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Smart textiles and wearable technology: opportunities for life enhancement and health management
published in Issue 39, 4th quarter 2011
Smart textiles and wearable technology have the potential to change the way people dress, communicate, respond to emergencies, manage their health and even entertain themselves. They could also provide a much needed boost to the textile industries in the developed world. This report provides a wealth of information including descriptions of the characteristics of smart textiles and wearable technology, the development of the industry, the materials and technologies used, projects and corporate collaborations, potential markets, and opportunities and threats in the market. It also provides an overview of the applications of smart textiles and wearable technology in a number of fields -- namely fashion, communications, entertainment and infotainment, medical and healthcare, occupational health and safety, high visibility apparel, sports, and cosmetotextiles. Furthermore, the report presents examples of innovative smart textile and wearable technology products on the market.
Four times a year, Performance Apparel Markets provides intelligence, expert analysis and insight on the performance apparel industry.
Performance apparel represents one of the fastest growing markets in the global textile and clothing industry--and market growth is being fuelled by an emergence of new fibres, fabrics and innovative materials. The market's growth prospects are also being spurred by increasing demand for performance properties in mainstream fashion.
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Each issue provides an authoritative source of information on key industry topics, including: antimicrobial textiles; biomaterials; biomimicry; chemical protective clothing; circularity; compression and shapewear; cosmetotextiles; environmental sustainability; finishes; flame resistant clothing; footwear; graphene; insect repellent apparel; insulation materials; medical protective clothing; military clothing and equipment; moisture management; mono materials; outdoor apparel; personal protective equipment (PPE); smart textiles; sportswear; thermoregulation; waterproof breathable textiles; wearable technology; and workwear.
A single issue of Performance Apparel Markets includes:
an editorial think-piece on a topical issue from an industry expert a round-up of the latest product innovations a main feature on a new or established marketinsight and analysis of a key market leader or fast-growing start-up a round-up of the latest business developments
An annual subscription to Performance Apparel Markets is a cost-effective way to keep informed about trends and developments in the global performance apparel industry. Subscriptions are available in printed and/or digital formats. Printed and digital subscribers receive each issue in printed format in addition to a digital PDF file, which is available immediately on publication. Subscribers also receive a complementary digital subscription to Performance Apparel Update, delivered directly by email once a month. This free supplement contains essential information on business news and the latest product developments.
Like all Textiles Intelligence publications, Performance Apparel Markets is a reliable source of independently sourced business information, and it does not carry advertising.