Global apparel markets: business update, June 2019

This report provides information, analysis and valuable insight into developments relating to the global apparel industry in the following categories: corporate social responsibility (CSR); corporate strategy; environmental sustainability; events; joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution; luxury fashion store openings; market forecasts; markets; and new facilities. Companies, other organisations, brands and events featured in this report include: Archroma, Asos, the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), Elevate Textiles, Gap, H&M, Harrods, Jabong, JD.com, Lenzing, Lululemon Athletica, Mr Porter, Myntra, Net-a-Porter, Prym Fashion, PVH, Selfridges, SMCP, Texprocess, Textile and Fashion Federation (Taff), Singapore, The H&M group, TOMS Shoes, Uniqlo and Wolford.

This report provides information, analysis and valuable insight into developments relating to the global apparel industry in the following categories: corporate social responsibility (CSR); corporate strategy; environmental sustainability; events; joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution; luxury fashion store openings; market forecasts; markets; and new facilities. Companies, other organisations, brands and events featured in this report include: Archroma, Asos, the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), Elevate Textiles, Gap, H&M, Harrods, Jabong, JD.com, Lenzing, Lululemon Athletica, Mr Porter, Myntra, Net-a-Porter, Prym Fashion, PVH, Selfridges, SMCP, Texprocess, Textile and Fashion Federation (Taff), Singapore, The H&M group, TOMS Shoes, Uniqlo and Wolford.


  • SUMMARY
  • CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)
    • ASOS HAS PLEDGED TO ADDRESS MODERN SLAVERY IN THE APPAREL SUPPLY CHAIN
    • SELFRIDGES WILL NO LONGER SELL PRODUCTS MADE USING EXOTIC ANIMAL SKINS
    • THE H&M GROUP HAS PUBLISHED ITS SUSTAINABILITY REPORT FOR 2018
    • TOMS SHOES HAS EXPANDED ITS PHILANTHROPIC ONE FOR ONE BUSINESS MODEL
  • CORPORATE STRATEGY
    • ARCHROMA HAS SCALED UP THE PRODUCTION OF ITS DENISOL INDIGO 30 DYE IN ORDER TO MEET HIGH DEMAND
    • ASOS AND PVH HAVE BECOME STRATEGIC PARTNERS OF THE GLOBAL FASHION AGENDA
    • GAP PLANS TO SEPARATE INTO TWO INDEPENDENT PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANIES
    • H&M HAS ENTERED INTO AN AGREEMENT TO SELL ITS PRODUCTS ON THE INDIA-BASED E-COMMERCE PLATFORMS MYNTRA AND JABONG
    • INTERNATIONAL TEXTILE GROUP (ITG) HAS BEEN RENAMED ELEVATE TEXTILES AND HAS ADOPTED A NEW CORPORATE IDENTITY
    • LULULEMON ATHLETICA HAS ANNOUNCED A NEW STRATEGY FOR GROWTH WHICH WILL FOCUS ON PRODUCT INNOVATION, OMNI GUEST EXPERIENCES AND MARKET EXPANSION
  • MR PORTER AND NET-A-PORTER HAVE LAUNCHED AN EXCLUSIVE PERSONALISED SHOPPING SERVICE
  • ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
    • THE BETTER COTTON INITIATIVE (BCI) HAS REPORTED THAT THE SOURCING OF BETTER COTTON INCREASED BY 45% IN 2018
  • EVENTS
    • THE 2019 EDITION OF TEXPROCESS WAS HELD IN FRANKFURT, GERMANY, DURING MAY 14-17, 2019
      • New technology
      • New process
  • JOINT VENTURES, COOPERATION, LICENSING AND DISTRIBUTION
    • HARRODS HAS ENTERED INTO A STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ONLINE RETAILER FARFETCH
    • LENZING HAS ENTERED INTO A STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH THE TEXTILE AND FASHION FEDERATION (TAFF), SINGAPORE
    • THE LUXURY FASHION GROUP SMCP HAS ENTERED INTO A STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ONLINE RETAILER JD.COM
    • UNIQLO HAS ENTERED INTO AN APPAREL SUPPLY PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SWEDISH OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC TEAMS
    • WOLFORD HAS ENTERED INTO A PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH FOSUN FASHION BRAND MANAGEMENT COMPANY (FFBM) TO DEVELOP ITS BUSINESS IN CHINA
  • LUXURY FASHION STORE OPENINGS
    • MORE LUXURY FASHION STORES WERE OPENED IN LONDON, UK, THAN IN ANY OTHER CITY IN 2018
  • MARKET FORECASTS
    • CONSUMER EXPENDITURE ON CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR IN ASIA AND OCEANIA IS FORECAST TO GROW BY 6.5% PER ANNUM BETWEEN 2018 AND 2023
      • Table Asia and Oceania: consumer expenditure on clothing and footwear, selected markets, 2015-23
    • CONSUMER EXPENDITURE ON CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR IN AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST IS FORECAST TO GROW BY 6.7% PER ANNUM BETWEEN 2018 AND 2023
      • Table Africa and the Middle East: consumer expenditure on clothing and footwear, selected markets, 2015-23
  • MARKETS
    • EU CLOTHING IMPORTS WERE UP IN VALUE AND VOLUME IN 2018
    • US CLOTHING IMPORTS WERE UP IN VALUE AND VOLUME IN 2018
  • NEW FACILITIES
    • THE FASTENINGS MANUFACTURER PRYM FASHION HAS OPENED A NEW FACILITY IN THE CHENNAI FREE TRADE ZONE (FTZ), IN TAMIL NADU, INDIA

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