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Performance Apparel Markets
Issue 21:
2nd Quarter 2007

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Fast track: International Active Textiles Symposium 2007 – a new event for a competitive market (10 pages)
Performance apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 2nd quarter 2007 (17 pages)
Temperature control fabrics (40 pages)
Profile of Burton Snowboards: the global market leader in snowboarding equipment (18 pages)
Performance apparel markets: business update, 2nd quarter 2007 (50 pages)

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Profile of Burton Snowboards: the global market leader in snowboarding equipment

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Burton Snowboards is the global market leader in snowboarding equipment. It was founded in 1977 by Jake Burton Carpenter in Vermont, USA, as the world’s first snowboard factory. Since then the company—which is still owned by Jake Burton—has grown into a global business that sells its products in over 35 countries.

Burton produces soft and hard goods for snowboarding activities. In the case of its soft goods, it has a wide range of snowboarding apparel which incorporates various technical features to ensure their suitability for cold and wet conditions.

The company’s headquarters remain in Vermont, USA. In addition, Burton has two wholly owned subsidiary companies in Europe and Japan—Burton Sportartikel and Burton Japan respectively—as well as six companies which operate under the umbrella of Burton Snowboards: RED (Rider Engineered Devices), Gravis Footwear, Anon Optics, Analog Clothing, The Program, and Channel Islands Surfboards.

The company also runs several projects in the snowboarding community. These include: the Burton Global Open Series, a series of snowboarding competitions owned and organised by Burton; the Chill programme for disadvantaged inner city children; the Learn To Ride (LTR) programme, which instructs beginner snowboarders; and the Abominable Snow Jam, which is a summer competition.

Burton Snowboards looks to have a promising future. It has expanded from a small company, and has successfully driven the growth of the international snowboarding market. Nonetheless, it faces a significant challenge in the form of global warming, and the impact of global warming on the snow season and the industry as a whole. In response, Burton is looking at other markets and launching new product lines in order to diversify into sectors which are not dependent on the weather.

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Four times a year, Performance Apparel Markets provides an overview of the sector for performance apparel and corporatewear. It provides market data and analysis of new and established markets for performance fibres, fabrics and clothing, and is essential reading for executives who are working in (or supplying) this fast growing sector. It is also an invaluable one-stop-shop where people who are not involved in the industry on a day-to-day basis can find an authoritative source of relevant information which helps them to quickly gain an understanding of the key issues facing the companies in this sector.
Reports in Performance Apparel Markets include:
 reports on major developments in the global performance apparel market, focusing on new products and technologies, innovative fibres and key players;
 detailed, independently-researched reports on one of the following topics: antimicrobial fibres and fabrics, anti-static technology, flame resistant fibres and fabrics, high strength fibres and fabrics, high visibility apparel, microencapsulation, moisture management fabrics, performance swimwear, seamless knitting and stitch-free seaming technologies, smart and interactive textiles, stain protective apparel, stretch fibres and fabrics, surfwear and surf-inspired clothing, temperature regulation, UV protective fibres and fabrics, and waterproof breathable fabrics;
 company profiles, outlining the business, product, market and manufacturing strategies employed by key players in the performance apparel industry; and
 business news and developments affecting global performance apparel markets, majoring on innovations, mergers and acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, and financial performances.
Performance apparel represents one of the fastest growing sectors of the international textile and clothing industry – and market growth is being fuelled by the emergence of new fibres, new fabrics and innovative process technologies. The market is also being boosted by changes in consumer lifestyles. People are living longer and spending more time on leisure activities. New high-tech fabrics are being developed for a wide range of active sports such as aerobics, athletics, ballooning, cycling, hiking, mountaineering, parachuting, sailing, skiing, snowboarding, swimming, and windsurfing.
Exciting innovations are emerging in smart textiles and nanotechnology – and the sector’s growth prospects are helped by the trend in increasing demand for performance features in mainstream fashion.
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