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Performance Apparel Markets
Issue 78:
September 2023

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Fast track: seamless knitting continues to shape the sports shoe market (13 pages)
Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, September 2023 (19 pages)
Textile and clothing brands face pressure to innovate as legislation builds against the use of PFASs, or "forever chemicals" (52 pages)
Profile of Polartec: a pioneer in synthetic fleece materials and innovator in performance fabrics for the textile and clothing industry (30 pages)
Performance apparel markets: business update, September 2023 (14 pages)

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Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, September 2023

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This report provides information on the latest developments in flame resistant materials, moisture management technologies, odour control technologies, outerwear, processing technologies and sportswear. Furthermore, it includes news from the following innovative brands and other organisations: Birla Cellulose, Carrington Textiles, Gregory Packs, Lenzing Group (Lenzing), Nike, Polartec, Polygiene, RadiciGroup, Teijin Frontier, TenCate Protective Fabrics, UPM Biochemicals, Vaude, and WNDR Alpine.

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  • Birla Cellulose has developed a flame resistant (FR) fibre for use in the manufacture of fabrics for protective clothing
  • Carrington Textiles has developed a flame resistant (FR) fabric called Flamestat 250 which has antistatic properties
  • TenCate Protective Fabrics has developed a flame resistant (FR) fabric called Tecasafe 360+ which has the ability to stretch

  • A moisture wicking finish derived from microalgae has been employed by WNDR Alpine in the manufacture of activewear

  • Polartec has developed a plant-based anti-odour treatment which is free from metal
  • StayFresh odour control treatment from Polygiene is being used in backpacks by Gregory Packs

  • UPM Biochemicals and Vaude are collaborating in the development of a fleece jacket made from wood-based polyester

  • Lenzing Group (Lenzing) has developed a proprietary technology which mitigates the discolouration of cellulosic-based garments during heat moulding

  • Nike has developed a waterproof jacket called Nike Run Division Aerogami Jacket which features an autonomous sweat venting system
  • RadiciGroup has led a research and design project which has resulted in the development of a cycling T-shirt made from fibre-to-fibre recycled polyester
  • Teijin Frontier has developed a functional fabric for sportswear
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    Four times a year, Performance Apparel Markets provides intelligence, expert analysis and insight on the performance apparel industry.

    Performance apparel represents one of the fastest growing markets in the global textile and clothing industry--and market growth is being fuelled by an emergence of new fibres, fabrics and innovative materials. The market's growth prospects are also being spurred by increasing demand for performance properties in mainstream fashion.
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    Each issue provides an authoritative source of information on key industry topics, including: antimicrobial textiles; biomaterials; biomimicry; chemical protective clothing; circularity; compression and shapewear; cosmetotextiles; environmental sustainability; finishes; flame resistant clothing; footwear; graphene; insect repellent apparel; insulation materials; medical protective clothing; military clothing and equipment; moisture management; mono materials; outdoor apparel; personal protective equipment (PPE); smart textiles; sportswear; thermoregulation; waterproof breathable textiles; wearable technology; and workwear.

    A single issue of Performance Apparel Markets includes:

      an editorial think-piece on a topical issue from an industry expert

      a round-up of the latest product innovations

      a main feature on a new or established market

      insight and analysis of a key market leader or fast-growing start-up

      a round-up of the latest business developments

    An annual subscription to Performance Apparel Markets is a cost-effective way to keep informed about trends and developments in the global performance apparel industry.

    Subscriptions are available in printed and/or digital formats. Printed and digital subscribers receive each issue in printed format in addition to a digital PDF file, which is available immediately on publication.

    Subscribers also receive a complementary digital subscription to Performance Apparel Update, delivered directly by email once a month. This free supplement contains essential information on business news and the latest product developments.

    Like all Textiles Intelligence publications, Performance Apparel Markets is a reliable source of independently sourced business information, and it does not carry advertising.

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