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Performance Apparel Update
Issue 275: March 2021

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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
  • Dow has developed an environmentally sustainable durable water repellent (DWR) finish
  • Spinnova, Bergans, and Halley Stevensons have collaborated in the development of a hiking anorak which can be fully recycled at the end of its useful life
  • Freudenberg Performance Materials Apparel has developed a new variety of adaptive insulation for use in the manufacture of sportswear
  • Mechanix Wear and clim8 have collaborated in the development of a heated work glove

  • The New Zealand Merino Company has launched a regenerative wool supply platform in collaboration with Allbirds, icebreaker and Smartwool
  • adidas
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Puma
  • Allbirds has invested in the materials science company Natural Fiber Welding (NFW)
  • Huntsman Textile Effects and Sciessent have formed a strategic partnership to support the manufacture of antimicrobial and anti-odour textiles