In Columbus, Georgia, textile mills adapt to survive

May 29, 2018
This "textile town" looks different after NAFTA.
The warehouse where DNA Textile's final rolls of denim are stored. Some of its longtime denim customers included Levi’s, Wrangler, Gap, Old Navy, Abercrombie & Fitch and  True Religion.
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Tight labor market, tight … jeans?

Apr 19, 2018
It’s a tight labor market out there – so in a quest to attract workers, Walmart is trying out something new – allowing workers on the stores’ floors to wear jeans and solid shirts in any color. The new policy…

U.S. cotton farmers are suffering from two years of depressed prices — China, weather and yoga pants are mainly to blame

Dec 29, 2017
The trendiness of synthetic fiber yoga pants is hurting American cotton farmers. But deep in the heart of North Carolina, cotton researchers are designing new fabrics to stay competitive.
NC Cotton Farmer David Dunlow in one of his fields.
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Your favorite band T-shirt just got a lot pricier

Dec 22, 2017
Band T-shirts from the '90s are hot right now. Really hot.
courtesy of Patrick Klima/WyCo Vintage

Plus-size women lose fast fashion option with Lovesick closure

May 3, 2017
Originally launched by Torrid, the brand targeted young plus-size women and teens.
The West Covina location for Torrid’s sister store, Lovesick, with closing signs in the window.
Chris Greenspon

Is the runway still important at New York's Fashion Week?

Feb 14, 2017
How social media is changing the business of fashion and why some big brands are struggling to keep up.
The runways do matter, Kate Betts says, but there is probably more going on behind the scenes.
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What Trump's trade policies could mean for the high-end jeans business

Feb 1, 2017
Peter Kim is the founder and CEO of Hudson Jeans, a high-end denim company based in LA. He talks about how he made his company and what this new administration might mean for his business.
Peter Kim is the CEO and Founder of Hudson Jeans.
Thomas Wasper

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The Limited offers another sign that some retail stores are out of fashion

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