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Performance Apparel Update
Issue 285: January 2022

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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
  • Teijin Frontier has developed a knitted fabric which adapts its structure in response to the presence of perspiration
  • Ventile has developed an environmentally sustainable fabric called Ventile Eco 300
  • adidas has collaborated with Allbirds in the development of a running shoe called Futurecraft.Footprint which has a low carbon footprint
  • Polartec has developed a plant-based anti-odour treatment which will replace the companys existing metal-based anti-odour treatment


  • Gildan Activewear has acquired Frontier Yarns for US$168 mn
  • Nike
  • The Biomimicry Institute has secured Euro2.5 mn (US$2.86 mn) worth of investment to launch a pilot project relating to the decomposition of textile waste
  • Authentic Brands Group (ABG) has entered into a licensing agreement with Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited (ABFRL) relating to the distribution and sale of Reebok branded products