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Performance Apparel Update
Issue 276: April 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
  • Vaude and BASF have collaborated in the development of environmentally sustainable outdoor apparel made from materials derived from waste tyres
  • Burlington has developed an environmentally sustainable water repellent treatment called PF Zero
  • PrimaLoft is making loose fill insulation derived from post-consumer waste materials
  • The Lycra Company has developed versions of its Coolmax and Thermolite fibres which are derived from pre-consumer textile waste

  • ANTA Sports
  • Li Ning
  • Nike
  • Kraig Biocraft Laboratories has secured US$4 mn worth of investment
  • Eurofins and SGS have become third-party laboratory members of The Microfibre Consortium (TMC)
  • Kraig Biocraft Laboratories has now established a joint venture it formed with MtheMovement in Singapore and has named it Spydasilk Enterprises
  • VF Corporation has opened a new fulfilment centre in the UK