Major Fire at Bangladesh Sweater Factory Raises Questions About Safety Concerns
February 3, 2016 at 6:06 pm

A massive fire broke out Tuesday morning at a Bangladeshi sweater factory that supplies Western retailers H&M and J.C. Penney. The conflagration injured at least four people, but according to global labor rights advocates, barely escaped inflicting tragedy on a much deeper scale: Most of the factory’s more than 6,000 workers had not yet showed…

Super Bowl 50 Pop-up Shop Has Exclusive Merchandise
January 28, 2016 at 4:13 pm

As Super Bowl 50 (aka the reason why the 50-yard lines were gold during this NFL season) approaches, the NFL Shop at Super Bowl will open its doors at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco, where it will stock exclusive Super Bowl 50 merchandise. According to KRON4,…

Campaign Merchandise for the Holiday Season
December 8, 2015 at 6:21 pm

With the holiday season underway, presidential candidates have been adding holiday-themed promotional merchandise to their Web stores. From sweaters fit for an "ugly sweater party" to decorations to hang on the tree, candidates from both ends of the political spectrum are getting in…

Malaysian Textile Firms to Benefit from TPP
December 8, 2015 at 3:42 pm

The yarn-forward rule of origin under the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), which requires TPP countries to use yarn produced from a TPP country in textiles to qualify for duty-free access, is expected to increase the export competitiveness of Malaysia's textile industry. Higher demand for yarn produced in TPP countries also is expected to spur textile…

Is College Apparel Poised to Become the New Athleisure Wear?
December 1, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Teen retailer American Eagle Outfitters loves it. Outdoorsman staple Dick’s Sporting Goods loves it. Your local Target loves it. And, you probably love it too. No, I’m not talking about athleisure wear, although the love in that space continues to grow and thrive. This time, I’m talking about college and sports team-branded apparel. Nothing is…

Critics Say Nordstrom Sweater Spreads Offensive Jewish Stereotypes
November 19, 2015 at 3:51 pm

Nordstrom has pulled a Hannukah-themed sweater intended to be humorous, but instead drew criticism that the sweater furthers offensive Jewish stereotypes. The sweater, depicting a Menorah and the phrase "Chai Maintenance," playing on the term "high maintenance," with "Chai," the Hebrew word for life. Below…

Your Pop Culture Fashion Wish List
August 29, 2012

From Tom Baker's wool scarf to Alex P. Keaton's sweater vest—what item from a TV or movie character's wardrobe is on your must-have list?