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Textile Outlook International
Issue 126:
November-December 2006

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Editorial: UK Clothing Retailer Marks & Spencer Turns the Corner (6 pages)
Prospects for the Textile and Apparel Industry in Malaysia (33 pages)
Survey of the European Yarn and Fabric Fairs for Autumn/Winter 2007/08 (22 pages)
Innovations in fibres, textiles, apparel and machinery, November-December 2006 (30 pages)
Trends in world textile and clothing trade, November-December 2006 (61 pages)
Profile of IC Companys: a Multi-Branded Approach to Fashion Retail (10 pages)

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Survey of the European Yarn and Fabric Fairs for Autumn/Winter 2007/08
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European spinners and fabric manufacturers have continued to focus their energy on creating high quality, innovative yarns while cutting back production of the more basic, high volume items which can not compete with similar goods made in low cost countries. Inevitably, this policy has resulted in a much smaller European yarn and fabric industry.

The yarn and fabric fairs in Europe have reflected these developments with changes of their own. The Italian fabric fairs have overcome their regional rivalry and have joined together for a third time in Milan, at Milano Unica, to represent the Italian industry as a whole. There have been similar developments in Paris, where yarns and fabrics are now shown together at Première Vision, renowned to be the most important fashion fabric show in Europe.

Reports from spinners and fabric manufacturers suggest that a policy of focusing on quality is paying off. Reports from Italian textile and clothing manufacturers signify that sales have, on the whole, increased over the last three years.

For the autumn/winter 2007/08 season, the fashion trend towards finer yarns and lighter weight fabrics has continued, while a character of understatement and restraint in terms of design, colour and texture is apparent. A strong preference for natural fibres is evident, with a focus on high quality versions of classic yarns and the use of relatively complex blends.

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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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