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Performance Apparel Update
Issue 263: March 2020

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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:
  • Cocona will incorporate a biodegradable additive into its 37.5 Technology fibres
  • Dyntex has developed an ultra-lightweight performance fabric which is biodegradable and an ultra-lightweight performance fabric which is made from bio-based yarn
  • DuPont's Sorona brand has developed a stretchable ski jacket which can be fully recycled at the end of its useful life
  • Nufabrx and CopperGel have collaborated in the development of apparel and accessories which relieve pain

 
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
  • VF Corporation is exploring "strategic alternatives" for the occupational portion of its Work segment
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Under Armour
  • VF Corporation
  • Nike is in the process of establishing strategic distributor partnerships with two companies in South America