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Free Trade with the European Union

Free Trade with the European Union

The parameters of free trade between nations have been in flux. The U.S- China trade war continues to leave an air of uncertainty amongst the countries. Although, despite not having waved the white flag, the U.S is attempting to forge…

Polyester Pollutes Oceans

Polyester Pollutes Oceans

Sustainability isn’t just a buzzword. The McKinsey State of Fashion 2019 said this is the first year it ranked as a top priority for the apparel industry. It is increasingly difficult to ignore the effects of apparel production and waste….

Consumer Shifts Impact Apparel

Consumer Shifts Impact Apparel

The apparel industry is notoriously fickle — season by season colors, silhouettes, and brands popularity ebbs and flows. Although, for the past decade aspects have been changing on a fundamental level. These macro-subjective elements are transforming how we consume fashion…

Recycled Uniforms in 2020

Japan’s Olympians Will Wear Recycled Uniforms in 2020

Not everyone can qualify for the Olympics, but everyone can participate in the fanfare of it all. In fact, if you’re in Japan, your recycled clothing could end up on the backs of your favorite Olympian. From Recyled to Center…

China's Plan For a Green Supply Chain

China’s Plan For a Green Supply Chain

China has joined the global sustainable effort towards a green supply chain. Previously, two of China’s cities made the list of top 10 cities with the worst air pollution in the world, according to the World Health Organization. Above all,…

Luxury Apparel: The New Wave

Luxury Apparel: The New Wave

Luxury had a steady growth trajectory in 2018 and is one of the most optimistic sectors in apparel for the coming year, according to the McKinsey State of Fashion 2019 Report. Interestingly enough, in an industry fraught with rising costs…

ITAA: It's a Wonderful World of Textiles

ITAA: It’s a Wonderful World of Textiles

Calling all textile lovers! Does your apparel profession allow you to pick, play and discover the latest and greatest in the fiber world? Or, do you wish you could pawn off that part of the design process off to a…

2018 is the Year of Pantone's "Ultra Violet"

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…

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…

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