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New fibre and fabric innovations for outdoor wear

New eco-friendly fibre and fabric concepts that not only offer more sustainable choices for sportswear and outdoor apparel, but in many case...

Komafram apparel brand taps made-in-America trend

"Something new, something brilliant," is the tagline for Komafram, a sustainable line of base layer apparel launched at last week's Outdoor...

Latest Interviews

Speaking with style: Jonathan Petty, Patagonia UK 29 May 2008

Joe Ayling

Rock climbing-inspired apparel and footwear brand Patagonia has pioneered the use of organic cotton and recycled polyester in its outdoor clothing and posted sales of US$330m last year. Joe Ayling interviews the company's UK sales and marketing manager, Jonathan Petty, to find out to what peaks an already ambitious sustainable business model can climb to next.

Latest News

Pontetorto denies Polartec patent lawsuit 14 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

Italian fabric manufacturer Pontetorto and Christian Weichert International Textile Agencies have denied claims they have had a patent infringement case filed against them by US performance fabric maker Polartec.


Polartec claims "first" breathable insulation 3 Oct 2013

Leonie Barrie

Performance fabric maker Polartec has launched a new synthetic insulation technology that can be used to create what it describes as the "first-ever breathable 'puffy' garments."


Polartec hires VP of product management 4 Jul 2013

Katie Smith

Performance fabrics manufacturer Polartec has appointed Doug Kelliher as vice president of product management.


Nike promotes Spillane to head China operations 2 May 2013

Katie Smith

Oregon-based sportswear giant Nike has promoted Michael Spillane to the position of vice president and general manager of Greater China.


Polartec appoints new CEO and CFO 1 Nov 2012

Katie Smith

Performance fabric maker Polartec has appointed former Timberland president Gary Smith as chief executive officer and Joe Robinson as chief financial officer.

Company research

Waterproof breathable fabrics: demand for comfort is driving innovation

Waterproof breathable fabrics: demand for comfort is driving

Waterproof breathable fabrics -- which protect against rain, wind and snow while allowing perspiration vapour to escape -- are among the most technically advanced in the performance apparel market. An...

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Performance Apparel Markets: Product Developments and Innovations, 1st Quarter 2014

Performance Apparel Markets: Product Developments and Innova

This report provides information on the latest developments in: fabrics for performance apparel; flame resistant (FR) protective apparel; insulation products; protective apparel; sportswear; wearable...

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Temperature control fabrics: optimising wearer comfort, 2013 edition

Temperature control fabrics: optimising wearer comfort, 2013

Clothing made from temperature control fabrics plays a critical role in boosting the physiological comfort of the wearer -- and such comfort can have a vital role to play in the performance of an athl...

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