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Getting a Foot In Africa

Getting a Foot In Africa

The fashion industry has suddenly shifted attention from Asia to Africa.  Even the most seasoned manufacturers and buyers are divided over whether Africa is going to be the next big thing or is simply the next bright, shiny object. There are solid cases for both points of view.  In our upcoming series, Inside Sourcing:  Out of Africa, Inside Fashion will be exploring the opportunities and obstacles that both buyers and manufacturers are experiencing, and sharing industry cons...
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Leather Suffers Despite Trend Towards Natural Fibers

Leather Suffers Despite Trend Towards Natural Fibers

In the apparel sector it’s all about natural fibers.  Seen as being better quality, more skin-friendly and part of the whole movement towards greener living, fabric and yarn is seeing a growing demand for natural-touch textiles, even when they are made from synthetic fibers. The demand for natural fibers has driven up both wool and cotton prices, which have been on an strong upward trend since last year. Cotton is now expected to reach 85 cents by July, up from the low 70 ce...
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