High Performance Outdoor Wear - For Hiking Season

High performance apparel and footwear is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the global textile industry, which is forecasted to reach USD221.3 billion by 2026 (Global Industry Analysts, Inc., 2021). The pandemic has further accelerated its growth as consumers place renewed interest and commitment in health and fitness, which will be fueling the positive momentum for outdoor wear in the coming years.

To tap into this growing market, it is essential for brands and retailers to select the right performance fabrics at product-development stage to develop a good range of products and understand testing methods available to evaluate related quality and performance.

In this on-demand webinar, our Intertek Softlines expert Dave Smith will walk you through the basics of performance textiles, with a focus on performance wear for hiking purpose, covering:

  • Overview of performance textiles
  • Expectations of consumers
  • Properties – Comfort/ Safety/ Functionality
  • Layering systems – Base/ Mid/ Outer 

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