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:
Optimer Brands has developed a range of performance fabric technologies called Optimer
NIPI and DuPont Biomaterials have collaborated in the development of a new version of Thindown fabric
Polartec and Westex have collaborated in the development of a flame resistant knitted fabric collection
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
Hyosung will expand its capacities for manufacturing elastane fibre in Brazil and Turkey
Arc'teryx has set a goal of ensuring that 80% of its products are Fair Trade Certified by 2025
Myant has established a new business division in the USA in order to provide better support to its partners in the region and to help expand its DTX platform
Ascend Performance Materials (Ascend) has entered into a partnership agreement with The S Group in order to commercialise products incorporating Acteev Protect yarns and fabrics