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Global apparel markets: business update, August 2017

Global apparel markets: business update, August 2017

This report provides information, analysis and valuable insight into developments relating to the global apparel industry in the following categories: acquisitions, divestments and mergers; business development; corporate social responsibility (CSR); events; investments; joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution; market forecasts; and new facilities. Companies, other organisations, brands and events featured in this report include: Abercrombie & Fitch, Calvin Klein, Cone Denim, Delta Galil USA, G-III Apparel Group, H&M (Hennes & Mauritz), H&M Foundation, Invista, the Oeko-Tex Association, PVH, Sports Products of America, Texprocess, Yoox Net-A-Porter (YNAP), Zalando and Zalora.


SUMMARY
ACQUISITIONS, DIVESTMENTS AND MERGERS
Invista has acquired Cone Denim’s dual core patent portfolio
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
H&M will launch a new brand called Arket
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)
The Oeko-Tex Association has awarded its first certificates for compliance with the Leather Standard by Oeko-Tex
EVENTS
The 2017 edition of Texprocess was held in Frankfurt, Germany, during May 9-12, 2017
INVESTMENTS
H&M Foundation has awarded Euro1 mn worth of grants through the Global Change Award
JOINT VENTURES, COOPERATION, LICENSING AND DISTRIBUTION
Abercrombie & Fitch has entered into a wholesale agreement with Zalora
Delta Galil USA has entered into a licensing agreement with Calvin Klein
G-III Apparel Group has entered into a licensing agreement with PVH relating to DKNY branded men’s wear
PVH has entered into a licensing agreement with Sports Products of America relating to Izod branded apparel
Yoox Net-A-Porter (YNAP) and Valentino have entered into a partnership agreement to develop a new omni-channel business model called Next Era
MARKET FORECASTS
Consumer expenditure on clothing and footwear in Asia and Oceania is forecast to grow by 6.5% per annum between 2016 and 2021
NEW FACILITIES
Zalando will open a new fulfilment centre in Brunna, Sweden
List of tables
Table 1: Asia and Oceania: consumer expenditure on clothing and footwear, selected markets, 2012-21

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