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Performance Apparel Update
Issue 295: November 2022

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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.

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PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS AND INNOVATIONS:
  • Materials science specialist Hologenix and technical yarns specialist Unifi have collaborated in the development of Repreve fibre which incorporates Celliant technology
  • Polartec has developed a biobased finish called Polartec Power Shield which is weather resistant
  • DuPont has developed a new range of yarns which incorporate Kevlar

BUSINESS UPDATE:
  • Horizon Europe is funding a project called CISUTAC which aims to support the EUs transition to a circular economy
  • Financial results - adidas, Columbia Sportswear, Puma, Under Armour and VF Corporation
  • Environmentally sustainable textile finishes developer Green Theme Technologies (GTT) has secured US$5.4 mn worth of investment to ramp up production of its EMPEL durable water repellent (DWR) finishing technology