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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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Retail/Brands

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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Consumers

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

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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Consumers

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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Retail/Brands

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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Consumers

This One Program Helps the Planet AND Brings Consumers to Your Store

America Recycles Day is coming up on Nov. 15 and it gives both consumers and businesses a chance to pitch in when it comes to renewing, reusing, and recycling. Fashion…

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Retail/Brands

‘Tis the Season – And It Should Be Merry & Bright

It’s that time of year again, when people are hauling out the holly, Jack Frost is nipping at noses and – if expectations prevail – shoppers will be rushing home…

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Retail/Brands

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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