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Global apparel markets: product developments and innovations, November 2017

Global apparel markets: product developments and innovations, November 2017

This report analyses some of the latest developments and innovations in the global apparel industry, including: environmentally sustainable apparel; environmentally sustainable denim fabrics; environmentally sustainable fibres; environmentally sustainable yarns; leather; new denim collections; new fabric technologies; new fibres; textile recycling; and three-dimensionally (3D) printed apparel. The report includes news from the following innovative companies, other organisations, brands and individuals: Bolt Threads, Danit Peleg, Denim North America, ECCO Leather, the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA), Invista, Lubrizol, Marks & Spencer (M&S), Nilit, Schoeller Textil, Seaqual 4U, Stella McCartney, Uniqlo and Unitin.


SUMMARY
ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE APPAREL
Bolt Threads has collaborated with Stella McCartney in the development of a dress made from synthetic spider silk
Marks & Spencer (M&S) has developed jeans which are manufactured using only small quantities of water
ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE DENIM FABRICS
Denim North America has developed a new denim fabric called EcoSure BioBlast Denim
ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE FIBRES
Seaqual 4U has developed a new fibre called Seaqual and has developed new yarns made from the fibre
Seaqual fibre
New yarns
ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE YARNS
Unitin has developed indigo yarns made from recycled waste materials
LEATHER
ECCO Leather has developed a paper-thin leather material called Dyneema Bonded Leather
NEW DENIM COLLECTIONS
Denim North America has developed a new collection of stretch denim fabrics called
FYnesse Denim
Uniqlo has launched the first jeans to be developed at Fast Retailing’s Denim Innovation
Center
NEW FABRIC TECHNOLOGIES
Invista has relaunched its Lycra 3D technology for hosiery
NEW FIBRES
Lubrizol and Schoeller Textil have collaborated in the development of warp knitted fabrics which incorporate Lubrizol’s new X4zol-J fibre
Nilit has developed a new premium brand of nylon 6.6 fibre called Sensil
TEXTILE RECYCLING
Researchers at the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) have developed a method of chemically separating the fibres in polyester and cotton blend fabrics
THREE-DIMENSIONALLY (3D) PRINTED APPAREL
Danit Peleg has developed the first three-dimensionally (3D) printed garment to be sold online
List of figures
Figure 1: Bolt Microsilk yarn
Figure 2: M&S Slim Fit Selvedge Jeans
Figure 3: EcoSure BioBlast Denim
Figure 4: Unitin indigo cotton yarn waste
Figure 5: Unitin yarns incorporating recycled materials
Figure 6: Dyneema Bonded Leather
Figure 7: FYnesse yarn
Figure 8: Fabric incorporating X4zol-J fibre
Figure 9: Imagine bomber jacket

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