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Contents issue week 27-2015


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Issue Week 27-2015

 Summary of news published during week 26-2015

jpa4Sibil220THIS 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.


Jean-Pierre Adeline


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)

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BACKGROUND – developments to bear in mind


FRANCE: apparel spending slump assessed

SPAIN: summer rise of shoplifting predicted



SUPPLIERS – information from the upstream sector


PENN TS: new version of Dreamshape proposed

DOGI: share capital to be raised to speed growth

FULGAR: Q-Skin yarn adopted by major brand

SPLASHBYLO: new swimwear prints proposed

EUROJERSEY: new Sensitive quality launched

ASAHI KASEI: investments in elastane fibre detailed



THE APPAREL SCENE – news of brands and labels


VEVIE: more targeted accounts opened

THARITA: showroom sought to boost development

DIVA HIRSCHTHAL: Je Suis brand is discontinued

EMINENCE: women’s line to be relaunched

FELINA: focus placed on core brands

JOLIDON: insolvency procedure initiated

PANACHE: funding secured for expansion

PARAH: new factory store also serves neighbours

LEMAHIEU: sleep-inducing nightwear proposed



DISTRIBUTIONevolution of chains and channels


INTIMACY: e-commerce server hacked



PEOPLE: corporate personalities


MARCO TAIANA: confirmed as head of association

EMILIANO RINALDI: to leave La Perla creative post



EXHIBITIONS – what to see and where to trade


MODE CITY: Latin American newcomers announced

LINEEXPO: lingerie salon to be staged in Dubai



FINISHING TOUCH – the smile for this week


NICHE MARKET: start-up targets pole dancers



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