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Performance Apparel Markets: Product Developments and Innovations, 1st quarter 2015

Performance Apparel Markets: Product Developments and Innovations, 1st quarter 2015

This report provides information on the latest developments in environmentally friendly water repellent treatments, fabrics for performance apparel, fibres and yarns for performance apparel, flame retardant treatments, odour resistant apparel, outdoor apparel, protective apparel, and sports apparel and accessories. The report includes news from the following innovative companies and other organisations: Archroma, Garmatex, Invista, Lenzing, National Safety Apparel, Nike, Polartec, Reebok, Tanatex Chemicals, Teijin Aramid, The North Face and Umbro.


  • SUMMARY
  • ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY WATER REPELLENT TREATMENTS
    • Archroma: range of water repellent treatments for outdoor apparel
  • FABRICS FOR PERFORMANCE APPAREL
    • Polartec: Polartec Power Wool fabric collection
  • FIBRES AND YARNS FOR PERFORMANCE APPAREL
    • Invista: high tenacity polyester yarns for use in the manufacture of Cordura fabric
    • Lenzing: microfibre version of Tencel A100 fibre
    • Teijin Aramid: Teijinconex neo fibre for use in protective apparel
  • FLAME RETARDANT TREATMENTS
    • Tanatex Chemicals: Express FR flame retardant treatment system for polyester fabric
  • ODOUR RESISTANT APPAREL
    • Umbro: jackets incorporating DeoTags which prevent the buildup of body odour
  • OUTDOOR APPAREL
    • The North Face: fabrics containing Repreve fibres for making Denali jackets
  • PROTECTIVE APPAREL
    • National Safety Apparel: protective apparel which protects against cuts
  • SPORTS APPAREL AND ACCESSORIES
    • Garmatex: apparel items and sports accessories
    • Nike: jacket designed to be worn by footballers during training
    • Nike: polo shirt dyed using a water-free dyeing process for tennis players
    • Reebok: sportswear garments which incorporate Cordura fabric

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