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More Than 148 Million Americans Plan to Shop Super Saturday


An annual survey from the National Retail Federation and Proper Insights & Analytics revealed that more than 148 million consumers plan to shop on Super Saturday, the last Saturday before Christmas.

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Civile Leads the Way in Pickleball Culture With Message of ‘Playing Nicely’


During 2020, golf was thought of as the most pandemic-friendly sport, but enthusiasts of pickleball beg to differ.

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2021 Sees a Bounceback in the Apparel Industry as COVID-19 Recedes


After the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic decimated many industries and cost millions of jobs, many were left wondering how the country would respond in the following years. Although 2021 was full of its own new challenges, such as supply-chain issues, rising inflation and new variants of the virus, the retail sector saw growth, bringing promise as the country continues to navigate into a new normal.

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Fashion for Good Cooperative Launched by Ecovative With PVH, Bestseller


Mycelium-technology company Ecovative has announced the launch of its Fashion for Good international sustainable-fashion cooperative, as Bestseller and PVH Corp. joined as founding members.

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Marque Luxury Opens Re-commerce Hub in Houston


Marque Luxury has announced the opening of its newest Re-commerce Hub in Houston designed to cater to the needs of current and future wholesale partners in the region.

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Liberty on Hiatus, Offprice to Co-locate With New Closeout Show

Trade Shows

As trade-show organizers make preparations for the 2022 calendar, major announcements were made recently regarding two major apparel-event players. With the first shows of the new year only weeks away, both Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs and Offprice have revealed major changes to their programming.

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Merchant & Gould Launches New International Trade Commission Group


National intellectual-property law firm Merchant & Gould P.C. has announced its new International Trade Commission Group.

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Enchantment and Wonder Found in Dalia MacPhee’s Holiday Collection

Holiday Dream

For Holiday 2021, designer Dalia MacPhee designed her collection for celebration with a campaign that relays feelings of dreamlike wonder.

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Moving Beyond Denim, Midheaven Rebrands to Include Other Categories

Heavenly Lounge

After launching in 2017, the Kathryn Brolin–founded Midheaven Denim brand set off on a mission to create denim pieces for tall women. Standing 5 feet, 11 inches, Brolin is familiar with the struggles tall women encounter when shopping for the perfect jeans.

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Labor Shortages Continue Through the Holiday Season


Retailers, restaurants, warehouses and other businesses are still in the midst of experiencing labor shortages that have affected many industries throughout much of the year. While 2021 has yielded a record-breaking holiday-shopping season, many businesses have continued to face staffing problems despite this time period usually ushering in increased hires.

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Industry Focus: Technology—As 2021 draws to a close, what types of technology should apparel businesses consider investing in to successfully navigate 2022?

Industry Focus: Technology

With the new year arriving in a couple of weeks, a sense of opportunity and new beginnings has been felt as businesses look back on the progress made and lessons learned during 2021. Entering 2022, the apparel industry is looking toward a fresh start. To support this optimism that has been cultivated through overcoming challenges and applying hard work, businesses will need to continue to invest in technologies that allow them to remain agile, ready to shift direction with solutions when an obstacle lands in their path.

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Public Enemy Collaborates With Defend Brooklyn and Rue 21 for New Collection


Iconic hip-hop group Public Enemy has collaborated with clothing brand Defend Brooklyn for a new limited-edition streetwear collection, Public Enemy x Defend Brooklyn for Rue 21.

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Foot Locker Workshop Calls on Creative to Build Community Together


In celebration of the new All City by Just Don collection, created in partnership by Foot Locker and streetwear designer Don C, Foot Locker held several workshops for creatives and designers to come together and build a community of people who want to help each other succeed.

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Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Book Inspires Change in the Fashion Industry


Leaders from across the fashion industry have joined together with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to create a new book that aims to inspire a transformation of the fashion industry.

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Soorty Launches Newest Denim Laundry Innovation


Pakistan-based denim company Soorty has announced its newest innovation, Zero Stone, which aims to revolutionize traditional denim stonewashing.

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Tukatech Introduces New Version of TUKA3D


Fashion-technology-solutions provider Tukatech has announced the release of its latest version of TUKA3D, the company’s popular 3D system that is used by operations around the globe.

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BAFA Buy Black Bazaar Affords Alternative to Traditional Black Friday


This year's Black Friday saw many shoppers return to stores in person, but the social-justice group Black Allies for Our Advancement hosted an alternative event in Los Angeles' Leimert Park neighborhood Nov. 26 to encourage patronage of Black-owned businesses.

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Cerqular Secures Early-Stage Investment to Launch Sustainable Commerce Platform


Cerqular, the quickly growing e-commerce platform with a focus on sustainable and ethical brands, has announced the successful close of its pre-seed round of financing.

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Poshmark Launches NFT to Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary


To celebrate its 10th anniversary, social marketplace Poshmark announced the launch of its first collection of nonfungible tokens.

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Pantone Creates New Color for COTY 2022

Pantone COTY 2022

Inspired by creativity and the spirit of invention, Pantone 17-3938 Very Peri has been announced as the color authority’s Color of the Year 2022, with the tone resembling a periwinkle blue that features a violet-red undertone.