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Global apparel markets: product developments and innovations, April 2017

SUMMARY
ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE APPAREL
Bolt Threads: first commercial apparel product made from synthetic spider silk
Mango: environmentally sustainable apparel collection called Mango Committed
ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE FIBRES AND YARNS
Eastman Chemical Company: new brand of cellulosic yarn called Naia
Lenzing: new fibre called Refibra which incorporates recycled materials
FABRICS FOR INTIMATE APPAREL
Tianhai Lace: collection of lace fabrics certified as being Skin Friendly
FAIR TRADE APPAREL COLLECTIONS
Athleta: first range of apparel items which are Fair Trade Certified
NEW FABRIC COLLECTIONS
Hyosung And Best Pacific: new fabric collection for activewear
Royo Textile: new fabric collection called Suave
NEW FIBRES
Teijin Frontier, Daiichi Gousen and Mitsuke Senkou: new polyester fibre called INDI5
PERFORMANCE DENIM COLLECTIONS
Hollister: collection of jeans which incorporate Coolmax All Season technology
PERFORMANCE DRESS SHIRTS
TM Lewin and Lycra: development of a stretchable dress shirt
List of figures
Figure 1: Bolt Threads necktie made from synthetic spider silk
Figure 2: Items from the Mango Committed collection
Figure 3: Garments incorporating Refibra
Figure 4: Garments made from INDI5
Figure 5: TM Lewin Super Fitted Stretch shirt

Global apparel markets: product developments and innovations, April 2017

This report analyses some of the latest developments and innovations in the global apparel industry, including: environmentally sustainable apparel; environmentally sustainable fibres and yarns; fabrics for intimate apparel; Fair Trade apparel collections; new fabric collections; new fibres; performance denim collections; and performance dress shirts. The report includes news from the following innovative companies, other organisations and brands: Athleta, Best Pacific, Bolt Threads, Daiichi Gousen, Eastman Chemical Company, Hollister, Hyosung, Lenzing, Mango, Mitsuke Senkou, Royo Textile, Teijin Frontier, Tianhai Lace and TM Lewin.


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