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Global Apparel Markets: Product Developments and Innovations, 3rd Quarter 2009 - Product Image

Global Apparel Markets: Product Developments and Innovations, 3rd Quarter 2009

  • Published: December 2009
  • Region: Global
  • 12 Pages
  • Textiles Intelligence

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Adidas
  • Asda
  • Esquel Group
  • Lenzing
  • NTT DoCoMo
  • Tencel Sun
  • MORE

In retailing, UK-based Asda has expanded its product assortment by launching a range of ethnic Asian clothing items, including salwar kameez (traditional suits), kurtas (tunics), dupatta (scarves) and churidars (slim leg trousers). Meanwhile, scientists in Japan have taken the first steps to develop a technology which could enable online shoppers to feel the texture of clothing via the Internet. In environmentally friendly apparel manufacturing, Anvil Knitwear has unveiled an eco-friendly T-shirt made from recycled plastic bottles and transitional cotton, Zegna Sport has produced an environmentally friendly version of its solar-powered jacket which can charge small electronic devices, and Wundervoll has developed a new collection of lingerie made from Biophyl fabric containing yarns derived from a renewable resource.

In apparel design, Adidas has introduced a T-shirt made from a single piece of fabric and in fabric design a South African textile design student, Moipone Qekisi, has won the Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC) Colour Design Award 2009.

In fabrics, Fast Retailing has developed a new denim fabric which can stretch horizontally, vertically and diagonally, READ MORE >

SUMMARY
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Asda has become the first major high street retailer in the UK to launch an Asian clothing range
NTT DoCoMo and researchers at Keio University, Japan, have produced a prototype of a technology which could enable online shoppers to feel the texture of clothing via the Internet
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY APPAREL
Anvil Knitwear has unveiled an eco-friendly T-shirt made from recycled plastic bottles and transitional cotton
Zegna Sport has developed an environmentally friendly version of its solar-powered jacket which can charge small electronic devices
Wundervoll has developed a new collection of lingerie made from Biophyl fabric containing yarns derived from a renewable resource
APPAREL DESIGN
Adidas has introduced a T-shirt made from a single piece of fabric
FABRICS AND FABRIC TREATMENTS
Fast retailing has developed a new denim fabric which can stretch horizontally, vertically and diagonally
Invista has unveiled a new collection of environmentally friendly fabrics called Cordura EcoMade
A South African textile design student, Moipone Qekisi, has won the SDC Colour Design Award 2009
Scientists in New Zealand have developed a new range of natural fabrics for sleepwear
Quick-Med Technologies has developed a new antimicrobial fabric treatment called Stay Fresh
FIBRES AND YARNS
Esquel Group and Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) have launched a new range of yarns made from a blend of cotton and Australian merino wool
Lenzing has developed Tencel Sun, a new version of Tencel which provides protection against ultraviolet (UV) rays

List of figures
Figure 1: Ecotech Solar Jacket
Figure 2: Three styles of One-Piece Tee T-shirts
Figure 3: Moipone Qekisi's winning design entitled My perfect world

- Adidas
- Anvil Knitwear
- Asda
- Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)
- Cordura EcoMade
- Esquel Group
- Invista
- Lenzing
- Moipone Qekisi
- NTT DoCoMo
- Quick-Med Technologies
- Tencel Sun
- Wundervoll
- Zegna Sport

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