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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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Global apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 4th quarter 2008

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  • 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

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

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

  • 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

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

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

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

  • 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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Global Apparel Markets provides intelligence, analysis and insight on the global apparel and fashion industries.
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Each issue contains data and expert analysis on key industry topics, including: artificial intelligence (AI); augmented reality (AR); consumer expenditure; corporate social responsibility (CSR); cotton; denim; environmental sustainability; fibres; imports and exports; key geographical markets; labour law; product innovations; regulation; retail; sourcing; strategy; supply chains; and trade and trade policy.

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