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Performance Apparel Update
Issue 244: August 2018

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Performance Apparel Update is an executive briefing, supplied in electronic format. Each month, we include details of the latest developments and business news in the performance apparel sector.
What's in it?
"Performance Apparel Update" includes information on developments in the performance apparel sector (sportswear and functional workwear), such as developments in:
  • compression garments
  • corporate social responsibility (CSR)
  • environmentally sustainable sports apparel and footwear
  • finishing treatments
  • insulation materials
  • membranes for performance apparel
  • mountaineering apparel
  • odour resistant apparel
  • performance fibres and fabrics
  • performance footwear
  • protective apparel
  • snow sports apparel
  • wearable technology
  • workwear

It also contains news of such companies and brands as Adidas, Asics, Columbia Sportswear, Cone Denim, Cordura, Dickies, Directa Plus, DragonWear, DSM Dyneema, Eurojersey, eVent fabrics, Freudenberg Performance Materials, HanesBrands, HeiQ, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Nike, Patagonia, Perry Ellis International, Polartec, Polygiene, PrimaLoft, Puma, Reebok, Skins, Teijin, TenCate Protective Fabrics, Under Armour, Unifi, Vaude, VF Corporation, and W L Gore.

Like all Textiles Intelligence publications, "Performance Apparel Update" is a reliable source of independently sourced business information, and it does not carry advertising.

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PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS AND INNOVATIONS in:
  • Ternua and Archroma have collaborated in the development of an environmentally sustainable outdoor apparel collection
  • Polartec has developed a version of its Polartec Power Fill insulation which is made entirely from recycled post-consumer waste
  • Oakley and Bioracer have collaborated in the development of a cycling jersey which incorporates a graphene-based treatment
  • Cordura and Carhartt have collaborated in the development of a new workwear collection

 
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
  • Unifi has developed new branding for its range of performance fibres
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Puma
  • Under Armour
  • VF Corporation
  • Lenzing will invest Euro100 mn in improving the environmental sustainability of its production operations
  • HeiQ has entered into a partnership with Concept III in order to strengthen its sales in North America