Fashion Friday – Sportswear and Athleisure still leading the way in Apparel and Footwear

Within apparel and footwear, sportswear is expected to be the fastest growing category over the next five years. In the UK, sportswear has a forecast compound annual growth rate of 4.5% in constant value terms. The trend of athleisure, that is, clothing designed to be worn both for everyday use and for exercise, is becoming a part of everyday consumer lifestyle, leading the sports-inspired category to become the fastest growing category of sportswear over the past five years.