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Global Performance Apparel Market Q4 Analysis

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); corporate strategy; events; financial results; investments; joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution; manufacturing facilities; and new brands. Companies, other organisations, brands and events examined in this report include 361 Degrees International, ActivInstinct, Adidas, Advansa, Alvanon, Berghaus, Canopy, Columbia Sportswear, Columbia Sportswear Commercial (Shanghai) Company, D'Blanc, DSM Dyneema, Fair Trade USA, FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association), Fuji Xerox, Fuji Xerox (China), Fuji Xerox Eco-Manufacturing, IndustriALL Global Union, Invista, ISPO (International Trade Fair for Sports Equipment and Fashion), Jack Nicklaus, JD Sports Fashion, Jinggong Holding Group, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Lululemon Athletica, Luna Innovations, Mascot, Nantong Teijin, Nicklaus International Brand Management, Nike, One Way Sport, Onward Trading (Shanghai), Patagonia, Paul Naude, Perry Ellis International, Prana, Promat, Puma, Quiksilver, Teijin, Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), Swire Resources, Sympatex Technologies, UltraTech International, Under Armour, Unifi, UNI Global Union, VF Corporation, Vissla, Warwick Mills and Zhejiang Jiaren New Materials.

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Summary

Acquisitions, Divestments And Mergers
JD Sports Fashion has acquired a majority stake in the online outdoor apparel and sportswear retailer ActivInstinct
Invista has entered into an agreement with Advansa to acquire its speciality polyester sector which makes products for apparel end uses

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Adidas has signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh
A number of performance apparel companies have entered into a partnership agreement with Canopy to develop purchasing policies relating to cellulosic fibres
Fuji Xerox, Onward Trading (Shanghai) and Teijin have launched a closed-loop recycling scheme for uniforms
Patagonia will launch its first range of Fair Trade Certified apparel in autumn 2014
The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has launched the Higg Index 2.0

Corporate Strategy
Sympatex Technologies has established an office in South Korea in order to expand its presence in the South Korean Outdoor apparel market

Events
ISPO Munich was held during January 26-29, 2014

Financial Results
Adidas
Columbia Sportswear
Nike
Perry Ellis International
Outlook
Puma
Quiksilver
Fourth quarter 2012/13
2012/13
Under Armour
Unifi
VF Corporation

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Joint Ventures, Cooperation, Licensing And Distribution
361 Degrees International has formed a joint venture with One Way Sport to distribute One Way Sport products in the Greater China region
Berghaus will use technical fit mannequins from Alvanon to standardise the fit of its performance and outdoor apparel
Columbia Sportswear and Swire Resources have officially launched a joint venture in China
DSM Dyneema has entered into a licensing agreement with Promat relating to the use of its Dyneema fibre in protective gloves
FIFA (Fédération Internationale De Football Association) has extended its existing partnership agreement with Adidas until 2030
Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Has Entered into an Agreement with Warwick Mills to develop and commercialise textile products made using Monster Silk
Luna Innovations and UltraTech International have entered into a licensing agreement relating to Luna Innovations’ new omniphobic fabric coating
Nicklaus International Brand Management has entered into a licensing agreement with Perry Ellis International relating to its Jack Nicklaus brand

Manufacturing Facilities
Mascot has constructed a new workwear manufacturing facility in Laos Teijin will construct a new facility in Thailand for the manufacture of a new type of metaaramid fibre

New Brands
A former company director at Billabong has developed a new surfwear brand called Vissla and a new surf accessories brand called D’Blanc

List of Tables

Table 1: Adidas: breakdown of revenues by brand, 3 qtr 2012 and 3 qtr 2013
Table 2: Adidas: breakdown of revenues by region, 3 qtr 2012 and 3 qtr 2013
Table 3: Nike: revenues by geographical region, 2 qtr 2012/13 and 2 qtr 2013/14