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Smaller US Outsourcing Partners Buck Recessionary Trend

In a year defined by painful contraction for those countries producing garments for export to the United States, several smaller garment-producing nations have defied the recessionary trend. Both Vietnam and Cambodia, bolstered by access to inexpensive labor forces, have posted year-on-year growth in their garment… Read More

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JCPenney Announces Duro Olowu Design Collaboration

JCPenney is jumping on the designer collaboration bandwagon. Duro Olowu, a Nigerian-born designer with Michelle Obama’s stamp of approval, is JC Penney’s first “seasonal designer.” The collection is for everyone from 18 to 80, according to Olowu. Penney’s first look drew praise for its many… Read More

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E-tailers Get Brick And Mortar

Bonobos is the latest online retailer to join the brick-and-mortar world as e-commerce sites bring their brands to unique versions of the traditional retail platform. The e-commerce men’s apparel brand is opening its fourth offline showroom in Chicago on October 15, following recent openings in… Read More

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China Textile and Apparel Exports Decline Again

After an initially promising quarter, Chinese textile and apparel exports have declined marginally for the first seven months of 2012. According to the latest data from the China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC), total exports of garments and textiles reached $137.4 billion USD for… Read More

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