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Performance Apparel Update
Issue 265: May 2020

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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:
  • Polygiene has developed an antiviral treatment which is being used in the manufacture of face masks and consumer products
  • Two of Sanitizeds treatments have been verified as being effective against viruses when applied to polyester textiles
  • The winners of the April 2020 Performance Awards have been announced
  • TBM and Bioworks have collaborated in the development of an environmentally sustainable face mask

 
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
  • DuPonts Sorona brand has launched a certification programme to verify the authenticity and performance properties of Sorona fabrics
  • Adidas
  • ANTA Sports
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Li Ning
  • Nike
  • Unifi
  • HeiQ is allowing other companies to produce its HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 treatment by granting them free licences
  • Huntsman Textile Effects and Phong Phu International (PPJ) have entered into a strategic partnership agreement to promote PPJs growth in Vietnam