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Global Apparel Markets: Product Developments and Innovations, 4th quarter 2014

Global Apparel Markets: Product Developments and Innovations, 4th quarter 2014

This report analyses some of the latest developments and innovations in the global apparel industry, including: colour trends; finishes for denim fabric; new collections; new dyes; sports apparel; thermoregulating apparel; three-dimensional (3D) printed apparel; and wearable technology. The report includes news from the following innovative companies and brands: Adidas, Archroma, BeBop Sensors, Fittersift, Jeanologia, Nervous System, Nike, Novozymes, Pantone, Pedro Lourenço, Stella McCartney, Tommy Hilfiger and Uniqlo.


  • SUMMARY
  • COLOUR TRENDS
    • Pantone: Colour of the Year for 2015
  • FINISHES FOR DENIM FABRIC
    • Jeanologia: new optical technology called Light Scraper for use in its laser process for finishing denim fabrics
    • Novozymes: DeniLite Cold enzyme solution which bleaches indigo denim fabrics at cold temperatures
  • NEW COLLECTIONS
    • Adidas and Stella McCartney: Adidas StellaSport girls' sportswear collection
    • Uniqlo: outerwear collection incorporating Ultra Light Down
  • NEW DYES
    • Archroma: Earthcolors dyes derived from agricultural crop waste materials
  • SPORTS APPAREL
    • Nike: women's sportswear collection in collaboration with Pedro Lourenço
  • THERMOREGULATING APPAREL
    • Fittersift has designed a men's dress shirt with thermoregulation properties
  • THREE-DIMENSIONAL (3D) PRINTED APPAREL
    • Nervous System: three-dimensional (3D) printed dress using novel design software
  • WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY
    • BeBop Sensors: sensors made from fabric
    • Tommy Hilfiger and Pvilion: collection of coats which incorporate solar powered chargers for mobile devices

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