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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...

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...

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...

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...