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Performance Apparel Update
Issue 307: November 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 launched new versions of its Power Shield and Power Stretch Pro fabrics which are made using a bio-based nylon (polyamide) 6.6 called Biolon
  • Asahi Kasei will develop a new variety of its Roica stretch fibre for sportswear applications
  • HeiQ, Mammut and Nespresso have collaborated in the development of a high performance insulation jacket


  • Invista is to close a plant for producing nylon (polyamide) 6.6 precursors in Orange, Texas, USA
  • The winners of the 2023 ITMF Sustainability & Innovation Awards were announced in China at the 2023 edition of the ITMF conference
  • Financial results: adidas, Columbia Sportswear, Puma, Under Armour, and VF Corporation