Performance apparel markets: business update

 Published On: Nov, 2015 |    No of Pages: 22 |  Published By: Textilesintelligence | Format: PDF
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Performance apparel markets: business update, 2nd quarter 2015

This report provides information, analysis and valuable insight on developments relating to the performance apparel industry in the following categories: acquisitions, divestments and mergers; corporate social responsibility (CSR); distribution facilities; financial results; investments; joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution; manufacturing facilities; and markets. Brands, companies and other organisations featured in this report include: Adidas Group, APJeT, Berghaus, Bolt Threads, Columbia Sportswear, Cubic Tech Corporation, DSM Dyneema, DyeCoo Textile Systems, DyStar, FibeRio, Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) division, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Levi Strauss & Co, Nike, Parley for the Oceans, Perry Ellis International, Puma, Quiksilver, Sensient Technologies Corporation, Solvay Group, Sweden Textile Water Initiative, The Freedonia Group, Under Armour, Unifi, VF Corporation and Xennia Technology.
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SUMMARY
ACQUISITIONS, DIVESTMENTS AND MERGERS
DSM Dyneema has acquired Cubic Tech Corporation
Sensient Technologies Corporation has acquired Xennia Technology
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)
Adidas Group has entered into a partnership with Parley for the Oceans
Berghaus has joined the bluesign system
Sweden Textile Water Initiative will expand and partner with factories in five countries following a successful pilot project
DISTRIBUTION FACILITIES
Nike has opened a new distribution centre in Memphis, Tennessee, USA
FINANCIAL RESULTS
Adidas
Columbia Sportswear
Nike
Perry Ellis International
Fourth quarter 2014/15
2014/15
First quarter 2015/16
Outlook
Puma
Quiksilver
Under Armour
Unifi
VF Corporation
INVESTMENTS
Bolt Threads has secured US$32.3 mn in investment for research and commercialisation of its proprietary Engineered Silk fibres
Solvay Group is investing R50 mn in new texturing equipment and looms
JOINT VENTURES, COOPERATION, LICENSING AND DISTRIBUTION
APJeT and VF Corporation will collaborate in the development of next-generation textile finishing technologies
DyStar has entered into a partnership with DyeCoo Textile Systems
FibeRio and VF Corporation have entered into a partnership to develop fabrics which incorporate nanofibres
Google ATAP and Levi Strauss & Co are collaborating in the development of interactive garments
Kraig Biocraft Laboratories has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the provincial government of Vietnam relating to the development of recombinant spider silk production processes
Puma has entered into a licensing and marketing partnership with the Infiniti Red Bull
Formula 1 racing team
MANUFACTURING FACILITIES
Unifi has increased its polyester texturing capacity
MARKETS
Demand for dyes and organic pigments is forecast to grow in value by an average of 6.0% per annum between 2014 and 2019

List of Tables

Table 1: Adidas: breakdown of revenues by brand, 1 qtr 2014 and 1 qtr 2015
Table 2: Adidas: breakdown of Adidas and Reebok revenues by region, 1 qtr 2014 and 1 qtr 2015
Table 3: Nike: revenues by geographical region, 2013/14 and 2014/15
Table 4: Global demand for dyes and organic pigments, 2009-19

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