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Global Apparel Markets
Issue 18:
2nd Quarter 2012

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Talking strategy: Andreas Dorner of Lenzing discusses the fibres which will shape the apparel industry in the future
Summer sportswear: providing cool comfort
Global apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 2nd quarter 2012 (15 pages)
Trade and trade policy: the world's leading clothing exporters and key markets, 2nd quarter 2012 (32 pages)
Global apparel markets: business update, 2nd quarter 2012 (25 pages)
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Summer sportswear: providing cool comfort
published in Issue 18, 2nd Quarter 2012  


Summer sportswear represents one of the largest single categories of sporting goods -- a market worth over US$315 bn worldwide. Several companies have achieved great success in meeting consumer demand for performance apparel which combines function and fashion, and their brands enjoy widespread popularity. Also, the market is set for significant growth as an increasing number of consumers pursue healthy, active lifestyles. This report provides a wealth of information on: the sporting goods industry; the development of sportswear; sports participation; the characteristics and performance features of summer sportswear; fabrics and technologies used in summer sportswear; the effect of apparel on athletic performance; and key players in the summer sportswear market. It also looks at the role of fashion in summer sportswear, provides examples of products and technologies used in summer sportswear, and speculates on the future of the sportswear industry.

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Four times a year, Global Apparel Markets provides essential and up-to-date analysis and insight into the global apparel industry.

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