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...
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...
Why Fashion Designers are Embracing Sustainability
When New York Fashion Week took place two months ago, every show was packed with editors, influencers, stylists, buyers, and fans. Clearly, everyone's focus...
Helping the World’s Water
Imagine a large cruise ship, as tall as a 16-story building and longer than a city...
Those Pesky Kids Are Showing Up
Millennials and Gen Z consumers are said to have a “social first” mindset, where they care about how something is made, what it’s made...
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...
At June's Outdoor Retailer (OR) Summer Market, as in years before, performance technology was a big part of the show. But this time, visitors...
An 18-year-old college student walked through a mall, pointed to a particular fast fashion store and said he'd never shop there because of how...
The Fashion Industry & Sustainability
It was back in 1970 that the world celebrated its first Earth Day, which has been held on April 22 every year since. Cut...
Monthly Economic Letter April 2019
This month’s USDA report included only marginal changes to global production, consumption, and trade estimates. The world production number increased just 45,000 bales,...
For a Good Cause
Running a fashion business is full of hard work, stress, long hours, and mental gymnastics. But it's also full of glamour. And that glamour...
All About Plastics
No one sets out to refresh themselves by drinking plastic. But microscopic pollution are in virtually every body of water on Earth. While the...
Sustainability & Transparency
When it comes to sustainability and transparency, the fashion industry has taken its share of hits. While older generations may not have known about...
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,"...
Fashion & the Environment
Every Earth Day, which falls this year on April 22, people tend to think about planting a tree or joining a clean up team...
Sustainable Clothing Supply Chain Insights
Concern for sustainability influences over three-quarters of consumers when they shop for food and household appliances, and 61% say it influences their clothing purchases.
Growing Concerns 2017 Global Environment Survey
There are growing concerns around the globe about sustainability.
Ten Facts About Consumers and Cotton
Responses to Cotton Incorporated's Lifestyle Monitor survey show consumers have positive feelings towards and preference for cotton in their apparel.
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