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Contents Issue Week 24-2015


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Issue Week 24-2015

 Summary of news published in Week 23-2014

jpa4Sibil220ALTHOUGH it is disastrous for the workers involved, the closure by Chantelle of a production unit in France is a timely reminder that even the most powerful market leaders cannot buck the economic forces that created globalization. Not only in France but in all rich countries, start-ups are being created that boast their production is entirely in their home countries, only to start sourcing abroad later when their business plan proves less than viable. The outsourcing of garment production began some 50 years ago, at a time when sales of luxury goods were made to a few affluent consumers in their country of origin. Now, countries such as China, that have become rich at least partly thanks to outsourcing by industrial countries with high labour costs, have become major markets for high added value luxury goods and big ticket items. In time, thanks to outsourcing by Western European innerwear brands, Tunisia and Romania might become important markets for Hermes handbags, Mont Blanc fountain pens and even custom made bras by Maison Lejaby.


Jean-Pierre Adeline



BACKGROUND – developments to bear in mind


HOSIERY: Italian knitters see end of tunnel

FRANCE: modest rise in consumption recorded



SUPPLIERS – information from the upstream sector


WEGAL & TRICOTEL: new developments to be shown

NYLSTAR: popular hosiery yarn relaunched

MAGL. RIPA: new range features innovative designs

ASAHI KASEI: eco-friendly stretch yarns launched



THE APPAREL SCENE – news of brands and labels


EMMEBIESSE: S/S 2016 terrywear range launched

KNOBBY: women’s line to launch this year

MI&CO: swimwear brand reports rapid growth

COSABELLA: plus size range is labelled Extended

BELLE AND WHISTLE: new swim concept created

BERLEI: JV marks return to common origin

PROMISE: further move made in retail field

CHANTELLE: French production unit to be closed



DISTRIBUTIONevolution of chains and channels


ROUGE-GORGE: expansion rate being maintained

VICTORIA’S SECRET: start-ups in India to be helped



PEOPLE: corporate personalities


CHRISTIAN BEIDATSCH: joins Falke marketing team

MICHAEL DODT: manages sales of Schiesser licences



EXHIBITIONS – what to see and where to trade


WASCHE UND MEHR: participation remains stable



FINISHING TOUCH – the smile for this week


NAKED TRUTH?: exhibitionist claims to be US Marshal



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