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Performance Apparel Update
Issue 308: December 2023

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Performance Apparel Update is an executive briefing, supplied in digital format. Each month, we report on the latest news from the international performance apparel market.
What's in it?

Performance Apparel Update contains independent research, insight and analysis on product innovations and business developments from the international performance apparel market. Topics regularly featured include:

  • acquisitions, divestments and mergers
  • additives
  • circularity
  • corporate social responsibility (CSR)
  • digital printing
  • dyes
  • environmental sustainability
  • fabrics
  • fibres
  • financial results
  • footwear
  • investments
  • joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution
  • new facilities
  • odour control technology
  • perfluorinated compounds (PFCs)
  • recycling
  • trace technology
  • treatments and finishes
  • workwear
  • yarns

It also contains news from brands, companies, and other organisations, such as: adidas, Alchemie Technology, Archroma, Ascend Performance Materials, Asics, Aquafil, bluesign technologies, Carbios, Coats Group, Columbia Sportswear, Directa Plus, Dow, DSM Protective Materials, DuPont, Eastman, Euratex (the European Apparel and Textile Confederation), HeiQ, Higg, Hologenix, Huntsman Textile Effects, Invista, Lenzing, Microban International, NTX, On, Patagonia, Polartec, Polygiene, Pincroft Dyeing and Printing, Puma, Renewcell, Schoeller Textil, Teijin Frontier, The Lycra Company, Toray Industries (Toray), Under Armour, Unifi, VF Corporation, and ZDHC Foundation.

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


  • Asics has developed a tennis shoe which is designed to provide excellent stability and adidas has developed a tennis shoe which is designed to improve pace
  • The Lycra Company has developed an insulative technology for socks called Thermolite Everyday Warmth
  • Researchers at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) have developed an e-textile prototype which is capable of charging electronic devices


  • Financial results: Nike
  • Software provider Circularise has secured Euro11 mn worth of investment in order to help industrial supply chains adopt principles of a circular economy
  • Puma has opened a physical retail store in Argentina which is said to be the largest of its kind in Latin America