Issue 37 of Performance Apparel Markets

15 Aug 2011 • by Natalie Aster

Market Publishers Ltd informs that new Textiles Intelligence Ltd Issue 37 of Performance Apparel Markets has now been published and contains the following reports:

Fast Track: Should Apparel Brands be Held Responsible for Pollution Caused by Their Suppliers?

After a year-long investigation into toxic water pollution in China, Greenpeace has published its findings in a report called "Dirty Laundry". The report reveals that hazardous chemicals are being released into two major rivers in China by two textile factories which have links to several global apparel brands -- including Adidas, Nike and Puma. In this report, Robin Anson examines the arguments for and against making the brands responsible for the environment practices of their suppliers. He also discusses the responses of some of the major brands which have been targeted in the report. This edition of Fast track will be especially beneficial to those who need to be aware of the environmental issues facing a multi-faceted supply chain as well as those with a special interest in corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Performance Apparel Markets: Product Developments and Innovations, 2nd Quarter 2011.

The report provides new information on the latest developments in protective clothing, sports apparel, temperature regulating apparel and workwear. It also highlights a number of new fibres, yarns, fabrics, dyes and treatments which have been developed for performance apparel. The report includes news from the following innovative companies and organisations: Advansa, APT Fabrics, Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), Bayer MaterialScience, Bezema, Big Bill, BigSky Technologies, Cornell University, Dastex, Huntsman Textile Effects, Invista, Jockey International, Kingwhale, Kiplay, LincSpun Yarns, Luxilon Industries, Mekkey, Mico Sport, Name Droppers Manufacturing, Nano-Tex, Nilit, Outlast Technologies, Performance Sports Brands, Polartec, Protex International, RadiciSpandex, RMIT University, Schoeller Technologies, Teijin Fibers and Toray Textiles Europe.

Cosmetotextiles: Wearable Body Care.

The report analyses the growing field of cosmetotextiles, which represents a fast emerging market for both the cosmetics industry and the textile industry. The report provides a wealth of information on the development of the industry, the benefits of the products, new methods of application, the market for cosmetotextile products, consumer scepticism and the future opportunities which are presented by this market. Currently, cosmetotextiles represent a small niche market, but the development of new applications will provide new market opportunities for textile and apparel firms. This report is vital for those who want to add value to their products by providing additional functions and benefits -- and for those who want to stay informed on growth sectors which have the potential to change the industry.

Profile of Laboratoire Skin'Up: a Pioneer in Cosmetotextiles.

Following up on the feature about cosmetotextiles, this company profile highlights the French brand Skin'Up which is known for its ground-breaking and innovative role in the field of cosmetotextiles. The report highlights the products and technologies offered by the company, with specific details about its best selling slimming garments, supported by consumer feedback from trials designed to test the effectiveness of the garments. Also featured is a look at Skin'Up's approach to sales and marketing in order to widen the market for its products.

Performance Apparel Markets: Business Update, 2nd Quarter 2011.

The report provides information, analysis and insight on: acquisitions, divestments and mergers; corporate social responsibility; events; financial results; international trade policy; joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution; legal issues; manufacturing facilities; markets; online retailing; recycling; regional operations; regulations for protective apparel; and trade disputes. Companies, organisations and brands analysed in this report include 3i, Adidas, Advansa, Aero Sekur, Berghaus, Canadian Tire Corporation, Columbia Sportswear, Difco Performance Fabrics, Dobotex, DSM Dyneema, Estudio 2000, The Forzani Group Ltd (FGL), GO Outdoors, Gruschwitz GmbH Tech-Twists, Hanesbrands, LVB, Mammut, Nike, Perry Ellis International, Polymer Group Inc (PGI), Puma, Quiksilver, REI, Sabanci Holding, Skins, TenCate Protective Fabrics Americas, TenCate Protective Fabrics EMEA, Timberland, TNF Group, Under Armour, Unifi, VF Corporation and W L Gore & Associates.

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