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:
Dow has developed an environmentally sustainable durable water repellent (DWR) finish
Spinnova, Bergans, and Halley Stevensons have collaborated in the development of a hiking anorak which can be fully recycled at the end of its useful life
Freudenberg Performance Materials Apparel has developed a new variety of adaptive insulation for use in the manufacture of sportswear
Mechanix Wear and clim8 have collaborated in the development of a heated work glove
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
The New Zealand Merino Company has launched a regenerative wool supply platform in collaboration with Allbirds, icebreaker and Smartwool
Allbirds has invested in the materials science company Natural Fiber Welding (NFW)
Huntsman Textile Effects and Sciessent have formed a strategic partnership to support the manufacture of antimicrobial and anti-odour textiles