The recent increasing importance placed on a healthy and balanced lifestyle has resulted in the increasing demand for high quality activewear. Therefore, related product development is placing much emphasis on functionality and performance in addition to both fashion and design. The performance of activewear is closely related to the material used. Recent developments in textile materials have resulted in many innovative types of textile fibers, yarns, and fabrics. Most of them offer a multitude of functions that meet the various needs of consumers. During the material development process, the activewear industries are also mindful of environmental sustainability issues. Therefore, product developers are inspired to produce innovative textile products that have exceptional performance, and are weatherproof and ecofriendly. In this chapter, innovative types of fibers, yarns, fabrics, finishing processes and sustainable technologies that are being used to produce activewear will be discussed.
|Title of host publication||Latest Material and Technological Developments for Activewear|
|Place of Publication||UK|
|Number of pages||26|
|Publication status||Published - 5 May 2020|