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Performance Apparel Update
Issue 249: January 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:
  • W L Gore & Associates has developed a new Gore-Tex 3-layer laminate
  • Mountain Khakis has developed a new outdoor apparel collection
  • Polartec has developed a new insulative performance fabric designed to minimise fibre shedding during wear and laundering called Polartec Power Air
  • Shoe manufacturer Athletic Propulsion Labs (APL) has launched a new knitted running shoe which has been certified by The Woolmark Company

 
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
  • Callaway Golf Company has acquired Jack Wolfskin
  • Teijin Group has acquired a 20% stake in Elitac, a developer of textiles and clothing with integrated wearable devices
  • UK-based online luxury fashion retailer Farfetch has entered into an agreement to acquire USA-based footwear and streetwear retailer Stadium Goods
  • Odour control technology specialist Polygiene will establish a subsidiary in Hong Kong
  • Nike
  • Antimicrobial and anti-odour technology maker Microban has established a new distribution partnership with the chemicals and performance materials company Eigenmann & Veronelli