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Performance Apparel Markets
Issue 77:
July 2023

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Fast track: impact of forthcoming regulation of PFASs, or "forever chemicals", on performance apparel brands (16 pages)
Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, July 2023 (23 pages)
Odour control technologies: managing bacteria in textiles and clothing (38 pages)
Profile of Microban International: a global leader in antimicrobial and odour control technologies (18 pages)
Performance apparel markets: business update, July 2023 (11 pages)

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Fast track: impact of forthcoming regulation of PFASs, or "forever chemicals", on performance apparel brands

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PFASs (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), also known as "forever chemicals", are a family of more than 10,000 synthetic fluorinated compounds which are prized for their unique characteristics. In textiles and clothing they are prevalent in the manufacture of durable water repellent (DWR) finishes, treatments and membranes. But PFASs are increasingly under scrutiny for the damaging impact they have on the environment and human health. In particular, they have been found to persist in the environment and they have been shown to be highly mobile, bioaccumulative and toxic. Indeed, epidemiological studies observing the effects of exposure to PFASs have found probable links between some PFASs and a number of serious illnesses. As scientific evidence demonstrating the adverse effects of PFASs on the environment and human health increases, lawmakers worldwide are strengthening existing regulations or proposing new regulations in order to eliminate PFASs. However, there are significant disparities in the strength of regulations from region to region, from country to country and, in some cases, from state to state--and this is the subject of much concern. For performance apparel brands, a major challenge lies in understanding the impact of forthcoming regulations--especially in those cases where regulations differ from one geographical market to another. A larger challenge, however, lies in the need to develop alternative substances which offer the same levels of performance as PFASs but, at the same time, comply with current and forthcoming regulations.

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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.

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