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Textile Outlook International
Issue 120:
November-December 2005

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Editorial: Counterfeiting of Textiles and Apparel: A Growing Global Business
Profiles of Three Leading Indian Exporters of Home Textiles (23 pages)
Survey of the European Yarn and Fabric Fairs for Autumn/Winter 2006/07 (27 pages)
Innovations in fibres, textiles, apparel and machinery, November-December 2005 (32 pages)
Trends in world textile and clothing trade, November-December 2005 (54 pages)
Outlook for Asian Textile and Clothing Trade in the Post-Quota Era (32 pages)

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Editorial: Counterfeiting of Textiles and Apparel: A Growing Global Business
published in Issue 120, November-December 2005  


Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but for those being imitated counterfeiting is a costly business. Revenues are lost, and companies targeted by counterfeiters spend millions of dollars a year trying to stamp out the activity and catch the culprits.

Counterfeiting is estimated to cost the global economy as much as US$512 bn a year or 7% of world trade—according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the World Customs Organization.

In the financial year ending September 20, 2005, US authorities confiscated over US$93 mn worth of counterfeit goods. Moreover, apparel was the leading commodity seized with a value of US$16.1 mn—representing 17% of seizures. Footwear accounted for 10% of the total or US$8.9 mn in value.

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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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