LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The global smart textiles industry is developing significantly fast, with most developments coming from technology and innovation driven startups and other small companies. Details on the global e-textiles market, the integration of thermochromic inks into smart textiles and the latest innovative textile startups are some of this week’s featured stories on BizVibe. BizVibe is the world’s smartest B2B marketplace and allows users to discover high quality leads, contact prospects, and source quotes. Register today to connect with over seven million companies around the globe.
E-Textiles Market Expects Strong Growth Continued
The global e-textiles market may still be in its emerging stage, but huge growth is already expected as latest market reports suggest the value of the market will reach USD 5 billion by 2027.
With the significant rising application of e-textiles in healthcare, sports & fitness, military and fashion, it is expected that large number of investments will lead to the development of mainstream commercial products, driving the global e-textiles market grow further over the next decade.
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Color Changing Clothing is Heating Up the Smart Textiles Market
Textile startups and designers are developing color changing ink, integrating it into smart textiles for a variety of fashionable and functional results. Thermochromics is one of the most used inks for color changing clothing and is gaining increasing popularity across the industry.
Many color changing innovations are being developed and making huge progress, including a dyeing method to allow colorful patterns to appear on solid-colored fabric in response to environmental temperature changes. These innovations include a collection of color changing fabrics designed to indicate how hard the wearer has trained and a new technology that uses color-changing threads that respond to electrical charges.
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Innovative Textile Startups Making Waves in the Industry
Many textile startups are extremely innovative in terms of technology, technique, or style. Some fill a need that has been neglected by larger organizations, and others are working to make the textile industry more sustainable.
EHO Textiles – a smart garments developer who designs wearables for people with movement disabilities, Wear Your Label – a Canadian clothing company with the goal of helping to remove the stigma around mental illness, and FABSCRAP – a New York startup formed with the goal of reducing textile waste in the city, are among some of the BizVibe’s favorite new textile startups.
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