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Global Apparel Update
Issue 167: January 2023

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Product Overview   

Global Apparel Update is an executive briefing, supplied in digital format. Each month, we report on the latest news from the international apparel market.
What's in it?

Global Apparel Update contains independent research, insight and analysis on product innovations and business developments from the international apparel market. Topics regularly featured include:

  • acquisitions, divestments and mergers
  • additives
  • artificial leather materials
  • chemical recycling
  • circularity
  • colour trends
  • corporate social responsibility (CSR)
  • cotton
  • denim
  • dyes
  • environmental sustainability
  • fibres
  • financial results
  • footwear
  • investments
  • joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution
  • market forecasts
  • new facilities
  • trace technology
  • treatments and finishes
  • wearable technology

It also contains news from brands, companies, and other organisations, such as: Alchemie Technology, Archroma, Asos, Avery Dennison, bluesign technologies, CleanKore, Cone Denim, Eastman, Euratex (the European Apparel and Textile Confederation), Fashion for Good, Fast Retailing, Gap, Gildan Activewear, H&M Group, Haelixa, HeiQ, Higg, Huntsman Textile Effects, Hyosung, Inditex, Indorama Ventures (IVL), Infinited Fiber Company, Invista, Lenzing, Nilit, Noble Biomaterials, Oeko-Tex, Pantone, Polybion, Recover, Shein, Stony Creek Colors, Teijin Frontier, The TJX Companies, Thai Acrylic Fibre, VF Corporation, Zalando, and ZDHC Foundation.

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

  • Vollebak and Living Ink have collaborated in the development of a T-shirt which is dyed using ink derived from algae
  • Xaar has developed an industrial printhead for water-based digital inkjet printing which is said to be the first of its kind
  • Valérius 360 and Trützschler Group have collaborated in the development of yarn made using recycled cotton derived from textile waste

BUSINESS UPDATE

  • Signatories of the International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile and Garment Industry (International Accord) have agreed to the establishment of a country-specific safety programme in Pakistan
  • Fast Retailing: revenues in the first quarter of 2022/23 were up by 14.2%
  • The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has called for a renewal of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)