Issue 14 of Global Apparel Markets07 Sep 2011 • by Natalie Aster
Market Publishers Ltd informs that new Textiles Intelligence Ltd Issue 14 of Global Apparel Markets has now been published and contains the following reports:
A wide spectrum of innovative and high-tech equipment and software packages for the apparel and textile processing industries was on show at Texprocess -- a new trade fair launched by Messe Frankfurt and held during May 24-26, 2011, in Frankfurt, Germany. The report focuses on the latest developments in computer-aided design (CAD), cutting, sewing threads, sewing machinery, embroidery, laser engraving, ultrasonic welding, pressing and finishing, and smart textiles. It provides insight into the latest developments in the industry from a wide range of companies, including Amann, A&E (American & Efird), AMF Reece, Barudan, Centi, Coats, Diffus, Dürkopp Adler, Epilog, Expert Systemtechnik, Fabric King, Fast React Systems, Gerber, GF Garmenttec, GSD, Gütermann, Human Solutions, Jam International, Juki, Kansai Sewing Machinery, Kinoshita, Lectra, Mauser Spezial, Pfaff, Queen Light, Sensing Tex, SunStar, Tajima, Teseo, TopCut-Bullmer, Tukatech, Xi'an Typical Industries and ZSK.
The report provides vital data and analysis of the important role played by the world's key export sources. Globally, clothing exports are worth around US$350 bn according to the latest data. Of this total, the world's top ten exporters account for no less than 85%. China is the largest exporter with 37% of the global total. The EU is the second largest exporter, followed by Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Turkey, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, the USA and Mexico.
As recently as 2000 Mexico was the USA's largest clothing supplier. But since then it has fallen down the ranks as the phase-out and eventual elimination of quotas at the end of 2004 has enabled US buyers to source unlimited amounts from Asia at cheaper prices. To combat the declining competitiveness of the Mexican clothing industry, the Mexican government has set up a number of initiatives and is investing in state-of-the-art technology in order to encourage value added production in the sector. In the report, Alejandro Faes, a prominent figure in the Mexican clothing industry, discusses these initiatives and offers insight into the potential of alternative markets to the USA. He also discusses the major threats to the industry, including counterfeit trade, the phasing out of special tariffs against imports from China and the rise of Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) countries as alternative sourcing locations for US buyers.
The report analyses the latest developments in design software, dyeing, ethical apparel, fabrics for apparel, inkjet printing, product life cycle management (PLM), radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and three-dimensional (3D) body scanners. Also, the report provides insight on new developments by the following companies: Becatron, Benetton Group, Dassault Systèmes, Durst, DyStar, Gerber Technology, Huntsman Textile Effects, Lilienweiss, Marks & Spencer (M&S), Tagsys, Teijin Fibers, Telmat and Tukatech.
The report provides an update of business news -- and markets -- in the following categories: acquisitions, divestments and mergers; company restructuring and organisation; corporate social responsibility (CSR); financial results; international trade policy; investments; joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution; labelling; market forecasts; markets; new stores; and online retailing. Companies, organisations and brands analysed in the report include Abercrombie & Fitch, Al Tayer Insignia, American Apparel, Aksal Group, Apranga Group, Asos, Benetton Group, Bloomingdale's, Bonnie Togs, Carter's, Cecil Gee, Delta Sport, Diane von Furstenberg, Fast Retailing, Fiba Holding, Fourlis Holdings, Gap, Gildan Activewear, GrupoM, Hampshire Designers, H&M, Inditex, JD Sports Fashion (JD), JC Penney, Kurt Geiger, Levi Strauss & Co, Li & Fung, Loyaltex Apparel, Macy's, Marimekko, Marinopoulos Group, Marks & Spencer (M&S), Mitsubishi Corporation, Moss Bros Group, New Look, Perry Ellis International, PPR, Prada, PVH Corp, Ram Pacific, Sprinter, The Bay, Fawaz Alhokair Group, International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers' Federation (ITGLWF), The Jones Group, TJX Companies, Tommy Hilfiger, Tukatech, TVMania, UNICEF, Uniqlo, Volcom, Weihai Dishang Fashion Brands and Zara.
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