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Global apparel markets: product developments and innovations, March 2018

Global apparel markets: product developments and innovations, March 2018

This report analyses some of the latest developments and innovations in the global apparel industry, including: dyeing processes for denim; environmentally sustainable apparel; environmentally sustainable denim fabrics and denim jeans; environmentally sustainable fabrics; environmentally sustainable yarns; fabrics for formal apparel; new fabrics; new fibres; and new materials. The report includes news from the following innovative companies, other organisations, brands and individuals: Cone Denim, G-Star Raw, Indigo Mill Designs (IMD), Lenzing, Marimekko, Marks & Spencer (M&S), Modern Meadow, Spinnova, Stella McCartney, Teijin Frontier, The Woolmark Company, Unifi and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT).


SUMMARY
DYEING PROCESSES FOR DENIM
Indigo Mill Designs has developed a new process for indigo dyeing cotton yarns
ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE APPAREL
Marks & Spencer (M&S) has developed a suit which incorporates recycled wool
ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE DENIM FABRICS AND DENIM JEANS
Cone Denim and Unifi have collaborated in the development of an environmentally sustainable stretch denim fabric
Cone Denim, Lenzing and Unifi have collaborated in the development of an environmentally sustainable black denim fabric called Future BLACK+
G-Star Raw and Archroma have collaborated in the development of a capsule collection of jeans which are dyed using natural colorants
ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE FABRICS
Marimekko and Spinnova are collaborating in the development of new wood-based textiles
ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE YARNS
Lenzing has developed a new filament yarn called Tencel Luxe
Stella McCartney has developed the first wool yarn to meet the Cradle to Cradle Certified
Gold Standard
FABRICS FOR FORMAL APPAREL
Teijin Frontier has developed a new lightweight fabric for use in the manufacture of formal apparel
NEW FABRICS
The Woolmark Company has developed a new fabric called Neulana Double
NEW FIBRES
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a new fibre made from recycled cotton
NEW MATERIALS
Modern Meadow has developed a new synthetic leather material which will be sold under the brand name Zoa
List of figures
Figure 1: Wool Blend Suit with Italian Fabric
Figure 2: Jeans made from SGene with Repreve
Figure 3: Future BLACK+ denim
Figure 4: 5620 G-Star Elwood 3D Super Slim Color Jeans and 5620 G-Star Elwood Staq 3D Mid Waist Skinny Color Jeans in Dark Plum
Figure 5: Fabrics made from Tencel Luxe
Figure 6: Surface of new black fabric for formal apparel
Figure 7: Neulana Double fabric
Figure 8: VTT recycled cotton fibre
Figure 9: Modern Meadow T-shirt

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