Seminars, Workshops & Conferences

Denim's Next Move: New Opportunities to Keep Growing Sales of Jeans & Casualwear

Denim's Next Move: New Opportunities to Keep Growing Sales of Jeans & Casualwear

The market is changing and so must apparel and textile manufacturers.  Low prices and discounts are no longer driving sales the way they used to.Today's consumer wants better quality, appreciates new technology and is evolving their casualwear style.The Panel will discuss what consumers really want in jeans and casualwear, and will look at the return of Chinos and at some of the new fabric technology that is energizing casualwear. Leading companies will share some of their latest innova...
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Understanding the New Eco-Aware Consumer

Understanding the New Eco-Aware Consumer

Sustainability has been an industry buzzword nearly a decade.  What started out as a niche consumer segment, has now grown to include most Millennials and many Boomers and Seniors too!Come learn what today's eco-aware consumer wants.  Learn how their core values have been redefined, and how this is influencing what they purchase - and where they purchase it.We'll explore some of the new challenges that brands, retailers and manufacturers are facing - and we'll discuss some ...
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3 Consumer Attitudes that are Influencing Purchasing Decisions

3 Consumer Attitudes that are Influencing Purchasing Decisions

The consumer mindset has clearly changed.  It is continuing to evolve from consumption driven to experience/value driven and this is having an increasingly heavy impact on consumer purchases.While consumers have an unlimited number of choices, retailers are facing even greater competition. The geographic boundardies that used to give us some market protection are gone.  Today, it's all about the product and the experience surrounding that product.To get that right, brands and retai...
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New Rules:  3 Things That Are Changing the Way We Source Apparel

New Rules: 3 Things That Are Changing the Way We Source Apparel

All of a sudden the rules have changed and buyers are taking a totally new look at the way they source apparel. Most brands and retailers realize that the game has changed.  The good old days are long gone and that we must now adapt to a new business model.  The ones who adapted quickest are likely to be the ones who end up being the next generation of retail winners.  Those who lag behind, will be left behind.We'll be examining the key shifts that are impacting sourcing....
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