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Global Apparel Update
Issue 140: October 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

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS AND INNOVATIONS in:
  • Asos has developed a collection which complies with the principles of a circular economy
  • Lenzing has developed Tencel branded lyocell and modal fibres which are carbon neutral
  • Spinnova and Bestseller are collaborating in the development of commercial applications for Spinnova's environmentally sustainable wood-based fibre

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    BUSINESS UPDATE

    • Fashion for Good has launched a project to investigate closed-loop chemical recycling processes for converting waste cotton into cellulosic fibres
    • Gap and Textile Exchange have developed a resource to support businesses in sourcing environmentally sustainable fibres
    • Kontoor Brands has published its global sustainability strategy
    • Première Vision has reported that its first ever digital edition of Première Vision Paris was a success and reflects the accelerating digital transformation of the fashion and textile industry
    • Inditex: net sales in the first half of 2020/21 were down by 37%
    • Cone Denim has entered into a partnership with Oritain to apply verification technology to Cone Denim products