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Industry Trends offers you exclusive, actionable intelligence on industry and product trends. This section covers leading companies and designers that greatly influence trends in the apparel industry. It also provides insights into global demand, market research and hot products on e-commerce websites.

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Gallery View: Latest women's dance leotards provide enhanced comfort

Gallery View: Latest women's dance leotards provide enhanced comfort

May 26, 2017

New releases use materials that are breathable and stretchable. Some boast moisture-wicking and anti-bacterial features.

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One-piece swimsuits catch fire, outdo bikinis' popularity

One-piece swimsuits catch fire, outdo bikinis' popularity

May 25, 2017

The traditionally popular two-piece swimwear takes a backseat this season as monokinis sell out faster.

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VF pushes for ethical animal treatment with latest materials policy

VF pushes for ethical animal treatment with latest materials policy

May 23, 2017

The company is banning the use of fur, angora and exotic leather among its brands.

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Wineleather presents cruelty-free substitute for genuine leather

Wineleather presents cruelty-free substitute for genuine leather

May 12, 2017

The vegan leather is made entirely from wine manufacturing leftovers, including grape skins, stalk and seeds.

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This smart sports bra keeps stress levels at bay

This smart sports bra keeps stress levels at bay

May 10, 2017

The Vitali smart bra tracks changes in breathing, posture and heart rate, and provides personalized feedback on how to feel calmer and more relaxed.

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Nike targets athletic jeans launch with its latest patent

Nike targets athletic jeans launch with its latest patent

May 8, 2017

The patent describes the fabric as useful for extreme athletes, including BMX riders and skateboarders, who require special protection.

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Vietnam's largest textile industrial park begins construction

Vietnam's largest textile industrial park begins construction

May 4, 2017

The industrial park is set cover a total area of 2,109 hectares and produce 1.5 billion meters of fabrics by 2025.

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Amazon bolsters fast fashion resumé with on-demand apparel manufacturing

Amazon bolsters fast fashion resumé with on-demand apparel manufacturing

May 2, 2017

The patented computerized system collects ordering information and makes clothes based on the data gathered.

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Amazon Best Sellers in dance apparel: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in dance apparel: See China alternatives

April 27, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling dance apparel on Amazon.com as of April 27, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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H&M's new denim collection breaks gender barriers

H&M's new denim collection breaks gender barriers

April 25, 2017

The line, which includes shirts, dungarees, jeans and shorts, comes in silhouettes that are flattering to both men and women.

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Amazon Best Sellers in baby girls' pants: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in baby girls' pants: See China alternatives

April 21, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling baby girls' pants on Amazon.com as of April 21, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Speed comes first in the world of fast fashion: Survey

Speed comes first in the world of fast fashion: Survey

April 19, 2017

Younger consumers' insatiable appetite for new styles is urging fashion retailers to fast track the release of their collections.

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World's first recycled core-spun sewing thread is tough, colorfast

World's first recycled core-spun sewing thread is tough, colorfast

April 12, 2017

Made of 100 percent recycled plastic bottle fiber, the Perma Core withstands abrasion and fading.

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Amazon Best Sellers in women's robes: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in women's robes: See China alternatives

April 12, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling women's robes on Amazon.com as of April 12, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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adidas' pop-up store makes custom sweaters within hours

adidas' pop-up store makes custom sweaters within hours

April 11, 2017

Customers can now design their own sweater, have it knitted in the store and take it home within a short span of time.

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Amazon Best Sellers in leather strips, shapes & scraps: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in leather strips, shapes & scraps: See China alternatives

April 7, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling leather strips, shapes and scraps on Amazon.com as of April 7, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Athleisure, government-backed fitness boom propel sportswear brands in China

Athleisure, government-backed fitness boom propel sportswear brands in China

April 6, 2017

Growing acceptance of athletic wear in leisure and work settings, together with the government's push for a healthier lifestyle, bolsters sales of sports apparel.

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Skin cancer concerns fuel growth of UV-protective apparel

Skin cancer concerns fuel growth of UV-protective apparel

April 4, 2017

The UV-protective clothing market grows as more consumers become aware of the causes of and how to prevent skin cancer.

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Amazon Best Sellers in women's leather and faux leather jackets & coats: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in women's leather and faux leather jackets & coats: See China alternatives

March 31, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling women's leather and faux leather jackets and coats on Amazon.com as of March 31, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Bangladesh becomes largest denim exporter to EU

Bangladesh becomes largest denim exporter to EU

March 30, 2017

The South Asia country overtakes China as the top denim supplier in the 28-nation bloc, taking in about a fifth of the overall market in the region.

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Google, Levi's smart jacket set for fall release

Google, Levi's smart jacket set for fall release

March 28, 2017

The Commuter Trucker Jacket, the first piece of garment under Project Jacquard, enables users to control their smartphones via a swiping or tapping movement.

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M&S, adidas lead apparel companies in human rights rankings

M&S, adidas lead apparel companies in human rights rankings

March 23, 2017

H&M, Gap and Nike round up the top five while Kohl's, Macy's, Wal-Mart, Under Armour and Fast Retailing bring up the rear.

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Top apparel trends at the Fall/Winter 2017-18 Fashion Week runways

Top apparel trends at the Fall/Winter 2017-18 Fashion Week runways

March 21, 2017

From inventive suits and colorful patchwork to shearling-trimmed jackets and nearly naked dresses, collections from the recently concluded Fashion Week made heads turn.

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Amazon Best Sellers in baby boys' pants: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in baby boys' pants: See China alternatives

March 17, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling baby boys' pants on Amazon.com as of March 17, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Timberland, Thread release sustainable apparel, accessories line

Timberland, Thread release sustainable apparel, accessories line

March 16, 2017

The Timberland X Thread collection adopts recycled plastic bottles gathered from the streets of Haiti.

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US apparel exports rebound, start strong in 2017

US apparel exports rebound, start strong in 2017

March 14, 2017

Despite a YoY drop in garment shipments to the US, 2017 saw a positive opening with half of the top 10 supplier countries posting double-digit gains.

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Amazon Best Sellers in bridesmaid dresses: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in bridesmaid dresses: See China alternatives

March 10, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling bridesmaid dresses on Amazon.com as of March 10, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Sports, military use to push global smart textiles market to $9.3 billion in 2024

Sports, military use to push global smart textiles market to $9.3 billion in 2024

March 9, 2017

The protective properties of smart fabrics and recent technological innovations are fueling the growth in the industry.

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Amazon Best Sellers in dance leotards: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in dance leotards: See China alternatives

March 3, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling dance leotards on Amazon.com as of March 3, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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India silk industry targets self-reliant production by 2020

India silk industry targets self-reliant production by 2020

March 1, 2017

The world's second-largest producer of silk aims to 100 percent domestic production and end importation in three to four years.

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High cost prompts textile firms to move West

High cost prompts textile firms to move West

February 27, 2017

Western textile buyers are looking for suppliers closer to home amid mounting labor and manufacturing costs in China.

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Amazon Best Sellers in retail clothing & garment racks: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in retail clothing & garment racks: See China alternatives

February 24, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling retail clothing and garment racks on Amazon.com as of February 24, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Water bottle-based leggings make you look good, feel good

Water bottle-based leggings make you look good, feel good

February 23, 2017

US-based startup released recently women’s leggings that are sustainably produced and ethically manufactured.

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Seasonless clothing emerges as sustainable alternative to fast fashion

Seasonless clothing emerges as sustainable alternative to fast fashion

February 21, 2017

Year-round wardrobe essentials focus more on consumers' needs rather than on the rapidly changing fashion trends.

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Amazon Best Sellers in boys' school uniforms: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in boys' school uniforms: See China alternatives

February 17, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling boys' school uniforms on Amazon.com as of February 17, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Gallery View: Recycled, organic denim fabrics gain traction

Gallery View: Recycled, organic denim fabrics gain traction

February 15, 2017

More suppliers adopt "green" materials as ecological consciousness among buyers increases.

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Gallery View: Soft skins banner India leather jackets selection

Gallery View: Soft skins banner India leather jackets selection

February 13, 2017

Most makers use goat- and sheepskin, and employ a range of finishes to boost differentiation.

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Wal-Mart awards $3 million in funding for textile manufacturing innovation

Wal-Mart awards $3 million in funding for textile manufacturing innovation

February 10, 2017

The US-based retail behemoth grants six universities financial support for their work on improving cost-efficiency and sustainability of domestic textile production.

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12 Fall/Winter 2017-18 fashion must-haves

12 Fall/Winter 2017-18 fashion must-haves

February 9, 2017

Global Sources, in collaboration with US-based trends forecasting firm Fashion Snoops, reveals the must-have fashion essentials for Fall/Winter 2017-18.

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Clothing brands pledge to preserve forest resources

Clothing brands pledge to preserve forest resources

February 9, 2017

Industry giants are taking action to trace their wood pulp sources to avoid procuring from regions that contribute to rainforest destruction or violate the rights of local communities.

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Athleisure propels global apparel, footwear market to $1.7 trillion

Athleisure propels global apparel, footwear market to $1.7 trillion

February 6, 2017

Growing consumer interest in sports-inspired or athleisure clothing is driving the growth of the global apparel and footwear sectors.

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South Korea researchers develop first-ever silk-based e-textile

South Korea researchers develop first-ever silk-based e-textile

February 1, 2017

The new e-fabric has the durability of silk fabric, and is less costly and faster to produce that existing e-textiles.

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High-waist, flares, copious trims lead 2017 jeans trend

High-waist, flares, copious trims lead 2017 jeans trend

January 30, 2017

Mom jeans, cropped flares and customized pairs are among the styles that are expected to dominate this year.

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Amazon Best Sellers in boys' cardigans: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in boys' cardigans: See China alternatives

January 27, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling boys' cardigans on Amazon.com as of January 27, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Achieve the perfect swing with this Intel-powered smart baseball shirt

Achieve the perfect swing with this Intel-powered smart baseball shirt

January 26, 2017

The Swing IQ shirt contains motion sensors that provide 360-degree tracking of wrist, shoulder and hip movement throughout the swing.

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Gallery View: Basic garments from Vietnam highlight comfort, durability

Gallery View: Basic garments from Vietnam highlight comfort, durability

January 20, 2017

Makers are using fabrics that are breathable and resist shrinking, wrinkling and pilling.

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Amazon Best Sellers in mannequins & clothing forms: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in mannequins & clothing forms: See China alternatives

January 20, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling mannequins and clothing forms on Amazon.com as of January 20, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Vietnam's garments industry benefits from trade deals

Vietnam's garments industry benefits from trade deals

January 19, 2017

Besides reducing trade barriers, Vietnam's free trade agreements have encouraged investment in various stages of the garments and textiles supply chain.

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This cotton shirt keeps you looking crisp, smelling fresh

This cotton shirt keeps you looking crisp, smelling fresh

January 18, 2017

Labfresh's launched a Kickstarter campaign for a range of cotton shirts that block out fluids and bacteria from penetrating the fabric, allowing wearers to rinse off stains while preventing buildup of odor-causing germs.

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Gallery View: Teens' casualwear makers focus on style

Gallery View: Teens' casualwear makers focus on style

January 16, 2017

Manufacturers of teens' casualwear in China are employing aesthetic elements to separate themselves from rivals.

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Amazon Best Sellers in men's casual button-down shirts: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in men's casual button-down shirts: See China alternatives

January 13, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling men's casual button-down shirts on Amazon.com as of January 13, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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New fiber-dyeing method ditches use of water

New fiber-dyeing method ditches use of water

January 12, 2017

WeAreSpinDye has developed a sustainable and colorfast way to dye fibers that does not involve using water or chemical substances.

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Croatia bans fur farming

Croatia bans fur farming

January 9, 2017

Croatia becomes the latest addition to the growing list of countries that have abolished fur farming.

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Amazon Best Sellers in wedding dresses: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in wedding dresses: See China alternatives

January 6, 2017

Here are the 10 best-selling wedding dresses on Amazon.com as of January 6, 2017, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Wrangler cuts 10-year water consumption by 3 billion liters

Wrangler cuts 10-year water consumption by 3 billion liters

January 4, 2017

Global jeans brand Wrangler saves water equal to the annual needs of more than 21,000 US households.

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Amazon Best Sellers in cocktail dresses: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in cocktail dresses: See China alternatives

December 28, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling cocktail dresses on Amazon.com as of December 28, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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US apparel imports from China drop

US apparel imports from China drop

December 28, 2016

As wages from China factories continues to surge, US apparel companies opt for lower-wage alternatives.

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Fashion industry to rise as seventh-biggest economy in 2017

Fashion industry to rise as seventh-biggest economy in 2017

December 27, 2016

After a difficult 2016, the global fashion industry is foreseen to be valued at $2.4 trillion next year, according to a survey conducted by McKinsey and Business of Fashion.

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Amazon Best Sellers in men's active & performance shell jackets: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in men's active & performance shell jackets: See China alternatives

December 23, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling men's active and performance shell jackets on Amazon.com as of December 23, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Gallery View: India handloom fabrics reflect native heritage

Gallery View: India handloom fabrics reflect native heritage

December 21, 2016

The latest releases feature manually printed designs that represent India's local culture.

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Amazon Best Sellers in appliques & decorative patches: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in appliques & decorative patches: See China alternatives

December 16, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling appliques and decorative patches on Amazon.com as of December 16, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Gallery View: Recycled activewear fabrics boast functional features

Gallery View: Recycled activewear fabrics boast functional features

December 15, 2016

The latest textiles are breathable, elastic and moisture-wicking. Some repel water.

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Yak wool-based outdoor apparel warmer, softer than merino versions

Yak wool-based outdoor apparel warmer, softer than merino versions

December 12, 2016

Sourced from animals suited to living in the high plateaus of Tibet, the material is said to be 40 percent warmer and 65 more breathable than merino from Australia- and New Zealand-raised sheep.

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Amazon Best Sellers in India women's leggings: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in India women's leggings: See China alternatives

December 9, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling India women's leggings on Amazon.com as of December 9, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Greenery is Pantone color of the year for 2017

Greenery is Pantone color of the year for 2017

December 08, 2016

The shade symbolizes new beginnings and love for nature.

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Spider silk: Tougher, sustainable alternative to synthetic textiles

Spider silk: Tougher, sustainable alternative to synthetic textiles

December 7, 2016

Several companies have successfully produced a synthetic fiber that is strong and flexible as real spider silk, and also biodegradable.

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Amazon Best Sellers in men's dress pants: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in men's dress pants: See China alternatives

December 2, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling men's dress pants on Amazon.com as of December 2, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Western apparel brands support move to disclose global supply chains

Western apparel brands support move to disclose global supply chains

December 1, 2016

The disclosure is seen as a way to promote social responsibility among their subcontractors.

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Amazon Best Sellers in sewing machine needles: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in sewing machine needles: See China alternatives

November 25, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling sewing machine needles on Amazon.com as of November 25, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Jeans sales drop as millennials opt for sweatpants

Jeans sales drop as millennials opt for sweatpants

November 24, 2016

A renewed focus on health and fitness, plus the style and comfort of athleisure clothing are leading the younger generation to switch to sports pants from traditional denim.

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Gallery View: Enhanced protection drive fall/winter activewear

Gallery View: Enhanced protection drive fall/winter activewear

November 22, 2016

Models shield against water, cold and UV rays. Anti-static and quick-drying properties may also be incorporated.

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Amazon Best Sellers in baby robes: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in baby robes: See China alternatives

November 18, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling baby robes on Amazon.com as of November 18, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Invista launches 2017-18 intimate apparel, swimwear trends

Invista launches 2017-18 intimate apparel, swimwear trends

November 16, 2016

The company introduces four intimate apparel and three swimwear trends highlighting the rise in health, fitness and mindfulness as a lifestyle and engaging the motto "I Am Every Woman."

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Uzbekistan, South Korea firms partner to launch ecological textile dyes

Uzbekistan, South Korea firms partner to launch ecological textile dyes

November 15, 2016

The project involves the extraction of natural pigment from agricultural plants using South Korea technology to ensure the quality.

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Amazon Best Sellers in yoga clothing: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in yoga clothing: See China alternatives

November 11, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling yoga clothing on Amazon.com as of November 11, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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New textile cooling finish helps treat sports injuries

New textile cooling finish helps treat sports injuries

November 10, 2016

The fabric provides a chemically induced sensation of coolness on the skin that can serve a therapeutic purpose.

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India's denim market to reach $8 billion by 2023

India's denim market to reach $8 billion by 2023

November 4, 2016

Currently worth $4.5 billion, revenue from the South Asia nation's denim sector is growing at a rate of 15 percent annually in the past five years.

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Amazon Best Sellers in women's athletic pants: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in women's athletic pants: See China alternatives

October 28, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling women's athletic pants on Amazon.com as of October 28, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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EU compliance update: ECHA releases hazard pictograms guide

EU compliance update: ECHA releases hazard pictograms guide

October 27, 2016

Available in several EU languages, the new guide explains what the warning signs mean, precautions that should be taken and the types of products where the chemicals are commonly found.

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Merino wool soothes atopic dermatitis: Study

Merino wool soothes atopic dermatitis: Study

October 26, 2016

Researchers from Australia found that superfine Merino wool garments can improve eczema, busting the myth that the fabric can worsen the allergy.

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Amazon Best Sellers in girls' clothing sets: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in girls' clothing sets: See China alternatives

October 21, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling girls' clothing sets on Amazon.com as of October 21, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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New UL mobile app facilitates safety compliance on children's apparel sector

New UL mobile app facilitates safety compliance on children's apparel sector

October 20, 2016

The UL ChildAware app offers user-friendly access to news and information, expert advice and regulatory changes.

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Gallery View: India garments highlight ethnic-modern trend

Gallery View: India garments highlight ethnic-modern trend

October 17, 2016

Apparel exporters combine traditional patterns and streamlined cuts.

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Amazon Best Sellers in women's Indian clothing: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in women's Indian clothing: See China alternatives

October 14, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling women's Indian clothing on Amazon.com as of October 14, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Garment suppliers anticipate higher overseas sales

Garment suppliers anticipate higher overseas sales

October 14, 2016

Strong government support and new report markets contribute to positive outlook.

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Innovative plastic-based fabric cools better than cotton

Innovative plastic-based fabric cools better than cotton

October 13, 2016

The textile is made of PET, and has undergone a series of chemical treatments for enhanced cooling capability.

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6kg wash load = 700,000 microscopic fibers: Study

6kg wash load = 700,000 microscopic fibers: Study

October 10, 2016

According to the research, a 6kg washing load could produce about 138,000 fibers from polyester-cotton, 496,000 from polyester and 729,000 from acrylic.

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Amazon Best Sellers in fabric ribbons: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in fabric ribbons: See China alternatives

October 6, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling fabric ribbons on Amazon.com as of October 6, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Space cloth boasts strong e-textile capability

Space cloth boasts strong e-textile capability

October 5, 2016

Scientifically named Zephlinear, the fabric features a unique structure that comes with space for encasing copper wiring, LEDs and other nano-enabled sensors.

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Eco-friendly wall panels made of textile waste

Eco-friendly wall panels made of textile waste

October 3, 2016

Derived from excess fabric and thread from garment manufacturers, creating the boards entail less power consumption and ecological degradation.

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Amazon Best Sellers in men's pullover sweaters: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in men's pullover sweaters: See China alternatives

September 30, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling men's pullover sweaters on Amazon.com as of September 30, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Gallery View: Pajamas branch out to daytime styles

Gallery View: Pajamas branch out to daytime styles

September 28, 2016

Several recent releases come in designs and constructions that are suitable to wear during the day.

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Smart textiles market to reach $130 billion by 2025

Smart textiles market to reach $130 billion by 2025

September 26, 2016

Advancements in the field of smart textiles provide significant opportunities in the wearables market.

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Amazon Best Sellers in stuffing & polyester filling: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in stuffing & polyester filling: See China alternatives

September 23, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling stuffing and polyester filling on Amazon.com as of September 23, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Gallery View: Basic designs dominate India men's boxer shorts

Gallery View: Basic designs dominate India men's boxer shorts

September 22, 2016

The majority of new models are available in simple styles made of 100 percent cotton.

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Zika scare propels sales of mosquito-repellent apparel in the US

Zika scare propels sales of mosquito-repellent apparel in the US

September 20, 2016

Increased awareness of insect-borne diseases is pushing up demand for clothing that repels mosquitoes.

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Wal-Mart pulls out Welspun's Egyptian cotton sheets from its stores

Wal-Mart pulls out Welspun's Egyptian cotton sheets from its stores

September 19, 2016

The move comes after the retail chain's review reveals that the India-based textile manufacturer could not ensure the authenticity of the products.

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Fast fashion poses huge environmental threat

Fast fashion poses huge environmental threat

September 16, 2016

As global apparel brands launch clothing after clothing to keep up with current fashion trends, most end up in trash bins, landfills and incinerators.

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Gallery View: Women's athleisure leggings attractive, comfortable

Gallery View: Women's athleisure leggings attractive, comfortable

September 9, 2016

The latest releases feature colorful patterns and boast functional properties.

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US enterprises consider Vietnam as priority market in Southeast Asia

US enterprises consider Vietnam as priority market in Southeast Asia

September 8, 2016

Surveyed companies are attracted by the country's low labor cost, and stable political and legal systems.

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Amazon Best Sellers in yarn: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in yarn: See China alternatives

September 2, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling yarn on Amazon.com as of September 2, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Asiatic Fiber Corp. releases iQmax brand

Asiatic Fiber Corp. releases iQmax brand

September 1, 2016

AFC talks about its recently launched iQmax brand and the strengths of Taiwan as a smart textiles hub.

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US apparel, textile manufacturing sees resurgence

US apparel, textile manufacturing sees resurgence

August 30, 2016

Several foreign companies are investing in US facilities because of their emphasis on sustainability, safety and technological innovation.

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Amazon Best Sellers in men's fashion hoodies & sweatshirts: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in men's fashion hoodies & sweatshirts: See China alternatives

August 26, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling men's fashion hoodies and sweatshirts on Amazon.com as of August 26, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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UK most-inexpensive market for luxury goods

UK most-inexpensive market for luxury goods

August 22, 2016

The weakening value of the pound due to the country's exit from the EU is a boon to large UK luxury brands, which saw a significant drop in prices.

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EU compliance update: POPs in consumer products, plus product recalls

EU compliance update: POPs in consumer products, plus product recalls

August 19, 2016

Persistent organic pollutants are covered by the POP Regulation (EC) 850/2004.

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Amazon Best Sellers in women's jeans: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in women's jeans: See China alternatives

August 19, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling women's jeans on Amazon.com as of August 19, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Taiwan spearheads smart, functional textile innovation

Taiwan spearheads smart, functional textile innovation

August 18, 2016

Taiwan's solid functional textiles industry is branching out to smart fibers, taking advantage of its advanced technologies and strong backing from local organizations.

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Global cotton prices rise as major producers flounder

Global cotton prices rise as major producers flounder

August 15, 2016

Unstable weather conditions and decreasing acreage are causing global cotton production to slow down.

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Amazon Best Sellers in buttons & snaps: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in buttons & snaps: See China alternatives

August 12, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling buttons and snaps on Amazon.com as of August 12, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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India-based e-commerce site offers custom-made women's apparel

India-based e-commerce site offers custom-made women's apparel

August 9, 2016

From fashion pieces to ethnic wear, Lurap creates clothing tailor-fit for any body size and shape.

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Gallery View: Basic designs lead athleisure hoodies

Gallery View: Basic designs lead athleisure hoodies

August 5, 2016

Simple constructions and breathable fabrics make new models comfortable to wear.

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Amazon Best Sellers in women's blouses: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in women's blouses: See China alternatives

August 5, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling women's blouses on Amazon.com as of August 5, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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12 Spring/Summer 2017 fashion must-haves

12 Spring/Summer 2017 fashion must-haves

August 4, 2016

Get an insight into the seasonal must-haves for spring and summer 2017 in the following slideshow.

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Lenzing launches new Tencel variant incorporating recycled cotton

Lenzing launches new Tencel variant incorporating recycled cotton

August 3, 2016

The man-made nonwoven fiber specialist is combining wood-based cellulose with recycled cotton to produce a new version of the eco-friendly yarn.

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Amazon Best Sellers in men's leather & faux leather jackets: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in men's leather & faux leather jackets: See China alternatives

July 29, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling men's leather and faux leather jackets on Amazon.com as of July 29, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Gender-neutral clothing on the rise

Gender-neutral clothing on the rise

July 28, 2016

Unisex clothing is becoming an important niche in the garments industry in light of growing gender-sensitivity among consumers, especially the millennials.

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Xinjiang emerges as major apparel, fabrics hub in China

Xinjiang emerges as major apparel, fabrics hub in China

July 25, 2016

The region's strategic location and large cotton resource make it a strong manufacturing center for textile products.

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Amazon Best Sellers in wedding dresses: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in wedding dresses: See China alternatives

July 22, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling wedding dresses on Amazon.com as of July 22, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Roadmap to Rational Denim aims to pave the way for sustainable denim production

Roadmap to Rational Denim aims to pave the way for sustainable denim production

July 20, 2016

The project targets to reduce water and energy consumption, and waste at every stage of jeans manufacturing.

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Amazon Best Sellers in men's golf clothing: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in men's golf clothing: See China alternatives

July 15, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling men's golf clothing on Amazon.com as of July 15, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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July 14, 2016

Suppliers are launching visually appealing pieces that are also comfortable to wear.

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July 12, 2016

The new regulations will guide children's apparel manufacturers in ensuring that their products do not pose health and safety hazards.

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Amazon Best Sellers in women's Indian clothing: See China alternatives

July 11, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling women's Indian clothing on Amazon.com as of July 11, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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July 7, 2016

Companies explore diverse options and combinations in women's casual jackets.

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Greenpeace releases updated list of toxin-free fashion brands in its Detox Catwalk campaign

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July 7, 2016

Aiming to end the destructive effects of fashion to the environment, Greenpeace has collaborated with several prominent brands, encouraging them to promote ecologically safe practices.

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Amazon Best Sellers in girls' swimwear: See China alternatives

June 28, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling girls' swimwear on Amazon.com as of June 28, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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LE Textile develops world's first eco-friendly stretch warp-knitted fabric

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June 27, 2016

The company will introduce a collection of sustainable elastic warp-knits at the Interfilière Fair in France.

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June 24, 2016

The material's softness and breathability make it the top material in the line still.

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Amazon Best Sellers in women's casual dresses: See China alternatives

June 23, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling women's casual dresses on Amazon.com as of June 23, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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June 21, 2016

The project is expected to increase the country's waste-cycling capacity to 600,000 tons annually in the next two years and 1 million tons per year by 2021.

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Amazon Best Sellers in leather strips, shapes & scraps: See China alternatives

June 17, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling leather strips, shapes and scraps on Amazon.com as of June 17, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Sensoria Fitness v2.0 detects cardiac irregularities

Sensoria Fitness v2.0 detects cardiac irregularities

June 16, 2016

An updated version of the Sensoria Fitness app allows users to identify heart rate abnormalities during strenuous activities to prevent potentially fatal results.

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Google, Levi's unveil first piece of clothing under Project Jacquard

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June 14, 2016

The jacket allows users to navigate their smartphones with simple hand gestures.

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Vietnam emerges as fast-rising textile hub in the world

Vietnam emerges as fast-rising textile hub in the world

June 10, 2016

More global makers are expanding operations in the Southeast Asia nation because of low labor cost and expected tariff cuts.

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Amazon Best Sellers in India men's T-shirts: See China alternatives

June 10, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling India men's T-shirts on Amazon.com as of June 10, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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June 7, 2016

Makers are incorporating anti-bacterial and cooling features, and improving breathability.

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Luxury brands fail to use e-mail marketing to its full potential, study reveals

June 6, 2016

The majority of luxury brands do not recognize the potential for effective e-mail marketing, despite its cost-effectiveness and ability to generate online traffic.

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Amazon Best Sellers in men's sweaters: See China alternatives

June 3, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling men's sweaters on Amazon.com as of June 3, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Amazon set to become top clothing retailer in the US by 2017

Amazon set to become top clothing retailer in the US by 2017

June 1, 2016

Amazon.com will displace Macy's as the top US garments retailer, analysts at financial firm Cowen predicts.

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More India garment companies set up operations in Bangladesh

More India garment companies set up operations in Bangladesh

May 30, 2016

An increasing number of apparel makers in India are setting up factories in Bangladesh attracted by its favorable business policies and low labor expenses.

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Amazon Best Sellers in rompers: See China alternatives

May 26, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling rompers on Amazon.com as of May 26, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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EU compliance update: 2,600+ baby clothing recalls

EU compliance update: 2,600+ baby clothing recalls

May 24, 2016

Clothing with cords or drawstrings pose a strangulation risk to young children.

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Stain-resistant shirts now a reality, thanks to nanotechnology

May 23, 2016

Nano-enhanced shirts, which can break down organic matter such as stains and grime, are the future of garments.

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Amazon Best Sellers in sewing lace: See China alternatives

May 20, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling sewing on Amazon.com as of May 20, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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May 18, 2016

After posting record lows, China cotton trade surges to a five-year high.

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May 16, 2016

From deep necklines to see-through dresses, spring 2017 is for the sexy and adventurous.

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May 11, 2016

Makers are rolling out brightly colored pieces that allow the body to breathe.

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WTO's removal of export subsidies on cotton boon to India farmers

May 6, 2016

The WTO's Nairobi Ministerial decision on elimination of export subsidies on cotton is expected to create an equal opportunity for India growers, who were not entitled to subsidies, as other developed nations provided assistance to their farmers.

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May 4, 2016

The dye-sublimation printing market is projected to increase two-fold in the next five years, according to market intelligence firm Smithers Pira.

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May 2, 2016

Lycra fabric creator Invista collaborates with Garmon to release a line of comfortable environment-friendly knitted denim apparel.

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April 29, 2016

Variations of blue and earthy colors, together with exuberant shades of red, yellow and orange, are expected to turn heads this coming autumn and winter.

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Amazon Best Sellers in women's casual jackets: See China alternatives

April 28, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling women's casual jackets on Amazon.com as of April 28, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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April 25, 2016

Ohio State University researchers see the development of the technology pushing smart clothing on a new level.

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Amazon Best Sellers in special-occasion dresses: See China alternatives

April 20, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling special-occasion dresses on Amazon.com as of April 20, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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April 19, 2016

Avatar and AutoArt team up to develop a heat-pressing procedure that allows photographic quality images to be printed on T-shirts.

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April 18, 2016

Two designers from UK have found the answer on how to make 3D printed garments wearable.

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Amazon Best Sellers in men's boardshorts: See China alternatives

April 14, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling men's boardshorts on Amazon.com as of April 14, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Full-body smart clothing provides real-time feedback to sports enthusiasts

April 12, 2016

Designed for athletes, Enflux smart clothing helps improve athletic performance by providing real-time assessment, just like what a coach or trainer does.

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April 11, 2016

Coveralls that protect against acid, alkali, static and UV rays, and have multiple pockets dominate selection.

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Amazon Best Sellers in women's leggings: See China alternatives

April 6, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling women's leggings on Amazon.com as of April 6, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Gallery View: 6 India-made organic cotton fabrics

April 5, 2016

Rising ecological awareness among buyers is bolstering India's organic cotton fabric sector.

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April 4, 2016

John Paul George & Me is a collection of children's T-shirts that play music when touched.

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Amazon Best Sellers in men's suits: See China alternatives

April 1, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling men's suits on Amazon.com as of April 1, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Ecological awareness bolsters India organic cotton fabric sector

March 31, 2016

As more buyers prioritize environmental conservation, India's organic cotton industry advances.

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March 28, 2016

A drop in exports to the Eastern Europe nation and the ruble's devaluation are taking their toll on Italy's fur market.

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Amazon Best Sellers in yoga clothing: See China alternatives

March 23, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling yoga clothing on Amazon.com as of March 23, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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India plans reforms on textile policies amid China economic slowdown

March 21, 2016

The India government announced recently its plans to amend existing laws on the textile sector to maximize growth amid a downturn in China's economy.

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Amazon Best Sellers in women's swimsuits & coverups: See China alternatives

March 18, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling women's swimsuits and coverups on Amazon.com as of March 18, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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March 17, 2016

With traditional cuts dominating, makers use elaborate trims to raise visual appeal.

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Courreges parades chic self-heating winter coats at Paris Fashion Week

March 14, 2016

The collection includes full-length wool-lined coats that adopt a slimline heating system activated by pressure.

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Amazon Best Sellers in men's T-shirts: See China alternatives

March 11, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling men's T-shirts on Amazon.com as of March 11, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Gallery View: 6 India-made sarongs & pareos

March 8, 2016

The latest sarongs and pareos from India are offered in an array of vivid prints and bright colors.

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March 7, 2016

Suppliers are raising visual appeal with the use of lively hues and designs.

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Bold details turned heads at Fall/Winter 2016 New Fashion Week

March 4, 2016

Designers at the New York Fashion Week used embroidery, fur and oversized sleeves to impart extravagance and sophistication to their latest collections.

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March 3, 2016

Increasing orders from major garments and fabrics hubs in Asia are pushing the growth of Italy's textile machinery line in foreign locations.

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Westfield reveals the future of retail shopping

February 29, 2016

Westfield's recently published report shows how consumer behavior is changing and how it is shaping the retail experience.

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Oeko-Tex modifies criteria for Step certification

February 26, 2016

Oeko-Tex's revised STeP requirements now include a new list of hazardous substances, proper handling of environmental contaminants, maternity protection and ethical treatment of animals.

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Amazon Best Sellers in sewing buttons: See China alternatives

February 24, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling sewing buttons on Amazon.com as of February 24, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Top apparel brands promise better India worker living conditions

February 22, 2016

Five international companies promised serious action against violations of workers' rights committed by their partner garment factories in India.

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Laundroid - the world's first laundry-folding machine

Laundroid - the world's first laundry-folding machine

February 19, 2016

A troika of Japan-based companies teamed up to launch a machine that folds freshly laundered clothes automatically.

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Amazon Best Sellers in women's pajama sets: See China alternatives

February 18, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling women's pajama sets on Amazon.com as of February 18, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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February 16, 2016

Decreasing cotton production due to shrinking acreage would result in a supply gap, China's Ministry of Agriculture reveals.

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February 15, 2016

A smart jacket that incorporates acupressure massage and back alignment made waves at the recently concluded CES in Las Vegas

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Amazon Best Sellers in men's sports coats & blazers: See China alternatives

February 11, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling men's sports coats and blazers on Amazon.com as of February 11, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Gap reveals ambitious goal to foster sustainable business

Gap reveals ambitious goal to foster sustainable business

February 10, 2016

After surpassing its target to decrease greenhouse gas emission from all factories by 20 percent from 2008 to 2015, apparel brand Gap intends to reduce the figures to half the present levels by 2020.

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Teijin unveils new fabrics that withstand volcanic fragments

February 9, 2016

Chemical specialist Teijin introduced recently two new para-aramid fiber fabrics that can shield evacuation facilities from volcanic fragments about 10cm in diameter.

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Amazon Best Sellers in India women's blouses & shirts: See China alternatives

February 4, 2016

Here are the 10 best-selling India women's blouses and shirts on Amazon.com as of February 4, 2016, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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February 3, 2016

ComfTech introduced recently a smart garment that monitors an infant’s vital signs while maintaining skin-to-skin contact between mother and child.

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Oeko-Tex launches new sustainable textile certification

February 2, 2016

Oeko-Tex unveils the Eco Passport by Oeko-Tex, which is set for full implementation this summer, that allows manufacturers of textile processing chemicals to confirm if their products can be used in sustainable textile production.

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February 1, 2016

The adoption of acrylic and wool yields pieces that retain heat well, and have improved softness yet stay durable.

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Boosting consumer engagement: The top trends for apparel retailers in 2016

January 28, 2016

Apparel retailers are pushing for a more personalized shopping experience and improving brick-and-mortar offerings to bolster their customer base.

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Omsignal's smart sports bra helps improve fitness

January 25, 2016

Running on Omsignal's OMrun platform, OMbra smart sports bra measures and analyzes the user's biomechanics to provide tips in improving fitness performance.

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H&M, The North Face to use 100% responsibly sourced down

H&M, The North Face to use 100% responsibly sourced down

January 21, 2016

Global brands H&M and The North Face take a stand against animal cruelty by adopting down procured only from farms that have Responsible Down Standard certification.

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Dolce & Gabbana introduces hijabs & abayas selection

January 19, 2016

Italy fashion label Dolce & Gabbana ventures into a potentially lucrative line with the release of its hijab and abaya line.

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January 12, 2016

Odo Denim has launched a Kickstarter campaign for self-cleaning jeans that repel stains and odor-producing microbes.

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January 8, 2016

Makers employ materials and finishes that improve resistance to tear and abrasion.

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Alliance cracks the whip on 23 garment factories over safety concerns

January 7, 2015

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety removed the names of 23 garment factories on the group's list after the plants fell short in their compliance endeavors.

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Japan provides $1 billion ODA to Bangladesh, its largest to date

January 6, 2015

More than $1 billion will be allocated to infrastructure and investment projects that will bolster economic growth in Bangladesh, whose garments and textiles industry contributes to about 80 percent of the country's overall exports.

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Amazon Best Sellers in India girls' socks, tights & leggings: See China alternatives

December 29, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling India girls' socks, tights and leggings on Amazon.com as of December 29, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Duty-free entry to the US boosts Nepal garments sector

December 23, 2015

Struggling since the phasing out of the Multi Fibre Agreement, Nepal's garments industry sees growth opportunities with the abolition of quotas and tariffs for products entering the world’s largest economy.

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Amazon Best Sellers in women's exercise & fitness apparel: See China alternatives

December 22, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling women's exercise & fitness apparel on Amazon.com as of December 22, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Casual clothing retailers extend selection to bridal wear

Casual clothing retailers extend selection to bridal wear

December 18, 2015

Increasing demand for wedding dresses in the midrange segment has established casual clothing firm and fashion startups branch out to the bridal wear line.

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Berghaus' Colourkind bolsters Gore-Tex's new outdoor apparel line

Berghaus' Colourkind bolsters Gore-Tex's new outdoor apparel line

December 17, 2015

Berghaus collaborates with Gore-Tex to create a series of outdoor jackets and pants that are not only water-resistant but also environment-friendly.

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Amazon Best Sellers in India boys' shirts: See China alternatives

December 16, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling India boys' shirts on Amazon.com as of December 16, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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December 15, 2015

Intel's develops an IoT platform that will allow Levi's to monitor all stock movements in its store, increasing efficiency while cutting costs.

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Amazon Best Sellers in rhinestone & sequin embellishments: See China alternatives

December 10, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling rhinestone and sequin embellishments on Amazon.com as of December 10, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Jabil releases smart garment system that reads wearer's biometrics

Jabil releases smart garment system that reads wearer's biometrics

December 9, 2015

US-based electronics specialist Jabil introduces a wearable sensor that can be woven into fabrics and measure a person's heart rate and other vital signs at the IDTechEx Wearable USA 2015.

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Germany launches Partnership of Sustainable Textiles in Vietnam

December 8, 2015

The Germany administration aims to assist the Vietnam garments and textiles industry in improving its social and ecological conditions with the Partnership of Sustainable Textiles initiative.

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December 7, 2015

Many new models are water- and wind-resistant, breathable, moisture-wicking and can be worn during strenuous activities.

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Amazon Best Sellers in men's casual pants: See China alternatives

December 4, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling men's casual pants on Amazon.com as of December 4, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Global eco fibers market to hit $75 billion by 2020

December 01, 2015

The development of recycling technology and increasing industrial applications are expected to turn the global eco fibers market into a $75 billion industry by 2020.

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November 27, 2015

Purchasing decisions of UK consumers are greatly influenced by price rather than ethical concerns about slavery, despite the recent enactment of the Modern Slavery Act.

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Amazon Best Sellers in India unstitched fabrics: See China alternatives

November 26, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling India unstitched fabrics on Amazon.com as of November 26, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Fashion luxury brands 'particularly sensitive' to climate change, study reveals

November 25, 2015

Kering and Verisk Maplecroft collaborate to conduct research on how climate change can adversely affect key materials in the fashion luxury brands industry.

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Amazon Best Sellers in boys' tees & tops: See China alternatives

November 23, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling boys' tees and tops on Amazon.com as of November 23, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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BOHECO becomes first India company to make products out of hemp

BOHECO becomes first India company to make products out of hemp

November 16, 2015

Bombay Hemp Company or BOHECO ventures into potential multimillion dollar hemp industry, the first to do so in India.

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November 13, 2015

Suppliers employ textile blends for better breathability and durability, and turn out pieces that catch the eye.

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Amazon Best Sellers in India girls' skirts & skorts: See China alternatives

Amazon Best Sellers in India girls' skirts & skorts: See China alternatives

November 11, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling India girls' skirts and skorts on Amazon.com as of November 11, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Amazon Best Sellers in women's activewear: See China alternatives

November 6, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling women's activewear on Amazon.com as of November 6, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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American Eagle buys Todd Snyder for $11 million

American Eagle buys Todd Snyder for $11 million

November 6, 2015

Clothing and accessories retailer American Eagle added New York-based menswear company Todd Snyder in its portfolio.

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November 3, 2015

Global entertainment company WME-IMG releases Made2Measure, a digital network dedicated solely to fashion, exclusively on Apple TV.

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October 30, 2015

Manufacturers import computerized equipment to bolster output and efficiency amid rising orders.

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Amazon Best Sellers in sewing thread: See China alternatives

October 28, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling sewing thread on Amazon.com as of October 28, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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October 26, 2015

Indonesia garments embody a high aesthetic standard - and it's all in the details.

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October 23, 2015

Style guide and fashion magazine Who What Wear is set to unveil a selection of street-inspired clothing and accessories to be sold exclusively at retail giant Target.

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October 22, 2015

The Indonesian government set up a help desk to help the local garment industry counter problems and prevent layoffs

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Amazon Best Sellers in India boys' outfits & clothing sets: See China alternatives

October 21, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling India boys' outfits & clothing sets on Amazon.com as of October 21, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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UK underwear specialists should shift focus to younger consumers

October 16, 2015

A recent report from Verdict Retail revealed that shoppers in the 16 to 24-year old bracket are the top customers of underwear specialists albeit selections specifically for the age group are limited.

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Amazon Best Sellers in beaded trims: See China alternatives

October 14, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling beaded trims on Amazon.com as of October 14, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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October 14, 2015

The Southeast Asia nation's Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) has started an initiative to assist fabrics, apparel and footwear companies that are most badly-hit by the recent economic downturn.

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3D-printed dress features wings that expand when adrenaline rises

October 9, 2015

Avant-garde fashion label Chromat launches a shift dress with Intel-powered carbon fiber wings that open or contract as the wearer's adrenaline and body temperature change.

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October 7, 2015

Being OEM-dominated, makers are using colorful and stronger yarns to separate themselves from industry rivals.

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Amazon Best Sellers in women's formal dresses: See China alternatives

October 7, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling women's formal dresses on Amazon.com as of October 7, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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September 30, 2015

Textiles that blend rustic styles with contemporary themes are set to dominate fall and winter 2016-17, according to Paris-based fashion trade show specialist Premiere Vision.

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H&M reduces ecological footprint with its 'Close the Loop' collection

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September 29, 2015

Doing its share for envrionmental preservation, apparel giant H&M launches a line of garments that uses recycled fabrics from unwanted clothes.

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Amazon Best Sellers in India men's suits & blazers: See China alternatives

September 29, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling India men's suits and blazers on Amazon.com as of September 29, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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September 21, 2015

US fashion brand ventures to activewear with the release of PoloTech™, a smart shirt that tracks vital signs and suggests workouts.

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September 22, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling women's athletic jackets on Amazon.com as of September 22, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Amazon Best Sellers in girls' dresses: See China alternatives

September 15, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling girls' dresses on Amazon.com as of September 15, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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September 15, 2015

OIA Global and Ditto Sustainable Brand solutions partner to launch a program that can allow retailers to cut expenses while promoting ecological consciousness.

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September 14, 2015

From long sleeves and slacks to feather accents, the Bridal Fashion Week in New York presented the latest styles that will dictate wedding fashion trends this spring.

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September 9, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling men's casual button-down shirt on Amazon.com as of September 9, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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Men's underwear Wireless Armour deflects 99.99% of electromagnetic radiation

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September 8, 2015

A London-based scientist has created a line of men's undergarments that protect against electromagnetic radiation from personal gadgets that can have adverse effects on male fertility.

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September 7, 2015

High spandex ratio increases the models' elasticity while feminine shades and trimmings raise visual appeal.

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Amazon Best Sellers in women's sweaters: See China alternatives

September 1, 2015

Here are the 10 best-selling women's sweaters on Amazon.com as of September 1, 2015, and China suppliers that offer similar products.

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September 1, 2015

Fashionisers.com provides a list of the fashion must-haves in the warmer months of 2016.

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Gallery View: Models in cotton, fabric blends lead India woven blouse selection

September 1, 2015

Cotton remains the top material option while textile combinations keep costs down.

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August 26, 2015

50's style gets a revival this season as classic hues and all-around apparel take lead.

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Sensoria's new smart wearable fitness system bolsters athletic performance

August 25, 2015

Fitness technology specialist Sensoria redesigned its line of fitness gear by integrating intelligent features to boost user performance.

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Website app bridges communication gap between designers and factories

August 24, 2015

A software application that explains clearly and precisely important product specifications from the clothing designers to manufacturers is gaining popularity in the fashion industry.

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August 18, 2015

Prominent luxury brands are adding experiential elements such as cafés and restaurants to their stores to boost dwell time and increase sales.

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US luxury specialty retailer Neiman Marcus to go public

August 17, 2015

The century-old retail giant files for an IPO with US regulators for the second time after baring its intentions to go public in 2013.

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Gallery View:  Nepal-made garments feature improved design and durability

August 13, 2015

Suppliers in Nepal are improving the overall design and construction of garments to keep up with the latest global trends

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Vietnam to hold nationwide inspections of garment factories

Vietnam to hold nationwide inspections of garment factories

August 11, 2015

The Southeast Asia nation will carry out countrywide inspections of apparel and textiles plants to help improve labor conditions in one of its strongest industries.

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August 11, 2015

Nepal garments makers are trying to cope with the lingering effects of removal of global textile and garment import quotas

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Gallery View: Treatments, blends bolster breathable waterproof fabrics

August 11, 2015

Suppliers mix synthetic fibers with natural variants to enhance functional properties. PU finishes bolster moisture resistance and permeability further.

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South Korea textile factories begin construction in Vietnam

August 6, 2015

A pair of Seoul-based garments and fabrics manufacturers have started the establishment of plants that are expected to attract investment and generate jobs in Vietnam.

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Bangladesh's garments exports to emerging locations slow down

August 3, 2015

The South Asia nation's largest export industry is losing out from international rivals in nontraditional markets due to political unrest and safety issues in the country.

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ModCloth set to release its first in-house line

August 3, 2015

The San Francisco-based e-retailer will introduce its next selection of women's tops, skirts, dresses and underwear under its in-house label.

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July 31, 2015

London-based fashion company Burberry is set to phase out its Japan only mid-price line to focus on luxury positioning.

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July 28, 2015

A team of experts at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Textile Bioengineering Research Center funded by the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel came up with a design software that helps create performance-enhancing sports and workwear, and functional fabrics.

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July 28, 2015

The popularity of conservative swimwear is spreading beyond those who want to cover up for religious reasons.

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1990s revival leads trends at New York Men's Fashion Week 2015

July 27, 2015

Cargo pants, embroidered trimmings, polka dots and paisleys bring a taste of the 1990s to the latest menswear selection in the New York Men’s Fashion Week 2015.

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eBay Hot Products: Women's tops (July 21)

July 21, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling women’s tops on eBay.com this week.

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Mini me looks, fauna motifs highlight Pitti Bimbo 81

July 21, 2015

The world's largest trade show for kid's apparel and accessories paraded grown up-inspired, animal-themed and lace releases from the biggest names in children's fashion for three days in Florence, Italy.

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Men's luxury goods sales to hit $110 billion in 2019, outdo women's versions

July 20, 2015

The rapidly growing men's personal luxury goods market is prompting prominent women's brands to launch their own masculine line.

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July 14, 2015

Mustang's latest endeavor is a range of denim pants that provides the end-users information on how much water and energy is consumed, and the amount of wastes generated in the garment's production.

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eBay Hot Products: Women's dresses (July 14)

July 14, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling women’s dresses on eBay.com this week.

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Gallery View: Functional finishes boost cycling jersey sets

July 10, 2015

Makers employ treatments that improve breathability, stretch and health-friendly properties.

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eBay Hot Products: Women's dresses (July 7)

July 7, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling women's dresses on eBay.com this week.

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July 6, 2015

The online luxury market is predicted to more than double in a 5-year span as pure plays attract consumers with their wider product range.

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July 3, 2015

Sales of the skimpy underwear dropped last year as consumers prioritize comfort over style in their choice of underwear.

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Gallery View: 6 trendy India-made men's T-shirts

July 1, 2015

The products in this gallery have been handpicked by our Market Analysts for representing the current trends in India men's t-shirts.

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Design variety India men's T-shirts edge

July 1, 2015

Eye-catching prints and colorful releases separate India makers from industry rivals.

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eBay Hot Products: Women's dresses (July 1)

July 1, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling women's dresses on eBay.com this week.

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June 30, 2015

Licensed tuxedo rental shops operated by clothing retailer Men's Wearhouse are set to open in 300 Macy's stores in the US.

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US-based actiwear retailer HanesBrands debuts on Fortune 500 list

June 29, 2015

The company's 'Innovate-to-Elevate', global supply chain and acquisition strategies, and the smart use of free cash flow to create value propel the apparel retailer to the prominent list.

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June 23, 2015

3D printing pushes the envelope with customization, environment-friendliness and unique materials.

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eBay Hot Products: Women's dresses (June 18)

June 18, 2015

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Textile Exchange reports organic cotton growth turnaround

June 17, 2015

The global organic cotton market is showing signs of growth after successive years of downturn.

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June 16, 2015

Despite increasing animal rights awareness in key markets, interest in fur and fur-inspired apparel is on an upward trend.

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eBay Hot Products: Women's dresses (June 11)

June 11, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling women's dresses on eBay.com this week.

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June 10, 2015

Different sectors are expected to take advantage of smart fabric technology from health and law enforcement to fashion.

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eBay Hot Products: Women's dresses (June 4)

June 4, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling women's dresses on eBay.com this week.

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Gallery View: Latest synthetic leather boasts functional properties

June 4, 2015

Models made of PU dominate. Most are treated for odor, fire, abrasion, fade and crack resistance. Phthalate- and solvent-free releases are offered as well.

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Google partners with Levi's to create smart clothing

June 03, 2015

Google and Levi's launch Project Jacquard, which aims to create clothing equipped with sensors to interact with personal devices.

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Fabric as differentiator in South Korea's shift dresses

June 2, 2015

Makers adopt branded, imported or own-developed materials for value enhancement.

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eBay Hot Products: Women's dresses (May 27)

May 27, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling women's dresses on eBay.com this week.

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H&M, Balmain announce 2015 collaboration

May 22, 2015

Swedish brand goes French haute couture for 2015 clothing and accessories collection.

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DuPont and Reebok sign trademark license agreement

May 21, 2015

DuPont and Reebok agreed to multiyear contract for the latter's use of Kevlar in its Spring-Summer 2015 CrossFit collection.

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eBay Hot Products: Women's dresses (May 20)

May 20, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling women's dresses on eBay.com this week.

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Synthetic leather upholstery fabrics gain prominence

May 14, 2015

Stain and mildew resistance, breathability and softness are among the functional attributes that make synthetic leather upholstery popular.

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Next-gen acrylic fiber boosts heat retention by four times

May 14, 2015

PCM Maker and acrylic fabric manufacturer collaborate to create acrylic fiber with heat retention properties.

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Naturally sourced nonionic surfactants gaining ground

May 13, 2015

Chemical manufacturers project a growing demand for nature-derived surfactants amid increasing ecological consciousness in key markets.

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eBay Hot Products: Women's dresses (May 12)

May 12, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling women's dresses on eBay.com this week.

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Gallery View: Metal models in diverse styles, finishes dominate jeans buttons line

May 12, 2015

The latest releases use different metal types and treatments that enhance strength and aesthetics. Models come in various styles, and suit other apparel and fashion accessories.

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eBay Hot Products: Women's dresses (May 4)

May 4, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling women's dresses on eBay.com this week.

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Athleisure apparel market stays strong

April 24, 2015

Increasing demand for multipurpose wardrobes that can be worn at work and play, and the support of industry giants have propelled the athleisure wear line.

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eBay Hot Products: Women's dresses (April 23)

April 23, 2015

Here is a list of the top-selling women's dresses on eBay.com this week.

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Sports apparel market expected to grow dramatically

April 16, 2015

Premium products and the growing middle class in key markets are expected to push the billion dollar industry forward.

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Lace fabric makers enhance elasticity

April 15, 2015

Suppliers blend spandex to base fabrics for improved stretch. Many of the latest releases can be used for garments, underwear and various fashion accessories. Models are available in different colors and designs.

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Polyester shift dresses in neutral shades dominate

April 8, 2015

Makers prefer the material for its strength, stain and shrink resistance, and quick-drying property. Models in black that suit different social gatherings are popular.

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Latest women's underwear sets elastic, sultry

April 1, 2015

Suppliers blend fabrics with spandex for improved stretch and user comfort. Various trimmings, including lace, enhance allure.

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