent
An 18-year-old college student walked through a mall, pointed to a particular fast fashion store and said he'd never shop there because of how it treated workers in its manufacturing
#activewear
A quick Instagram search for #activewear will quickly reveal joggers, sleeveless tops, yoga pants, and more are being worn not just for workouts, but for travel, hanging with friends,
"Sparking Joy"
After years of acquiring mountains of clothes thanks, in part, to trendy but inexpensive fast fashion, a movement has begun among some consumers toward paring down their closets and
Data and analyses of consumer attitudes, preferences and shopping habits.

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For Denim Enthusiasts, These Are The Days

These Are The Days

The recent New York Denim Days Festival, a two-day event open to the public, combined the best of what festivals have to offer: food trucks, live music acts, industry panel discussions, fashion shows, giveaways. And, of course, a lot of denim.

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The Power of a Storefront

If traditional retail had a crush on pop-up shops a few years ago, one could say they’ve now entered into a long-term relationship.

Brick-and-mortar locations have been losing ground to the ease of ecommerce. But somewhere along the way, retailers noticed that short-term, photographable pop-ups that can be shared on social media have the power to pull consumers out of their homes and into a physical space. These days, it seems, everyone is on board with retailing for the ‘Gram. And it doesn’t look to be stopping anytime soon.

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Being Transparent

An 18-year-old college student walked through a mall, pointed to a particular fast fashion store and said he’d never shop there because of how it treated workers in its manufacturing facility.

“People died in their plant,” he said. “I don’t want to support that.”

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#activewear

A quick Instagram search for #activewear will quickly reveal joggers, sleeveless tops, yoga pants, and more are being worn not just for workouts, but for travel, hanging with friends, and cuddling with the baby and dog.

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“Sparking Joy”

After years of acquiring mountains of clothes thanks, in part, to trendy but inexpensive fast fashion, a movement has begun among some consumers toward paring down their closets and creating “capsule wardrobes” for themselves. Tidying expert Marie Kondo has become a superstar of the reduction effort, advocating via books, a website and a new TV show that people should reconsider their many belongings and shed those things that no longer “spark joy,” including clothes. Her KonMari Method of organizing advises keeping only objects that speak to the heart.

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