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Performance Apparel Markets
Issue 38:
3rd Quarter 2011

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Fast track: innovations at ITMA (16 pages)
Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 3rd quarter 2011 (12 pages)
Stretch fibres and fabrics: reaching new levels of comfort (40 pages)
Profile of Jersey Lomellina: a global leader in circular knitted stretch fabrics (11 pages)
Performance apparel markets: business update, 3rd quarter 2011 (24 pages)

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Stretch fibres and fabrics: reaching new levels of comfort

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Stretch fibres and fabrics: reaching new levels of comfort
This report examines the field of stretch fibres and fabrics, which have been credited with radically changing the way people look and feel in the clothes they wear. Developments in stretch fibres and fabrics have made it possible to produce new types of functional clothing—including compression garments which help to improve an athlete's performance, and workwear which offers greater comfort and freedom of movement. This report provides a wealth of information on various types of stretch fabrics; ways of imparting stretch properties to fabrics; elastane fibres; testing of stretch fabrics; and applications of stretch fabrics. It also provides an overview on the key producers of stretch fibres and yarns, stretch fabrics, and the products and innovations in both sectors.

Table of Contents
Stretch fibres and fabrics: reaching new levels of comfort
  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Types of stretch fabrics
  • Roles of fibre type and fabric construction in the properties of stretch fabrics
  • Ways of imparting stretch properties to fabrics
  • Development of elastane fibres and elastane fibre markets
  • Characteristics of elastane fibres
  • Production of elastane fibres
  • Incorporating elastane fibres in textiles
  • Supply and demand for elastane fibres
  • Testing of stretch fabrics
  • Applications of stretch fabrics
  • Key producers of stretch fibres and yarns and their products
  • Key producers of stretch fabrics and their products
  • 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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