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Supply Chain

Supply Chain

Data and analyses of trends in the cotton textile supply chain, including commodity economics.

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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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Sustainability in Consumers’ Lives and Wardrobes

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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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Cotton, Grown from the Earth

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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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Why Fashion Needs to Make a Bigger Effort to Be “Plastic Free”

During the pandemic, the fashion industry waxed poetic about taking a look at itself and the amount of clothing and number of deliveries it was pumping out. A few short…

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Here’s How Fashion Brands Can Go Plastic Free Beyond July

Now that we’re fully involved in the hazy days of summer, it means pool time, barbecues and, more recently, Plastic Free July. This initiative by the Plastic Free Foundation aims…

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Can Earth Day Kick Off Climate Restoration by Fashion Industry?

As Earth Day approaches this April 22, the fashion industry is once again faced with the part it plays in climate change. But instead of hemming, hawing, and greenwashing its…

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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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