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:
Sympatex Technologies (Sympatex) has expanded its range of performance laminates which can be fully recycled at the ends of their useful lives
W L Gore & Associates (Gore) has developed three new varieties of its Gore-Tex Pro waterproof breathable fabrics
Ohmatex, KÝbenhavns Universitet (University of Copenhagen) and Danish Aerospace Company will collaborate in the development of smart clothing for astronauts
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Nike has partnered with Ocean Conservancy to launch the Arctic Shipping Corporate Pledge
Adidas will close its Speedfactory manufacturing facilities in Germany and the USA
The Microfibre Consortium (TMC) has released details of a microfibre shedding test methodology