How to Start a Fitness Clothing Line

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How to Start a Fitness Clothing Line

Custom women's sports clothes manufacturer

The sportswear market is expected to reach $635 billion by 2028.

According to very comprehensive analysis on a global scale, an increasing number of individuals are adopting health-oriented lifestyles.. ( ) The global sportswear market was valued at USD 425.37 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 635.69 billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR.  Finally, with the end of the threat of the global epidemic and the effect of being freed from psychological pressure, there was an explosion in the sportswear industry faster than before. And sales of fitness clothing continue to increase on a global scale.

Increasing participation of athletes in sports activities, awareness of fitness & wellness, and athleisure trends all contribute to the adoption of sportswear awareness, spending capacity, fitness and healthy lifestyle trends, and evolving fashion preferences.

Sportswear encompasses a range of clothing and accessories specifically designed for various sports and physical activities to enhance performance and provide comfort to athletes and fitness enthusiasts.  This includes jerseys, shorts, t-shirts, tights, shoes, socks, hats, and more. These garments are engineered to regulate body temperature, making them ideal for athletic pursuits.

Although the most commonly used fabrics in sportswear are mainstream fabrics such as cotton, polyester and polyamide, we see that high-end fabrics such as viscose, tencel and modal are becoming increasingly popular. However, of course, as important as the type of fabric, or even more important, is how the fabric used is produced.

What are the real secrets to sustained success in the fitness apparel business?

The global fitness clothing market is growing rapidly. Both clothing brands and fitness clothing manufacturers are trying to grab a share of this market. Of course, this is a very natural action. New fitness clothing brands and new manufacturers enter the sportswear industry almost every day. This is exactly the point where the sportswear industry has the most difficulty. Every manufacturer who wants to grab a share of the sportswear industry and has no experience in manufacturing fitness clothing or does not have the necessary machinery has started to enter this business. For example, a company that produces men's suits or even a manufacturer that produces tracksuits can enter the fitness clothing manufacturing business. However, these are completely different niche clothing areas. Meanwhile, it is a fact that high-quality sportswear cannot be produced and a high-level service cannot be received by using companies that do not have any technical knowledge and connect manufacturers and brands in return for commission (B2B companies, intermediaries, and offices). As a result, you should work with a fully integrated manufacturer. If you do not have at least 15 years of continuous field experience and technical experience in the fitness clothing industry, this is the only and guaranteed way to be successful.

The inexperience of fitness clothing brands and their approach solely focused on obtaining cheap clothing is, of course, an undeniable fact in diagnosing this problem. Consequently, poor-quality fitness clothing manufacturers will exploit this and cause serious harm.

We can give many examples on this subject. For example, yoga leggings often use polyester or polyamide fabric. (In fact, cotton fabrics, which are extremely healthful, are not very popular lately. In fact, cotton fabric is the only type of fabric that does not contain the toxic BPA chemical substance.)

Apart from this, the only aim of a company that produces cheap but poor quality leggings is to produce as much quantity as possible. Therefore, it means that it will not use the special sewing system required for yoga leggings (you can consider this for all other sportswear as well) and will apply sloppy and poor quality sewing. Manufacturing true custom fitness clothing is another highly complex and misunderstood technical subject. For example, the system in which the logo of the brand that placed the production order is simply applied to sportswear clothes, which have already been designed in advance and are mass-produced, is not custom manufacturing. This is called promotional (disposable) production.

At this point, fitness clothing brands fall into the traps of companies that manufacture cheap and therefore low-quality fitness clothing (and have insufficient experience). The main reason for this is that all polyester fabrics are thought to be the same. However, polyester fabrics are divided into many segments based on yarn type, fabric production system, and dyeing type. When a fitness clothing brand orders leggings to be manufactured, it can feel comfortable thinking that the fabric is polyester. However, the damage caused by the manufacturer who uses the poorest quality polyester fabric type to get the manufacturing job has a serious and great danger that will lead to the closure of the brand.

Conbello Textile serves as a school, far beyond being a fully integrated end-to-end sportswear manufacturer. You can find a lot of vital information on this subject on our other pages. For example, like this page of ours. What you're not told in the fitness clothing business. Is gym wear a good business?

In general, in the sportswear style, fitness clothes with increasingly effective functionality and technological features stand out. Conbello Textile carries out R&D activities at all stages of manufacturing, including high-end fabric and printing technologies. Made of lightweight, breathable, and moisture-wicking materials, sportswear keeps you dry during intense physical activity. It provides compression, stretchability, and ergonomic features to optimize movement and support muscles. Some designs may also incorporate advanced technologies. 

Additionally, sportswear includes team colors, logos, and other aesthetic aspects.Sportswear is not only a means of showcasing personal style, but also a crucial factor in enhancing comfort, performance, and overall sports experience for professional athletes, amateurs, and fitness enthusiasts alike.

It is widely recognized that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant adverse impact on the sportswear sector. The closure and postponement of gyms and fitness centers resulted in a sharp drop in demand for sportswear, causing many activewear companies to experience lower sales and supply chain disruptions. However, the industry improved as people adapted to exercising at home and engaging in outdoor activities as restrictions gradually eased. 

In 2017, a convergence of factors drove significant growth in the sportswear market. This underscores the market's adaptability and resilience in response to changing consumer behavior.

While emerging sportswear trends and changing consumer preferences certainly play a critical role, our research at Conbello Textile with customers in over 25 countries indicates that interest and knowledge regarding the significance of exercise for healthy living are the primary market catalysts.. 

Conbello Textile appoints a dedicated senior technician for each of our customers. You can find detailed information about this at the bottom of the page.

As more individuals prioritize active lifestyles and wellness, the demand for activewear has skyrocketed. Consumers seek comfortable apparel that enhances their performance and enables them to participate in a range of fitness activities. The emergence of athleisure, a trend fusing sportswear with casual fashion, supports this demand increase by allowing consumers to easily transition from workout clothing to casual wear. Additionally, sportswear market dynamics have significantly changed due to technological advancements. Innovations that have revolutionized the performance and comfort of sportswear include moisture-wicking fabrics, compression technology, temperature regulation and antimicrobial properties. These exceptional features are increasingly important to consumers, driving demand for advanced sportswear functionalities. 

Brands can leverage these innovations to build a strong brand image and create a deeper connection with target audiences. This can lead to positive results. The sportswear industry contends with fierce competition from both established companies and emerging brands. Therefore, sportswear companies must continuously innovate, invest in research and development, and deliver exceptional products that meet the constantly changing needs of consumers. For instance, e-commerce has emerged as a critical channel for growth, allowing brands to expand their customer base and provide a convenient shopping experience. As virtual fitness platforms gain more popularity, the demand for specialized sportswear addressing specific activities like yoga, cycling, and running is also growing. In addition, sustainability has become a critical issue for both consumers and brands. This has led to an increased demand for sportswear that is environmentally friendly and ethically produced. Companies have a unique opportunity to differentiate themselves and attract environmentally conscious consumers by integrating sustainable practices into their manufacturing processes and offering eco-friendly products.



Market size by 2028

USD 635 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 6%

Forecast period


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End users

Children, men, women, e-commerce

Distribution channels


North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, LAMEA

At Conbello Textile, you are assigned a dedicated technician who will be with you at every step of the manufacturing of your sportswear designs.

You are accompanied by a dedicated senior technician to provide comprehensive information, detect possible errors in advance, and closely monitor your production process. Our senior technicians, defined specifically for your brand, have at least 15 years of experience. In addition, we ensure flawless manufacturing of your fitness clothing designs with simultaneous coordination with the relevant departments regarding the technical details.

Please note that this is crucial. For example, we will notify you of any technical issues, such as which printing system is most suitable for your brand logo or if there are any errors in the logo and how to fix them. Alternatively, we will advise you on which sewing technique to use, which will vary depending on your fabric type and the intended use of the design. The outcome will be a sports apparel design that is flawless in every way.

Conbello Textile manufacturing protocol covers all stages of high-end fitness clothing manufacturing, starting from design to wholesale manufacturing.

1-Analysis of fitness clothing designs.

2-Deciding on the fabric to be used in fitness clothing. Making the most suitable selection from unlimited fabric types such as Cotton, Polyester, Polyamide, Viscose, Bamboo.

3-Deciding on the brand logo printing system to be used on the fitness clothing. Deciding on the most suitable one among unlimited printing techniques such as screen printing, transfer, sublimation, and silicone printing.

4 - After making the necessary improvements in the design, deciding on the accessories to be used, and deciding on the printing system, the first prototype outfit is manufactured and sent to the customer's address.

5 - Making revisions, if necessary after the first prototype suit is produced. 6- After all revisions are made in the design, produce the updated final sample suit before wholesale manufacturing.

7- Start wholesale manufacturing after all checks are made and the final decision is made.

8- Send the wholesale production of fitness clothes to the address of the customer anywhere in the world.

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High-End Apparel and Fitness Apparel Manufacturing

Conbello Textile manufacturing protocol is based on the principle of fully customizable, high-quality manufacturing of brands' designs.

- We do not manufacture copy-paste type promotional products that are applied by printing logos and patterns of different brands on different design clothes that are constantly produced.
- All components of clothing designs, such as fabric type, subtype, weight, and color, printing technology, accessories, and packaging, are completely brand-specific. The very complex manufacturing process is extremely simplified.
- Design and brand logo development, tech pack creation are included in our free support.
- Conbello Textile undertakes all transportation operations (including paperwork) until delivery to your address.
- In addition to this unique end-to-end fully integrated service, you will be exempt from customs duty in your country thanks to the certificate prepared specifically for your company.
- Brand and design confidentiality is under our full guarantee with the principle of military protocol.

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  • Ürün Kodu: The secret of success in the global sportswear market
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