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Performance Apparel Markets
Issue 54:
March 2016

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Fast track: new developments in performance apparel fibres and fabrics at ISPO Munich
Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, March 2016 (22 pages)
Snow sports apparel: balancing comfort, protection and style (60 pages)
Profile of X-Bionic: a high-end sportswear brand (12 pages)
Performance apparel markets: business update, March 2016 (23 pages)

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Fast track: new developments in performance apparel fibres and fabrics at ISPO Munich

published in Issue 54, March 2016  

The 2016 edition of ISPO Munich – the world's largest and most diverse exhibition for the sports community – attracted a record number of visitors, reaffirming its status as one of the most important fairs for the sporting goods industry. Several product innovations were presented in the categories of accessories, apparel and equipment and the best were awarded an ISPO Gold Award – acknowledging a particularly high degree of innovation and design quality. This edition of "Fast track" provides an overview of the ISPO Gold Award winning products, including insulated jackets from Black Yak, the Active Extreme 2.0 base layer from Craft Sportswear, the AT/C Thermoshell HZ running jacket from Inov-8, the Avabag avalanche backpack from Ortovox and the Terranova and South River parka jacket from Ternua. Also, the report focuses on key products and trends presented in the ISPO Textrends area, and analyses the state of the European sporting goods 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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