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Performance Apparel Update
Issue 245: September 2018

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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
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS AND INNOVATIONS in:
  • PrimaLoft has incorporated its PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Aerogel material into outdoor apparel and footwear products
  • Burlington has developed a collection of environmentally sustainable fabrics for outdoor apparel called ReGenesis, and is developing fabrics which incorporate Avra polyester fibres
  • Teijin Frontier has developed a stretchable water repellent fabric
  • Cordura has developed a new performance fibre brand called TrueLock

 
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
  • VF Corporation has announced its intention to separate into two independent companies
  • Adidas
  • Perry Ellis International
  • Unifi
  • Kraig Biocraft Laboratories has provided the US Army with ballistic shoot pack panels made from Dragon Silk