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Global Apparel Markets
Issue 2:
2nd Quarter 2008

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Talking strategy: how will green manufacturing policies, high fuel prices and a slowing economy affect the global apparel industry? (4 pages)
Going green: policies to promote environmentally sound activities in apparel (23 pages)
Developments and innovations in the apparel sector, 2nd quarter 2008 (9 pages)
Trade and trade policy: leading clothing suppliers to the USA (28 pages)
Is China losing its competitive edge in clothing?
Apparel business update, 2nd quarter 2008 (32 pages)

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Table of Contents
DESIGN
  • Dogi has patented its seamless curved selvedge technology
  • Gap has introduced limited edition T-shirts in association with the Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Optitex's software can provide an eco-friendly and cost effective approach to apparel design
FABRICS AND FINISHES
  • Bonanza and BASF Pakistan have introduced a new range of shalwar kameez which has been treated with Purista, a freshness-enhancing finish
  • H&M has used organic cotton and other eco-friendly fabrics in its Autumn 2008 collection
  • Narkonteks has introduced insect repellent clothing to the Turkish market
  • Prénatal has introduced its first range of undergarments which incorporate aloe vera
  • Toray has developed a nanotechnology-based deodorant material
RETAIL
  • Uchida Yoko will offer an electronic system which allows shoppers to “virtually” try on clothes in retail outlets
FOOTWEAR
  • IQTEX and BASF have developed a shoe which adapts to different weather conditions
  • Geox has launched its first sports footwear collection

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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.

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