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Apparel 2019 Top Innovators

This year’s group of 26 Apparel Innovator Award winners is pushing the barriers when it comes to satisfying consumer demand. Read on to learn about a wide range of innovations ranging from unique product offerings to smart uses of technology.

Get a sneak peek at one of Apparel's Innovator Award winners. You can read about the other 25 later this month.

The brand acquisition bolsters Milliken’s capabilities to include fleece, performance textiles for consumer, workwear and military outdoor apparel.

This article takes a look at the U.S. retail market beyond what macro-level trade statistics typically provide.

The U.S. sustainable cotton apparel market has been growing tremendously in recent years, yet overall remains a niche product in the U.S. retail market, accounting for only 1.6% of total cotton apparel carried by U.S. fashion brands and retailers in 2018.

This move to increase duties on machinery, components, and footwear would have drastic effects on patriotic American companies, some of which would face existential peril, the letter states.

The ongoing U.S.-China trade wars throws another factor into consideration when choosing which country within Asia to target first for e-commerce.

The combined organization will expand the geographical market, while also benefiting customers with improved customer support and increased investment in the product platform.

As we approach the Passover season, a time associated with remembering and escaping past constraints, we are entertaining the very real prospect the United States and China could conclude a trade agreement to end the “hot” trade war that has been raging for the past year.

The plus size category is forecast to grow substantially faster than the overall U.S. apparel market, at a rate of 6 percent year over year. It's still a vastly underserved market, offering many opportunities.

Tariffs are hurting U.S. companies and making it difficult to plan for the short- and long-term future, but a U.S.-China trade deal may be on the horizon.

You might be surprised to find out what’s made here in the States.

This article offers a short primer on what a creditor can expect once a debtor seeks bankruptcy protection.

Trade credit can be essential to helping your grow your apparel business. New innovations in fintech, spawned by advances in AI, are reducing risk its risk.

In case you missed these in 2018, it's not to late to catch the top 10 stories of last year.

Physical stores and online shopping have been tiptoeing around each other for years, but continued integration of technology is acting like an enzyme in the shopping mix, forever changing both entities to create a third and far more exciting experience for consumers and companies alike.

Merchants can reap the benefits of being able to tap into new markets and reach more customers, but they need to strategize their global expansion.

With unified enterprise systems for greater inventory visibility, algorithms designed to gain deeper product and customer insights, 3D for faster and more efficient design and development, and much much more, this year’s Innovators are addressing and fulfilling consumer demand.

Many of the jobs that are better suited to humans increasingly require people to have better and more targeted technological skills, and the gap between the skills that people have and the skills they need is growing larger by the day.

While there are many categories that are not currently impacted by these tariffs, such as footwear, jewelry and apparel, we fully anticipate that they will be included in future tariff announcements.

Now, it’s all about creating meaningful customer experiences that build loyalty in an intensely competitive marketplace.

The top-performing public apparel firms are working diligently to meet consumer demand with innovative product, fast delivery and seamless experiences across channels, while facing down the challenges of a swiftly changing retail world.

An Executive’s Guide to new trends, consumer behavior, retail disruption, innovation, technology and the rapidly changing landscape of the industry.

It is during this time – when retailers are at the peak of holiday shopping hysteria – that the most valuable lessons will be learned, which will shape strategies, processes and technology investments in the year ahead.

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