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Performance Apparel Update
Issue 247: November 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:
  • Maglificio Ripa has launched a collection of environmentally sustainable fabrics
  • PrimaLoft has developed the first synthetic insulation made entirely from biodegradable fibres
  • Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) have developed fibres with embedded electronics

 
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
  • Lenzing has agreed to acquire Lenzing (Nanjing) Fibers
  • Perry Ellis International has become a privately held company
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • VF Corporation
  • Craft Sportswear and Team Sunweb have entered into an apparel supply partnership
  • Haydale and the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating (WCPC) have been awarded a joint contract to develop wearable technology
  • Pincroft Dyeing & Printing Company (Pincroft) has been named the official European printer of MultiCam camouflage fabrics