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.
Table of Contents
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS AND INNOVATIONS:
Microban International (Microban) has developed an antimicrobial additive for cotton
Toray Industries (Toray) has developed 100% bio-based adipic acid for use in the manufacture of nylon 6.6 fibres
3M has developed a durable water repellent (DWR) yarn for outdoor apparel and footwear
Speciality chemicals company Archroma will acquire Huntsman Textile Effects
Thread manufacturer Coats Group (Coats) has acquired footwear and accessories reinforcement manufacturer Rhenoflex
Euratex (European Apparel and Textile Confederation) has called for a cap on gas prices as the European textile and clothing industry buckles under mounting pressures caused by the energy crisis
Financial results - 361°, ANTA Sports, Li Ning, Unifi and Xtep