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Performance Apparel Update
Issue 268: August 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:
  • Teijin Frontier has developed an environmentally sustainable conjugate filament yarn with "extra stretchability" called Solotex Eco-Hybrid
  • Devan has further expanded its R-Vital range of performance textile finishes
  • A consortium of UK-based organisations is developing environmentally sustainable water repellent fabrics

 
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
  • Lululemon Athletica (Lululemon) has acquired the home fitness company Mirror
  • WVaude has developed a Repair Index and is using it to evaluate the reparability of its products
  • Clim8 has expanded its leadership team in North America and secured Series A funding
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Puma
  • Under Armour
  • VF Corporation
  • VF Corporation will open its first multi-brand store during autumn 2020