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Global Apparel Update
Issue 127: September 2019

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Global Apparel Update is an executive briefing, supplied in electronic format. Each month, we include details of the latest developments and business news in the international apparel sector.
What's in it?
"Global Apparel Update" includes information on developments in the international apparel sector, such as developments in:
  • apparel manufacturing techniques
  • colour trends
  • denim fabric and collections
  • environmentally sustainable dyes, fibres, yarns and garments
  • environmentally sustainable processes
  • fabric cutting machinery
  • fair trade apparel collections
  • fasteners for apparel
  • garment finishing technologies
  • new fibres, fabrics and apparel collections
  • online retailing
  • performance denim collections
  • sportswear collections
  • sustainable denim
  • wearable technology

It also contains news of such companies and brands as Abercrombie & Fitch, Amazon, Archroma, Asos, Athleta, Banana Republic, Benetton Group, Best Pacific, Cotton Incorporated, Daiyin Textile (Malaysia), Donna Karan, Eastman Chemical Company, Fast Retailing, Galeries Lafayette, Gap, Garmon Chemicals, Gerber Technology, G-III Apparel Group, Gildan Activewear, H&M, Hollister, House of Fraser, Huntsman Textile Effects, Hyosung, Inditex, Invista, JC Penney, Lectra, Lenzing, Macy's, Marks and Spencer (M&S), Pantone, Peerless Clothing, Perry Ellis International, Primark, Royo Textile, Sewbo, ShangPin.com, Tanatex Chemicals, Target, Teijin, The TJX Companies, Tommy Hilfiger, Tonello, Topshop, VF Corporation, Victoria Beckham, Viyellatex Group, Weddington Way, Yoox Net-a-Porter (YNAP), Zalando, and Zhejiang Transfar (Transfar Chemicals).

Like all Textiles Intelligence publications, "Global Apparel Update" is a reliable source of independently sourced business information, and it does not carry advertising.

Table of Contents

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS AND INNOVATIONS in:
  • Advance Denim is the first mill in China to launch a denim collection which is dyed using Archromas environmentally sustainable aniline-free Denisol Pure Indigo 30 liq dye
  • Denim brand Mustang and denim manufacturer ISKO have launched a collection of jeans called MoveOn
  • Kelheim Fibres has collaborated with Märkische Faser in the development of a spin-dyeing process called Clean Color Concept

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    BUSINESS UPDATE
    • Levi Strauss & Co has agreed to acquire all operating assets relating to its Levis and Dockers brands which are owned by The Jeans Company (TJC), a distributor of products in Bolivia, Chile and Peru
    • Online rental platform Le Tote has agreed to acquire luxury department store Lord + Taylor
    • 32 industry-leading companies have signed an agreement called Fashion Pact in a bid to reduce the environmental impact of the fashion industry
    • Gildan Activewear has published its 2018 Genuine Responsibility Sustainability Report
    • Levi Strauss & Co has launched an ambitious water conservation strategy
    • Timberland has launched its largest ever campaign as part of its environmental sustainability strategy
    • Gap: net sales in the second quarter of 2019/20 were down by 2%
    • The TJX Companies: net sales in the second quarter of 2019/20 were up by 5%
    • Banana Republic has entered into a partnership with CaaStle to launch a rental service called Style Passport
    • Lenzing has presented the results of its first pilot project which explored the use of blockchain technology