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Global Apparel Update
Issue 178: December 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


  • Pantone has selected Viva Magenta as its Color of the Year for 2023
  • HeiQ and The Lycra Company have collaborated in the development of a treatment called Lycra naturalFX which is suitable for use in the manufacture of knitted cotton garments
  • Renewcell and Eastman have collaborated in the development of Naia Renew ES yarns made using Circulose


  • Inditex: net sales in the first nine months of 2022/23 were up by 19%
  • Worn Again Technologies has secured 27.6 mn worth of investment to construct a textile recycling facility in Winterthur, Switzerland
  • BlockTexx has opened a recycling facility in Queensland, Australia, which is capable of recycling fabrics comprising blends of cotton and polyester