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Performance Apparel Markets
Issue 25:
2nd Quarter 2008

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Fast track: new uses for wearable health monitoring technology (5 pages)
Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 2nd quarter 2008 (13 pages)
Fleece fabrics and garments: lightweight warmth for better performance (23 pages)
Profile of Lowe Alpine: a pioneer in the outdoor leisure market (12 pages)
Performance apparel markets: business update, 2nd quarter 2008 (25 pages)

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Fast track: new uses for wearable health monitoring technology

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According to Venture Development Corporation (VDC), a USA-based technology market research company, total sales of smart fabrics and interactive textiles (SFIT) for sensing and monitoring applications will grow by an average of 49.3% per annum between 2006 and 2010, from US$76.7 mn to US$380.9 mn.

Another market research company, NPD Group, predicted in 2006 that interactive apparel “will likely become a billion dollar business within the next two-and-a-half to three years”.

One reason for the fast growth in sensing and monitoring applications is that the technology is applicable to a wide range of lucrative markets.

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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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