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Global Apparel Markets
Issue 40:
September 2018

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Talking strategy: Trump tariffs create uncertainty for world textile and apparel trade (9 pages)
Artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR): implications for the global apparel industry (28 pages)
Global apparel markets: product developments and innovations, September 2018 (13 pages)
Global apparel trade and trade policy: the EU clothing import market and its ten largest supplying countries, September 2018 (37 pages)
Global apparel markets: business update, September 2018 (12 pages)

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Artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR): implications for the global apparel industry

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Significant developments have been made in artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) technologies in recent years, leading several apparel brands and retailers to explore ways of using these technologies in order to improve their operations. Indeed, the potential for AI and AR to transform the global apparel industry is huge, and the technologies are being used at several stages of the product development process as well as at the point of sale. In particular, the use of AI can contribute to an improved understanding of trends and can also be used in retail stores to provide customers with a better service. Meanwhile, the use of AR is allowing brands and retailers to replace physical garment samples with digital equivalents, thereby allowing them to save time and resources. This report provides an overview of AI and AR, and discusses the operations of the field's key players with specific reference to the apparel industry. Furthermore, the report analyses the ways in which AI and AR technologies are being adopted and used by a number of the world's apparel brands and retailers, including Amazon, American Apparel, Burberry, Dior, Farfetch, Gap, Tommy Hilfiger, Yoox Net-A-Porter Group (YNAP) and Zara.

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Four times a year, Global Apparel Markets provides essential and up-to-date analysis and insight into the global apparel industry.

Reports contain updates on developments in the apparel sector, trade and trade policy, research-based information on individual market sectors, business news and expert opinions on strategy to keep retailers, manufacturers and investors informed of the facts and figures which will affect their businesses.

Each issue contains:
a detailed research-based report or company profile covering information on sourcing, developments in technology, colour and/or fabric trends, market sectors such as discount retailing, or other issues which affect companies in the apparel industry;
a round-up of industry developments and innovations in the apparel sector;
a feature on trade and trade policy;
advice from industry experts on strategy; and
business news
An annual subscription to Global Apparel Markets is a cost-effective way to keep yourself and your colleagues informed about trends and developments in the global apparel industry. The reports are available on subscription in printed and electronic format.

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"if the first edition of Global Apparel Markets is an indication of what is to follow, it should soon establish itself as a must read publication for those of us associated with this continuously changing industry"
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