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Global Apparel Update
Issue 129: November 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

  • Cone Denim has collaborated with Intrinsic Advanced Materials in the development of a biodegradable denim fabric collection
  • DuPont Biomaterials and Ecopel have collaborated in the development of a luxury faux fur fabric which will be used by Stella McCartney
  • DuPont Biomaterials and Lenzing Group (Lenzing) have collaborated in the development of an environmentally sustainable fabric collection


    • Authentic Brands Group (ABG) has acquired the intellectual property of luxury department store Barneys New York
    • Nike has partnered with Ocean Conservancy to launch the Arctic Shipping Corporate Pledge
    • Asos: group revenues in 2018/19 were up by 13%
    • Fast Retailing: revenues in 2018/19 were up by 7.5%
    • Gildan Activewear: net sales in the third quarter of 2019 were down by 1.9%
    • HanesBrands: net sales in the third quarter of 2019 were up by 1.0%
    • Zalando: revenues in the third quarter of 2019 were up by 26.7%
    • H&M Group has invested Skr132 mn in the online clothing resale platform Sellpy through its investment arm CO:LAB
    • Textile recycling specialist Evrnu has secured Series A funding worth US$9.1 mn
    • JCPenney has opened a large experiential store in Hurst, Texas, USA
    • H&M Group and IKEA Range & Supply have collaborated in conducting a study to investigate the chemical content of recyclable textiles