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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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Apparel business update, 1st quarter 2008

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Acquisitions, divestments and mergers

  • Nike has reached an agreement to sell its Bauer Hockey subsidiary
  • Liz Claiborne has entered into an agreement to sell its Ellen Tracy brand
  • Perry Ellis International has completed the acquisition of C&C California and Laundry from Liz Claiborne

Corporate social responsibility

  • Indian jeans manufacturer Fibres and Fabrics has withdrawn its lawsuit against two labour rights groups
  • Hemp Trading has joined a new ethical business accreditation scheme


  • Interstoff Asia Essential fulfils a vital role in the thriving world of eco-friendly fashion
  • Berlin has hosted the first World Film Fashion Festival
  • M&S and Oxfam encouraged clothes donation at London Fashion Weekend
  • The 24th International Apparel Federation (IAF) World Apparel Convention will focus on changing consumer needs and the future of fashion business

Financial results

  • Abercrombie & Fitch has announced its fourth quarter and full year results
  • Marks & Spencer has announced its third quarter results
  • Benetton Group has announced its preliminary full year results
  • JC Penney has announced its fourth quarter and full year results
  • Limited Brands has announced its fourth quarter and full year results
  • PPR has announced its full year results
  • TJX Companies has announced its fourth quarter and full year results

Joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution agreements

  • Dow XLA has partnered with Nisshinbo to launch a new stretch fibre denim collection
  • The Institute for Marketecology (IMO) has certified two new organic cotton standards
  • Peratech has licensed out its consumer wearable electronics unit to QIO systems


  • UK supermarkets are becoming more popular as retail outlets for clothing
  • The US hemp fabric market is growing by 10% a year

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Global Apparel Markets provides intelligence, analysis and insight on the global apparel and fashion industries.
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Each issue contains data and expert analysis on key industry topics, including: artificial intelligence (AI); augmented reality (AR); consumer expenditure; corporate social responsibility (CSR); cotton; denim; environmental sustainability; fibres; imports and exports; key geographical markets; labour law; product innovations; regulation; retail; sourcing; strategy; supply chains; and trade and trade policy.

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