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Indoor sportswear market grows

Advanced Textiles, Industry News, Markets | October 1, 2013 | By:

Global demand for indoor sportswear and fitness apparel will grow rapidly, despite constrained consumer spending, according to Issue No. 45 of Performance Apparel Markets, produced by business information company Textiles Intelligence. Factors spurring the growth of fitness gear are public awareness that links exercise and health, an increase in sports activities by women, more indoor sports facilities and better garment design for athletes (experienced or neophyte). Also, recent developments in wearable devices that track performance data make indoor and outdoor fitness activities more outcome-based and rewarding. Textiles Intelligence gives an example of yoga wear made in the early 2000s by only one Canada-based company, Lululemon. Massive growth in sales of yoga wear has lured major players such as Nike and Adidas into the yoga apparel market. To purchase the report, e-mail

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