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:
corporate social responsibility (CSR)
environmentally sustainable sports apparel and footwear
membranes for performance apparel
odour resistant apparel
performance fibres and fabrics
snow sports apparel
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:
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
Perry Ellis International
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