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Performance Apparel Markets
Issue 28:
1st Quarter 2009

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Fast track: sports brands strive for “greener” supply chains (8 pages)
Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 1st quarter 2009 (8 pages)
Medical clothing: safeguarding health and well-being (27 pages)
Profile of Medelita: an innovator in medical uniforms (10 pages)
Performance apparel markets: business update, 1st quarter 2009 (24 pages)

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Medical clothing: safeguarding health and well-being

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Medical clothing plays a major role in human well-being by protecting individuals against infection, by monitoring physiological signs and by promoting health.

The protective properties of medical clothing are gaining new-found interest among health care workers and public health officials as a result of the increasing incidence of infections contracted in hospitals and the sporadic outbreak of deadly viruses among the general public. The most recent example of such an outbreak is that of the H1N1 virus—popularly known as Mexican swine flu—which manifested itself in April 2009. Preventing such outbreaks also has a financial dimension, given that the costs of treating infections and viruses are soaring.

One technology which should help to stem the increase in health care costs is that of clothing with healing properties. Also wearable textile-based health monitoring systems should save health care costs by enabling individuals to manage their own health.

In the meantime, new fabric technologies have paved the way for the development of medical clothing which satisfies a need for comfort as well as protection. Indeed, many garments worn by the medical profession are now enhanced with comfort and performance features which are more commonly associated with high-tech sportswear and athletic apparel.

Table of Contents
Medical clothing: safeguarding health and well-being
  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Medical protective clothing
  • Development of medical protective clothing
  • The role of medical protective clothing in the reduction or elimination of contamination (asepsis)
  • Garments and accessories worn by health care workers
  • Essential properties of medical protective clothing
  • Fabrics used in medical protective clothing
  • Regulation and testing of medical protective clothing
  • Intelligent medical clothing
  • Therapeutic clothing
  • Outlook

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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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