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,
Trying to Stay Healthy?
Millions of Americans work out in an effort to stay healthy. But research shows some activewear could be detrimental to the wearer's health and the environment at large. That's why
The Modern-Day Mall
American malls are in the middle of cleaning out their proverbial overstuffed closets. Most people know how that goes: They have to weed out what they don't want anymore, keep what
Predictive Analytics
These days, consumers have fast fashion assortments turning at lightning speed, social media messages all day long on what's hot internationally and attention spans that are less than
Embracing Blockchain
Just when you thought you had a handle on what people meant when they talked about how the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence are crucial to the garment business, along
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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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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Trying to Stay Healthy?

Millions of Americans work out in an effort to stay healthy. But research shows some activewear could be detrimental to the wearer’s health and the environment at large. That’s why more makers are interested in steering their collections toward performance cottons.

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The Modern-Day Mall

American malls are in the middle of cleaning out their proverbial overstuffed closets. Most people know how that goes: They have to weed out what they don’t want anymore, keep what still works and then make room for new additions. But “retail housekeeping” doesn’t have the same dramatic ring as “retail apocalypse,” so doomsday headlines keep rearing their heads. However, experts are bullish on the future of this American shopping tradition.

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Predictive Analytics

These days, consumers have fast fashion assortments turning at lightning speed, social media messages all day long on what’s hot internationally and attention spans that are less than that of a goldfish. Designing clothes that people will want beyond next week might seem like a fool’s errand. But tech companies say they can help designers sort through the noise so that they’re not just “going with their gut,” but rather traversing the fashion landscape with solid direction. And, they say, it’s direction that won’t replace designer creativity.

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Embracing Blockchain

Just when you thought you had a handle on what people meant when they talked about how the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence are crucial to the garment business, along came blockchain. It has just the right ring to make it sound confusing and highly technical. But understanding and employing it can mean a closer relationship to consumers

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