Global Textile and Apparel Industry Product Developments & Innovations adds "Product developments and innovations in textiles and apparel, June 2014" report to its research store.

This report analyses some of the latest developments and innovations in the global textile and apparel industry, including: 3D printed apparel; cosmetotextiles; environmentally friendly apparel; environmentally friendly fabric finishes; fabrics for performance apparel; flame resistant (FR) protective apparel; garment technologies; high visibility apparel; insulation products; jeanswear; liquid repellent apparel; new collections; protective apparel; sportswear; virtual fitting room technology; wearable technology; and yarns for performance apparel. The report includes news from the following innovative companies, individuals and other organisations: 3M, Aamir Patel, Adidas, Aquafil, BASF, Bart Huydts, Bulwark, Christiaan Holland, Coats, Columbia Sportswear, Dainese, DSM Dyneema, Engage Production, Francis Bitonti, Gelderland Valoriseert, Gert Jan Jongerden, GT Calze, H&M (Hennes & Mauritz), Hobbs Bonded Fibers, Hunter Sportswear, Juba PPE, Koru Swimwear, Lauren Bowker, Levi Strauss & Co, Lululemon Athletica, MakerBot, Milliken, Moticon, Naked & Famous Denim, Nylstar, Nilit, Nonwovens Innovation & Research Institute (NIRI), Pauline van Dongen, Polartec, Sanitized, The Woolmark Company, Topshop, TrailHeads and Urban Outfitters.

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3d Printed Apparel

MakerBot and Francis Bitonti: 3D printed dress


GT Calze: compression garments made using a new cosmetotextile

Environmentally Friendly Apparel

H&M: new range of denim clothing which incorporates recycled cotton fibre obtained through the company’s garment recycling initiative

Koru Swimwear: new range of environmentally friendly sports swimwear made using Econyl

Environmentally Friendly Fabric Finishes

BASF: new environmentally friendly fabric finish

Fabrics For Performance Apparel

Polartec: new bicomponent fabric for performance apparel

Flame Resistant (Fr) Protective Apparel

Bulwark and Milliken: new range of flame resistant (FR) protective apparel

Coats: two new flame resistant products for use in the manufacture of protective apparel

Garment Technologies

The Nonwovens Innovation & Research Institute (NIRI): new technology which enables clothing items to be disassembled at the end of their useful lives

High Visibility Apparel

TrailHeads: new range of hats and gloves for runners to improve their visibility in the dark

Insulation Products

3M: new loose fill insulation product which provides an alternative to natural down

Columbia Sportswear: new insulation system called Performance Enhanced down (PED)

Hobbs Bonded Fibers: new type of nonwoven insulation made from 100% wool


Levi Strauss & Co: new version of 501 style of denim jeans which incorporates merino wool

Levi Strauss & Co: two new types of denim jeans which incorporate Dyneema fibre

Naked & Famous Denim: new style of denim jeans which have a scent of mint

Liquid Repellent Apparel

Aamir Patel: new T-shirt which repels liquids

New Collections

Lauren Bowker: new collection of apparel which incorporates special inks that change colour in response to different stimuli

Protective Apparel

Dainese: new protective garment for competitive skiers which inflates to protect the wearer in the event of a crash

Juba PPE and Hunter Sportswear: new gloves incorporating Dyneema Diamond Technology yarn


Adidas: new range of sportswear which helps to lower the wearer's body temperature

Adidas and Topshop: new collection of Adidas Originals branded sportswear and sports footwear for women

H&M: New range of sportswear

Lululemon Athletica: new brand of casual clothing

Urban E2Outfitters: new brand of fitness apparel called Without Walls

Virtual Fitting Room Technology

Engage Production: “virtual style pod” which enables consumers to “try on” garments without undressing

Wearable Technology

Pauline Van Dongen, Gert Jan Jongerden, Bart Huydts, Christiaan Holland: dress and jacket which can be used to charge a mobile phone

Moticon: new insoles for sports footwear which monitor the movements of a person’s feet during sporting activities

Yarns For Performance Apparel

Nilit: new yarn for performance apparel which incorporates extruded waste coffee grounds


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List of Figures

Figure 1: Bristle Dress

Figure 2: Image showing the light-sensitive leather jacket at low light levels (left) and after exposure to bright light (right)

Figure 3: Image showing D-air Ski uninflated (left) and inflated (right)

Figure 4: Adidas Climachill T-shirt

Figure 5: H&M Sport outdoor wear for men

Figure 6: H&M Sport running gear for men

Figure 7: H&M Sport yoga wear for women

Figure 8: H&M Sport fitness gear for women

Figure 9: Lululemon &Go shorts

Figure 10: Lululemon &Go tops

Figure 11: Lululemon &Go pants

Figure 12: Dress with solar panels hidden

Figure 13: Dress with solar panels exposed

Figure 14: Jacket with solar panels hidden

Figure 15: Jacket with solar panels exposed

Figure 16: OpenGo insoles


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