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:
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
Nike is in the process of establishing strategic distributor partnerships with two companies in South America