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Fast track: market trends and developments in apparel and accessories at OutDoor by ISPO 2019 Buy this report now
The first edition of OutDoor by ISPO—a trade fair for outdoor apparel, accessories and equipment—took place during June 30-July 3, 2019, in Munich, Germany. OutDoor by ISPO is the successor to OutDoor, which was held annually in Friedrichshafen, Germany, from 1994 to 2018. The mood at the fair was positive overall, and this was reflected in an increase in the numbers of visitors and exhibitors who attended the event compared with editions of OutDoor. The report identifies the latest trends and product developments in outdoor apparel and accessories which were presented at OutDoor by ISPO, including environmental sustainability, wearable technology and technically advanced apparel for urban outdoor living. The trends and developments were reflected in the product innovations which won Outstanding Product awards at the fair. Four products were selected to receive awards for “exceptionally outstanding products”, namely the Tente FutureLight Jacket from the North Face, the Fly climbing harness from Petzl, the Redmont 1L Jacket from Vaude and the MyShelter Parley Jacket from Adidas. The report also assesses the size and growth of the European outdoor market, including sales growth in value and volume terms by product category.
Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, October 2019 Buy this report now
This report provides information on the latest developments in anti-odour treatments, fabrics, fibres, footwear, headwear, insulating materials, laminates, outerwear, sewing threads, swimwear and yarns. The report includes news from the following innovative brands and other organisations: Adidas, Amann Group, Argar, BUFF, Carrington Textiles, Cifra, Devan Chemicals, Eastman Chemical Company, HeiQ, KJUS, Outlast Technologies, Petratex, PrimaLoft, Speedo, Sympatex Technologies, Teijin Frontier and Toray Industries.
Compression wear and shapewear: supporting health and fitness Buy this report now
Compression apparel has long been used in medical applications in the treatment of circulation problems. In recent years, however, there has been a huge increase in the popularity of compression apparel for athletic applications as it is claimed that such garments can improve athletic performance, prevent injury and speed up recovery after exercise. Also, significant developments have been made in shapewear as the variety of shapewear garments available has been expanded, and the overall comfort and appearance of such garments have been vastly improved. Today, compression wear takes a wide range of forms—including bottoms, tops, sleeves, socks and stockings—and companies operating in the market are continuing to innovate in order to promote the physiological and psychological benefits of their products to consumers. Looking ahead, the pace of developments in compression wear and shapewear is set to remain fast. Many compression garments available today have a futuristic look, which provides an indication of the direction this market is taking. This report provides a wealth of information on recent developments in the market for compression wear and shapewear, and discusses the opportunities and challenges facing suppliers to the market. Topics explored in the report include: athletic compression wear; medical compression wear; shapewear; markets for compression wear and shapewear; principles and types of compression garments and the benefits they provide; key features of compression garments; innovations in compression wear and shapewear; and forecasts of future demand.
Profile of 2XU: a leading provider of compression sportswear Buy this report now
2XU is a specialist provider of compression sportswear based in Melbourne, Australia. Initially, the company focused on compression sportswear for running and triathlon but it has since diversified its offerings to include products for other sports activities. The company also provides team apparel and a broad range of custom apparel and accessories, which account for a significant part of its business. The company prides itself on the development of high quality and innovative compression sportswear, and it has developed a number of high performance fabrics for use in the manufacture of its products. Also, it has the effectiveness of its products tested independently, and is proactive in communicating the benefits of compression sportswear products to consumers. Looking ahead, the company is committed to achieving growth, and its retail operations will continue to form a key part of its business. Already, its products are sold in over 70 markets worldwide, and the company is working to further its geographical footprint. One key area of focus is China and, in order to expand its presence in this geographical market, the company has entered into a joint venture with a China-based men’s wear provider, Gill Mix Green (GXG). This report provides insight into the establishment of 2XU and the development of the company’s diverse portfolio of products. Furthermore, the report examines the company’s latest fabrics and products and discusses the methods used to test the properties of the company’s products. Also, the report analyses the company’s retail operations and provides an outlook for the future.
Performance apparel markets: business update, October 2019 Buy this report now
This report provides information, analysis and valuable insight into developments relating to the performance apparel industry in the following categories: acquisitions, divestments and mergers; branding; business news; corporate strategy; investments; joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution; patents; and standards. Brands, companies and other organisations featured in this report include: AATCC, Arc’teryx, Authentic Brands Group (ABG), Aquafil, Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC), Carhartt, the Decoat consortium, Indorama Ventures (IVL), Itochu, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Lululemon Athletica, The Lycra Company, Merrell, Myant, O’Mara Incorporated (O’Mara), Polartec, Saucony, Volcom, Wolverine World Wide and Xtep.
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