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BPD Denim Mills Go Well Beyond Basic

Denim fabric today must have characteristics for performance, sustainability or novelty to grab the attention of buyers and consumers.

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New Nilit President Aims to Stretch Nylon Franchise

As he gets comfortable in his new role as president of Nilit America Fibers, Bob Ferree has a simple focus in a complex world: expanding the reach of the company's nylon fiber.

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Cotton Inc. Economist: Raw Material Prices on See-Saw Path

Cotton prices remain somewhat volatile, but the long-term outlook bodes well for brands and retailers that use the raw material, according to John Devine senior economist at Cotton Incorporated.

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The New Polyester: Eco-Friendly and Beyond Basic

This isn’t your parent’s polyester - the scratchy fabric of yesteryear with a low-level environmental standing has evolved into a higher-functioning fiber often derived from recycled material.

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Technology Takes Center Stage at Kingpins New York

At Kingpins, denim mills, vertical manufacturers or fiber firms looked to fabric and weaving innovation to set themselves apart—or at least keep them in the game.

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Premium Fibers Defy the Race to the Bottom

While everyone else is going low, some brands have chosen to go high, opting for premium fibers that they hope will draw a value—not price—oriented consumer.

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