SPi's clothing industry channel covers breaking apparel news from around the world, international corporate profiles and market research reports. Our news channel covers general clothing, apparel, footwear, luggage, lingerie, handbags, purses and workwear.
Clothing is fiber and textile material worn on the body. The wearing of clothing is mostly restricted to human beings and is a feature of nearly all human societies. The amount and type of clothing worn depends on physical, social and geographic considerations. Some clothing types can be gender-specific, although this does not apply to cross dressers.
Physically, clothing serves many purposes: it can serve as protection from the elements, and can enhance safety during hazardous activities such as hiking and cooking. It protects the wearer from rough surfaces, rash-causing plants, insect bites, splinters, thorns and prickles by providing a barrier between the skin and the environment. Clothes can insulate against cold or hot conditions. Further, they can provide a hygienic barrier, keeping infectious and toxic materials away from the body. Clothing also provides protection from harmful UV radiation.
Featured Clothing News
[08 Mar 2017] Got Wearable? Fractal Antenna Enables Smart Clothing
[06 Feb 2017] LTL Attorneys Help Pinkette Clothing Win "LUSH" Trademark Battle
[16 Nov 2016] Seen on Screen TV, Inc. Releases New Blog on Women's Clothing
[31 Oct 2016] Colorado Hemp Clothing Launches & Introduces Quality Hemp Clothing For Women & Men
[25 Oct 2016] Australia and New Zealand Industrial Protective Clothing Market - Construction Boom Drives the Demand for Industrial Protective Clothing in the High-Compliance Market - Research and Markets
[17 Oct 2016] Global Smart Textiles Market 2016-2020: Key Players are Clothing+, Interactive Wear, Intelligent Clothing, Ohmatex & Sensoria - Research and Markets
[17 Oct 2016] Global Smart Textiles Market 2016-2020: Increase in Incorporation of BLE Technology with Clothing+, Interactive Wear, Intelligent Clothing, Ohmatex & Sensoria Dominating
[03 Oct 2016] BAE Systems Delivering the Next Generation of Connected Clothing
[18 Aug 2016] TA Associates Invests in TCNS Clothing in a $140 Million Round
[15 Jun 2016] Two Blind Brothers Are Curing Blindness with Clothing
[26 May 2016] Men's XL Clothing Superstore DXL (Destination XL(R)) OPENS IN SOUTH GATE
[25 May 2016] Men's XL Clothing Superstore DXL (Destination XL(R)) OPENS IN LONG BEACH
[24 May 2016] Men's XL Clothing Superstore DXL (Destination XL(R)) OPENS IN CULVER CITY
[12 May 2016] A New Christian Clothing Line Has Big Plans for High-End Fashion
[07 Dec 2015] Ten Best Clothing Franchises Announced by franchiserankings.com for December 2015
[30 Nov 2015] Ten Best Clothing Franchises Announced by franchiserankings.com for November 2015
[26 Oct 2015] Clothing Fit Tech Patents Available From ICAP Patent Brokerage
[13 Oct 2015] LE TOTE Expands on Core Offerings With Unlimited Maternity Clothing
[22 Jul 2015] Protective Clothing Market Worth $9,290 Million by 2020
[21 Jul 2015] IIKO Clothing -The answer to the California Drought
[21 Jul 2015] Levi Strauss & Co. Expands Clothing Recycling Initiative to All U.S. Stores
[20 Jul 2015] Top 5 Ways Flame Resistant Clothing Is Improperly Worn
[13 Jul 2015] Hot in the City - Dog clothing and accessories
[11 May 2015] LE TOTE Announces Move Into Maternity Clothing
[23 Feb 2015] thredUP.com Acquires Children’s Clothing Resale Site Kindermint.com
[16 Feb 2015] Research and Markets: Europe Clothing B2C E-Commerce Market 2015
[08 Jan 2015] NBA Star Launching Clothing Brand with Tampa Startup
[09 Dec 2014] Tennessee's Hardwick Clothing Now "Back on Track"
[08 Dec 2014] Research and Markets: Clothing & Apparel Snapshot Report 2014 (with Affluents' Clothing Brand Preferences)
[04 Nov 2014] ambiotex: Intelligent Clothing to Optimize Training Performance
[17 Sep 2014] Jax Everett Redefines Style for Men 5'9" and Under With the Launch of New Clothing Line
[15 Sep 2014] Top 10 Things to Consider When Buying FR Clothing
[07 Jul 2014] Country Rebel Clothing Co. Offers Country Music Inspired Fashion Clothing And More
[03 Jul 2014] Country Western Clothing With A Modern Edge Only At CountryRebel.com
[03 Jul 2014] Federer: All-white clothing rule "too strict"
[02 Jul 2014] Plus-sized women's clothing is hot, just ask Melissa McCarthy
[02 Jul 2014] ONEWITHIT Launches a Made in the USA Organic Clothing Brand
[30 Jun 2014] Former Joules boss Louise Barnes takes top job at Crew Clothing
[29 Jun 2014] Country Chic Clothing Now Being Showcased At CountryRebel.com
[28 Jun 2014] Country Girl Clothing And Other Quality Attire Available At Country Rebel Clothing Co.
[25 Jun 2014] Country Music Clothing Website Offers Quality Threads & Entertainment - Country Rebel Clothing Co.
[23 Jun 2014] Add Value to Clothing Lines with Organic Fabric Labels
[23 Jun 2014] AVT Partners with Clothing Line Panic Switch Army
[18 Jun 2014] Payday Pioneer Rescues Legendary Clothing Company
[17 Jun 2014] Research and Markets: Wearable Technologies in Clothing 2014 - 2020
[15 Jun 2014] Global Industrial Protective Clothing Market
[11 Jun 2014] Wearable Technologies in Clothing 2014 - 2020
[11 Jun 2014] Sainsbury's clothing sales grow by double digits
[09 Jun 2014] Sainsbury's trials online clothing sales
[09 Jun 2014] Sainsbury’s to pilot selling clothing online