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Reporting on America's Attitudes and Behaviors
Reporting on America's Attitudes and Behaviors

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Home Textiles – Globally

Globally, consumers spent $201 billion on home textile products in 2019¹. While a drop in spending due to the COVID-19 pandemic is expected in 2020,...

Meeting New Demands

In casual conversations with folks who don't work in the apparel industry, many seem surprised to hear that apparel retailers didn't fare well during...

Performance Features for Kids

Even though the pandemic has played havoc with so many things, including the start of the school year, it's fairly certain kids have all...

More of a Reality?

When COVID-19 ground everyday life to a halt, the impact on the retail industry was immediate and severe. The fashion industry, which offers anywhere...

Stop the Synthetics

As the coronavirus pandemic swept across the nation, gyms and workout studios had to close their doors. The stay-at-home orders led many fitness fans...

Standing the Test of Time

Out of economic crisis comes change. But that doesn’t mean that people abandon the things that are familiar and provide comfort. It just means...

Clearing the Air

This year's 50th Anniversary of Earth Day was very different from past events. And judging by the ever cleaner air and further emergence of...

Giving Apparel New Life

Tomorrow is America Recycles Day, the annual initiative by Keep America Beautiful that's dedicated to promoting recycling in the U.S. And some forward-thinking apparel...

Repositioning For the Conscious Consumer

Now that consumers are becoming more conscientious shoppers, it seems everyone from artisan-produced luxury labels to discount mass retailers are positioning themselves to appeal...

Monthly Economic Report September 2019

The latest USDA report featured decreases to world production and mill-use figures.  The global harvest forecast for 2019/20 dropped 709,000 bales to 124.9 million,...