Primark makes understated US debut as Boston flagship opens

“Shoppers may not have flocked to Irish retailer’s first US store as anticipated on opening day, but executives are hopeful brand’s appeal will grow in the US.”

Here’s an interesting development… Why might Primark not have had the grand opening they seem to have anticipated? Did they miss their moment? Wrong location? Might be an interesting thing for us to look at….

Source: Primark makes understated US debut as Boston flagship opens | Business | The Guardian

Vlisco, the african fashion titan from holland

http://www.businessoffashion.com/2013/10/vlisco-the-african-fashion-titan-from-holland.html

African wax print fabrics are becoming increasing popular, viscous a Dutch company based in Africa is one of the leading company. They are expecting to make more than 300 million euros this year. Most of their fabric came from Africa and they’re sold in open air markets where then it is brought and resold to traders.

this really interest me, I didn’t know there are large fabric manufacture in Africa and they are becoming popular globally

India Inc. | Following the Thread of India’s Artisans

India Inc. | Following the Thread of India’s Artisans

Textile from India are becoming increasing popular, the beautiful embroidery and patterns of India fabric are becoming increasing popular with designers from all over the globe. Craftmen from India weaves beautiful patterns that was passed down from India tribes that existed for thousands of years. A lot of top designer brands such as Gucci, Burberry and DKNY uses traditional India textile in their designs.

The articles shows India culture have a lot of influence in culture, more designers from all over the world are adopting their unique fabric and make them into modern clothing. It is interesting because fashion is becoming more diverse, designers are been influenced by cultures from all over the world and from all time periods.