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Textile Outlook International
Issue 102:
November 2002

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Editorial: “Natural” Man-Made Fibres: a Way Forward for Companies in High Cost Countries?
Prospects for the textile and clothing industry in Sri Lanka, November 2002
Survey of the European Yarn and Fabric Fairs for Autumn/Winter 2003/04
Innovations in fibres, textiles, apparel and machinery, November-December 2002
Profiles of Textile and Clothing Companies in Botswana and Zambia
Discount and Value Clothing Retailing in the UK

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This report features profiles of four leading companies in Botswana: B & M Garments, a supplier to Hennes & Mauritz; Caratex Botswana, a 30%/70% export knitwear joint venture between Tally Tshekiso of Botswana and Caratex of Taiwan; Nortex, a successful regional exporter of towels; Pearl Creations, Botswana’s only underwear manufacturer; and Star Apparel Botswana, an investment by Sri Lanka’s Tri Star Group. The report also features profiles of five leading companies in Zambia, namely: City Clothing Factory, Zambia’s leading manufacturer of school uniforms; Swarp Spinning Mills, Zambia’s only exporter of textiles to the EU; Towel Textiles, Zambia’s only towelling enterprise; Unity Garments, a manufacturer of industrial wear, protective wear, school uniforms and high fashion trousers; and Zambia-China Mulungushi Textiles Joint Venture Ltd (ZCMT), a 34%/66% joint venture between Qingdao Textile Corporation in China and the Ministry of Defence in Zambia. ZCMT grows raw cotton, manufactures yarn, fabrics and garments, and is the biggest integrated textile enterprise in Zambia.

Garment exports from Sub-Saharan Africa have grown significantly under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which provides quota-free and duty-free access to US markets. AGOA should also boost the textile industry—after September 2004 garments have to be made from US or regional materials to qualify for AGOA benefits. Some companies are gearing up to take full advantage of AGOA. However, exporters face a number of obstacles and many prefer to focus on local or regional market niches.

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Six times a year, Textile Outlook International provides up to 200 pages of expert comment and analysis. A subscription provides an overview of the global fibre, textile and apparel industries. It is essential reading for senior executives in the fibre, textile and apparel industries – and for anyone who is not involved in the industry, but needs to quickly gain an understanding of the key issues.
Reports in Textile Outlook International include:
 country profiles – providing a comprehensive guide to the textile and clothing industries in a range of countries and regions. The reports include an economic and political profile together with a comprehensive overview of the main issues, plus an outlook for the future.
 company profiles – giving you the opportunity to learn from strategies employed by others. Companies profiled recently include retailers, manufacturers, innovators and sourcing companies involved in textiles and apparel as well as smaller companies which illustrate the opportunities for firms which are interested in selected sourcing locations.
 trends in world textile and apparel trade and production – taking into account current issues facing the industry – such as global fibre prices; competition from China and other low cost countries; the elimination of quotas and imposition of selective new ones; relocation of production operations; the impact of economic factors affecting trade; international trade agreements; trade promotion agreements (TPAs); and much more.
 trends in EU and US imports of textiles and clothing – providing comprehensive statistical data and analysis of the top ten supplying countries to the EU and US markets. These reports are updated each year and contain value and volume data as well as average prices and analyses of trends for up to 15 product categories.
 innovations, technological developments, business development opportunities, individual sector analysis and political implications which affect players in the global fibre, textile and apparel industries. Some of the topics which have been covered in recent reports include: new innovations in the textile and clothing industry, such as environmentally friendly textiles, plant based fibres, and developments in textile colorants; innovations in textile machinery; and overviews of the European swimwear, hosiery and lingerie markets.
So whether you are involved in fibres, textiles or clothing – in manufacturing, spinning, weaving, knitting, sewing, import/export, retailing – or if you are in education or consultancy or investment or finance, a subscription to Textile Outlook International will tell you what you need to know about the key trends in the industry.
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