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:
Schoeller Textil has developed a biodegradable fabric collection called Proearth
The Lycra Company has launched a new technology called Lycra FitSense on a global scale
Carrington Textiles has developed six new types of performance fabric for use in military and defence applications
Coats has developed a new flame resistant and heat resistant fabric called FlamePro Splash Protect
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
Three organisations have joined The Microfibre Consortium (TMC) to boost its research efforts and international reach
Elevate Textiles has announced new sustainability targets which have been adopted by its portfolio brands
Toray has developed a new commercial brand called &+ which it will apply to polyester fibres derived from post-consumer waste plastic bottles