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:
Archroma has developed a new range of disperse dyes for use in the coloration of fabrics for activewear and sportswear
Ventile has developed a version of its performance fabric which is made from cotton derived from recycled waste materials
Covestro has successfully developed performance stretch fibres which are partly derived from carbon dioxide (CO2)
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
Acushnet Holdings has acquired the golf and ski apparel specialist KJUS
Milliken & Company (Milliken) has acquired the performance fabric specialist Polartec
Mount Vernon FR is expanding its capacity for treating flame resistant fabrics at its facility in Trion, Georgia, USA
Cone Denim and Westex by Milliken have extended their exclusive partnership relating to the manufacture of flame resistant denim fabrics
Global Brands Group will design, develop and distribute Dakine branded performance apparel
The Hong Kong Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) and the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) relating to the development of wearable technologies