Polartec military issue fleece collection

Related Keywords: America, apparel, brand, clothing, fabric, garment, innovation, manufacturing, Polartec, retail, sustainable textile, technology

United States
Polartec military issue fleece collection
Summary: 
Polartec, a provider of innovative and sustainable textile solutions, is honored to bring iconic, American-made, military-issue fabric technologies and finished garments a step further than ever before, directly to all Americans. The foundation of today’s GEN III Extended Cold Weather Clothing System (E.C.W.C.S.) — the standard issue cold weather apparel system in the U.S. Army — is the Polartec® Military Issue Collection. This system provides

Polartec, a provider of innovative and sustainable textile solutions, is honored to bring iconic, American-made, military-issue fabric technologies and finished garments a step further than ever before, directly to all Americans.

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Rebirth of New York fashion

Related Keywords: America, brands, Brooklyn, fashion, Fashion week, New York

United States
Rebirth of New York fashion
Summary: 
New York Fashion Week came to an end in 2001 with a Marc Jacobs show because of tragedy: The morning after his extravaganza on Pier 54, complete with disappearing walls to access the after-party and Donald Trump in the audience, the planes hit the Twin Towers and the world changed. And New York Fashion Week came to an end this season with a Marc Jacobs show that acknowledged that moment: A paean to lost optimism and lost friends, and a bouquet

New York Fashion Week came to an end in 2001 with a Marc Jacobs show because of tragedy: The morning after his extravaganza on Pier 54, complete with disappearing walls to access the after-party and Donald Trump in the audience, the planes hit the Twin Towers and the world changed.

And New York Fashion Week came to an end this season with a Marc Jacobs show that acknowledged that moment: A paean to lost optimism and lost friends, and a bouquet of memory.

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US profits hurt by cheap foreign polyester

Related Keywords: America, China, Imports, India, market, polyester, purchasing, Recycle, Repreve, Textiles, Unifi, US, yarn

United States
US profits hurt by cheap foreign polyester
Summary: 
A major U.S. consumer of RPET enjoyed higher sales figures but suffered significantly lower net income last fiscal year. One reason was cheap polyester imports from China and India. Unifi, which recycles PET into REPREVE brand fiber, reported sales of $708.8 million during the 2019 fiscal year (the year that ended June 30, 2019). When adjusting for foreign currency

A major U.S. consumer of RPET enjoyed higher sales figures but suffered significantly lower net income last fiscal year. One reason was cheap polyester imports from China and India.

Unifi, which recycles PET into REPREVE brand fiber, reported sales of $708.8 million during the 2019 fiscal year (the year that ended June 30, 2019). When adjusting for foreign currency translation impacts, that was up 7.6% over the prior year, according to a press release.

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Does MADE IN USA still matter?

Related Keywords: AAFA, America, American Apparel & Footwear Association, apparel, brand, cloathing, Collection, cotton, Cotton Incorporated, fabric, labor, manufacturing

United States
Does MADE IN USA still matter?
Summary: 
This Labor Day marks the 125th anniversary of the national holiday that celebrates and honors the American worker. For a lot of people, it’s a day that symbolizes the end of summer, marked by a trip to the beach, a barbecue, or a day of shopping sales. But it began as an observance of the nation’s labor force, and all that it produced here. For most of the apparel industry, that has all

This Labor Day marks the 125th anniversary of the national holiday that celebrates and honors the American worker. For a lot of people, it’s a day that symbolizes the end of summer, marked by a trip to the beach, a barbecue, or a day of shopping sales. But it began as an observance of the nation’s labor force, and all that it produced here.

For most of the apparel industry, that has all changed, with production taking place around the world. Perhaps that’s why the brands that still produce in the U.S. feel a sense of pride about it—and believe their customers do, too.

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AAFA to delay the tariff imposition

Related Keywords: AAFA, America, American Apparel and Footwear Association, China, footware apparel, Imports, tariff, US

United States
AAFA to delay the tariff imposition
Summary: 
The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) has said the US government’s decision to delay until December 15 the imposition of 10% tariffs on some imports from China will be of little help to its member companies or to US consumers. In its announcements about this, the government claimed to have removed some products from the tariff list altogether for reasons including national security, but also including health and safety. Nevertheless, AAFA pointed out, products such

The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) has said the US government’s decision to delay until December 15 the imposition of 10% tariffs on some imports from China will be of little help to its member companies or to US consumers.

In its announcements about this, the government claimed to have removed some products from the tariff list altogether for reasons including national security, but also including health and safety. Nevertheless, AAFA pointed out, products such as allergy-resistant bedding and protective footwear remain on the list.

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Fashion offers a lot to learn in New York

Related Keywords: America, cotton, dresses, fashion, fashion industry, jersey, sportswear, suits, Textiles, wool

United States
Fashion offers a lot to learn in New York
Summary: 
The educational and cultural-influencing aspects of fashion exhibitions are often eclipsed by their visual appeal, but a few new exhibitions are set up to be more thought-provoking. Next month visitors to the Bard Graduate Center’s “French Fashion, Women and the First World War,” will get a better understanding of wartime textiles and fashion, French-American fashion allegiance

The educational and cultural-influencing aspects of fashion exhibitions are often eclipsed by their visual appeal, but a few new exhibitions are set up to be more thought-provoking.

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E-commerce drives growth for adidas

Related Keywords: Adidas, America, Asia-Pacific, China, growth, North America, profit

United States
E-commerce drives growth for adidas
Summary: 
Sports group adidas has reported first-half revenues of €11.4 billion, 5% up on the figure for the first half of 2018. Operating profit increased by 13% to reach €1.5 billion. Commenting on the results, chief executive, Kasper Rorsted, said adidas had achieved double-digit increases in revenues in two areas it had targeted for strategic growth, China and

Sports group adidas has reported first-half revenues of €11.4 billion, 5% up on the figure for the first half of 2018. Operating profit increased by 13% to reach €1.5 billion.

Commenting on the results, chief executive, Kasper Rorsted, said adidas had achieved double-digit increases in revenues in two areas it had targeted for strategic growth, China and e-commerce.

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U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol to give brands a verifiable window

Related Keywords: America, clothing, cotton, fabric, greenhouse, research, sustainability, U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol

United States
U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol to give brands a verifiable window
Summary: 
The American cotton industry is placing a lot of hope on the new cotton sustainability verification program, U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol. It’s a program that has some pretty deep roots and has taken years to refine. I know, having been in the business for over 20 years and preached its message, that it’s a hot ticket item and has caused cotton producers and others in the industry a lot of blood, sweat and tears. In the 1980s, cotton won the heart of consumers with its Fabric

The American cotton industry is placing a lot of hope on the new cotton sustainability verification program, U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol.

It’s a program that has some pretty deep roots and has taken years to refine. I know, having been in the business for over 20 years and preached its message, that it’s a hot ticket item and has caused cotton producers and others in the industry a lot of blood, sweat and tears.

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Drought in India can affect the cotton harvest

Related Keywords: Agriculture, America, bale, Bolinger, cotton, Cotton Association of India, exports, India, trade

India
Drought in India can affect the cotton harvest
Summary: 
The Cotton Association of India lowered its cotton production forecast for India in the agricultural season 2018/19 by 10.3%. Will the Cotton quotations continue growing? In the last review of the Cotton Association of India, a cotton harvest of 31.2 million kip is predicted for June (approximately 218 kg in a bale). Whereas in its October review it was expected

The Cotton Association of India lowered its cotton production forecast for India in the agricultural season 2018/19 by 10.3%. Will the Cotton quotations continue growing?

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Premium fibers help DTC brands to reach consumers

Related Keywords: America, apparel, cotton, DTC, fibers, Garments, manufacturer, purchasing, supply chain

United States
Premium fibers help DTC brands to reach consumers
Summary: 
Getting consumers to take a leap of faith on a direct-to-consumer product is no small feat. Without that hands-on retail experience, how do you convince a shopper that your seams are as strong and your fabric as soft as you’re promising? Throw in the challenge new brands face building a reputation from scratch, and DTC aren’t left with a wide margin of error. Because of this, some are turning to premium branded fibers as a way to assure consumers

Getting consumers to take a leap of faith on a direct-to-consumer product is no small feat. Without that hands-on retail experience, how do you convince a shopper that your seams are as strong and your fabric as soft as you’re promising?

Throw in the challenge new brands face building a reputation from scratch, and DTC aren’t left with a wide margin of error. Because of this, some are turning to premium branded fibers as a way to assure consumers that they’re indeed getting what they pay for, every time.

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