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Performance Apparel Update
Issue 262: February 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:
  • Adidas and Stella McCartney have launched a spring/summer 2020 edition of the Adidas by Stella McCartney collection
  • Lenzing has collaborated with Hyosung in the development of an environmentally sustainable fabric collection
  • Toray has developed a new version of its Primeflex stretch fabric which contains plant-based materials and polymer derived from plastic waste
  • Freudenberg Performance Materials has launched a new biodegradable padding material as part of its comfortemp Thermal Insulation range

 
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
  • The performance fibre specialists Dominion Fiber Technologies (DFT), EuroFibers and Lumat Group (Lumat) have merged to form a new company called FibrXL
  • A joint venture between Carrington Textiles and TMG - Acabamentos Têxteis (TMG) has acquired the performance textile manufacturer Melchior Textil
  • Unifi
  • Burlington has entered into a licence agreement with Marks regarding its No Fly Zone insect repellent technology
  • Musto has entered into a global licence agreement with the automotive brand Land Rover
  • Worn Again Technologies has opened a new pilot research and development (R&D) facility in Redcar, UK