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Holiday Fashion Trends and Their Origins

Once the Pre-Fall collections hit the runways it is officially “Holiday” in the fashion world. Stores stock up on party attire that entices shoppers both passing by and on the other side of a computer screen. From glitz and glam…

2018 is the Year of Pantone’s ‘Ultra Violet’

It’s a wonderful world of color and Pantone is at the center of that. Yes, Mother Nature has given us amber waves of grain and oceans that range from emerald green to cerulean. But, when it comes to fashion, interior…

China & Asia Textile Forum 2018

China is known for being the most populous country in the world. They are responsible for inventing some of our greatest technologies , great landscape and cuisine, and of course TEXTILES. As a result, China has enjoyed continued growth within…

First Cars, Now Clothing? Fashion in the Sharing Economy

The success of Airbnb, Uber and the like have proven there is a new economic model that consumers are willing to partake in. In the sharing, or performance economy, consumers are foregoing ownership. Instead, they are choosing to pay for…

Marketing Mania: Driving Fashion Sales

Fashion is fickle. Fashion is ever-changing. And, fashion is over-saturated with talent with designers from all over the world. So in a field so competitive and cut-throat, how does one drive sales and create repeat customers? One answer to that…

Second Wave of U.S. Manufacturing?

American manufacturing is a sexy term, or at least the government is hoping it will be to U.S-based businesses and domestic workers alike. Having somewhat of a second industrial revolution is what leaders are hoping will bring back millions of…

Apparel Industry Seeks Central America

Despite technology’s stronghold over our lives in both the personal and the professional, it is incredible how labor-based the garment industry still is. All apparel has touched human hands; there is beauty in that sentiment, but also a downside due…

Vestechpro: An Innovation Source for Textiles and Business

Change might as well be Vestechpro’s middle name. A catalyst for change in the Canadian apparel industry, they pride themselves on collaboration with their many partners and clients. It is with the five tenets: innovate, optimize, develop, inform and train…

“Intelligent” Textiles: CTT Group

2017 is an unparalleled time in world of textiles. From self-heating outerwear to undergarments that measure athletic performance, the boundaries are continually being pushed. Meanwhile, CTT GROUP is leading the textile industry for research and development. Based in Canada, CTT…

Meet Testex: For Textile Testing and Certification

Switzerland conjures up images of white capped alps, rolling green hills and pristine waters; it is life in its purest form. It is here that Testex was founded. The Zurich-based textile testing and certification organization is committed to quality standards,…

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