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Insect repellent apparel: gearing up for insect-borne diseases
published in Issue 74, August 2022
Insect repellent apparel represents a convenient way of protecting against the nuisance, discomfort and disease associated with biting insects, such as mosquitoes, ticks and flies. Almost everyone in the world is at risk of contracting an insect-borne disease. And every year hundreds of thousands of people die as a result of what has become one of the leading causes of death in the world: mosquito bites. In fact, several insect-borne diseases have been spreading throughout the world at an alarming rate because of globalisation, increased trade and travel, and climate change. Worryingly, there is evidence that insects are developing resistance to chemical insecticides at an increasing rate. In response, a great deal of research and development and a huge amount of funding from government and private sources are being channelled into developing insect repellent fabrics and clothing. Also, developments in insect repellent fabrics and clothing are being driven by consumers who are concerned about the use of chemical insecticides, and clothing made from fabrics incorporating plant-based insect repellents has been gaining widespread appeal among these consumers. This is despite the fact that plant-based insect repellents are less durable to washing than their chemical-based counterparts.
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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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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.
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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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