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Global Apparel Update
Issue 135: May 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

  • Gerber Technology has collaborated with 3DLOOK in the development of an online platform which enables consumers to try on clothes virtually
  • The Fairtrade Foundation and Pratibha Syntex are working to develop a breed of non genetically modified (non-GM) cotton seeds
  • Kornit Digital has developed a fabric softener for use in digital printing processes
  • Burberry has launched an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible collection of accessories and outerwear


    • A number of leading associations and organisations have made a joint appeal to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the textile and apparel industry
    • Fashion for Good has selected 13 innovative companies to take part in its Accelerator Programme
    • Fast Retailing: revenues in the first half of 2019/20 were down by 4.7%
    • Gildan Activewear: net sales in the first quarter of 2020 were down by 26.4%
    • HanesBrands: net sales in the first quarter of 2020 were down by 17.1%
    • Levi Strauss & Co: net revenues in the first quarter of 2019/20 were up by 5%