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Global Apparel Update
Issue 125: July 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:
  • YKK Fastening Products Group has developed a new zipper which is made using a polymer derived from agricultural by-products
  • Wrangler has launched a mens wear collection which is manufactured entirely in the USA using sustainably farmed cotton
  • Archroma has developed a liquid sulfur blue dye for denim which is designed to mimic indigo
  • Unifi has launched a new version of its Repreve polyester fibre called Repreve Our Ocean

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    BUSINESS UPDATE
    • A project to help develop the Ethiopian textile industry has been launched by Cotton made in Africa (CmiA), the Danish Ethical Trading Initiative (DIEH), MVO Nederland, and Solidaridad
    • Chanel has invested in a company called Evolved by Nature as part of its sustainability strategy
    • Ralph Lauren has launched a new corporate strategy which outlines several key environmental sustainability and social responsibility goals
    • H&M Group: net sales in the second quarter of 2018/19 were up by 11%
    • Inditex: net sales in the first quarter of 2019/20 were up by 5%
    • Kontoor Brands: net sales in the first quarter of 2019 were down by 3%
    • Lenzing Group has announced plans to build the worlds largest lyocell fibre production facility in Thailand
    • Zalando has announced plans to build its tenth fulfilment centre in Europe
    • The EU has approved a free trade agreement with Mercosur