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Performance Apparel Markets
Issue 37:
2nd Quarter 2011

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Fast track: should apparel brands be held responsible for pollution caused by their suppliers? (7 pages)
Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 2nd quarter 2011 (21 pages)
Cosmetotextiles: wearable body care (26 pages)
Profile of Laboratoire Skin'Up: a pioneer in cosmetotextiles (8 pages)
Performance apparel markets: business update, 2nd quarter 2011 (30 pages)

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Fast track: should apparel brands be held responsible for pollution caused by their suppliers?

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After a year-long investigation into toxic water pollution in China, Greenpeace has published its findings in a report called "Dirty Laundry". The report reveals that hazardous chemicals are being released into two major rivers in China by two textile factories which have links to several global apparel brands-including Adidas, Nike and Puma. In this report, Robin Anson examines the arguments for and against making the brands responsible for the environment practices of their suppliers. He also discusses the responses of some of the major brands which have been targeted in the report. This edition of Fast track will be especially beneficial to those who need to be aware of the environmental issues facing a multi-faceted supply chain as well as those with a special interest in corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Table of Contents
Fast track: should apparel brands be held responsible for pollution caused by their suppliers?
  • Introduction
  • Water pollution in the Yangtze River Delta and Pearl River Delta regions
  • Greenpeace analyses waste water from two textile factories in China
  • Brands associated with the two Chinese plants
  • Are brands under any obligation to influence environmental policies and practices?
  • How have the companies responded?
  • Conclusions

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Four times a year, Performance Apparel Markets provides intelligence, expert analysis and insight on the performance apparel industry.

Performance apparel represents one of the fastest growing markets in the global textile and clothing industry--and market growth is being fuelled by an emergence of new fibres, fabrics and innovative materials. The market's growth prospects are also being spurred by increasing demand for performance properties in mainstream fashion.
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Each issue provides an authoritative source of information on key industry topics, including: antimicrobial textiles; biomaterials; biomimicry; chemical protective clothing; circularity; compression and shapewear; cosmetotextiles; environmental sustainability; finishes; flame resistant clothing; footwear; graphene; insect repellent apparel; insulation materials; medical protective clothing; military clothing and equipment; moisture management; mono materials; outdoor apparel; personal protective equipment (PPE); smart textiles; sportswear; thermoregulation; waterproof breathable textiles; wearable technology; and workwear.

A single issue of Performance Apparel Markets includes:

    an editorial think-piece on a topical issue from an industry expert

    a round-up of the latest product innovations

    a main feature on a new or established market

    insight and analysis of a key market leader or fast-growing start-up

    a round-up of the latest business developments

An annual subscription to Performance Apparel Markets is a cost-effective way to keep informed about trends and developments in the global performance apparel industry.

Subscriptions are available in printed and/or digital formats. Printed and digital subscribers receive each issue in printed format in addition to a digital PDF file, which is available immediately on publication.

Subscribers also receive a complementary digital subscription to Performance Apparel Update, delivered directly by email once a month. This free supplement contains essential information on business news and the latest product developments.

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

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