The Great Outdoors
The Outdoor Retailer Show, held last month in Denver, isn't just a trade show for outdoor gear and apparel. It also promotes sustainability while reducing the impacts of the industry's
TransSeasoning Wardrobes with Cotton
More than 4 in 5 consumers (82 percent) say cotton is their favorite fiber to wear, according to the Cotton Incorporated Lifestyle Monitorâ„¢ Survey. That's followed by a distant 3 percent
C'Mon Get Healthy
They used to be called unmentionables. And then someone asked a presidential nominee if he wore boxers or briefs. Before we knew it, an entire lingerie fashion show was being televised
Innovation & Culture
Denim has always been a strong commodity in the U.S. That's no surprise given California is its birthplace. In recent years, though, it faced stiff competition from the athleisure
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
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 Great Outdoors

The Outdoor Retailer Show, held last month in Denver, isn’t just a trade show for outdoor gear and apparel. It also promotes sustainability while reducing the impacts of the industry’s products and processes.

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TransSeasoning Wardrobes with Cotton

More than 4 in 5 consumers (82 percent) say cotton is their favorite fiber to wear, according to the Cotton Incorporated Lifestyle Monitorâ„¢ Survey. That’s followed by a distant 3 percent who choose polyester, silk (2 percent), then spandex, rayon, linen, and wool (all 1 percent).

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C’Mon Get Healthy

They used to be called unmentionables. And then someone asked a presidential nominee if he wore boxers or briefs. Before we knew it, an entire lingerie fashion show was being televised to millions. Yes, the undergarment industry has come a long way, to the point where National Underwear Day is celebrated every August 5. But one thing that has remained a constant is the recommendation that men and women wear cotton underwear for their health.

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Innovation & Culture

Denim has always been a strong commodity in the U.S. That’s no surprise given California is its birthplace. In recent years, though, it faced stiff competition from the athleisure market. But product newness and an increasing global customer proves denim is growing in popularity everywhere from South America to Asia.

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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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