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Global Apparel Markets: Product Developments and Innovations, February 2016

Global Apparel Markets: Product Developments and Innovations, February 2016

This report analyses some of the latest developments and innovations in the global apparel industry, including: chemical screening processes; clothing technology; colour trends; denim fabric; digital printing inks; dyes; fabric technologies; fibres and yarns for apparel; finishes for denim; new collections; odour resistant and stain resistant jeans; outdoor apparel; pilling resistant fabrics; radio frequency identification (RFID); sports apparel; and textile recycling. The report also includes news from the following innovative companies, other organisations, brands and individuals: Banana Republic, Coats Group, Cone Denim, Disney Consumer Products, DyStar, ED, Gap, Huntsman Textile Effects, Hyosung, Inditex, Intertek, Invista, Jeanologia, Lenzing, Levi Strauss & Co, Liberty, Michelle Rose, Novozymes, Nylstar, ODO, Pantone, Pertex, Pyrates, Tonello, Tory Burch, Uniqlo, Van Heusen, and VTT Technical Research Centre.


  • SUMMARY
  • CHEMICAL SCREENING PROCESSES
    • Intertek: chemical screening process for use by apparel, footwear and textile manufacturers
  • CLOTHING TECHNOLOGY
    • Van Heusen: men's dress shirt which incorporates a stretchable collar
  • COLOUR TRENDS
    • Pantone: Color of the year for 2016
  • DENIM FABRIC
    • Cone Denim: Natural Indigo Collection of Denim fabrics
  • DIGITAL PRINTING INKS
    • DyStar: new ranges of Jettex inks for digital printers
  • DYES
    • Huntsman Textile Effects and Pantone: new range of Pantone colour shades and corresponding dye formulations
  • FABRIC TECHNOLOGIES
    • Hyosung: creora Fit2 stretch fabric technology
    • Invista: Lycra Beauty Cooling and Lycra Hybrid fabric technologies
    • Lycra Beauty Cooling
    • Lycra Hybrid
    • Pertex: CS10 technology for use in the manufacture of abrasion resistant fabrics
  • FIBRES AND YARNS FOR APPAREL
    • Nylstar: Meryl XtremDye fibre and new Meryl yarns for apparel
  • FINISHES FOR DENIM
    • Jeanologia: Light PP Spray laser finishing process
    • Tonello and Levi Strauss & Co: NoStone denim finishing technique
  • NEW COLLECTIONS
    • Banana Republic and Timo Weiland: new women's wear collection
    • Gap and ED: GapKids X ED children's wear collection
    • Inditex: men's wear collection for the Stradivarius brand
    • Uniqlo: new collections in collaboration with Liberty and Disney Consumer Products
    • Liberty London for Uniqlo
    • Magic For All
  • ODOUR RESISTANT AND STAIN RESISTANT JEANS
    • ODO: jeans which are resistant to odours and staining
  • OUTDOOR APPAREL
    • Invista's Cordura brand and Michelle Rose: women's outdoor apparel capsule collection
  • PILLING RESISTANT FABRICS
    • Novozymes and Lenzing: cotton and Tencel blend knitted fabrics which are resistant to pilling
  • RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION (RFID)
    • Coats Group: conductive thread for use in radio frequency identification (RFID) tags
  • SPORTS APPAREL
    • Pyrates: luxury jogging apparel collection
    • Tory Burch: Tory Sport women's sports apparel collection
  • TEXTILE RECYCLING
    • VTT Technical Research Centre: production of fibres using cellulose solution derived from recycled cotton

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