Shoppers will pay more for clothing next year as skyrocketing cotton prices force companies to...

|By:, SA News Editor

Shoppers will pay more for clothing next year as skyrocketing cotton prices force companies to take their chances in passing along price increases to consumers even as demand remains sluggish. Hanesbrands (HBI -1.4%), Jones Group and VF Corp. (VFC -0.4%) say they will raise prices for clothing set to hit stores early next year by as much as 10%.