Issue Week 27-2015
Summary of news published during week 26-2015
THIS week, for the first time, bodywear fabric specialist Dogi revealed and quantified a number of the objectives set after its acquisition by investment fund Sherpa Capital. Presumably regarded as achievable, these objectives will make the Spanish knitting concern, together with its EFA subsidiary in the US, into the Western world’s largest supplier of bodywear fabrics, even though the later stages of its expansion plan will extend its activity into fields other than intimate apparel. Since demand for bodywear fabrics is likely to grow less rapidly than the projected sales of the company, it will need to win market share from other producers to achieve its objectives. To what extent, and how it does so, remains to be seen but the end result is likely to be the failure of one or more European suppliers. Consequently, the optimization of their operations is a top priority for European knitters that wish to survive.
BECAUSE all of our team and most of our readers will be in Paris from 4 to 6 July to attend the Mode city and Interfilière salons, the next issue of this newsletter will be published on 13 July to cover Weeks 27 & 28.
In the meantime, bodywear industry news continues to be published regularly on the “Recent Posts” area of the SIBILintimate home page (scroll down to access)
BACKGROUND – developments to bear in mind
SUPPLIERS – information from the upstream sector
THE APPAREL SCENE – news of brands and labels
DISTRIBUTION: evolution of chains and channels
PEOPLE: corporate personalities
EXHIBITIONS – what to see and where to trade
FINISHING TOUCH – the smile for this week
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