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UK firms lead in smart textiles and wearable electronics 3 May 2007

Column: Research updates

UK firms are leading the way in smart fabrics and interactive textiles for wearable electronics, according to a new report from Textiles Intelligence. But one challenge being faced by some of the more successful players is the rate at which they are able to raise additional capital in order to expand their production capacity and meet rapidly rising demand.

Digital textile printing on growth trajectory 20 Apr 2007

Column: Research updates

Digital technology is the fastest growing method of printing textiles, according to a report in the latest issue of Textile Outlook International. Between 2000 and 2005 digitally printed textile output rose by 300% to 70m square metres.

Technical textiles sew up apparel success 16 Apr 2007

Column: Research updates

Technical textiles for the apparel industry, ranging from stain resistant clothing for catering staff to all-in-one suits for nuclear, biological and chemical warfare, looks set to be a fruitful area of growth over the next half-decade. Joe Ayling takes a look at a new report on the sector.

Workwear sector lines up for growing business 28 Sep 2006

Column: Research updates

Across the world, the workwear business looks like a good clothing sector to be in, with total growth of 5.4% for corporatewear and 8.1% for workwear being forecast. However, companies that want to get on in the workwear market should focus their efforts on the developing world, according to a recent report from just-style.

Taking the lead in performance apparel 21 Sep 2006

Column: Research updates

The market for performance apparel is buoyant and will continue to be so, helped by new fabric technologies. But which will be the winning apparel categories, and which will be the leading fabric/fibre/treatment approaches between now and 2012? Here we take a peak at the key findings of a new report.

How did quota abolition change the apparel industry? 14 Jun 2006

Column: Research updates

A guide to Life Without Quota is available from Clothesource and provides at-a-glance summaries of the world apparel traders will deal with in 2006 and 2007.

Hosiery market hits a snag 11 May 2006

Column: Research updates

Hosiery is a unique sector of the clothing market, and one that is headed for decline according to a recent report. Despite attempts to introduce interest through new technology, innovations and famous faces it’s unlikely that the market will ever return to its former glory.

Everyone knows where and how to source – or do they? 28 Apr 2006

Column: Research updates

Today, every buyer and merchandiser sources from factories overseas, sometimes directly, sometimes through an agent or third party supplier. So they all know how to go about finding exactly the right factory for their merchandise, right? Wrong!

Kids’ clothing a growing business 10 Apr 2006

Column: Research updates

Increasingly affluent parents and brand-aware children are set to drive future growth in the global children’s wear market according to a new in-depth report on the sector. Of particular interest to retailers and brands are the developing economies, where families will spend more of their new-found wealth on clothing their children.