Issue 15 of Global Apparel Markets by Textiles Intelligence23 Nov 2011 • by Natalie Aster
Market Publishers Ltd informs that Issue 15 of Global Apparel Markets by Textiles Intelligence has now been published and contains the following reports:
In recent years, the textile and apparel industry has come under scrutiny for the negative impact it has on the global environment, and this has pushed sustainability to the forefront of the business agenda in many companies. To this end, several major brands have responded by setting out sustainability plans and a number of organisations have developed standards relating to sustainable production. However, there is still a long way to go before the industry becomes carbon neutral. In the report, Esther Verburg, the general manager of MADE-BY Benelux -- a European not-for-profit organisation which aims to improve environmental and social conditions in the fashion industry -- provides insight into what makes a good sustainability strategy and the importance of implementing this within a company's business plan. She discusses the key environmental and social issues and also offers her opinion on likely trends in the industry over the coming years in the light of these issues.
The Russian clothing retail market has become one of the six largest in Europe following significant annual growth during 2000-08. Although it was affected by the global economic crisis, the market is expected to make a steady recovery in 2011 and beyond. Women's clothing has the largest share of the market, but men's clothing and children's clothing are the most promising in terms of growth prospects. The market also has a low concentration of domestic and international clothing brands, making it a very attractive investment opportunity for foreign investors. The report offers vital insight and analysis on the Russian clothing market, providing essential information on its development and structure, the key domestic and international brands, the competitiveness of domestic producers, import and export markets, and the preferences of Russian consumers. It also covers the potential problems facing clothing brands which wish to enter and expand into the market, and provides an outlook for the future.
The report analyses the latest developments in denim apparel, dyeing, e-commerce software, fabric treatments and printing, and highlights a number of new fibres, yarns and fabrics for performance apparel. The report includes news from the following innovative companies and organisations: 3M, Banana Flame, Clariant International, Cotton Incorporated, Fujifilm Sericol, Gaston Systems, HeiQ Materials, Invista, Karl Mayer, Lenzing, Levi Strauss & Co, Lipotec, Quiksilver, Sanitized, Schoeller Technologies, Soil Association, and Zugara.
The report provides vital analysis of the EU clothing import market including data relating to around 50 categories of apparel imports from the leading ten suppliers. In the year ending June 30, 2011, EU clothing imports soared in value to a new high, after falling in the previous year to their lowest level since 2006. In volume terms, however, growth was much slower and remained below the levels seen in 2008 reflecting continued uncertainties in demand. At the same time, the average import price rose to its highest level since 2002, due to a hike in the cost of raw materials. Imports were up in value from each of the top ten supplying countries, namely China, Turkey, Bangladesh, India, Tunisia, Morocco, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Pakistan. China continues to be the EU's largest clothing supplier.
The report provides an update of business news in the following categories: acquisitions, divestments and mergers; anti-counterfeiting; corporate social responsibility (CSR); events; financial results; international trade policy; joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution; manufacturing facilities; market forecasts; markets; new stores; online retailing; and sourcing. Companies, organisations and brands analysed in the reports include Abercrombie & Fitch, Arcadia Group, Arvind Limited, Arvind Murjani Brands (AMB), Asos, Athleta, Banana Republic, Benetton Group, Bershka, Brand Marketing India, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Clean Clothes Campaign, Cruise Clothing, David Beckham, Fair Wage Network, Fawaz Alhokair, Forever 21, Fourlis Holdings, Gap, Gildan Activewear, Giorgio Armani, Greenpeace, H&M, Historic Futures, Inditex, Itochu, Levi Strauss & Co, Louis Vuitton, Marks & Spencer (M&S), Massimo Dutti, Murjani Group, New Look, Next Athleisure, Nina Ricci, Perry Ellis International, Puig, PVH Corp, Quiksilver, Rigby & Peller, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sports Direct, Tata Group, Tempe, Textile Exchange, TJX Companies, Tommy Hilfiger, Topman, Topshop, USC, Van de Velde, Versace, Viled Fashion, Warnaco Group, West Coast Capital and Zara.
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