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Performance Apparel Update
Issue 259: November 2019

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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:
  • DuPont Biomaterials and Lenzing Group (Lenzing) have collaborated in the development of an environmentally sustainable fabric collection
  • PrimaLoft and Parley for the Oceans have entered into a partnership to develop insulation materials which incorporate fibres derived from ocean waste
  • The North Face has launched its first collection of outdoor apparel incorporating FutureLight waterproof breathable material
  • Polartec has commercialised a series of military issue fabrics and garments which are designed to provide protection from cold weather conditions

 
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
  • Asics Ventures Corporation (Asics Ventures) has acquired an equity stake in the start-up company Pyrates
  • Puma is reintroducing swimwear as part of its product portfolio
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Puma
  • Under Armour
  • Unifi
  • VF Corporation
  • Textile recycling specialist Evrnu has secured Series A funding worth US$9.1 mn