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Global Apparel Update
Issue 123: May 2019

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Product Overview   

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:
  • H&M has launched its Conscious Collection for the spring 2019 season
  • Garmon Chemicals has developed an environmentally sustainable neutralising agent for use in denim dyeing processes
  • Dr Scholl's Shoes has developed its first pairs of sneakers which are made using environmentally sustainable materials
  • Maidenform has collaborated with The Lycra Company in the development of a shapewear collection

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    BUSINESS UPDATE
    • The H&M group has published its sustainability report for 2018
    • Lululemon Athletica has announced a new strategy for growth which will focus on product innovation, omni guest experiences and market expansion
    • Fast Retailing: revenues in the first half of 2018/19 were up by 6.8%
    • PVH: total revenues in 2018/19 were up by 8%
    • Luxury fashion group SMCP has entered into a strategic partnership with the online retailer JD.com
    • Consumer expenditure on clothing and footwear in Asia and Oceania is forecast to grow by 6.5% per annum between 2018 and 2023
    • Fastenings manufacturer Prym Fashion has opened a new facility in the Chennai Free Trade Zone (FTZ), in Tamil Nadu, India