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Global apparel markets: business update, January 2019

Global apparel markets: business update, January 2019

This report provides information, analysis and valuable insight into developments relating to the global apparel industry in the following categories: acquisitions, divestments and mergers; corporate social responsibility (CSR); corporate strategy; investments; joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution; market forecasts; new facilities; and new stores. Companies, other organisations and brands featured in this report include: Capri Holdings Limited, Coach, Delta Galil Industries, Everlane, Fast Retailing, H&M Co:Lab, H&M Foundation, the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA), Klarna, Lemaire, Panorama Berlin, PVH, Selvedge Run, Shima Seiki, Spinnova, Ted Baker, Uniqlo, VF Corporation, Whistles and Worn Again Technologies.


SUMMARY
ACQUISITIONS, DIVESTMENTS AND MERGERS
Fast Retailing has acquired a minority stake in Lemaire
Michael Kors Holdings Limited has acquired the Italian luxury fashion house Versace and changed its name to Capri Holdings Limited
Panorama Berlin has acquired the denim trade fair Selvedge Run
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)
Coach has joined other luxury fashion brands in discontinuing the use of real animal fur in its products
Everlane will eliminate the use of all virgin plastics from its supply chain by 2021
CORPORATE STRATEGY
PVH will sell IZOD branded products in selected European countries
VF Corporation has announced its intention to separate into two independent companies
INVESTMENTS
H&M Co:Lab has invested in payments provider Klarna in order to provide consumers with access to digital payment services which provide improved convenience
Spinnova has received Euro7.5 mn in financing from new investors
Worn Again Technologies has secured a £5.0 mn investment to commercialise its textile recycling process
JOINT VENTURES, COOPERATION, LICENSING AND DISTRIBUTION
Fast Retailing and Shima Seiki have agreed to expand their product development and manufacturing initiatives
Ted Baker has entered into a licensing agreement with Delta Galil Industries
MARKET FORECASTS
Consumer expenditure on clothing and footwear in the Americas is forecast to grow by 2.7% per annum between 2018 and 2022
Consumer expenditure on clothing and footwear in Europe is forecast to grow by 4.6% per annum between 2017 and 2022
NEW FACILITIES
H&M Foundation and The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) have opened two new facilities in Hong Kong
NEW STORES
Uniqlo will open its first store in Vietnam
Whistles, a premium fashion brand based in the UK, has opened its first store in the USA
List of tables
Table 1: Americas: consumer expenditure on clothing and footwear, selected markets, 2013-22
Table 2: Europe: consumer expenditure on clothing and footwear, selected markets, 2013-22

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