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Global Apparel Markets
Issue 5:
1st Quarter 2009

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Profile of Iconix Brand Group: a unique business model for managing brands (19 pages)
Global apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 1st quarter 2009 (10 pages)
Trade and trade policy: the world's leading clothing exporters, 1st quarter 2009 (31 pages)
Global apparel markets: business update, 1st quarter 2009 (16 pages)

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Global apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 1st quarter 2009

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The global apparel market has been characterised by a number of developments in recent months. In design, Asda—a UK-based supermarket chain which is owned by the US retail giant Wal-Mart—has introduced mid-sized jeans.

In fibre and yarn developments, Japanese scientists have developed genetically-modified fluorescent silk and Nilit has introduced an eco-friendly nylon yarn which is made from recycled polymer waste.

Several developments have been witnessed in fabrics. For example, a water repellent clothing fabric which “never gets wet” has been developed using nanotechnology. Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) has introduced a new range of Merino wool fabrics for applications such as activewear and sportswear, while Scabal has introduced its Four Seasons fabric made from eco-friendly wool for suits, and Vermont Organic Fiber Company has introduced a fabric called O-Wool Washable which is resistant to shrinking and felting during washing. Meanwhile, Nanoforce Technology and FabPad are collaborating in the development of colour changing fabrics, and US researchers at Texas Tech University have launched a project to develop nonwoven fabrics for apparel, and

In clothing, Greensource has launched two new styles of jeans made from organic cotton which will be sold in Wal-Mart and Kmart stores. Sanyo Shokai has introduced a coat for men which features pollen resistance, and ThinkGeek has developed the Electronic Drum Kit Shirt. Other innovations include a range of quick drying swimwear, called Sun Dry Swim, from Sun Dry Technologies and a body-shaping garment which is able to lift and support the lower portion of the buttocks.

Table of Contents
Product developments and innovations
  • Summary
  • Design: sizing
  • Fibres and yarns for apparel
  • Fabrics for apparel
  • Environmentally-friendly apparel
  • Functional apparel
  • Interactive apparel
  • Sports apparel
  • Support garments

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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.

A single issue of Global Apparel Markets includes:

    practical and strategic advice from an industry expert

    a report on a key geographical market

    a round-up of the latest product innovations

    a feature on trade and trade policy

    comprehensive coverage of the latest business news

An annual subscription to Global Apparel Markets is a cost-effective way to keep informed about trends and developments in the global apparel and fashion industries.

Subscriptions are available in printed and/or digital formats. Printed and digital subscribers receive each issue in printed format in addition to a digital PDF file, which is available immediately on publication.

Subscribers also receive a complementary digital subscription to Global Apparel Update, delivered directly by email once a month. This free supplement contains essential information on business news and the latest product developments.

Like all Textiles Intelligence publications, Global Apparel Markets is a reliable source of independently sourced business information, and it does not carry advertising.

This is what our customers say:
"if the first edition of Global Apparel Markets is an indication of what is to follow, it should soon establish itself as a must read publication for those of us associated with this continuously changing industry"
(Derek Dickins; Prime Source Forum)