Stringent Shopping of Plus-sized Clothing

Stringent Shopping of Plus-sized ClothingWith the recession having set in there has been an observed shrinking in plus sized women shoppers. They have been observed to tighten their budget. People with plus sizes in their clothing are just not shopping as much! The apparel industry in general has been affected through the recession but their discretionary purchase seems to have increased with the economic conditions. The plus size clothing market has been hardest hit with these problems.

The marketing research company, NPD Group, has researched into it and given the report that women’s apparel sections have particularly suffered with the recessionary conditions. In the past 12 months the percentage of shopping for plus sized clothing market has gone down by 10% with the overall women’s clothes shopping being down by 5%. The dip has been estimated more for 14 plus sizes.

(more…)

Read More

Organic Food: Moving on to Organic Clothing

Organic CottonThere are few things in life that have the sex appeal, comfort and versatility as the perfect pair of blue jeans. The spectrum of style and functionality elevates them to the single most important item in the closet-man, women or child.

By now, you may know about the benefits of eating organic food and supporting organic agriculture. But did you know that many of the crops that produce the fibers used to make our clothing and home wares—often those we sleep in every night—account for some of the highest pesticide usage? In fact, it takes roughly one-third of a pound of chemicals (pesticides and fertilizers) to grow enough cotton for just one T-shirt, which is why it is important to consider organic cotton and other fibers.

(more…)

Read More