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Fast track: key innovators in performance apparel at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2017
published in Issue 57, January 2017
The Outdoor Retailer Winter Market is considered to be one of the most important trade shows in the USA for the outdoor sporting goods industry. Indeed, the 2017 edition of the show attracted an impressive 20,000 visitors and 1,075 exhibitors – who presented their latest innovations in performance accessories, apparel, fabrics and footwear. This edition of "Fast track" highlights some of the key performance apparel innovations presented at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. In particular, the report focuses on collaborative projects between some of the industry's key players – including Cone Denim, Cordura, Dickies and Polartec – as well new fabric technologies by Rhone and Schoeller. The report additionally provides an overview of the latest innovations in thermal insulation with particular reference to new products by Craghoppers, Mountain Hardwear, PrimaLoft and Salewa.
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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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.
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