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Global Apparel Update
Issue 150: August 2021

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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 in:

  • Lenzing Group (Lenzing) and Orange Fiber have developed a fibre called Tencel Limited Edition which is made using orange and wood pulp
  • Vans has developed a collection of environmentally sustainable trainers called Eco Theory
  • Walmart and Gelmart International (Gelmart) have developed a collection of underwear called Kindly which is made using renewable materials

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    BUSINESS UPDATE

    • Levi Strauss & Co has acquired Beyond Yoga
    • Asos: group revenues in the four-month period ending June 30, 2021, were up by 27%
    • Gildan Activewear: net sales in the second quarter of 2021 were up by 225.3%
    • Kontoor: net sales in the second quarter of 2021 were up by 41%
    • The TJX Companies: net sales in the second quarter of 2021/22 were up by 81.1%
    • Renewcell has secured Skr311 mn (US$36.9 mn) worth of investment
    • HeiQ and The Lycra Company have formed a joint venture to develop new fibres, fabrics and textile innovations
    • ISKO and Soorty have formed a joint venture to develop fabric and garment collections
    • YKK and Green Theme Technologies (GTT) have entered into a licensing agreement relating to GTTs EMPEL technology