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Global Apparel Markets
Issue 1:
1st Quarter 2008

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Talking strategy: expert views on US apparel sourcing (5 pages)
World trade in T-shirts
Developments and innovations in the apparel sector, 1st quarter 2008 (13 pages)
Trade and trade policy: the world's leading clothing exporters, 1st quarter 2008 (30 pages)
Organic cotton: measures taken to encourage market growth (5 pages)
Apparel business update, 1st quarter 2008 (16 pages)

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Acquisitions, divestments and mergers

  • Nike has reached an agreement to sell its Bauer Hockey subsidiary
  • Liz Claiborne has entered into an agreement to sell its Ellen Tracy brand
  • Perry Ellis International has completed the acquisition of C&C California and Laundry from Liz Claiborne

Corporate social responsibility

  • Indian jeans manufacturer Fibres and Fabrics has withdrawn its lawsuit against two labour rights groups
  • Hemp Trading has joined a new ethical business accreditation scheme

Events

  • Interstoff Asia Essential fulfils a vital role in the thriving world of eco-friendly fashion
  • Berlin has hosted the first World Film Fashion Festival
  • M&S and Oxfam encouraged clothes donation at London Fashion Weekend
  • The 24th International Apparel Federation (IAF) World Apparel Convention will focus on changing consumer needs and the future of fashion business

Financial results

  • Abercrombie & Fitch has announced its fourth quarter and full year results
  • Marks & Spencer has announced its third quarter results
  • Benetton Group has announced its preliminary full year results
  • JC Penney has announced its fourth quarter and full year results
  • Limited Brands has announced its fourth quarter and full year results
  • PPR has announced its full year results
  • TJX Companies has announced its fourth quarter and full year results

Joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution agreements

  • Dow XLA has partnered with Nisshinbo to launch a new stretch fibre denim collection
  • The Institute for Marketecology (IMO) has certified two new organic cotton standards
  • Peratech has licensed out its consumer wearable electronics unit to QIO systems

Markets

  • UK supermarkets are becoming more popular as retail outlets for clothing
  • The US hemp fabric market is growing by 10% a year

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Four times a year, Global Apparel Markets provides essential and up-to-date analysis and insight into the global apparel industry.

Reports contain updates on developments in the apparel sector, trade and trade policy, research-based information on individual market sectors, business news and expert opinions on strategy to keep retailers, manufacturers and investors informed of the facts and figures which will affect their businesses.

Each issue contains:
a detailed research-based report or company profile covering information on sourcing, developments in technology, colour and/or fabric trends, market sectors such as discount retailing, or other issues which affect companies in the apparel industry;
a round-up of industry developments and innovations in the apparel sector;
a feature on trade and trade policy;
advice from industry experts on strategy; and
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An annual subscription to Global Apparel Markets is a cost-effective way to keep yourself and your colleagues informed about trends and developments in the global apparel industry. The reports are available on subscription in printed and electronic format.

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