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Global Apparel Markets
Issue 3:
3rd Quarter 2008

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Talking strategy: corporate social responsibility at Tommy Hilfiger (5 pages)
Textiles and clothing: opportunities for recycling (20 pages)
Developments and innovations in the apparel sector, 3rd quarter 2008 (10 pages)
Trade and trade policy: leading clothing suppliers to the EU (27 pages)
Introduction to radio frequency identification (RFID) in apparel (6 pages)
Apparel business update, 3rd quarter 2008 (32 pages)

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Table of Contents
ANTI-COUNTERFEIT TECHNOLOGY
  • AgResearch and DatatraceDNA have developed the world’s first anti-counterfeit technology which does not require close inspection of garments

DESIGN
  • Wacoal Holdings’ muscle-toning underwear for men has been named the best new product in Japan

FIBRES AND YARNS FOR APPAREL
  • Teijin Fibres has begun commercial production of its ultra-fine polyester fibre Nanofront
  • Unifi has introduced Repreve nylon 6.6 yarns, which are made from 100% recycled materials

FUNCTIONAL APPAREL
  • Family Medical Japan (FMJ) USA has introduced a new range of apparel which helps to eliminate body odour
  • Japanese retailers Aoki Holdings and Takashimaya enjoyed strong sales of odour-eliminating suits in Japan during summer 2008
  • Magicool scarves, which have a cooling effect, have been proving popular among Japanese consumers
  • Uniqlo has introduced its Heat Tech range of clothing to the UK market
  • Wacoal Sports Science has developed several lines of ultraviolet (UV) protective clothing

SMART FABRICS AND WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY
  • Textronics has introduced a new kit for developers of wearable health monitoring systems

SPORTSWEAR
  • JC Penney has introduced a new performance wear 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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