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:
HeiQ has developed a new technology which is designed to improve the weight-to-warmth ratio of an insulation material
Cifra has developed a collection of insulative garments which are manufactured using its Warp Knit Seamless (WKS) production technique
The North Face has developed a new breathable and waterproof material called FutureLight
Myant has developed a polo shirt which can continuously monitor blood pressure
Teijin Frontier has developed a range of smart clothing products
BUSINESS UPDATE from:
Columbia Sportswear has completed its acquisition of Columbia Sportswear Commercial (Shanghai) Company
Adidas has made a commitment to increase its production volumes of shoes incorporating fibres derived from recycled plastic waste materials
Performance apparel brand Gore Wear and ski manufacturer Madshus have entered into a brand cooperation partnership
Puma North America has announced plans to set up new headquarters in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA