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These are the Fashion Week Denim & Cotton Looks to Offer in ‘24

The Spring/Summer 2024 fashion weeks have wrapped and two things are clear: designers are doing incredible things with denim and athleisure is being reinvented. First, the denim. From New York…

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Supply Chain

Don’t Miss These Opportunities Presented by Clothing Labels

New York Fashion Week just wrapped, and with it and all the crowds, glamour, and fabulous apparel. But one of the most important parts of any garment – something that’s…

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Supply Chain

Here’s Why Brands Should Use More Natural Fibers – And Some Who Already Are, With Success

With wildfires, drought, flooding, and a never-before-seen tropical storm that hit the desert areas of California recently, climate change is dominating headlines around the globe. Concurrently, consumers are interested in…

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Consumers

Despite Decreased Inflation, Back-to-School May Be Impacted

Inflation is at its lowest point in more than a year – three percent in June, down from 9.1 percent in June 2022. Yet, the continuation of increased prices, albeit…

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Retail/Brands

Here’s Why Modern Performance Cotton & Gorpcore Make Sense

Of all the fashion “core” looks that have come out in recent years – think Barbiecore, cottagecore, normcore – perhaps the most odd-sounding is gorpcore. The gorp portion of the…

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Consumers

Here’s Where Young Shoppers Say Brands Really Need to Step Up

Amid ever more extreme weather events due to climate change, consumers are faced with how they can make a difference, especially when it comes to what they purchase — and…

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Retail/Brands

Here’s Why Brands Are Leaning into Natural Fibers

When it comes to sustainability, apparently there is a disconnect between what shoppers want and what retailers offer. In a survey from First Insight, the predictive analytics firm found consumers…

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Consumers

How is the Economy Affecting Apparel Shoppers?

Even though inflation has decreased steadily for six months, unemployment is at its lowest level in half a century and U.S. single-family housing starts increased by double digits in December,…

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Retail/Brands

Who Should Really Be the Focus of “New You” in 2023?

The holidays are over so of course headlines are screaming “New Year, New You,” with everything from the latest paleo diet book to fitness plans being foisted upon the public.…

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Retail/Brands

How Small Businesses are Capturing the Spirit (and Sales) of the Season

Small Business Saturday may have happened last weekend but shop owners everywhere can parlay the benefits of that American Express-founded holiday into gains during the rest of the Christmas season. It just…

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