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H&M Gives 1M Euros in Prizes for Eco-friendly Ideas
February 25, 2016 at 4:52 pm

H&M is making an effort to create a more environmentally conscious apparel industry by rewarding startups with 1 million euros (approximately $1,102,695) in prize money for technological innovations that benefit the sustainable-apparel landscape. According to Fashion Times, the H&M Conscious Foundation—an independent organization to create positive change—hosted…

The Wrap: Adidas Debuts A Subscription Box, Nike Announces Kobe Bryant Collection
February 24, 2016 at 6:52 pm

Adidas debuts a $600 subscription box; Nike plans to re-release every Kobe Bryant shoe its created; there is now a vegan leather outerwear line; Fall Out Boy will have custom apparel on their new tour; and a 5,000 year old egyptian dress is the oldest garment reported : Here's what's happening this week in the apparel world…

Designers Aid Presidential Candidates, Cruz Drops Street Art Merch
February 24, 2016 at 6:51 pm

As the 2016 presidential election continues to rage on, more and more merchandise has been popping up. We've seen merchandise aimed at millennials, we've seen guys earning hundreds of thousands of dollars by selling campaign buttons, and we've seen a fair share of unlicensed…

Outfit of the Week: Airport Glam
February 24, 2016 at 3:57 pm

We usually wear yoga pants, a hoodie and UGGs when we’re flying, but sometimes we have to be a little more presentable as soon as we land. Staying comfortable and looking good when traveling is the topic of this week's #OOTW (Outfit of the Week).

Amazon's Apparel Business Could Turn a Profit Next Year
February 23, 2016 at 7:38 pm

Last month, we reported that Amazon's clothing business is growing. Now, according to The Street, Amazon's clothing business could turn a profit as soon as next year. Citing KeyBanc Capital Markets reports, The Street reported that Amazon's apparel business could increase share value by 25 cents. According to Quartz, Amazon already has introduced more than 1,800…

The University of North Dakota Has to Sell Controversial Merchandise
February 22, 2016 at 4:42 pm

Four years ago, the University of North Dakota retired its mascot—Fighting Sioux—and now, after a few years as simply "UND," the school is adopting the Fighting Hawks nickname. However, the university is selling Fighting Sioux merchandise again. Why? Because the NCAA, the same organization that…

Nike Ends Manny Pacquiao Endorsement After Derogatory Speech
February 18, 2016 at 6:03 pm

Nike Inc. has ended its endorsement of Manny Pacquiao after the Filipino boxer made derogatory comments regarding homosexuals. According to ESPN, the company removed all Pacquiao-related merchandise and advertisement from its website after Pacquiao made a comment regarding same-sex couples on a…

Fanatics Inc. Acquires Kitbag, Expands Sports Merchandising Worldwide
February 17, 2016 at 7:12 pm

Fanatics Inc., a worldwide retailer of licensed sports merchandise, announced that it has acquired Kitbag, a U.K.-based sports e-commerce company and subsidiary of Findel plc. This move will allow Fanatics Inc. to increase licensed sports merchandise for soccer, which has seen an increase in the U.S. recently. Kitbag has relationships with popular European sports brands,…

Using Seaweed-based Ink for T-shirts
February 17, 2016 at 4:20 pm

MetaWare, a Fairfax, Virginia-based apparel business started by Marci Zaroff and Cas Shiver, uses seaweed-based inks in T-shirts. The seaweed-based ink, called SeaInk, uses a seaweed-derived base without the use of chemicals, like PVC, resins or binders. According to Ecouterre, seaweed-based inks not only have environmental benefits, they…