Global apparel markets: product developments and innovations

 Published On: Mar, 2016 |    No of Pages: 22 |  Published By: Textilesintelligence | Format: PDF
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This report analyses some of the latest developments and innovations in the global apparel industry, including: chemical screening processes; clothing technology; colour trends; denim fabric; digital printing inks; dyes; fabric technologies; fibres and yarns for apparel; finishes for denim; new collections; odour resistant and stain resistant jeans; outdoor apparel; pilling resistant fabrics; radio frequency identification (RFID); sports apparel; and textile recycling.

The report also includes news from the following innovative companies, other organisations, brands and individuals: Banana Republic, Coats Group, Cone Denim, Disney Consumer Products, DyStar, ED, Gap, Huntsman Textile Effects, Hyosung, Inditex, Intertek, Invista, Jeanologia, Lenzing, Levi Strauss & Co, Liberty, Michelle Rose, Novozymes, Nylstar, ODO, Pantone, Pertex, Pyrates, Tonello, Tory Burch, Uniqlo, Van Heusen, and VTT Technical Research Centre.

SUMMARY

CHEMICAL SCREENING PROCESSES

Intertek: chemical screening process for use by apparel, footwear and textile manufacturers

CLOTHING TECHNOLOGY

Van Heusen: men's dress shirt which incorporates a stretchable collar

COLOUR TRENDS

Pantone: Color of the year for 2016

DENIM FABRIC

Cone Denim: Natural Indigo Collection of Denim fabrics

DIGITAL PRINTING INKS

DyStar: new ranges of Jettex inks for digital printers

DYES

Huntsman Textile Effects and Pantone: new range of Pantone colour shades and corresponding dye formulations

FABRIC TECHNOLOGIES

Hyosung: creora Fit2 stretch fabric technology
Invista: Lycra Beauty Cooling and Lycra Hybrid fabric technologies
Lycra Beauty Cooling
Lycra Hybrid
Pertex: CS10 technology for use in the manufacture of abrasion resistant fabrics

FIBRES AND YARNS FOR APPAREL

Nylstar: Meryl XtremDye fibre and new Meryl yarns for apparel

FINISHES FOR DENIM

Jeanologia: Light PP Spray laser finishing process
Tonello and Levi Strauss & Co: NoStone denim finishing technique

NEW COLLECTIONS

Banana Republic and Timo Weiland: new women's wear collection
Gap and ED: GapKids X ED children's wear collection
Inditex: men's wear collection for the Stradivarius brand
Uniqlo: new collections in collaboration with Liberty and Disney Consumer Products
Liberty London for Uniqlo
Magic For All

ODOUR RESISTANT AND STAIN RESISTANT JEANS

ODO: jeans which are resistant to odours and staining

OUTDOOR APPAREL

Invista's Cordura brand and Michelle Rose: women's outdoor apparel capsule collection

PILLING RESISTANT FABRICS

Novozymes and Lenzing: cotton and Tencel blend knitted fabrics which are resistant to pilling

RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION (RFID)

Coats Group: conductive thread for use in radio frequency identification (RFID) tags

SPORTS APPAREL

Pyrates: luxury jogging apparel collection
Tory Burch: Tory Sport women's sports apparel collection

TEXTILE RECYCLING

VTT Technical Research Centre: production of fibres using cellulose solution derived from recycled cotton

List of Figures
Figure 1: Colour swatches of Rose Quartz (Pantone: 13-1520) and Serenity (Pantone: 15-3919)
Figure 2: ODO Denim Jeans
Figure 3: Cordura + Struktur Studio top
Figure 4: CSL CS8200 RFID tag with metallised thread antenna
Figure 5: Pyrates women's Almaviva style jacket and men's Acis style jacket
Figure 6: Tory Sport V-Neck Tennis Dress


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