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Global Apparel Update
Issue 145: March 2021

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Product Overview   

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:

  • Cifra has developed a collection of seamless garments with antiviral properties
  • Lenzing has developed an indigo version of its Tencel Modal fibre for use in the manufacture of denim
  • Garmon Chemicals has developed enzymes for use in denim garment washing processes

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    BUSINESS UPDATE

    • Gap: net sales in 2020/21 were down by 16%
    • Gildan Activewear: net sales in 2020 were down by 29.8%
    • Inditex: net sales in 2020/21 were down by 28%
    • Kontoor Brands: net sales in 2020 were down by 18%
    • The TJX Companies: net sales in 2020/21 were down by 23%
    • Alchemie Technology has received investment from At One Ventures and H&M CO:LAB for the commercialisation of its environmentally sustainable manufacturing technologies
    • TreeToTextile will invest Euro35 mn in the construction of a facility in Sweden which will manufacture a new, affordable and environmentally sustainable cellulosic fibre