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:
Teijin Frontier has developed a polyester performance fabric which has a cotton-like texture and handle
Toray Industries has developed a waterproof nylon fabric which has excellent resistance to abrasion
Eastman Chemical Company will make its Avra filament fibres from polyester derived from post-consumer recycled materials
PrimaLoft has developed a new range of insulating materials called PrimaLoft NEXT
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
Aquafil has acquired the USA-based fibre manufacturer OMara Incorporated (OMara)
Technical outdoor apparel and accessories provider Arcteryx has launched a service called Rock Solid Used Gear through which it is reselling selected second hand Arcteryx products
Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC) and Myant have entered into a partnership to commercialise smart clothing products
Carhartt has been granted a patent for its Full Swing technology for outerwear