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Performance Apparel Update
Issue 290: June 2022

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Product Overview   

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:
  • Forloh and Polygiene have collaborated in the development of a men's outdoor apparel collection which has odour controlling and insect repelling properties
  • Lenzing Group (Lenzing) has developed an environmentally sustainable fabric collection for use in outdoor applications
  • Bolger & O'Hearn has developed a dual action durable water repellent (DWR) finish which is capable of repelling and releasing stains
  • Sanitized has developed an odour control treatment which is free from biocides

BUSINESS UPDATE:
  • Columbia Sportswear will expand its distribution facility in Kentucky, USA
  • Financial results - Under Armour and VF Corporation
  • Avantium has secured Euro3 mn worth of investment to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into chemicals for use in textile processing