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Performance Apparel Markets
Issue 18:
3rd Quarter 2006

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Fast Track: targeting women (6 pages)
Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 3rd quarter 2006 (7 pages)
Surfwear and surf-inspired clothing (20 pages)
Billabong International: a leading supplier of surfwear (12 pages)
Performance apparel markets: business update, 3rd quarter 2006

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Billabong International: a leading supplier of surfwear

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Billabong International is an Australia-based company known for its surf apparel and accessories. It has grown phenomenally over the course of 33 years into a global business worth A$1 bn (US$757 mn)—having made the most of the increase in popularity of surfing and other boardsports.

Its most popular products are boardshorts worn by surfers. However, since its public listing in 2000 it has used the additional funding to acquire new brands and increase its visibility in the USA and in Europe.

The company claims to have grown into one of the world’s largest sports apparel businesses by developing products and marketing them to participants in other boardsports such as skateboarding and snowboarding.

Billabong has a strong brand with a “cool” image. It is considered to be one of the three leading names in the world of boardsports—Quicksilver and Rip Curl being its main rivals.

Global expansion will provide opportunities for future growth. However, the company faces the challenge of remaining attractive to young consumers who tend to be fickle in their choice of clothes.

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