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Contents Issue Week 07-2016


ISSN 1994-2419


Issue Week 7-2016  

Summary of news published since Week 06-2016

jpa4Sibil220THE DECISION taken by Praedium Group to suspend production of nylon yarn at the Nylstar plant reflects the price pressure being applied to European and Mediterranean producers of branded nylon yarns by Asian suppliers of unbranded yarns. On the one hand, because nylon is an essential component of many items of intimate apparel, the pressure on yarn prices will reduce production costs of most items of lingerie and corsetry. On the other hand, by exposing suppliers of branded yarns to keener price competition, the current trend threatens to curtail their R&D budgets, and thus to limit their capacity to develop new products that provide improved performance and greater added value. While yarn and fabric processors as well as manufacturers of intimate apparel can opt either to reduce their prices or to invest in the development of better products, it is the consumer who, through his or her purchasing decisions, will determine which option is the correct one. But, to ensure that consumers make adequately informed buying decisions, they need to know more about the performance they can expect from the products they buy. That is the challenge facing all brands in today’s markets.


Jean-Pierre Adeline


SUPPLIERS – information from the upstream sector


INVISTA: major promotion planned for St Valentine

NYLSTAR: yarn production suspended


THE APPAREL SCENE – news of brands and labels

HANESBRANDS: 2015 sales hit new high

TOLLEGNO 1900: highlights of new ranges unveiled

CONZELMANN: sales promotion in US resumed

BOGART LINGERIE: third plant in Myanmar to open


DISTRIBUTION – evolution of chains and channels


ADORE ME: physical store to open in New York

AMERICAN APPAREL: emerges from Chapter 11

VICTORIA’S SECRET: sales rose strongly in 2015


PEOPLE – corporate personalities



GARRY HOGARTH: resigns as CEO of AP

JORGE BESCHINSKY: takes helm of Dogi


EXHIBITIONS– what to see and where to trade


IMMAGINE ITALIA: ninth edition attracts buyers

CURVEXPO: to feature over 350 brands

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FINISHING TOUCH – the smile for this week


MEGAPANTIES: brothers make bid for record



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