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Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, July 2017

Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, July 2017

This report provides information on the latest developments in antimicrobial fabrics, dyes and auxiliaries, environmentally sustainable outdoor apparel, environmentally sustainable performance fabrics, environmentally sustainable sewing thread, finishes, new yarns, performance denim, performance fabrics, performance sleeping bags, performance sports apparel, protective apparel, reflective materials, sports apparel, and wearable technology. The report includes news from the following innovative companies and other organisations: 3M, American & Efird (A&E), Bemis, Berghaus, Carrington, Cordura, Cotton Incorporated, Deewear, DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, HeiQ, Mission, Mount Vernon FR, Noble Biomaterials, Patagonia, Polygiene, PPSS Group, PurThread Technologies, Schoeller Textil, Textilcolor and Wrangler.


SUMMARY
ANTIMICROBIAL FABRICS
PurThread Technologies and Cotton Incorporated: antimicrobial cotton blend fabrics
DYES AND AUXILIARIES
Schoeller Textil and Textilcolor: new auxiliary which accelerates the polyester dyeing process
ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE OUTDOOR APPAREL
Berghaus: expansion of the Made Kind apparel collection
ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE PERFORMANCE FABRICS
Cordura and DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products: development of environmentally sustainable performance fabrics
ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE SEWING THREAD
American & Efird (A&E): new sewing thread which incorporates Repreve yarn
FINISHES
HeiQ: HeiQ Fresh NKU odour control finish
NEW YARNS
Polygiene and Sinterama: new odour resistant yarn
PERFORMANCE DENIM
Wrangler and Mount Vernon FR: collection of jeans which are flame resistant and help the wearer to maintain a comfortable body temperature
PERFORMANCE FABRICS
Cordura and Carrington: new flame retardant fabric
Mount Vernon FR: expanded range of FlexTex stretchable fabrics
PERFORMANCE SLEEPING BAGS
Patagonia: 850 Down Sleeping Bag
PERFORMANCE SPORTS APPAREL
Mission: VaporActive women’s sports apparel
PROTECTIVE APPAREL
PPSS Group: new range of cut and slash resistant apparel
REFLECTIVE MATERIALS
3M: C790 Carbon Black Stretch Transfer Film reflective material for sportswear
SPORTS APPAREL
Deewear: collection of sports apparel which incorporates fabrics treated with Directa Plus’s
G+ technology
WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY
Bemis and Noble Biomaterials: “kit” for the creation of garments which are seamless and conductive
List of figures
Figure 1: Garments made from Flametougher 280AS
Figure 2: 850 Down Sleeping Bag 19°F/-7°C
Figure 3: Mission: items from the VaporActive collection
Figure 4: SlashPRO Slash Resistant UBAC Shirt
Figure 5: Items from the D-ONE collection

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