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Performance Apparel Update
Issue 257: September 2019

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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:
  • Adidas has developed a new range of outdoor jackets which are designed to be worn in urban environments
  • ProGARM has developed a range of socks which provide protection from electric arc flashes
  • Acabada has developed a range of sportswear garments which are infused with cannabidiol (CBD) to help aid recovery after exercise
  • Researchers at RMIT University have developed a method for producing waterproof, washable and stretchable supercapacitors for smart textile applications


BUSINESS UPDATE from:
  • Indorama Ventures PCL (IVL) has entered into an agreement to acquire the Italy-based yarn manufacturer Sinterama
  • Elevate Textiles has expanded its participation in the activities of the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme
  • Columbia Sportswear is expanding its global headquarters in Washington County, Oregon, USA
  • Kraig Biocraft Laboratories has completed the construction of a biotechnology research facility in Vietnam
  • 361
  • Anta Sports Products
  • Asics
  • Li Ning
  • Puma
  • Unifi
  • Xtep