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Global Apparel Markets
Issue 4:
4th Quarter 2008

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Talking strategy: global sourcing of premium brands (8 pages)
Prospects for the textile and garment industry in Hong Kong
Global apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 4th quarter 2008 (11 pages)
Trade and trade policy: five key emerging apparel import markets (13 pages)
Global apparel markets: business update, 4th quarter 2008 (23 pages)

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Table of Contents
DESIGN
  • An American inventor has developed a new head covering for hooded jackets which offers unobstructed vision
  • Designers at Levi Strauss have developed a pair of jeans which can enhance the appearance of a woman’s buttocks
  • The fundoshi is fast becoming a fashionable undergarment for women in Japan
  • Uniqlo’s Bra Top camisoles are popular among Japanese women

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY
  • Lectra has launched a new version of DiaminoFashion, its marker-making software for apparel manufacturers

SMART TEXTILES
  • US scientists have developed an electrically conductive cotton yarn which can detect bleeding

FABRICS FOR APPAREL
  • AgResearch has won an award for its Natural Easy Care (NEC) washable merino wool fabric
  • Yamamoto has developed a new fabric for swimsuits which can improve performance

FABRICS TREATMENTS FOR APPAREL
  • Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) has developed a technology which enables woven products made from merino wool to be cleaned under a domestic shower

ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY APPAREL
  • H&M has featured garments made from recycled materials in its spring 2009 collection

FUNCTIONAL APPAREL
  • Marks & Spencer (M&S) and Sanitized have introduced a range of antimicrobial socks called M&S Freshfeet

RETAIL
  • NP Collection has opened an “intelligent” clothing store in Finland which uses radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to help customers choose items of clothing
  • The Accessory Corporation has developed a new anti-slip clothes hanger

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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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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;
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