Reportlinker Adds Global Knit Underwear and Nightwear Industry

Mar 22, 2011, 07:00 ET from Reportlinker

NEW YORK, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global Knit Underwear and Nightwear Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Knit Underwear & Nightwear in US$ Million by the following Product Segments - Women's Knit Underwear & Nightwear, Men's Knit Underwear & Nightwear, and Children's Knit Underwear & Nightwear. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2007 through 2015. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 311 companies including many key and niche players such as Benetton Group S.p.A., Bella Di Notte, S.L, Berkshire Hathaway, Fruit of the Loom, Inc., Cia Hering, Calvin Klein, Inc., Delta Galil Industries Ltd., Donna Karan International, Inc., Everlast Worldwide Inc., Gunze Ltd., Jockey International, Inc., Joe Boxer, Maidenform Brands Inc, Perry Ellis International Inc., Parisa AFR Apparel International Inc., Berlei, The Bali Company, Stanfield's Limited, Triumph International, Tefron Ltd., Warnaco Group Inc., Wacoal Holdings Corp., and Wacoal America Inc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definition and Scope of Study 3

A. Women's Knit Underwear & Nightwear 4

B. Men's Knit Underwear & Nightwear 4

C. Children's Knit Underwear & Nightwear 4

2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 5

Outlook 5

Market Dynamics 5

Knit Underwear & Nightwear Market through the Recession 5

Focusing on Emerging Markets 6

Men Trade Down to Low-Price Brands 6

'Consumer the King' 6

New Fashion Trends in Men's Underwear 7

Style, Fashion and Fabric - Hallmarks of Present Day Intimate

Apparel Sector 7

Women's Wear 7

Men's Wear 7

Children's Wear 7

Lingerie Market: An Overview 7

Invisible Intimates of Underwear Market 8

Women's Rapidly Changing Underwear Trends keeps Manufacturers

on their Toes 8

Plus-Size Trendy Intimate Wear Gaining Popularity 8

Boxer Shorts: The Most Preferred in Men's and Boys' Underwear

Market 9

Men's Underwear Shifting Focus from Retail to eRetail 9

Nightwear/Sleepwear: A Primer 10

Decline of Nightwear/Sleepwear Industry 10

Counterfeiting Activities: A Threat to the World Apparel Market 10

Globalization of Apparel and Textile Industries 11

3. APPAREL INDUSTRY - GENERAL SYNOPSIS 12

Women's and Girls Clothing Market - A Broad Perspective 12

Features of Priority in Women's Apparel Section 12

Consumer Behavior - Value-Conscious Buyers 12

Consumer Rules 12

Women and their Role in Decision Making of Purchasing Cycle 12

Table 1: World Market for Women's Apparel (2009 & 2010):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Consumer Spending on Tops,

Bottoms, Tailored Clothing, Intimate Apparel Jeans, Bras,

Hosiery, Panties, Swimwear and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 13

Men's and Boys' Clothing - Trends 13

Key Factors 14

Brand Name 14

Color 14

Men's and Boys' Underwear and Nightwear 14

Table 2: World Market for Men's Apparel (2009 & 2010):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Consumer Spending on Bottoms,

Tops, Jeans, Underwear, Tailored Clothing, Outerwear and

Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 15

Major Sub-Segments in Men's and Boys' Underwear and Nightwear 16

Table 3: World Market for Male Underwear (2009 & 2010):

Percentage Breakdown by Style- Basic Briefs, Boxers, Crews,

Fashion Briefs, Boxer Briefs, V-Shirts and A-Shirts

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 16

Major Brands in Men's and Boys' Underwear and Nightwear Market 17

What's In 17

What's Out 17

Major User Segments 17

Fabrics Extensively Used 17

Children's Wear Market - Lucrative, Yet Volatile 17

Classification 18

4. DYNAMICS IN THE INTIMATE APPAREL INDUSTRY 19

Review of Intimate Sports Apparel Section 19

Women's and Girls Wear 19

Men's and Boy's Wear 19

Trends in Men's and Boys' Underwear and Nightwear Segment 20

Underwear Means Much More for Today's Men in Style 20

Underwear and Nightwear Potential Lures Fashion Apparel

Manufacturers 20

Major Apparel Makers Take M&A Route for Market Entry 20

Men's Underwear Now Range from Bikini Briefs to Baggy Boxers 20

Growing Awareness of Underwear Apparel Brands in Young Men 21

Comfort and Relaxation - Basic Sought-after Underwear Garment

Features 21

Boys' Underwear Still in Mass Market 21

Children's Intimate Apparel 21

Challenges in the Girls' Intimates Market Changing Trends 22

Retail Space 22

Restriction of Rules 22

Subdued Advertising 22

5. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 23

A. Underwear 23

Classification of Women's Intimate Apparel 23

Foundation Garments 23

Brassieres 23

History 23

Facing Market Challenges 25

Product Types 25

Girdles 26

Body Suits 26

Brassiere Slips 26

Corsets and Other Garments 26

Underwear 26

Panties and Slips 26

Various Types of Panties 27

Lingerie 27

Raw Materials 27

B. Nightwear 28

Pajamas 28

Nightshirts for Women 28

Bathrobe Dresses 29

Negligees 29

6. MARKET SCENARIO 30

Shift in Distribution Channels 30

Competitive Factors 30

Technology and Global Fashion 30

Baby Boomers 30

Marketing Strategies 31

Promotion - The Vital 'P' for any Marketing Game Plan 31

Few of the Promotion Vehicles: 31

Women-Centric Targeting Picks Up in Marketing 31

Creativity and Comfort - Features to Drive the Future 31

Apparel Retail Industry - Trends 32

Distribution - Reaching the Customer 32

Discount Stores 32

Specialty Stores 32

Department Stores 33

Rejuvenation of Men's Wear Retail Market 33

Leading Retailers 33

Charming Shoppes (US) 33

Gap Inc (US) 34

Intimate Brands (US) 34

Limited Brands (US) 34

The May Department Stores Company (US) 35

Victoria's Secret (US) 35

World Co (Japan) 35

The Wormser Company (US) 35

Wal-Mart Stores (US) 36

7. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 37

Caffarena Establishes Hosiery Stores 37

Nur Die Takes Over Specific Business Assets of Hosiery

Supplier, Vatter 37

NAF Takes Over Hampshire Group 37

Tibro Join Venture Commences First Development Phase of

Hosiery Plant 37

Hanesbrands Closes Down Hosiery Plant 37

Amiee Lynn Acquires JBT Group/Design Studio 38

Okamoto Acquires Majority Stake in Royce Too LLC 38

Austrian Company Palmers Textile Acquires Lingerie 38

Manufacturer Lejaby SAS 38

Kohl's Inks Licensing Agreement with Liz Claiborne 38

Ashley Stewart Enters Into Joint Venture with Jill Scott's 38

Maidenform Inks International License Accord with Donna Karan 39

Bannari Amman Starts Apparel Production Facility 39

Impex-VSV to Commence Operations in Ungheni Business 39

Delta Galil Signs International Licensing Agreement with Tommy

Hilfiger 39

Warnaco Group to Divest Lejaby Business to Palmers Textil 39

Maxwell to Enter Retail Business 40

8. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN THE RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER 41

Warnaco Signs Exclusive Agreement with Palmers Textil 41

Bennett, Coleman & Company Acquires Interest in Sleep-ins

Apparels 41

Perry Ellis Inks Licensing Agreements in Asia 41

Hanesbrands Acquires Textile Manufacturing Facility from

Industria 41

Diesel Jeans to Establish a Joint Venture with Arvind Mills 42

VF Divests Intimate Apparel Operations to Fruit of the Loom 42

Future to Acquire Stakes in Maxwell Industries 42

Limited Brands Completes Acquisition of La Senza 42

Whitestone Takes Over Humanicare International 42

Hanesbrands Branches Out of Sara Lee 43

Sara Lee Sells Courtaulds Lingerie Division to PD Enterprise 43

PTA Grupp to Acquire Russian and Latvian Lingerie Brands 43

Gildan Acquires Kentucky Derby 43

Intelligent Security Networks to Take Over Gambino Apparel Group 44

9. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS 45

Warnaco to Introduce New ck one Range of Swimwear, Underwear &

Jeanswear 45

Futurebrands Launches Mohena Lingerie & Nightwear 45

Vilebrequin Unveils New Line of Loungewear and Underwear 45

Enamor Rolls Out INAYA Nightwear Brand 46

SIGVARIS Introduces EverSheer® Medical Compression Hosiery 46

National Wholesale Rolls Out Just Comfort® Range of

Compression Hosiery 46

Delta Galil Introduces Realasting Cotton 46

Lingerie Oasis Introduces New Range of Bridal Lingerie 47

No nonsense® Rolls Out Ultimate ShapersTM Range 47

JG Hosiery Launches Amul Brand in Karnataka, India 47

KN Karen Introduces KN Cool™ Daywear 47

Sleepins to Introduce Latest Nightwear Range 47

Royal Classic Launches New Innerwear 48

Brett Lee to Launch Own Product Line 48

McGregor to Manufacture Storm's New Product Lines 48

10. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS IN THE RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER 49

Duloren Introduces Special Lingerie Collection 49

Duloren Launches New Lingerie Collection 49

Duloren Introduces Porcelaine Lingerie Collection 49

Duloren Introduces Designer Lingerie Collection 49

Duloren Introduces the New Quatre Frenesi Collection 50

Duloren Introduces Teo & Lud Lingerie Collection for Youth and

Children 50

Duloren to Introduce Watercolor Collection 50

Duloren Introduces Mambo Lingerie Collection 50

Femmina Introduces the Aerada Lingerie Collection 50

Jockey Unveils Retro-Style Underwear Line 51

Jockey to Unveil Go Collections for Men 51

MAS Holdings Unveils Amante Brand 51

J.C. Penney Introduces Ambrielle, a New Intimate Apparel Line 51

Genesis Colors to Launch Victoria's Secret in India 51

Kayser- Roth Corporation Unveils New Hosiery Products Under

the No nonsense Brand 52

No nonsense to Roll out Two Unique Products 52

Activa Introduces Compression Hosiery 52

CoolZs Rolls Out Special-Purpose Sleepwear for Women 52

Indian Terrain to Launch a New Range of Men's Innerwear Apparels 53

Madura to Roll Out New Range of Men's Innerwear Products 53

Hanes Her Way Launches Body Creations Line 53

Marks & Spencer to Introduce Unisex Underwear Brand 53

Sara Lee Launches New Underwear Line for Women 53

11. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS 54

Benetton Group S.p.A. (Italy) 54

Bella Di Notte, S.L (Spain) 55

Berkshire Hathaway (USA) 55

Fruit of the Loom, Inc. (USA) 55

Cia Hering (Brazil) 58

Calvin Klein, Inc. (USA) 58

Delta Galil Industries Ltd. (Israel) 58

Donna Karan International Inc. (USA) 59

Everlast Worldwide Inc (USA) 59

Gunze Ltd. (Japan) 60

Jockey International, Inc. (USA) 60

Joe Boxer (USA) 60

Maidenform Brands Inc (USA) 61

Perry Ellis International Inc. (USA) 61

Parisa AFR Apparel International Inc. (USA) 61

Berlei (Australia) 62

The Bali Company (USA) 62

Stanfield's Limited (Canada) 62

Triumph International (Germany) 62

Tefron Ltd. (Israel) 63

Warnaco Group Inc. (USA) 63

Wacoal Holdings Corp. (Japan) 63

Wacoal America Inc. (USA) 64

12. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 65

Table 4: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Knit Underwear and Nightwear by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin

America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 65

Table 5: World Historic Review for Knit Underwear and

Nightwear by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 66

Table 6: World 11-Year Perspective for Knit Underwear and

Nightwear by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for

Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 67

Table 7: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Women's Knit Underwear and Nightwear by Geographic Region -

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 68

Table 8: World Historic Review for Women's Knit Underwear and

Nightwear by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 69

Table 9: World 11-Year Perspective for Women's Knit Underwear

and Nightwear by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for

Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 70

Table 10: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Men's Knit Underwear and Nightwear by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin

America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 71

Table 11: World Historic Review for Men's Knit Underwear and

Nightwear by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 72

Table 12: World 11-Year Perspective for Men's Knit Underwear

and Nightwear by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Market for

Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 73

Table 13: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Children's Knit Underwear and Nightwear by Geographic Region -

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 74

Table 14: World Historic Review for Children's Knit Underwear

and Nightwear by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest

of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 75

Table 15: World 11-Year Perspective for Children's Knit

Underwear and Nightwear by Geographic Region - Percentage

Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of

World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 76

13. THE UNITED STATES 77

A.Market Analysis 77

An Insight Into What Lies Beneath 77

Current and Future Analysis 77

Growth Factors 77

Table 16: US Underwear Market (2009): Percentage Share

Breakdown by Leading Manufacturers - Sara Lee, Fruit of

the Loom and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 78

Table 17: US Market for Intimate Apparel (2010):

Percentage Share Breakdown by Distribution Channel -

Specialty Stores, Mass Merchants, Department Stores,

National Chains and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 79

Greater Emphasis Upon Fashion 79

Developments in Lingerie 80

Trends in Women's Innerwear Market 81

New Developments in Hosiery Segment 82

US Hosiery Statistics 83

Table 18: US Market for Pantyhose (2009): Percentage Share

Breakdown by Brands - L'eggs Sheer Energy, No Nonsense,

L'eggs Silken Mist, Everyday by L'eggs, No Nonsense Great

Shapes Figure Enhancement, On The Go, Assets by Sara

Blakely, Brown Sugar, Solutions by Hanes Day, Private

Label and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 83

Table 19: US Women's Hosiery Market (2008): Breakup of

Annual Sales by Product Categories- Socks, Pantyhose,

Trouser Socks, Stockings and Tight (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 83

Table 20: US Men's Hosiery Market (2010) Percentage Share

Breakdown by Product Categories- Dress, Dress Casual and

Athletic (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 84

Table 21: Men's Hosiery Market in the US (2010):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Retail Sales by Major

Distribution Channels -Mass Merchandisers, National

Chains, Specialty Stores, Department Stores, Off Price

Chains and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 84

New Developments in Bras Segment 84

Table 22: US Distribution Channels for Bras (2009 & 2010):

Percentage Share Breakdown by Specialty Stores, Mass

Merchants, Department Stores, National Chains and All

Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 85

New Developments in Panties Segment 85

Table 23: US Distribution Channels for Panties (2009 &

2010): Percentage Share Breakdown by Specialty Stores, Mass

Merchants, Department Stores, National Chains & All Others

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 86

New Developments in Shapewear Segment 86

New Developments in Sleepwear/Loungewear Segment 86

Trends in Pajamas 87

New Developments in Daywear 87

Comfortwear 87

Purchasing Trends Among Women 87

Table 24: Preferred Bra Styles Owned by Women in US (2009):

Percentage Breakdown by Underwire, Seamless, Sports,

Full-Figure, Strapless, Push-Up and Padded (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 88

Factors Driving Growth 88

Women's Innerwear Garments - Gaining Popularity 89

Table 25: US Market for Women's Intimate Apparel (2009):

Percentage Share Breakdown by Product Type-Bras, Sleepwear,

Panties, Robes/ Loungewear, Daywear and Shapewear (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 90

Rising Popularity of Women's Sports Bra: 90

Market Analysis 90

Hanes: Leading Brand in Women's and Girl's Underwear 91

Men's Wear 91

Scenario in Men's Underwear 91

Table 26: US Men's Underwear Market (2009): Breakdown of

Preference Levels by Men & Women for Briefs, Boxers, Boxer

Briefs and Bikinis (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 92

Table 27: US Women's Underwear Market (2009) - Percentage

Breakdown of Preference Levels by Women & Men for

French-cut Briefs, Thongs, Bikinis, Full Coverage & String

Bikinis (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 92

Scenario in Men's Underwear Market 93

Table 28: US Market for Men's Underwear (2008- 2010)-

Breakdown of Percentage Share by Type- Briefs, Boxers

&Other (Boxer Briefs) (in units) (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 93

Table 29: US Men's Underwear Market (2009): Percentage

Share Breakdown by Distribution Channels - Mass, National

Chains, Department Stores, Specialty Stores and Others

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 93

Developments in Men's Underwear Market 94

Men's Underwear - Preferred Styles 94

Table 30: Men's Underwear Market in the US (2009):

Percentage Share Breakdown by Underwear Type - Briefs,

Boxers and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 95

Children's Wear 96

Table 31: US Market for Children's Underwear (2009 &2010)-

Percentage Share Breakdown of Purchasing Trends by Type of

Store-Discount Store, Mid-Tier Store Apparel Specialty,

Department Store, Off-Price Stores and Others, Apparel

Specialty, Off-Price Stores and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 96

Table 32: US Market for Children's Pajamas (2009 &

2010):Percentage Share Breakdown by Leading Stores -

Discount Store, Mid-Tier Store, Apparel Specialty,

Department Store, Mail Stores and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 97

Kids' Underwear Market Booms 97

Kids' Intimate Apparel Clone Adults' Market 97

Market Review 97

Potential of Seamless Products 97

Table 33: US Market for Seamless Style Products (2009 &

2010): Percentage Breakdown of Sales by Product Type-

Bras, Shapewear, Daywear and Panties (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 98

Table 34: US Market for Seamless Underwear Products (2009

&2010): Percentage Share Breakdown by Product Type-

Panty/Boxer, Top/Bra, Body & Sleeveless T-shirt & Tank Top

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 99

Products' Image Enhancing Measures 99

Intimate Apparel Market 100

Ensuring Product Success 100

Distribution Channels 100

Table 35: US Distribution Channels for Bras (2008-2010):

Percentage Share Breakdown by Discount/ Variety Stores,

Specialty Stores, Chain Stores, Department Stores, Direct

Mail, Factory Outlets, Off Price and All Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 101

Table 36: US Shapewear Market (2008-2010): Percentage

Share Breakdown by Distribution Channel - Department

Stores, Chain Stores, Specialty Stores & All Others

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 102

Rising Use of Internet 102

Increasing Role of Retailers 102

Rising Popularity of Jockey Brands 102

Import & Export Statistics - A Recent Past Scenario 103

Men's/Boys Underwear 103

Table 37: US Exports of Men's/Boys Knitted Cotton

Underwear (2007): Percentage Breakdown of Export Value by

Key Destination Countries (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 103

Table 38: US Exports of Men's/Boys Knitted Man- Made

Fibres Underwear (2007): Percentage Breakdown of Export

Value by Key Destination Countries (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 103

Table 39: US Imports of Men's/Boys Knitted Cotton

Underwear (2007): Percentage Breakdown of Import Value by

Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 104

Table 40: US Imports of Men's/Boys Knitted Man- Made

Fibres Underwear (2007): Percentage Breakdown of Import

Value by Country of Origin (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 104

Men's/Boys Pyjamas and Nightshirts 104

Table 41: US Exports of Men's/Boys Knitted Cotton Pyjamas

and Nightshirts (2007): Percentage Breakdown of Export

Value by Key Destination Countries (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 104

Table 42: US Exports of Men's/Boys Knitted Man-Made Fibres

Pyjamas and Nightshirts (2007): Percentage Breakdown of

Export Value by Key Destination Countries (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 105

Table 43: US Imports of Men's/Boys Knitted Cotton Pyjamas

and Nightshirts (2007): Percentage Breakdown of Import

Value by Country of Origin (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 105

Table 44: US Imports of Men's/Boys Knitted Man-Made Fibres

Pyjamas and Nightshirts (2007): Percentage Breakdown of

Import Value by Country of Origin (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 105

Women's/Girls Slips and Petticoats 106

Table 45: US Exports of Women's/Girls Knitted Man-Made

Fibres Slips and Petticoats (2007): Percentage Breakdown

of Export Value by Destination Countries (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 106

Table 46: US Imports of Women's/Girls Knitted Man-Made

Fibres Slips and Petticoats (2007): Percentage Breakdown

of Import Value by Country of Origin (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 106

Women's/Girls Briefs and Panties 107

Table 47: US Exports of Women's/Girls Knitted Cotton

Briefs and Panties (2007): Percentage Breakdown of Export

Value by Destination Countries (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 107

Table 48: US Exports of Women's/Girls Knitted Man-Made

Fibres Briefs and Panties (2007): Percentage Breakdown of

Export Value by Destination Countries (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 107

Table 49: US Imports of Women's/Girls Knitted Cotton

Briefs and Panties (2007): Percentage Breakdown of Import

Value by Country of Origin (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 107

Table 50: US Imports of Women's/Girls Knitted Man-Made

Fibres Briefs and Panties (2007): Percentage Breakdown of

Import Value by Country of Origin (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 108

Women's/Girls Pyjamas and Nightdresses 108

Table 51: US Exports of Women's/Girls Knitted Cotton

Pyjamas and Nightdresses (2007): Percentage Breakdown of

Export Value by Destination Countries (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 108

Table 52: US Exports of Women's/Girls Knitted Man-Made

Fibres Pyjamas and Nightdresses (2007): Percentage

Breakdown of Export Value by Destination Countries

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 108

Table 53: US Imports of Women's/Girls Knitted Cotton

Pyjamas and Nightdresses (2007): Percentage Breakdown of

Import Value by Country of Origin (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 109

Table 54: US Imports of Women's/Girls Knitted Man-Made

Pyjamas and Nightdresses (2007): Percentage Breakdown of

Import Value by Country of Origin (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 109

Select Players 109

B.Market Analytics 110

Table 55: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Knit Underwear and Nightwear by Product Segment - Women's,

Men's and Children's Market Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 110

Table 56: US Historic Review for Knit Underwear and

Nightwear by Product Segment- Women's, Men's and Children's

Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 111

Table 57: US 11-Year Perspective for Knit Underwear and

Nightwear by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Dollar Sales for Women's, Men's and Children's Market for

Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 111

14. CANADA 112

A.Market Analysis 112

Current and Future Analysis 112

Scenario in the Intimate Apparel Market 112

Table 58: Leading Men's Underwear Brands in Canada (2009):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales by Brands - Fruit

of the Loom, Hanes, Calvin Klein, Joe Boxer, Jockey,

Stanfield, Prodige and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 112

Women's Apparel Industry 113

Import & Export Statistics 113

Men's/Boys Underwear 113

Table 59: Canadian Exports of Men's/Boys Knitted Cotton

Underwear (2009): Percentage Breakdown of Export Value by

Destination Countries (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 113

Table 60: Canadian Imports of Men's/Boys Knitted Cotton

Underwear (2009): Percentage Breakdown of Import Value by

Country of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 113

Women's/Girls Slips and Petticoats 114

Table 61: Canadian Exports of Women's/ Girls Knitted

Cotton Briefs and Panties (2009): Percentage Breakdown of

Export Value by Destination Countries (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 114

Imports & Exports - A Recent Past Scenario 114

Table 62: Canadian Exports of Men's/Boys Knitted Man-Made

Fibres Underwear (2007): Percentage Breakdown of Export

Value by Destination Countries (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 114

Table 63: Canadian Imports of Men's/Boys Knitted Man-Made

Fibres Underwear (2007): Percentage Breakdown of Import

Value by Country of Origin (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 114

Men's/Boys Pyjamas and Nightshirts 115

Table 64: Canadian Exports of Men's/Boys Knitted Cotton

Pyjamas and Nightshirts (2007): Percentage Breakdown of

Export Value by Destination Countries (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 115

Table 65: Canadian Exports of Men's/Boys Knitted Man-Made

Fibres Pyjamas and Nightshirts (2007): Percentage

Breakdown of Export Value by Destination Countries

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 115

Table 66: Canadian Imports of Men's/Boys Knitted Cotton

Pyjamas and Nightshirts (2007): Percentage Breakdown of

Import Value by Country of Origin (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 115

Table 67: Canadian Imports of Men's/Boys Knitted Man-Made

Fibres Pyjamas and Nightshirts (2007): Percentage

Breakdown of Import Value by Country of Origin (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 116

Women's/Girls Slips and Petticoats 116

Table 68: Canadian Exports of Women's/Girls Knitted

Man-Made Fibres Slips and Petticoats (2007): Percentage

Breakdown of Export Value by Destination Countries

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 116

Table 69: Canadian Imports of Women's/Girls Knitted

Man-Made Fibres Slips and Petticoats (2007): Percentage

Breakdown of Import Value by Country of Origin (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 116

Women's/Girls Briefs and Panties 117

Table 70: Canadian Exports of Women's/Girls Knitted

Man-Made Fibres Briefs and Panties (2007): Percentage

Breakdown of Export Value by Destination Countries

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 117

Table 71: Canadian Imports of Women's/Girls Knitted

Man-Made Fibres Briefs and Panties (2007): Percentage

Breakdown of Import Value by Country of Origin (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 117

Table 72: Canadian Imports of Women's/Girls Knitted Cotton

Briefs and Panties (2007) : Percentage Breakdown of Import

Value by Country of Origin (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 118

Women's/Girls Pyjamas and Nightdresses 118

Table 73: Canadian Exports of Women's/Girls Knitted Cotton

Pyjamas and Nightdresses (2007): Percentage Breakdown of

Export Value by Destination Countries (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 118

Table 74: Canadian Exports of Women's/Girls Knitted

Man-Made Fibres Pyjamas and Nightdresses (2007):

Percentage Breakdown of Export Value by Destination

Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 118

Table 75: Canadian Imports of Women's/Girls Knitted

Man-Made Pyjamas and Nightdresses (2007): Percentage

Breakdown of Import Value by Country of Origin (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 119

Table 76: Canadian Imports of Women's/Girls Knitted Cotton

Pyjamas and Nightdresses (2007): Percentage Breakdown of

Import Value by Country of Origin (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 119

Select Regional Players 119

B.Market Analytics 120

Table 77: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Knit Underwear and Nightwear by Product Segment-

Women's, Men's and Children's Market Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 120

Table 78: Canadian Historic Review for Knit Underwear and

Nightwear by Product Segment- Women's, Men's and Children's

Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 121

Table 79: Canadian 11-Year Perspective for Knit Underwear

and Nightwear by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Dollar Sales for Women's, Men's and Children's Market for

Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 121

15. JAPAN 122

A.Market Analysis 122

Current and Future Analysis 122

Women's Intimate Apparel - Historical Overview 122

Import Trends 122

Japan's Leading Import Brands in the Intimate Apparel Sector 123

Preferences of Young Women Regarding Underwear 124

Select Regional Players 124

B.Market Analytics 125

Table 80: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Knit Underwear and Nightwear by Product Segment-

Women's, Men's and Children's Market Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 125

Table 81: Japanese Historic Review for Knit Underwear and

Nightwear by Product Segment- Women's, Men's and Children's

Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 126

Table 82: Japanese 11-Year Perspective for Knit Underwear

and Nightwear by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Dollar Sales for Women's, Men's and Children's Market for

Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 126

16. EUROPE 127

A.Market Analysis 127

Current and Future Analysis 127

Body-wear Market 127

Developments in the Bodywear Market 128

European Bodywear Product Overview 129

Underwear 129

Briefs 129

Teddies and Bodies 129

Slips and Camisoles 129

T-shirts 129

Foundation wear 130

Bras 130

Alternative Foundations 130

Nightwear 130

Loungewear or Home wear 131

Sleepwear Market - Improving Potential 131

B.Market Analytics 132

Table 83: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Knit Underwear and Nightwear by Geographic Region-

France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain and Rest of Europe Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 132

Table 84: European Historic Review for Knit Underwear and

Nightwear by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK,

Spain and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 133

Table 85: European 11-Year Perspective for Knit Underwear

and Nightwear by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain and Rest

of Europe Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 134

Table 86: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Knit Underwear and Nightwear by Product Segment-

Women's, Men's and Children's Market Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 135

Table 87: European Historic Review for Knit Underwear and

Nightwear by Product Segment- Women's, Men's and Children's

Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 136

Table 88: European 11-Year Perspective for Knit Underwear

and Nightwear by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Dollar Sales for Women's, Men's and Children's Market for

Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 137

16a.FRANCE 138

A.Market Analysis 138

Current and Future Analysis 138

Clothing and Textile Industry in France 138

Market Size 138

Overview of Distribution in French Apparel Market 138

Review of Lingerie Market 139

Table 89: French Market for Women's Lingerie (2010):

Percentage Breakdown of Value and Volume Sales by Product

Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 139

Table 90: French Bodywear Market (2009): Percentage

Breakdown of Production by Category-Hosiery, Foundations,

T-Shirts, Swimwear, Underwear for women/girls, Nightwear

and home-wear, and Underwear for men/boys (In Value terms)

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 140

Table 91: French Market for Lingerie (2008-2010):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales by Distribution

Channels -Hyper and Supermarkets, Specialized Chains,

Independent Stores, Catalog Sales, Department Stores,

Popular Stores and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 140

Overview of Intimate Apparel Industry 141

Table 92: French Market for Men's Underwear (2010):

Percentage Breakdown of Value and Volume Sales by Product

Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 141

Table 93: French Market for Children's Underwear (2010):

Percentage Breakdown of Value and Volume Sales by Product

Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 142

Table 94: French Market for Intimate Apparels (2008-

2010): Percentage Share Breakdown by Distribution

Channels- Hyper and Super Markets, Specialized Chains,

Independent Stores, Catalog Sales, Department Stores,

Popular Stores and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 143

Trends in the Market 143

Trends in Various Lingerie Segments 143

Colors, Fabrics, Patterns and Designs of 21st Century 144

Colors 144

Fabrics 144

Details being High-lighted 144

Designs 144

Products 144

Products & Fabrics that are In Vogue In Nightwear Section 145

Factors Ensuring Success in Innerwear & Underwear Market 145

Use of Textiles by Manufacturers to Highlight Emotions 145

Advertising 145

Price 145

Analysis of End-User Market 145

Women Get More Specific About Their Preferences 146

Trends in Underwear Market 146

Key Regional Player 147

B.Market Analytics 147

Table 95: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Knit Underwear and Nightwear by Product Segment-

Women's, Men's and Children's Market Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 147

Table 96: French Historic Review for Knit Underwear and

Nightwear by Product Segment- Women's, Men's and Children's

Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 148

Table 97: French 11-Year Perspective for Knit Underwear and

Nightwear by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Dollar Sales for Women's, Men's and Children's Market for

Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 148

16b.GERMANY 149

A.Market Analysis 149

Current and Future Analysis 149

Developments in Bodywear Market 149

Existing Potential 149

Anticipated Change in the Industry Landscape 150

Popularity of Intimate Wear 150

Table 98: German Apparel Market for Children (2008-2010):

Percentage Share Breakdown by Type- Ready-to- Wear,

Knitwear, Underwear and Socks (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 150

Table 99: German Bodywear Market (2009): Percentage

Breakdown of Production by Category- osiery, T-shirts,

Underwear for women/girls, Night- and home wear, Underwear

for men/boys, Swimwear, and Foundations (In Value terms)

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 151

B.Market Analytics 151

Table 100: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Knit Underwear and Nightwear by Product Segment-

Women's, Men's and Children's Market Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 151

Table 101: German Historic Review for Knit Underwear and

Nightwear by Product Segment- Women's, Men's and Children's

Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 152

Table 102: German 11-Year Perspective for Knit Underwear and

Nightwear by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Dollar Sales for Women's, Men's and Children's Market for

Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 152

16c.ITALY 153

A.Market Analysis 153

Current and Future Analysis 153

Review of Intimate Apparel Sector 153

INTIMARE - A Leading Trade Show 153

Market Scenario 154

Developments in Bodywear Market 154

Table 103: Italian Bodywear Market (2009): Percentage

Breakdown of Production by Category-Hosiery, Foundations,

T-Shirts, Homewear, Swimwear, Underwear for women/girls,

Nightwear, and Underwear for men/boys (In Value terms)

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 155

Select Regional Players 155

B.Market Analytics 156

Table 104: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Knit Underwear and Nightwear by Product Segment-

Women's, Men's and Children's Market Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 156

Table 105: Italian Historic Review for Knit Underwear and

Nightwear by Product Segment- Women's, Men's and Children's

Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 157

Table 106: Italian 11-Year Perspective for Knit Underwear

and Nightwear by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Dollar Sales for Women's, Men's and Children's Market for

Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 157

16d.THE UNITED KINGDOM 158

A.Market Analysis 158

Current and Future Analysis 158

Few Recession Induced Lingerie Trends in the UK 158

Retail Sales of Lingerie Rebound in 2010 158

Retailers Favoring Clothing & Lingerie - A Threat to

Specialty Lingerie Stores 159

Key Statistics: 159

Table 107: UK Apparel Market (2010): Percentage Breakdown

of Unit Sales by Apparel Type (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 159

Table 108: UK Men's Knitted Underwear Market (2010):

Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales by Apparel Type

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 160

Table 109: UK Women's Knitted Underwear Market (2009):

Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales by Apparel Type

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 160

Men's Wear Market 160

Retail Scenario 160

Bodywear Market 161

Distribution 161

Market for Bras 161

Trends in Lingerie Segment 161

Competition 162

Consumer Trends 162

B.Market Analytics 163

Table 110: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Knit Underwear and Nightwear by Product Segment - Women's,

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