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Performance Apparel Markets
Issue 40:
1st quarter 2012

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Fast track: advances in insulation materials for performance apparel
Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 1st quarter 2012 (10 pages)
High visibility apparel: providing protection, comfort and style (30 pages)
Profile of UniFirst: a leader in the uniform and textile services industry (12 pages)
Performance apparel markets: business update, 1st quarter 2012 (22 pages)

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High visibility apparel: providing protection, comfort and style
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High visibility apparel plays a critical role in making the jobs of those who work in hazardous environments safer. High visibility materials have also found their way into an increasing number of apparel categories, partly as a result of technological advances and partly as a result of improvements in design. They have even found their way into fashion. Demand for high visibility apparel will continue to grow, especially in developing economies, as new groups of users emerge, new applications are found and legislation governing the use of high visibility garments becomes increasingly stringent. This report provides a wealth of information on high visibility apparel, including the types of high visibility material used in the design and construction of apparel, as well as the use and maintenance of apparel. The report also features information on the development and application of high visibility materials, regulation and standards for high visibility apparel and an outlook for the future of the high visibility apparel market.

Table of Contents
High visibility apparel: providing protection, comfort and style
  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Market for high visibility protective clothing
  • Development of high visibility materials
  • The need for high visibility apparel
  • Visibility and conspicuity
  • High visibility materials used in apparel
  • Design and construction of high visibility apparel
  • Use and maintenance of high visibility apparel
  • Applications of high visibility materials
  • Legislation and standards relating to high visibility apparel
  • Outlook

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Four times a year, Performance Apparel Markets provides an overview of the sector for performance apparel and corporatewear. It provides market data and analysis of new and established markets for performance fibres, fabrics and clothing, and is essential reading for executives who are working in (or supplying) this fast growing sector. It is also an invaluable one-stop-shop where people who are not involved in the industry on a day-to-day basis can find an authoritative source of relevant information which helps them to quickly gain an understanding of the key issues facing the companies in this sector.
Reports in Performance Apparel Markets include:
 reports on major developments in the global performance apparel market, focusing on new products and technologies, innovative fibres and key players;
 detailed, independently-researched reports on one of the following topics: antimicrobial fibres and fabrics, anti-static technology, flame resistant fibres and fabrics, high strength fibres and fabrics, high visibility apparel, microencapsulation, moisture management fabrics, performance swimwear, seamless knitting and stitch-free seaming technologies, smart and interactive textiles, stain protective apparel, stretch fibres and fabrics, surfwear and surf-inspired clothing, temperature regulation, UV protective fibres and fabrics, and waterproof breathable fabrics;
 company profiles, outlining the business, product, market and manufacturing strategies employed by key players in the performance apparel industry; and
 business news and developments affecting global performance apparel markets, majoring on innovations, mergers and acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, and financial performances.
Performance apparel represents one of the fastest growing sectors of the international textile and clothing industry – and market growth is being fuelled by the emergence of new fibres, new fabrics and innovative process technologies. The market is also being boosted by changes in consumer lifestyles. People are living longer and spending more time on leisure activities. New high-tech fabrics are being developed for a wide range of active sports such as aerobics, athletics, ballooning, cycling, hiking, mountaineering, parachuting, sailing, skiing, snowboarding, swimming, and windsurfing.
Exciting innovations are emerging in smart textiles and nanotechnology – and the sector’s growth prospects are helped by the trend in increasing demand for performance features in mainstream fashion.
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