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Global Apparel Update
Issue 159: May 2022

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Product Overview   

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
  • Noble Biomaterials and Crystal Denim have collaborated in the development of an antimicrobial denim apparel collection called Wash Minus-
  • Cone Denim and BastCore have collaborated in the development of a denim collection which contains hemp
  • Cashmere specialist Johnstons of Elgin and fabric manufacturer Prickly Thistle Scotland have initiated a study relating to a wool softening treatment

BUSINESS UPDATE
  • Gildan Activewear: net sales in the first quarter of 2022 were up by 31.4%
  • Kontoor Brands: net sales in the first quarter of 2022 were up by 4%
  • Polybion has secured US$4.4 mn worth of investment to scale up production of its Celium artificial leather material
  • Archroma and Stony Creek Colors have signed a partnership agreement relating to the production of a plant-based indigo dye called IndiGold