The Indoor Generation
Have you ever looked at people who work or exercise outside when it's bitterly cold or oppressively hot and thought, "How are they out there on a day like today?" You're probably not
Analysts Advise Preparing for 2019 Slowdown
Consumers turned out in droves during Holiday 2018, giving retailers the gift of a strong start to the New Year. Whether they shopped online or at brick and mortar locations, consumers
Getting Outfitted for Fitness in 2019
It's that time of year when the last of the decorated Christmas cookies are eyed with ambivalence: to eat or not to eat. Of course, no sooner is the decision made to eat one (or five)
Consumer Outlook Good (For Now)
While shoppers have been spending well over the holidays, analysts expect to see a slowdown in certain sectors of the economy come the New Year, something that could affect how consumers
Why Fiber Content Labels Matter
If it seems like consumers are very often price-driven when it comes to their clothing purchases, they are. But some in the apparel industry say consumers, as well as manufacturers,
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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The Indoor Generation

Have you ever looked at people who work or exercise outside when it’s bitterly cold or oppressively hot and thought, “How are they out there on a day like today?” You’re probably not alone in wondering, considering statistics show most people spend 90 percent of their time indoors.

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Analysts Advise Preparing for 2019 Slowdown

Consumers turned out in droves during Holiday 2018, giving retailers the gift of a strong start to the New Year. Whether they shopped online or at brick and mortar locations, consumers responded to stores that created a seamless shopping experience, with apparel coming in as one of the biggest winners of all.

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Getting Outfitted for Fitness in 2019

It’s that time of year when the last of the decorated Christmas cookies are eyed with ambivalence: to eat or not to eat. Of course, no sooner is the decision made to eat one (or five) of the holiday treats than a guilt-inducing exercise bike commercial comes on. Such are the scenarios that inspire New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and get in shape. And this annual cycle of gluttony and guilt is as good for activewear sales as it is for the fitness industry in general — even if it’s just fleeting.

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Consumer Outlook Good (For Now)

While shoppers have been spending well over the holidays, analysts expect to see a slowdown in certain sectors of the economy come the New Year, something that could affect how consumers spend for the rest of 2019.

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