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Restrictions Are Setting In

The pandemic spurred people to go online in droves to work, shop, seek entertainment, connect socially and stay informed about COVID-19 and the rest...

All Things American

Independence Day brings the country together to cheer all things American. And while the textile industry can, despite COVID, celebrate an increase in stateside...

Meeting Apparel Demands

It's been more than a year since COVID-19 shut down life as we knew it. But, now that 40 percent of the U.S. is...

Performance Cotton Activewear

After a year that saw more than a few people sapped of their motivation, the warm weather of spring is inspiring many of us...

Earth Day 2021

Remember last year when COVID-19 shut down the world, and the environmentally minded were hopeful it would be good for the planet? Well, that...

The Benefits of Natural Fibers

One can often see signs in parks that say, "Take only memories and pictures. Leave only footprints." They serve as a gentle reminder for...

A Renewed Look

Since the start of the pandemic, proper hand washing, and sanitizing have been touted as key to reducing the spread of COVID-19. Such is...

Monthly Economic Letter
February 2021

The latest USDA report featured increases to world production (+1.3 million to 114.1 million) and consumption forecasts (+1.5 million bales to 117.2 million).  Due...

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...