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Global Apparel Update
Issue 137: July 2020

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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

  • Pantone has launched a digital platform which will support designers in transitioning to remote digital working
  • Spinnova and Kemira are collaborating in the development of an environmentally sustainable fibre dyeing process
  • Teijin Frontier has developed an environmentally sustainable conjugate filament yarn with "extra stretchability" called Solotex Eco-Hybrid


    • Gap and luxury fashion brand Yeezy have formed a partnership to launch a range of apparel
    • Euratex has published a proposal to support the European apparel and textile industry in its recovery from the impact of COVID-19
    • Field to Market and the US Cotton Trust Protocol have formed a partnership to help improve the environmental sustainability of the US cotton industry
    • Kering has published a strategy to support nature conservation and reduce the impact of its operations on biodiversity
    • Gap: net sales in the first quarter of 2020/21 were down by 43%
    • H&M Group: net sales in the second quarter of 2019/20 were down by 50%
    • Inditex: net sales in the first quarter of 2020/21 were down by 44%
    • Levi Strauss & Co: net revenues in the second quarter of 2019/20 were down by 62%
    • Lenzing: revenues in the first quarter of 2020 were down by 16.7%