Manufacturers forecast growth for their businesses in 2008.
Casual lifestyle companies aren't about to let the sluggish economy and its accompanying woes get them down. Instead, many vendors are determined to grow sales in 2008 — some by double-digits — with tactics that include launching new labels, focusing on a broader demographic appeal, expanding into untapped wholesale territories and using more sustainable and eco-friendly fibers and fabric blends.
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