Understanding Performance Wear Testing

On-demand (stream event when it suits you)
Alex Mitchell

The global athleisure market is projected to be worth USD 517.5 billion by 2025, and active wear made up 40% of all online clothing sales in 2020. It’s fair to say performance wear is popular and will continue to grow, driven by consumers who want garments that respond to their needs. This growth has led to a demand for performance testing, with brands and laboratories around the world under pressure to prove the claims they are making on their swing tags.

In this webinar, we are giving an overview of performance testing, looking at the rise in demand, the composition of performance wear, and the types of testing required. It will cover:

  • A quick introduction to performance textiles
  • All About Athleisure
  • Features & benefits of performance textiles
  • Performance Testing - What is it, and why is it important?
  • The Layering System and testing for each layer
  • Where is Performance Testing headed?
  • Key takeaways


This webinar is ideal for those new to performance testing, who want a better understanding of what is required. It will provide an overview on this topic, with some testing examples given. For more information on specific types of testing, we recommend our Fundamentals series as a good place to start.

Also available on demand

James Heal


Future events

Texture Test

Fundamentals of Texture Testing Analysis

Thu, Dec 9 2021
Webinar (online scheduled streaming event)

The primary goal for using instrumentation to measure texture is to capture an objective value to something that is typically evaluated very subjectively. Texture cannot be controlled unless it measured in a consistent and repeatable manner.