Womens Wear

Retailers Pay Penalties for Labeling Rayon Textiles as Bamboo
December 10, 2015 at 7:48 pm

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed court orders barring four national retailers— Nordstrom, Bed Bath & Beyond, Backcountry.com and J.C. Penney—from mislabeling and advertising rayon textiles as "made of bamboo," and required the companies to pay civil penalties totaling $1.3 million. According to a press release from the FTC, Bed Bath & Beyond will pay…

Adidas to Raise Prices, Shift Production from China
December 10, 2015 at 6:31 pm

Due to rising material and labor costs, Adidas is expecting a major increase in the cost of sourcing products over the next five years. According to Fortune, the athletic wear giant hopes to make up for this by raising prices and moving production from China. The company said that higher input costs and currency effects…

Screenprinting Shop Sends Welcoming Message to Syrian Refugees
December 1, 2015 at 4:08 pm

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin wants President Barack Obama to stop Syrian refugees from entering the U.S., but an Oklahoma City man is using this T-shirt to send the opposite message. Despite the push back from state leaders, an Oklahoma City man wants…

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…

Iron Bowl Weekend Key for Alabama Merchandise Retailers
November 30, 2015 at 2:34 pm

The biggest football game in Alabama took place took place on Nov. 27, and the aftermath means big things for some Alabama stores. The winning team’s fanbase undoubtedly will flock to retailers to buy shirts, hats and other specialized memorabilia commemorating the win. Bama Fever/Tiger Pride, Dothan, Ala., is just one of the businesses that…

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…

FIEL Offers Embroidery for Decorated Products
November 17, 2015 at 4:03 pm

FIEL–Fairdeal Import & Export Ltd., Orlando, Fla., announced the addition of embroidery to its available decoration methods. Distributors can now choose among screen printing, heat transfer printing and embroidery when purchasing decorated products. “We are adding embroidery to our operation because we want to provide our customers with a wider array of decorating options,” said…

American Apparel Releases Fine Jersey Classic Women's T-shirt
November 12, 2015 at 3:42 pm

American Apparel, Los Angeles, has announced the release of its new principal style—the Fine Jersey Classic Women’s T-Shirt (23215). With a true-fit design that provides full coverage, the new style fills a demand in the current marketplace for a high-quality T-shirt that flatters a feminine silhouette. The garment features short sleeves and a crew neck.…