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Textile Outlook International
Issue 115:
January-February 2005

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Editorial: Post-Quota Scenarios: How Free Is Free Textile and Clothing Trade?
Profile of Klopman International: European Leader in Polyester/Cotton Workwear (21 pages)
Global trends in fibre production, consumption and prices, January-February 2005 (23 pages)
Trends in world textile and clothing trade, January-February 2005 (59 pages)
Profiles of Two Chinese Clothing Companies: Jiangsu Sunshine Group and Youngor Group (22 pages)
Survey of Chinese Garment Company Strategies: Summer 2005 Buying Season (31 pages)

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Profile of Klopman International: European Leader in Polyester/Cotton Workwear
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Klopman International is the largest supplier and manufacturer of polyester/cotton blended fabric for the European workwear industry. The company’s integrated spinning, weaving and finishing plant in Italy was set up by the US Burlington Group in the early 1970s to bring the concept of polyester/cotton blended workwear fabric to Europe.

Today Klopman is at the start of a new existence as an independent entity. After having had three different US parents in the past 30 years, the company was bought for development by BS Private Equity, an Italian venture capital business, in 2003.

Its new owners have injected Euro15 mn (US$19 mn) on upgrading its dyeing and finishing facility in order to reduce costs, improve fabric quality, and increase flexibility and speed of response.

The European corporatewear market is highly competitive and changing rapidly. Technical protectivewear is becoming more important. Also, as the threat of cheaper imports from Asia continues to grow, the clothing manufacturing industry is undergoing substantial rationalisation. By offering a high level of customer support and technical excellence Klopman believes it can keep its Europe-based operation on top.

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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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