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Global apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 1st quarter 2015

Global apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 1st quarter 2015

This report analyses some of the latest developments and innovations in the global apparel industry, including: biodegradable textiles; dyeing technology; dyes; environmentally friendly water repellent treatments; fabrics; fibres; laser finishing processes for garments; odour resistant apparel; outdoor apparel; and sports apparel and accessories. The report includes news from the following innovative companies and brands: Artistic Fabric Mills, Filippa K, Freudenberg Interlining, Garmatex, Huntsman Textile Effects, Invista, Lenzing, Nike, Reebok, The North Face, Tonello, Umbro and YKK Fastening Products Group.


  • SUMMARY
  • BIODEGRADABLE TEXTILES
    • Freudenberg Interlining: the first polyester lining to be made from 100% biodegradable fibres
  • DYEING TECHNOLOGY
    • YKK Fastening Products Group: new dyeing technology for zips called Eco-Dye
  • DYES
    • Huntsman Textile Effects: new range of disperse dyes called Terasil TC
  • ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY WATER REPELLENT TREATMENTS
    • Filippa K: women's outerwear garments incorporating fabrics finished with OC-aquasil Tex durable water repellent (DWR) treatment
  • FABRICS
    • Artistic Fabric Mills: stretchable denim fabric collection
    • Invista: Lycra Beauty fabrics for denim jeans
  • FIBRES
    • Lenzing: microfibre version of Tencel A100 fibre
  • LASER FINISHING PROCESSES FOR GARMENTS
    • Tonello: new laser finishing process for colouring fashion garments
  • ODOUR RESISTANT APPAREL
    • Umbro: jackets incorporating DeoTags which prevent the build-up of body odour
  • OUTDOOR APPAREL
    • The North Face: fabrics containing Repreve fibres for making Denali jackets
  • SPORTS APPAREL AND ACCESSORIES
    • Garmatex: new apparel items and sports accessories
    • Nike: new polo shirt dyed using a water-free dyeing process for tennis players
    • Reebok: sportswear garments which incorporate Cordura fabric

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