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Performance Apparel Update
Issue 240: April 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.

Table of Contents
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS AND INNOVATIONS in:
  • Reebok has developed a new running shoe which incorporates its new Flexweave material
  • Coolcore has developed a new yarn called Fibr-X and has developed versions of its fabrics which are resistant to odour
  • The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) has developed a new pre-treatment for use in textile dyeing processes called Ecofast Pure
  • Carbios has developed a new process for recycling polyethylene terephthalate (PET) polyester fibres

 
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
  • JD Sports Fashion has entered into an agreement to acquire Finish Line
  • Pentland Brands has acquired the cycling apparel brand Endura
  • VF Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the performance footwear brand Altra
  • Adidas
  • Nike
  • Perry Ellis International
  • Mitsui & Co (USA) and PurThread Technologies have entered into a distribution agreement relating to the incorporation of PurThread's products in soft textile goods in Japan