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Global Apparel Markets
Issue 9:
1st Quarter 2010

Product Overview
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Talking strategy: clothing production in high cost countries -- marketing the benefits (8 pages)
Global apparel markets: profile of Tukatech: pioneering clothing design technology for developing countries, 1st quarter 2010 (19 pages)
Global apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 1st quarter 2010 (9 pages)
Trade and trade policy: the world's leading clothing exporters and key markets, 1st quarter 2010 (33 pages)
Global apparel markets: business update, 1st quarter 2010 (26 pages)

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Lectra, a specialist in computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology, has formed a partnership with X-Rite to integrate the latter's colour management tools into its software packages for the textile and apparel industry. Gerber Technology, which also supplies CAD/CAM systems, has introduced a new version of AccuMark, its apparel design software.

Invista has introduced a new range of denim fabrics under the Cordura brand name, and Toray Ultrasuede has developed a fabric which is made from recycled polyester film waste obtained from Toray Industries' polyethylene terephthalate (PET) manufacturing operations. Meanwhile, Huntsman has introduced a new stain repellent treatment for fabrics made from cotton, synthetic fibres or blends of cotton and synthetic fibres.

Uniqlo has developed a new collection of moisture wicking innerwear comprising two ranges, namely Silky Dry for men and Sarafine for women. Tesco has become the first supermarket in the UK to offer high fashion clothing, and knitwear made from Fairtrade certified cotton. Also, it is trialling a low cost embroidery service for school uniforms in the UK. Okamoto Corporation has developed a prototype of a needleless circular knitting machine, and Shima Seiki has developed a new WholeGarment knitting machine which can produce ultrafine 15 gauge knitwear.

Table of Contents
Product developments and innovations
    • Summary
    • Colour management
    • Design software
    • Ethical apparel
    • Fabrics for apparel
    • Fabric treatments
    • Functional apparel
    • Machinery
    • Retail
    • Supermarket fashion

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Four times a year, Global Apparel Markets provides essential and up-to-date analysis and insight into the global apparel industry.

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