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Performance Apparel Update
Issue 256: August 2019

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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:
  • 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
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Under Armour
  • VF Corporation
  • 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