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Global Apparel Update
Issue 160: June 2022

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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

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS AND INNOVATIONS
  • Huntsman Textile Effects has launched a blue dye which, when applied to fabric, will not fade on exposure to air pollution, chlorine, light or perspiration
  • Thai Acrylic Fibre has developed an acrylic fibre which is made using recycled materials derived from acrylic textile waste
  • Alchemie Technology and HeiQ have developed a plant-based odour control treatment which is applied using an environmentally sustainable process
  • Nilit has developed an environmentally sustainable nylon 6.6 fibre called Sensil ByNature

BUSINESS UPDATE
  • Fashion for Good has launched a new pilot operation, called Sorting for Circularity Project, which relates to the recycling of textile waste
  • Gap: net sales in the first quarter of 2022/23 were down by 13%
  • Inditex: net sales in the first quarter of 2022/23 were up by 36%
  • The TJX Companies: net sales in the first quarter of 2022/23 were up by 13%
  • Infinited Fiber Company has secured over Euro100 mn worth of investment from Inditex relating to the supply of Infinna
  • Recover and Sysav have signed a partnership agreement relating to the recycling of post-consumer textile waste