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Here Are the World's Largest Apparel Companies
June 13, 2018 at 1:34 pm

We get almost as excited for the annual Forbes Global 2000 List as we do for our quarterly IKEA catalog (don't judge us). Last year, we detailed the apparel companies that took the top spots, including Christian Dior, Nike and Inditex. And this year, we…

Delta Airlines Makes Changes to Uniforms After Employees Complained of Rashes
June 13, 2018 at 12:15 pm

Last week, we delivered the unfortunate news that Delta Airlines' highly anticipated Zac Posen-designed uniforms were already causing rashes for flight attendants. We suggested Delta should respond immediately to the crisis (to avoid the fate same fate as American Airlines) and thankfully, it seems the airline did just that. According to CNBC, Delta Airlines took…

King Cotton: the Past, Present and Future of the Promotional Apparel Staple
June 13, 2018 at 8:00 am

A look at the history of cotton, from its explosive growth in the Civil War-era U.S. to its increased production worldwide to its current status as king of the apparel industry. Also, the lowdown on cotton's place in the promotional apparel market and the trends to expect for fall 2018 and beyond...

Why Does My Purchase Order Appear as Open?
June 15, 2018 at 2:21 pm

Question: Why do I have supplier purchase orders that show as open in QuickBooks Premier even though I know I have paid them? Answer: There could be two explanations. First, there are times that your supplier purchase order does not mark all items as closed even though they are paid. To check this, open the…

Delegate to Elevate
June 18, 2018 at 2:47 pm

If you are seeking to elevate your success and happiness in your life and in your business, I recommend you evaluate the chart below and find more time to do those things you enjoy. We all have things we enjoy doing. Some we do well, and others may require more learning and practice. As seen…

How Gucci Launched an Epic Comeback (And What It Means for Promo)
June 20, 2018 at 2:17 pm

With more and more millennials tossing their paychecks toward fast fashion brands like Zara, H&M, Forever 21 and ASOS, and abandoning the allure of brand names, it’s shocking that luxury fashion brand Gucci even has any skin left in the game. And yet, today’s teens are lining up to spend $590 on the company’s iconic…

Could Under Armour Be On the Upswing? Its Skyrocketing Stock Suggests So
June 20, 2018 at 1:56 pm

We've been following Under Armour's fall from grace for some time now. The company's failure to innovate, the decline of its third party retailers and its own inventory issues contributed to its sales slump, but a recent development might be a sign Under Armour is getting back on track. According to Market Realist, Under Armour…

Selling Pride Merchandise? You Might Want to Consider Where It's Made
June 20, 2018 at 1:33 pm

The New York Times recently published an article delving into the manufacturing origins of some pride apparel, and the findings aren't exactly positive. Retailers like H&M, Target, Primark and Levi Strauss have been known to manufacture their merchandise in countries where it is illegal to be gay, or where gay individuals are regularly persecuted...

U.S. Textile Industry Pushing Hard for Tariffs on Chinese Apparel
June 20, 2018 at 1:06 pm

In President Trump's initial list of products subject to tariffs, home textiles were notably absent (although types of textiles machinery were included). But the National Council of Textile Organizations is calling for Chinese textiles and finished apparel to be added to the official roster, according to Home Textiles Today...

Amazon Seeks Apparel Domination With Fourth Private Label
June 27, 2018 at 1:19 pm

It's been awhile since we've covered any Amazon apparel news. We thought maybe the e-commerce giant was finally calming down, giving competitors time to catch up. But based on today's news, the company is just getting started in the apparel arena, and has now added another new private label apparel collection. According to just-style, Amazon…