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Performance Apparel Update
Issue 233: September 2017

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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.

Table of Contents
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS AND INNOVATIONS in:
  • Patagonia has developed a collection of workwear which incorporates a new environmentally sustainable canvas fabric
  • Researchers at the University of Manchester have developed flexible supercapacitors which can be printed on to textile substrates
  • Researchers at the Hohenstein Institut für Textilinnovation have developed an ergonomic work jacket for use in conjunction with an exoskeleton

 
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
  • VF Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing
  • Adidas
  • Perry Ellis International
  • Under Armour
  • Unifi has signed a letter of intent to form a joint venture in Guatemala
  • Vestagen Protective Technologies has entered into a strategic partnership with Standard Textile
  • Tianyuan Garments Company will install fully automated T-shirt production lines at its new facility in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA