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Global Apparel Markets
Issue 52:
February 2023

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Talking strategy: "Greenhushing"--why are some apparel brands under-reporting their sustainability achievements (14 pages)
Survey of the European denim fairs for spring/summer 2024 (29 pages)
Global apparel markets: product development and innovations, February 2023 (22 pages)
Global apparel trade and trade policy: leading textile and clothing exporters and key import markets, February 2023 (41 pages)
Global apparel markets: business update, February 2023 (15 pages)

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Global apparel markets: product development and innovations, February 2023

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This report analyses some of the latest developments, innovations and new products in the global apparel industry, including: antimicrobial additives; artificial leather materials; colour trends; cotton; denim; down; dyes; fibres; treatments; and yarns. The report includes news from the following innovative companies, brands and other organisations: Advance Denim, ALBINI_next, Allied Feather + Down, Ananas Anam, Eastman, Good Earth Cotton, HeiQ, ISKO, Madewell, Microban International (Microban), Natural Fiber Welding (NFW), Noyon Lanka, Pantone, Renewcell, Seeding the Green Future (SGF), The Lycra Company, Toray Industries (Toray), and Vienna Textile Lab.

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  • Microban International (Microban) has developed an antimicrobial additive for cotton

  • Natural Fiber Welding (NFW) has collaborated with four leading global brands in the development of Mirum plant-based artificial leather materials made using Climate Beneficial cotton

  • Pantone has selected Viva Magenta as its Color of the Year for 2023

  • Seeding the Green Future (SGF) has developed two new varieties of cotton seeds which are non-genetically modified (non-GM)

  • Advance Denim and Good Earth Cotton have collaborated in the development of a traceable denim collection which is made using "earth's most ethical cotton"
  • Madewell and ISKO have collaborated in the development of women's jeans which are made using ISKO's Reform XP stretch denim
  • DOWN

  • Allied Feather + Down has developed a recycled down called RENU:TRACE which is traceable
  • DYES

  • ALBINI_next and Vienna Textile Lab are collaborating in the development of microbial dyes
  • Noyon Lanka has developed a natural dyes collection called Planetones

  • Toray Industries (Toray) has developed 100% bio-based adipic acid for use in the manufacture of nylon 6.6 fibres

  • HeiQ and The Lycra Company have collaborated in the development of a treatment called Lycra naturalFX which imparts unique softening properties and enhanced stretch

  • Ananas Anam has developed a yarn called Piñayarn which is made using fibres derived from waste pineapple leaves
  • Renewcell and Eastman have collaborated in the development of Naia Renew ES yarns made using Circulose

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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.

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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.

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