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Global apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 2nd quarter 2009
published in Issue 6, 2nd Quarter 2009
Applied DNA Sciences (APDN) has launched SigNature DNA, an anti-counterfeiting technology which uses plant DNA extracts to authenticate products.
In design, Nike has produced a device for concealing drawstrings in clothing, and Lectra has launched a new version of Modaris, its pattern making software. Meanwhile, Shapely Shadow has developed FastFit360—an online application inspired by traditional flipbooks and social networking sites—which provides users with a 360° view of the fit of a garment.
Environmentally friendly fibre and yarn developments include a 100% organic cotton sewing thread from Coats, launched under the company’s EcoVerde brand, and a 100% recycled polyester/cotton yarn from Optimer Brands called Dri-release E.C.O (Environmentally Correct Origins) 2nd Nature.
In fabrics, Lenzing and Tejidos Royo have developed a new range of denim fabrics, called E[DOS], which is made from organic cotton and Tencel fibres. Invista has introduced Lycra lastingFIT, which has exceptional shape retention and stretch recovery properties, for use in the manufacture of denim garments. Meanwhile, Teijin Fibers has introduced a fabric for undergarments which can help a wearer to “burn body fat”.
In clothing, Anvil Knitwear has introduced a recycled cotton T-shirt which has been certified CarbonFree. Eco-Panda has launched swimwear made from recycled nylon, and Teijin has unveiled suits made from recycled plastic bottles.
In functional clothing, Allen Solly has introduced stretchy wrinkle-resistant men’s trousers to the Indian market. In sportswear, Adidas has introduced three new fitness garments which incorporate Skintex, a patented encapsulation technology developed by Cognis, while Moving Comfort is using S.Café, a fabric made from used coffee grounds, to manufacture a new range of sports brassieres.
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Product developments and innovations
Environmentally friendly fibres and yarns for apparel
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