Being Digitally Savvy
China is still an economic powerhouse, despite the fact that its growth is slowing. The country's economy grew 6.2 percent in the second quarter, down from 6.4 percent the period before.
'Tis the (School) Season
The fireflies may be swirling, and lines at the ice cream stand are long. But for many a parent, summertime is Back-to-School (BTS) season. For some, it's a matter of practicality.
Outdoor Brands
At June's Outdoor Retailer (OR) Summer Market, as in years before, performance technology was a big part of the show. But this time, visitors could find new developments in high-tech
Par for the Course
Tiger Woods isn't the only recent comeback in golf. Duffers will find more cotton than has been seen in years thanks to the natural fiber being linked with performance features, a
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,
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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Being Digitally Savvy

China is still an economic powerhouse, despite the fact that its growth is slowing. The country’s economy grew 6.2 percent in the second quarter, down from 6.4 percent the period before. It’s the slowest pace since 1992, and a dramatic decrease from a dozen years ago, when growth was 14.2 percent. However, a January research report from eMarketer projected China will overtake the U.S. as the world’s biggest retail market this year. That’s why it remains vital that brands connect with this country, especially at the digital level.

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‘Tis the (School) Season

The fireflies may be swirling, and lines at the ice cream stand are long. But for many a parent, summertime is Back-to-School (BTS) season. For some, it’s a matter of practicality. See, even though plenty of kids on the East Coast are happily splashing in the ocean waves for almost two more months, students in Chandler, AZ, head back to class July 23; Macon County, AL, starts the year Aug. 7; and Amherst, NE, begins Aug. 15. Add Amazon’s 48-hour Prime Day into the mix (held July 15-16), and stores have good reason to be geared up for all things school.

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Outdoor Brands

At June’s Outdoor Retailer (OR) Summer Market, as in years before, performance technology was a big part of the show. But this time, visitors could find new developments in high-tech natural fiber apparel that come in response to consumer demand. The new styles use hold crossover appeal from outdoor activities like hiking and camping to urban settings. These natural fiber garments also have a sustainability quotient, which was a big theme at the show.

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Par for the Course

Tiger Woods isn’t the only recent comeback in golf. Duffers will find more cotton than has been seen in years thanks to the natural fiber being linked with performance features, a combination that’s being embraced to a greater extent by designers — and consumers — in the golf apparel market.

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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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