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Performance Apparel Update
Issue 299: March 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.



  • Polartec has developed a new fabric technology which reduces fibre fragment shedding during laundering
  • Airbag Inside Sweden and Helite have collaborated in the development of motorcycle jeans which incorporate an airbag
  • Engelbert Strauss and Bananatex have collaborated in the development of work trousers which are 100% biodegradeable


  • Financial results: adidas
  • Financial results: Puma
  • Nike has filed a lawsuit against lululemon athletica for infringing a patent relating to its Flyknit material
  • Under Armour has developed a new test method which is capable of measuring a fabric's propensity to shed fibre fragments