Sizeable Shifts

Much has changed during the last 15 years … including us. Studies from the U.S. Census Bureau, Centers for Disease Control and others indicate that a number of factors, including an aging population, shifting ethnic demographics and a significant increase in obesity rates, have had an impact on the “size” of North America. But exactly

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Strength in Numbers: How Big Data Drives Basic Apparel

Two billion pieces of apparel. Half a million SKUs. Tens of thousands of retailers in more than 40 countries. Being able to analyze millions of production, distribution, sales and inventory data points manually to ensure supply meets demand? Impossible. Doing so in real time? Priceless. Big data and the diverse team of mathematicians, engineers and

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Why & How to Give Socks to People Who Are Homeless

BY MARK HORVATH, INVISIBLE PEOPLE Socks are a real need for homeless people. Socks get dirty … they get dirty fast. Homeless people wash their feet, but often they have to put dirty socks back on. Homeless people get sandwiches all day long, but very rarely do they receive socks. By handing out socks, you’re

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Fashion Icons

What makes a piece of apparel truly iconic? New York’s Museum of Modern Art tackled that question in its first fashion exhibition since 1944. The recent Items: Is Fashion Modern? installation explored “the present, past – and sometimes the future – of 111 items of clothing and accessories that have had a strong impact on

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How to Build a Successful Design Collaboration

Champion x Supreme, Todd Snyder and Off-White. Hanes x RE/DONE, Vetements and x karla. BY NED MUNROE, HanesBrands Chief Global Design Officer, Activewear Design collaborations are a hit in the apparel industry – HanesBrands included. Not surprising since they can help brands expand into new channels and product categories and attract new consumers. But how

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