Apparel

Is the Fashion World Finally Embracing Plus-Size Women's Apparel?
May 23, 2018 at 11:36 am

Plus-size apparel has experienced an uphill climb to acceptance. Only recently did the fashion world begin to listen to consumer demand for more plus-size options. Walmart recently launched its Terra & Sky line in plus-size, Kmart completed a rebranding of its plus-size clothing, and Nike launched its first plus-size collection. Still, companies have been slow…

Kohl's, PopSugar Partnership Shows How Data Is Revolutionizing Apparel Design
May 23, 2018 at 10:57 am

We've got an interesting apparel partnership to spotlight this week. Retail brand Kohl's announced earlier this week that it would be teaming up with digital media company PopSugar to create a data-driven clothing line for millennial women. And, if it succeeds, it could be a sign of things to come in apparel design. The collection…

Someone Dared to Host Commemorative Fyre Festival Merchandise Pop-Up
May 23, 2018 at 10:42 am

Almost one year ago, the ill-fated Fyre Festival took place on an island in the Bahamas. If you recall, tons of concert-goers were left stranded when the music festival was canceled at the last minute (after they paid top dollar for "exclusive" tickets). Ja Rule's reputation hasn't been the same since, and Billy McFarland, the…

Branded Merchandise Is Selling Big for SoulCycle and Other Trendy Fitness Brands
May 22, 2018 at 2:04 pm

Following in the footsteps of SoulCycle, which pioneered the move of fitness studio branding on a range of apparel options, other studios, gyms and classes are getting in on the game. Not only this, but they have found that they can make big money selling branded T-shirts, crop tops, yoga pants, sports bras, hats and more, often charging more per item than the price of a single class, or even a brief membership...

Nike, Adidas Starting to Move Away From China, and That Says A Lot
May 21, 2018 at 1:51 pm

Nike and Adidas are shifting more of their Asian manufacturing business from China to Vietnam, continuing a recent trend of companies choosing to leave China due to higher costs. According to GQ, Adidas reported that 44 percent of its shoes were made in Vietnam in 2017, up 13 percent from the previous year. During that…

Disney Releases New Rainbow Mickey Merch Collection In Time for Pride Celebrations
May 16, 2018 at 12:49 pm

The new Rainbow Mickey collection is a diversified assemblage of merchandise, all centered on an updated, rainbow-colored version of the iconic Mickey Mouse ears logo. This is some stylish merch, no doubt, and we expect to see plenty of folks wearing Rainbow Mickey gear during Pride Week celebrations...

Google, Levi's Connected Jacket Can Alert You When Your Uber Is Arriving
May 16, 2018 at 4:48 am

The future is here, folks, and it's in a Google and Levi's denim jacket. We saw the first stage of the "connected" jacket last year, but now, the features are getting even more tech-forward. Last year's version enabled users to control music, preview phone calls and get directions with the tech-enabled cuffs. According to TechCrunch,…