Data and analyses of trends in the cotton textile supply chain, including commodity economics.
New Year’s Resolutions
Yes, it’s true. It’s January once again. A time when consumers perform the annual ritual of blowing cobwebs off their scales muttering, “This time will be different.” Exercising and losing…
Beyond COVID Demand & Prices
Supply Chain Insights – Beyond COVID Demand & Prices
What Consumers Want & What They Buy
A year ago, it seemed like Covid might finally have been the one opponent powerful enough to thwart fast fashion, the category known for inexpensive and cheaply made "disposable" garments.…
Meeting Apparel Demands
It's been more than a year since COVID-19 shut down life as we knew it. But, now that 40 percent of the U.S. is fully vaccinated, and half the country…
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 the importance of clean, running water.…
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 the COVID-19 shutdowns since they could…
More of a Reality?
When COVID-19 ground everyday life to a halt, the impact on the retail industry was immediate and severe. The fashion industry, which offers anywhere from twelve to many dozens of…