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Spotlight on classic cardigan designs, fit

Plain and patterned models in traditional cuts remain popular.



  • Design: Makers continue to turn out men’s and women’s cardigans in a classic structure and fit. Products have standard collars, sleeves and closures, although a few releases may highlight low V-necks, oversized arm coverings or cascading open fronts. Plain and patterned pieces, and chunky and fine knits are equally popular.
  • Key colors: White, red, pink and purple are the mainstream hues for spring and summer models. Variants for colder weather come mostly in subdued shades, including gray and brown. Black is stylish regardless of season.
  • Prevalent trimmings: Suppliers are enhancing visual appeal by placing lace on the front yoke or along the placket. Woven fabrics may be used on the cuffs or the pocket opening for contrast. Fur is occasionally employed to adorn the collar.
  • Price forecast: With stagnant demand and declining material rates, quotes are generally anticipated to remain stable in the months ahead. Some companies may offer a 1 or 2 percent discount to attract orders

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All price quotes in this report are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. FOB prices were provided by the companies interviewed only as reference prices at the time of interview and may have changed.

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