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Performance Apparel Markets
Issue 73:
March 2022

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Fast track: ISPO Award 2022 winners highlight emphasis on durable sustainability in sportswear (10 pages)
Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, March 2022 (33 pages)
Moisture management technologies: innovation in performance and comfort (39 pages)
Profile of Outlast Technologies: a pioneer in phase change materials and innovative thermoregulation and insulation technologies (25 pages)
Performance apparel markets: business update, March 2022 (17 pages)

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Moisture management technologies: innovation in performance and comfort

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Moisture management is the process of transporting moisture in the form of perspiration away from the skin to the outer surface of a garment where it can evaporate. As such, moisture management is a key factor in efforts to maximise wearer comfort during physical activity. Originally, garments incorporating moisture management technologies were designed specifically for individuals who regularly engage in strenuous physical activity, such as extreme athletes, firefighters and the military. However, given the comfort which they provide, moisture management garments are proving to be increasingly popular in applications which are less technical, such as athleisure apparel, loungewear and sleepwear. Much research effort has been concentrated in recent years on enhancing the functionality of moisture management technologies, and the latest innovations in moisture management fabrics boast additional properties such as antimicrobial efficacy, odour control and ultraviolet (UV) protection. One of the most exciting developments in this field has been the introduction of fabrics which provide a cooling sensation as well as transporting moisture. In the years ahead, the pace of development is likely to accelerate as fabric and garment manufacturers compete to enhance the comfort properties of their product offerings further. There will be a significant increase in the affordability, availability and choice of multifunctional garments, and this should foster continued growth in the market for moisture management fabrics.

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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:

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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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