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:
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
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
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