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Global apparel markets: product developments and innovations, September 2018

Global apparel markets: product developments and innovations, September 2018

This report analyses some of the latest developments and innovations in the global apparel industry, including: coloration technologies; environmentally sustainable apparel; environmentally sustainable denim; environmentally sustainable dyeing processes; environmentally sustainable dyes; environmentally sustainable footwear; finishes for denim; innovative fabrics; new denim collections; and synthetic leather. The report includes news from the following innovative companies, other organisations and brands: Archroma, Artistic Milliners, Bolt Threads, Colorifix, Cone Denim, CREOL (The College of Optics & Photonics at The University of Central Florida), Delta Galil, Filippa K, Gaston Systems, Hugo Boss, Indigo Mill Designs (IMD), Jack & Jones, Tejidos Royo and Tonello.


SUMMARY
COLORATION TECHNOLOGIES
Delta Galil is trialling a new thread coloration system
ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE APPAREL
Filippa K will develop apparel made from fabrics dyed using Colorifix’s environmentally sustainable dyeing process
ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE DENIM
Cone Denim will develop denim fabrics which incorporate Refibra fibre
Jack & Jones has developed a 2018 version of its Low Impact Denim (LID) collection of environmentally sustainable jeans
ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE DYEING PROCESSES
Gaston Systems, Indigo Mill Designs (IMD) and Tejidos Royo have collaborated in the development of a new indigo yarn dyeing technology
ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE DYES
Archroma has developed an environmentally sustainable indigo dye which is free from aniline
ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE FOOTWEAR
Hugo Boss has developed an environmentally sustainable shoe which incorporates Piñatex nonwoven fabric
FINISHES FOR DENIM
Tonello has developed an “all in one” machine for use in the finishing of denim garments
INNOVATIVE FABRICS
Researchers at CREOL have developed a fabric which can change colour on demand
NEW DENIM COLLECTIONS
Artistic Milliners has developed a new denim collection called SuperCharged Noir
SYNTHETIC LEATHER
Bolt Threads has developed a synthetic leather material called Mylo
List of figures
Figure 1: BOSS shoes incorporating Piñatex
Figure 2: Scarves made from ChroMorphous fabric
Figure 3: Garment made from SuperCharged Noir fabric
Figure 4: Mylo

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