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Global Apparel Update
Issue 124: June 2019

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Global Apparel Update is an executive briefing, supplied in electronic format. Each month, we include details of the latest developments and business news in the international apparel sector.
What's in it?
"Global Apparel Update" includes information on developments in the international apparel sector, such as developments in:
  • apparel manufacturing techniques
  • colour trends
  • denim fabric and collections
  • environmentally sustainable dyes, fibres, yarns and garments
  • environmentally sustainable processes
  • fabric cutting machinery
  • fair trade apparel collections
  • fasteners for apparel
  • garment finishing technologies
  • new fibres, fabrics and apparel collections
  • online retailing
  • performance denim collections
  • sportswear collections
  • sustainable denim
  • wearable technology

It also contains news of such companies and brands as Abercrombie & Fitch, Amazon, Archroma, Asos, Athleta, Banana Republic, Benetton Group, Best Pacific, Cotton Incorporated, Daiyin Textile (Malaysia), Donna Karan, Eastman Chemical Company, Fast Retailing, Galeries Lafayette, Gap, Garmon Chemicals, Gerber Technology, G-III Apparel Group, Gildan Activewear, H&M, Hollister, House of Fraser, Huntsman Textile Effects, Hyosung, Inditex, Invista, JC Penney, Lectra, Lenzing, Macy's, Marks and Spencer (M&S), Pantone, Peerless Clothing, Perry Ellis International, Primark, Royo Textile, Sewbo, ShangPin.com, Tanatex Chemicals, Target, Teijin, The TJX Companies, Tommy Hilfiger, Tonello, Topshop, VF Corporation, Victoria Beckham, Viyellatex Group, Weddington Way, Yoox Net-a-Porter (YNAP), Zalando, and Zhejiang Transfar (Transfar Chemicals).

Like all Textiles Intelligence publications, "Global Apparel Update" is a reliable source of independently sourced business information, and it does not carry advertising.

Table of Contents

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS AND INNOVATIONS in:
  • Devan Chemicals has developed a new anti-odour treatment called Odour Breakdown
  • Cone Denim has developed a capsule collection of denim fabrics which are made using 100% organic cotton
  • Covestro has developed environmentally sustainable polyurethane-coated materials for footwear applications
  • Outlast Technologies has developed a new polyamide filament yarn which incorporates phase-change materials (PCMs)

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    BUSINESS UPDATE
    • Yoox Net-A-Porter Group (YNAP) has launched a new mobile shopping app for its online womens wear retail company, Net-a-Porter
    • The 2019 edition of Texprocess was held in Frankfurt, Germany, during May 14-17, 2019
    • Gap: net sales in the first quarter of 2019/20 were down by 2%
    • Gildan Activewear: net sales in the first quarter of 2019 were down by 3.6%
    • HanesBrands: net sales in the first quarter of 2019 were up by 8%
    • The TJX Companies: net sales in the first quarter of 2019/20 were up by 6%
    • Zalando: revenues in the first quarter of 2019 were up by 15.2%
    • Gemini CAD Systems has launched Software as a Service (SaaS) subscription licensing and delivery models for its entire software products portfolio
    • Marquee Brands has entered into a strategic partnership with Fosun Fashion Brand Management (FFBM) to expand its business into China
    • The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) and QSA Partners have launched a project to pilot circular economy business models in collaboration with Farfetch, FW and Ted Baker
    • The Lycra Company has opened a new research and development (R&D) facility in Nanhai, China