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Performance Apparel Update
Issue 253: May 2019

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Product Overview   

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:
  • Cifra and Petratex will collaborate in the development of high-end and luxury outerwear products made using Cifra's Warp Knit Seamless (WKS) production technique
  • KJUS has developed a new collection of highly waterproof and breathable rainwear products for golfers
  • Adidas has developed a fully recyclable running shoe
  • Speedo and HeiQ have collaborated in the development of Speedo Fastskin swimwear for competitive racing

 
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
  • Authentic Brands Group (ABG) has purchased the intellectual property of the Volcom brand
  • Lululemon Athletica has announced a new strategy for growth which will focus on product innovation, omni guest experiences and market expansion
  • Adidas
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Puma
  • Polartec and Kraig Biocraft Laboratories have announced plans to commercialise spider silk fabrics