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Global Apparel Markets
Issue 1:
1st Quarter 2008

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Talking strategy: expert views on US apparel sourcing (5 pages)
World trade in T-shirts
Developments and innovations in the apparel sector, 1st quarter 2008 (13 pages)
Trade and trade policy: the world's leading clothing exporters, 1st quarter 2008 (30 pages)
Organic cotton: measures taken to encourage market growth (5 pages)
Apparel business update, 1st quarter 2008 (16 pages)

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Developments and innovations in the apparel sector, 1st quarter 2008

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  • Pantone has released the summer 2009 edition of its view colour planner
  • Fibres, yarns and fabrics for apparel
  • Brandix and Next have established an organic supply deal
  • Nilit has joined a number of fibre, yarn and apparel manufacturers to create a collective display for the seamless market
  • An inventor has developed a method for decorating woven fabrics for luminous clothing using optical fibres

Fabric treatments and finishes

  • Toray has developed NanoMatrix, a nanoscale finishing technology
  • Phild has developed a method for spraying or impregnating fabrics for clothing with a solution containing titanium powder which enhances the wearer’s health
  • Reflex Holding has developed a technique which improves the heat transfer of coloured patterns to fabrics

Manufacturing processes, machinery and information technology

  • Solarsoft has launched its innovative enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for textile and clothing manufacturers
  • UPM has announced that it will begin radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag and inlay production in China
  • Checkpoint Systems has launched Evolve, an information technology platform for inventory management
  • Two Taiwan-based inventors have developed a computer process for creating a virtual mannequin
  • An inventor has developed a computer program which corrects garment manufacturing measurements to allow for shrinkage
  • Sumitex has teamed up with Toppan Printing to develop a washable integrated circuit tag for linens and uniforms

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