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June 23, 2017


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Creative clothing makers are providing comfort and dignity for cancer patients. It’s about comfort and practicality, but it’s also about feeling like you’re still you. Read more… Brands Are Embracing Transparency to Meet theDemand for Sustainable Apparel NPD Group - Consumers will spend 10 to 15 percent more on ethically produced clothing. Read more…
Purdue researcher wants to use body heat to charge your wearables Thermoelectric semiconductor strings woven into fabric or other surfaces that generate heat and convert that energy into electrical power. Read more… Stay Fit While You Sit: 10 Simple Exercises for Sewers There is a lot of sitting involved in sewing, which can lead to aches and pains not to mention a few extra pounds due to inactivity. Read more…
Sportswear Brands by Women Form a League of Their Own A number of entrepreneurial women are addressing a lack of diversity in sportswear for women with brands focused on everything from sizing to social causes. Read more… Department stores are failing — here's where everyone is buying clothing instead Department stores once dominated the apparel market. Now they're failing and closing hundreds of stores due declining customer traffic and sales. Read more…
The Kentucky Derby’s Official Hat Maker Shares Her Secrets Believe it or not, the craft of couture hat making is still alive in America. Read more… 10 high-tech gadgets to help you get to sleep These are some of the dreamiest innovations unveiled at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in La Vegas. Read more…
Pup fashion is more popular in the US than ever. Dog apparel is big business: $11 billion in U.S. in 2015 and the overall pet industry is predicted to be worth a record $69 billion this year. Read more… The Best of 1950's Fashions A look at the elegance of the period. Read more…

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