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Performance Apparel Update
Issue 248: December 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:
  • HeiQ and DuPont Consumer Solutions have collaborated in the development of an environmentally sustainable water repellent treatment for leather
  • Teijin Frontier has developed a new performance fibre called Solotex Octa
  • Heist has launched a shapewear garment inspired by human connective tissue and shark skin
  • KJUS has developed a ski jacket which incorporates sweat management technology
  • Kraig Biocraft Laboratories has developed a new modified spider silk for use in antiballistic applications

 
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
  • Canada Goose has acquired Baffin as part of its strategy of expanding into the footwear market
  • Kraig Biocraft Laboratories has entered into an agreement to import and rear its transgenic silkworms in Vietnam
  • Volt Smart Yarns has launched a new division which will work with apparel manufacturers to produce smart clothing products
  • Puma
  • Under Armour
  • Unifi
  • Hunstman Textile Effects and Chemours have entered into an agreement to expand their range of durable water repellent (DWR) treatments