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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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Introduction to radio frequency identification (RFID) in apparel
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Radio frequency identification (RFID) systems provide a method of automatically identifying, locating and tracking manufactured products over distances of up to several hundred metres.

They are most commonly used in the apparel industry in conjunction with inventory management systems to track the whereabouts of individual items of clothing.

An RFID system comprises three main components, namely:

  • electronic tags;
  • an RFID reader; and
  • RFID inventory management computer software.

Electronic tags are attached to items of stock. Each tag is digitally-coded with information about the items characteristics, such as its size, colour, price, age and/or date and country of manufacture.

Tags can also be attached to a box, or batch, of items. Such tags contain information about all the items in the batch, including the total number of items contained within the batch.

The information in the tags is then picked up on an RFID reader via radio waves. The reader gathers data from the tags by transmitting and receiving radio frequency signals to and from the electronic tags.

The data collected on the RFID reader are then accumulated and presented to the user via RFID inventory management computer software. The software, which creates a central database of information, enables users to refresh, update, read, analyse and react to data which have been gathered.

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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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