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Performance Apparel Markets
Issue 44:
1st quarter 2013

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Fast track: is there a future for smart fabrics in sports monitoring?
Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 1st quarter 2013 (16 pages)
Temperature control fabrics: optimising wearer comfort (37 pages)
Performance apparel markets: profile of Patagonia: a pioneer in corporate social responsibility (CSR), 1st quarter 2013 (17 pages)
Performance apparel markets: business update, 1st quarter 2013 (19 pages)

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Temperature control fabrics: optimising wearer comfort

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Clothing made from temperature control fabrics plays a critical role in boosting the physiological comfort of the wearer -- and such comfort can have a vital role to play in the performance of an athlete. A major trend in the outdoor wear industry is the use of fibres and fabrics which utilise thermal adaptive technology for specific parts of the body. This technology moderates the effects of temperature fluctuations by warming the body when the temperature drops or cooling the body when the temperature rises. Other technologies -- such as silver-based fabrics, battery-powered garments and adjustable insulation systems -- are also attracting the attention of outdoor enthusiasts. This report provides a wealth of information on: the physiology of temperature regulation; the role of clothing in temperature regulation; and the different types of temperature regulating fabrics and materials. The report also features detailed information on recent innovations in temperature control fabrics and apparel, and provides an outlook for the future of the market.

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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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Each issue provides an authoritative source of information on key industry topics, including: antimicrobial textiles; biomaterials; biomimicry; chemical protective clothing; circularity; compression and shapewear; cosmetotextiles; environmental sustainability; finishes; flame resistant clothing; footwear; graphene; insect repellent apparel; insulation materials; medical protective clothing; military clothing and equipment; moisture management; mono materials; outdoor apparel; personal protective equipment (PPE); smart textiles; sportswear; thermoregulation; waterproof breathable textiles; wearable technology; and workwear.

A single issue of Performance Apparel Markets includes:

    an editorial think-piece on a topical issue from an industry expert

    a round-up of the latest product innovations

    a main feature on a new or established market

    insight and analysis of a key market leader or fast-growing start-up

    a round-up of the latest business developments

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.

Like all Textiles Intelligence publications, Performance Apparel Markets is a reliable source of independently sourced business information, and it does not carry advertising.

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