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Contents Issue Week 19-2015


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Issue Week 19-2015

 Summary of news published in Week 18-2014

jpa4Sibil220ENOUGH time has elapsed since some fibre and yarn suppliers to the bodywear industry introduced recycled versions of their nylon and polyester products for eco-friendly fabrics to become available commercially. Yet, one news item in this issue suggests that relatively few knitters of swimwear fabrics are exploiting opportunities to establish their commitment to environmental issues. This could be due to knitters’ desire to optimize the diversity of their product range so as to reduce costs, or to weak demand shown by garment manufacturers. Either way, consumers seeking sustainable swimwear are not being served adequately by major brands. These consumers are obliged to buy online from small specialist labels, often internationally with resulting higher costs. It could be argued that limited consumer demand for eco-friendly swimwear does not justify its inclusion in major branded collections. But, until major brands start producing, and especially promoting, sustainable products, the true size of the potential market remains an unknown quantity.


Jean-Pierre Adeline



BACKGROUND – developments to bear in mind


STYLING: Mode City S/S 2016 trends unveiled

INDIA: online lingerie market analysed


SUPPLIERS – information from the upstream sector


INVISTA: commitments in China re-affirmed

ECO FABRICS: sourcing concern suggests suppliers



THE APPAREL SCENE – news of brands and labels


LENITA: emphasis on denim maintained

TRUSST: crowdfunding campaign reaches target

BLACKSPADE: success claimed for US expansion

HANESBRANDS: Q1 operating profit surged

CARRIWELL: seamless nursing bra developed

DBA: Dim’s Russian stores to be closed

WACOAL: launch in India being prepared

AGUA BENDITA: expansion plans revealed



DISTRIBUTIONevolution of chains and channels


SWIMSUITSFORALL: plus size eco-range launched

WOMEN’SECRET: named star performer of Cortefiel

VALEGE: strategy calls for expansion in provinces


PEOPLE: corporate personalities


JURGEN WOLLENSCHLAGER: resigns from Felina

THOMAS MELZER: CFO to leave Wolford

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EXHIBITIONS – what to see and where to trade


GOTTEX: retrospective honours Lea Gottlieb

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FINISHING TOUCH – the smile for this week


TOP TO BOTTOM: panties knitted with human hair




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