ISPO - the world's largest expo for the Sports Industry opens today in Munich, Germany. Sports apparel is of course a major feature and DTG & Industrial sewing giant Brother industries is and exhibitor.
ISPO Munich is the world's leading trade fair for the sports industry, opening today at the Munich Trade Fair Centre and continuing from 28th to 30th November 2023. With over 2,000 exhibitors in 11 halls and more than 50,000 visitors expected, ISPO Munich has grown significantly compared to previous expos. Its motto is “New Perspectives on Sports”. In addition to the numerous exhibitors, brands, and solution providers from all over the world, this year's centerpiece is once again the Future Lab, a curated area with a focus on innovations, megatrends, digital transformation, and connectivity. There is also be a conference program featuring internationally-renowned speakers.
The global sports apparel market size - including 'activewear' - was valued at USD$230.6 billion in 2022 (source: www.alliedmarketresearch.com/sports-apparel-market) , and is projected to reach USD$410.8 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 6% from 2023 to 2032. This is a massive textile printing opportunity and is performed by Screen process, DTG, Dye Sublimation and increasingly DTF transfers that provide high resolution full-colour patterns that are heat-pressed into fabrics for a durable, high- washing- machine- cycle result.
Brother International Industrial Machines is in the unique position of manufacturing both the DTG and DTF printing machines necessary for putting the brands and designs onto sports apparel, and also industrial sewing machines for stitching them together. The company will be unveiling its newest range of industrial garment printer and industrial sewing machines tailored specifically for the sports industry. Of significance for high-volume transfer producers is the GTXpro DTF R2R solution, with which users can easily produce DTF on roll for uninterrupted productivity.
The company is participating at ISPO Munich 2023 and will also be showing Brother’s Bonding Machine BM-2000, which can create seams without sewing, in addition to the BAS-326H, a programmable electronic pattern sewer.