Bio-Based Materials in Sportswear Applications

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Through millions of years, biological structures have survived due to their ability to adapt to their changing environments. Sportswear is a field that increasingly demands innovation to improve both performance and comfort. To meet these demands, sportswear product developers look to nature for inspiration, exploring how the natural world meets demands such as breathability, flexibility, comfort, and impact protection. This article will review the major developments in biomimetics in relation to sporting goods and apparel and how the natural world has influenced some of sportswear’s most recent innovations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Renewable and Sustainable Materials
PublisherElsevier Masson s.r.l.
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2020

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