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

Environment

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...

Outdoor Brands

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...

Being Transparent

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...

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...

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...

Apparel Recycling Efforts

Right before the inevitable excesses that are a hallmark of the winter holidays comes America Recycles Day, a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful....

Sustainability Concerns

As one of the largest nations in the world, America has seemingly boundless access to natural resources. This perception has helped create a populace...

Helping Denim Go From Blue to Green

Earth Day is this Saturday and the campaign's focus is environmental and climate literacy. Organizers posit that education on these fronts will not only...

Fashion Industry & Earth Day

This year on Earth Day, there will be more than the usual rallies and musical acts celebrating the event. There will be a March...