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Global Apparel Update
Issue 161: July 2022

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Global Apparel Update is an executive briefing, supplied in electronic format. Each month, we include details of the latest developments and business news in the international apparel sector.
What's in it?
"Global Apparel Update" includes information on developments in the international apparel sector, such as developments in:
  • apparel manufacturing techniques
  • colour trends
  • denim fabric and collections
  • environmentally sustainable dyes, fibres, yarns and garments
  • environmentally sustainable processes
  • fabric cutting machinery
  • fair trade apparel collections
  • fasteners for apparel
  • garment finishing technologies
  • new fibres, fabrics and apparel collections
  • online retailing
  • performance denim collections
  • sportswear collections
  • sustainable denim
  • wearable technology

It also contains news of such companies and brands as Abercrombie & Fitch, Amazon, Archroma, Asos, Athleta, Banana Republic, Benetton Group, Best Pacific, Cotton Incorporated, Daiyin Textile (Malaysia), Donna Karan, Eastman Chemical Company, Fast Retailing, Galeries Lafayette, Gap, Garmon Chemicals, Gerber Technology, G-III Apparel Group, Gildan Activewear, H&M, Hollister, House of Fraser, Huntsman Textile Effects, Hyosung, Inditex, Invista, JC Penney, Lectra, Lenzing, Macy's, Marks and Spencer (M&S), Pantone, Peerless Clothing, Perry Ellis International, Primark, Royo Textile, Sewbo, ShangPin.com, Tanatex Chemicals, Target, Teijin, The TJX Companies, Tommy Hilfiger, Tonello, Topshop, VF Corporation, Victoria Beckham, Viyellatex Group, Weddington Way, Yoox Net-a-Porter (YNAP), Zalando, and Zhejiang Transfar (Transfar Chemicals).

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

Table of Contents

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS AND INNOVATIONS
  • Teijin Frontier has developed a new technology for the chemical recycling of polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
  • Haelixa and Nettle Circle have collaborated in the development of a traceable plant-based fibre
  • The R Collective and Avery Dennison have collaborated in the development of a womens clothing collection which incorporates traceability technology
  • HeiQ will use dissolving pulp sourced from textile waste by Renewcell to produce its AeoniQ cellulosic filament yarn

BUSINESS UPDATE
  • The European Apparel and Textile Confederation (EURATEX) has launched an initiative called ReHubs which aims to recycle 2.5 mn tons of textile waste by 2030
  • Asos: group revenues in the third quarter of 2021/22 were down by 0.5%
  • Fast Retailing: revenues in the third quarter of 2021/22 were up by 10.3%
  • H&M Group: net sales in the second quarter of 2021/22 were up by 17%
  • Levi Strauss & Co: net revenues in the second quarter of 2021/22 were up by 15.3%
  • Infinited Fiber Company has selected a site for a Euro400 mn facility for producing Infinna