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The how-to of intelligent design built with sustainability

At the Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference, I had the pleasure of attending the “Sustainability Design Workshop” hosted by Amelia Williams.   Amelia began as a designer, preceded to become a design educator, and now provides consulting to the industry.   She spent…

Go Global acquires Mod Cloth, watch the transformation

Go Global has been exploring the purchase of Mod Cloth for the past few months after a long discovery process Go Global decided to acquire the Mod Cloth brand as they believe they can help them across the board. In…

Gen Z Discovers Apparel Through Amazon

Gen Z Discovers Apparel Through Amazon

According to Sourcing Journal Online, a growing number of teens cite Amazon as their “favorite shopping website.” In fact, a report from Elite SEM uncovered that Amazon is where 72 percent of Gen Z women find new brands. Even so,…

Is Coachella the New Fashion Week(ends)?

Coachella- The New Fashion Week(ends)?

Despite being preceded by South by Southwest (SXSW) and Ultra Music Festival, Coachella marks the official start of “festival season.” Now, it is considered “in style” to attend these events. Ultimately, this is where the influencers of social media, music,…

The Good Fight: Counterfeit Goods vs. Artificial Intelligence

The Good Fight: Counterfeit Goods vs. Artificial Intelligence 

Counterfeit goods bring to mind fake designer purses emblazoned with the interlocking C’s or G’s sold on Canal Street in New York or along Santee Alley in Los Angeles. At this point, a one or two bag purchase may seem…

Eco-tax

China’s Eco-Tax Will Effect Textiles

China is trying to shift its reputation as a significant global polluter through a new “eco-tax.” In fact, the Chinese government lists pollution control as one of its “three tough battles,” reported Just-Style. A major driver in achieving sustainability for…

Pinterest Still Makes an Impact

Pinterest Still Makes an Impact

Once upon a time, Pinterest was the go-to destination for lovers of arts and crafts and the source of inspiration for brides-to-be. Then, it slowly evolved into a tool for home decorators and fashion bloggers seeking to discover the most…

Compliance in Emerging Markets

Compliance in Emerging Markets

Tariffs and trade uncertainty with China has forced apparel companies to diversify their supply chains. The influx of production to other sourcing destinations such as Bangladesh and Vietnam is leaving a strain on the factories. Due to sheer volume, production…

Oscars So Pink: A Color Story

Oscars So Pink: A Color Story

As the awards show season came to an end, the Oscar’s red carpet is what left a lasting impression. Many may not remember who won Best Supporting Actress, or Best Screenplay. But, they remember the fashion. Although, it wasn’t just…

Are Department Stores Doomed?

Are Department Stores Doomed?

In the latest Retail Apocalypse news, Gap Inc. just announced a split from Old Navy. Sourcing Journal Online shared that the conglomerate will split into two entities. Now, Old Navy will have an individual strategy and business model from Gap….

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