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Performance Apparel Update
Issue 281: September 2021

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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
  • HeiQ has developed a thermoregulating T-shirt made using HeiQ Smart Temp technology
  • Hikerkind and Polartec have developed a hiking fleece called Midlayer_01 which is made using Polartec Power Air
  • adidas has developed a collection of trainers called No-Dye which are made without the use of dye


  • Authentic Brands Group (ABG) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Reebok
  • 361
  • ANTA Sports
  • Li Ning
  • Xtep
  • lululemon athletica (lululemon) has invested in biotechnology company Genomatica to develop an environmentally sustainable nylon fibre
  • Nike has formed a partnership with Newlight Technologies to develop products made using an environmentally sustainable biomaterial called AirCarbon
  • The North Face has formed a partnership with Spinnova to develop high performance fabrics which are environmentally sustainable