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Performance Apparel Update
Issue 252: April 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:
  • Carrington Textiles has developed three new fabrics which are designed to improve the comfort of workwear
  • HeiQ and BUFF have collaborated in the development of a range of performance headwear products which provide protection from ultraviolet (UV) rays and have temperature regulating properties
  • Sympatex Technologies has developed a variety of environmentally sustainable laminates which incorporate recycled fibres


BUSINESS UPDATE from:
  • The Decoat consortium has been established to develop coated textiles and plastic materials which can be recycled at the ends of their useful lives
  • 361
  • ANTA Sports
  • Asics
  • Li Ning
  • Nike
  • Xtep
  • Itochu has made a strategic investment in The Lycra Company
  • Wolverine World Wide and Xtep have established a joint venture to expand the presence of the Merrell and Saucony brands in China, Hong Kong and Macau
  • AATCC has published a new standard for evaluating the electrical resistance of e-textiles