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Performance Apparel Update
Issue 273: January 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
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS AND INNOVATIONS in:
  • Optimer Brands has developed a range of performance fabric technologies called Optimer
  • NIPI and DuPont Biomaterials have collaborated in the development of a new version of Thindown fabric
  • Polartec and Westex have collaborated in the development of a flame resistant knitted fabric collection

 
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
  • Hyosung will expand its capacities for manufacturing elastane fibre in Brazil and Turkey
  • Arc'teryx has set a goal of ensuring that 80% of its products are Fair Trade Certified by 2025
  • Myant has established a new business division in the USA in order to provide better support to its partners in the region and to help expand its DTX platform
  • Nike
  • Ascend Performance Materials (Ascend) has entered into a partnership agreement with The S Group in order to commercialise products incorporating Acteev Protect yarns and fabrics