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Global apparel markets: product developments and innovations, June 2018

Global apparel markets: product developments and innovations, June 2018

This report analyses some of the latest developments and innovations in the global apparel industry, including: anti-counterfeit sewing threads; apparel collections; colour trends; denim; environmentally sustainable apparel collections; environmentally sustainable denim; environmentally sustainable dyeing processes; environmentally sustainable fibres; environmentally sustainable sewing thread; pre-treatments for textile dyeing and finishing; and recycling processes. The report includes news from the following innovative companies, other organisations and brands: abercrombie kids, American & Efird (A&E), Applied DNA Sciences (Applied DNA), Carbios, Cushnie et Ochs, DL1961, the Dow Chemical Company (Dow), DyStar, Fiberactive Organics, H&M, Invista, Jeanologia, Lee Jeans, Lenzing, Macy's, Marimekko, Nanollose, Pantone, RotaSpray, tomas maier and Uniqlo.


SUMMARY
ANTI-COUNTERFEIT TEXTILES AND APPAREL
American & Efird (A&E) and Applied DNA Sciences (Applied DNA) are collaborating in the development of anti-counterfeit sewing threads
APPAREL COLLECTIONS
abercrombie kids has launched a gender-neutral apparel collection
Macy’s has launched a modest clothing brand called Verona Collection
Uniqlo has collaborated with Marimekko and tomas maier in the development of two new apparel collections
Collaboration with Marimekko
Collaboration with tomas maier
COLOUR TRENDS
Pantone has selected Ultra Violet as its Color of the Year for 2018
DENIM
Lee Jeans and Cushnie et Ochs have collaborated in the development of a women’s jeans collection
ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE APPAREL COLLECTIONS
H&M has developed its 2018 H&M Conscious Exclusive collection
ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE DENIM
Lenzing and DL1961 will collaborate in the development of denim fabrics incorporating
Refibra fibre
Lenzing and Jeanologia have collaborated in the development of a capsule collection of environmentally sustainable denim garments
ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE DYEING PROCESSES
DyStar and RotaSpray have successfully scaled up an environmentally sustainable spray dyeing procedure for the application of indigo dye to yarns
ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE FIBRES
Invista has developed an environmentally sustainable version of its Lycra T400 fibre
Nanollose has developed a plant-free viscose fibre
ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE SEWING THREAD
Fiberactive Organics has developed an organic cotton sewing thread
PRE-TREATMENTS FOR TEXTILE DYEING AND FINISHING
The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) has developed a new pre-treatment called Ecofast Pure for use in textile dyeing processes
RECYCLING PROCESSES
Carbios has developed a new process for recycling polyester fibres
List of figures
Figure 1: Items from the Everybody Collection
Figure 2: Valeria sleeveless cardigan by Verona Collection
Figure 3: Items from the Uniqlo and Marimekko limited edition collection
Figure 4: Colour swatch of Ultra Violet (Pantone 18-3838)
Figure 5: Lee Body Optix jeans
Figure 6: Dress incorporating Econyl from the 2018 H&M Conscious Exclusive collection
Figure 7: Garments from the Blues and Hues capsule collection
Figure 8: Jeans made with Lycra T400 fiber with EcoMade technology

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