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Product developments and innovations in textiles and apparel, November 2018

Product developments and innovations in textiles and apparel, November 2018

This report analyses some of the latest developments and innovations in the global textile and apparel industry, including those relating to anti-odour apparel, apparel collections, body measuring technologies, coloration technologies, denim, dyes and auxiliaries, finishing treatments, innovative fabrics, insulation materials, performance fabrics, performance fibres, performance footwear, sports apparel, synthetic leather, tanning processes and workwear. The report includes news from the following innovative brands, companies and other organisations: Artistic Milliners, Bioracer, Bolt Threads, Carhartt, Cordura, CREOL (The College of Optics & Photonics at The University of Central Florida), Delta Galil, DESMA, Devan Chemicals, Downlite, Ecco Leather, Heathcoat Fabrics, Huntsman Polyurethanes, Huntsman Textile Effects, inov-8, My Size, Oakley, Pendleton, Polygiene, PrimaLoft, Simplicity Works, Snow Peak, Sympatex Technologies, Teijin Frontier, Teijin Limited, Tommy Bahama, Twine Solutions, Untitled and W L Gore & Associates (Gore).


  • SUMMARY
  • ANTI-ODOUR APPAREL
    • UNTITLED HAS LAUNCHED A PERFORMANCE BUSINESS SUIT WHICH INCORPORATES POLYGIENE STAY FRESH
  • APPAREL COLLECTIONS
    • TOMMY BAHAMA AND PENDLETON HAVE COLLABORATED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW APPAREL COLLECTION
  • BODY MEASURING TECHNOLOGIES
    • MY SIZE HAS LAUNCHED A BODY MEASURING APP CALLED MYSIZEID
  • COLORATION TECHNOLOGIES
    • DELTA GALIL IS TRIALLING A NEW THREAD COLORATION SYSTEM
  • DENIM
    • ARTISTIC MILLINERS HAS DEVELOPED A NEW DENIM COLLECTION CALLED SUPERCHARGED NOIR
  • DYES AND AUXILIARIES
    • HUNTSMAN TEXTILE EFFECTS HAS DEVELOPED A NEW DIFFUSION ACCELERANT CALLED UNIVADINE E3-3D FOR USE IN THE DYEING OF POLYESTER FABRICS
  • FINISHING TREATMENTS
    • DEVAN CHEMICALS HAS DEVELOPED A NEW TEMPERATURE REGULATING FINISH FOR SPORTS APPAREL CALLED MOOV&COOL
  • INNOVATIVE FABRICS
    • RESEARCHERS AT CREOL HAVE DEVELOPED A FABRIC WHICH CAN CHANGE COLOUR ON DEMAND
  • INSULATION MATERIALS
    • DOWNLITE HAS DEVELOPED A NEW RANGE OF TEMPERATURE REGULATING INSULATION MATERIALS
    • PRIMALOFT HAS INCORPORATED ITS PRIMALOFT GOLD INSULATION AEROGEL MATERIAL INTO OUTDOOR APPAREL AND FOOTWEAR PRODUCTS
  • PERFORMANCE FABRICS
    • HEATHCOAT FABRICS HAS DEVELOPED A NEW ARAMID FABRIC FOR MILITARY APPLICATIONS
    • SNOW PEAK AND TEIJIN LIMITED HAVE COLLABORATED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW FABRIC FOR USE IN THE MANUFACTURE OF OUTDOOR
    • TEIJIN FRONTIER HAS DEVELOPED A NEW FUNCTIONAL FABRIC FOR SPORTS OUTERWEAR AS PART OF ITS DELTAPEAK RANGE
      • New functional fabric for the Deltapeak range
      • Stretchable water repellent fabric
  • PERFORMANCE FIBRES
    • CORDURA HAS DEVELOPED A NEW PERFORMANCE FIBRE BRAND CALLED CORDURA TRUELOCK
  • PERFORMANCE FOOTWEAR
    • INOV-8 HAS DEVELOPED THE FIRST STYLES OF PERFORMANCE FOOTWEAR TO INCORPORATE GRAPHENE
    • SIMPLICITY WORKS, HUNTSMAN POLYURETHANES AND DESMA HAVE DEVELOPED A NEW METHOD FOR PRODUCING FOOTWEAR
    • SYMPATEX TECHNOLOGIES HAS DEVELOPED A NEW FOOTWEAR MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY CALLED UTMOSPHERIC WHICH HELPS TO IMPROVE THE COMFORT OF OUTDOOR FOOTWEAR
    • W L GORE & ASSOCIATES (GORE) HAS DEVELOPED A NEW FOOTWEAR TECHNOLOGY CALLED GORE-TEX 3D FIT FOOTWEAR
  • SPORTS APPAREL
    • OAKLEY AND BIORACER HAVE COLLABORATED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CYCLING JERSEY WHICH INCORPORATES A GRAPHENE-BASED TREATMENT
  • SYNTHETIC LEATHER
    • BOLT THREADS HAS DEVELOPED A SYNTHETIC LEATHER MATERIAL CALLED MYLO
  • TANNING PROCESSES
    • ECCO LEATHER HAS DEVELOPED A NEW WATER-FREE LEATHER TANNING TECHNOLOGY
  • WORKWEAR
    • CORDURA AND CARHARTT HAVE COLLABORATED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW WORKWEAR COLLECTION

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