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Global Apparel Update
Issue 153: November 2021

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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.

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  • ISKO has developed a new denim fabric called R-Two 50+
  • Pangaia has developed two unisex denim apparel collections which are made using plant-based fabric
  • Lenzing Group (Lenzing) has developed a matte version of its Tencel Lyocell fibre
  • RadiciGroup has completed a research project to produce bio-based polyamide on a semi-industrial scale
  • HeiQ has developed a high performance yarn which is made using fibres derived from carbon-neutral biopolymers


    • H&M has launched a womens clothing collection called Co-Exist Story which is approved by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
    • Renewcell and Kelheim Fibres have collaborated in the construction of a commercial-scale production line
    • Gildan Activewear: net sales in the third quarter of 2021 were up by 33.1%
    • Kontoor Brands: net sales in the third quarter of 2021 were up by 12%
    • The TJX Companies: net sales in the third quarter of 2021/22 were up by 23.9%
    • Teijin Polyester has announced plans to construct a facility to convert post-consumer waste polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles into polyester chips