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Here’s Why Earth Day Could Bring More Natural Fibers to Fashion

Earth Day will be celebrated April 22 and this year the organization behind the movement is focusing on plastics. To be clear, Earthday.org is “demanding a 60 percent reduction in…

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Why Consumers Want the Look & Feel of Natural Fibers at Home

Whether it’s being wrapped in a plush towel after a shower, curling up on the sofa with a soft throw blanket, or sliding under the bedcovers at the end of…

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This is How AI Will Benefit Consumers & Their Retail Experience

For years, retailers have had the ability to collect data from customers with the idea that they would use it to offer consumers more personalized products and experiences. But too…

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Cotton to Cotton Candy? Almost! These are New Things Cotton Can Do

When thinking about cotton products, it makes sense that the first thoughts turn toward apparel — the denim jeans, the dress shirts, the tees, etc. – especially if you’re in…

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Consumers Want More Natural Fibers — Here’s How to Innovate & Give Them What They Want

A recent viewing of a show about tiny houses featured a man who needed to get rid tons of “stuff,” including a lot of clothes, before his family could transition…

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These New Technologies Are Bringing Retail into the New Year

The new year is bringing plenty of newness to retail, much of it “behind the scenes” thanks to further adoption of technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), generative AI, and augmented…

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Here’s What Consumers Want in Their New Year/New You Activewear

It’s that time of year again, when all the holiday cookies, candy and charcuterie boards combined with perhaps a (severely) reduced exercise regimen has many Americans busting out New Year’s…

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Consumers, Retail and What to Expect in 2024? It’s Tricky

Another holiday season is just about in the books and, of course, the retail industry is looking to suss out trends for 2024 before January hits. That’s always tricky, but…

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Here’s Where & What Holiday Consumers Will Buy (Despite Their Economic Jitters)

Consumers may seem like walking contradictions right now – saying they feel one way about the economy but acting differently with when it comes to purchasing. And that has helped…

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These New Passports Will Emphasize a Brand’s Sustainability

A new report from the United Nations Environment Programme says greenhouse gas emissions reached a new high in 2022 and by September 2023, global average temperatures were 1.8°C above pre-industrial…

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