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.
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PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS AND INNOVATIONS in:
The Lycra Company has developed a new fibre called Lycra Adaptiv
Nike has developed an environmentally sustainable trainer called Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next Nature
HeiQ has collaborated with Outdoor Research in the development of a range of gloves called RadiantX which are made using HeiQ XReflex Radiant Barrier Technology
W L Gore & Associates (Gore) has developed a new membrane for its Gore-Tex branded products
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
The Microfibre Consortium (TMC) has launched The Microfibre 2030 Commitment
Spiber has secured ¥34.4 bn (US$300 mn) in funding to scale up production and exploit commercial opportunities globally
Natural Fiber Welding (NFW) has entered into a partnership agreement with Patagonia to improve the circularity of the textile industry