Global Smart Fabrics Market Analysis & Forecast 2019-2024: R&D Initiatives, Technology Innovations and Material Advancements Play a Critical Role -

DUBLIN--()--The "Smart Fabrics - Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecasts" report has been added to's offering.

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2016 through 2024. Also, a five-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

This report analyzes the worldwide markets in US$ Million by the following Application Segments:

  • Fitness & Sports
  • Transportation
  • Defense/Government
  • Commercial/Industrial
  • Healthcare
  • Others

The report profiles 71 companies including many key and niche players such as:

  • AiQ Smart Clothing, Inc. (Taiwan)
  • Clothing+ (Finland)
  • DowDuPont, Inc. (USA)
  • EXO2 (USA)
  • Globe Manufacturing Company, LLC (USA)
  • Hexoskin (Canada)
  • Intelligent Clothing Ltd. (UK)
  • Interactive Wear AG (Germany)
  • International Fashion Machines, Inc. (USA)
  • Marktek, Inc. (USA)
  • Milliken & Company (USA)
  • Noble Biomaterials, Inc. (USA)
  • Ohmatex ApS (Denmark)
  • Outlast Technologies LLC (USA)
  • Schoeller Textiles AG (Switzerland)
  • Sensoria, Inc. (USA)
  • Smartex s.r.l (Italy)
  • Toray Industries, Inc. (Japan)

Key Topics Covered



Smart Fabrics: When Technology Meets Textile!

Smart Fabrics - A Nascent Yet High Growth Market

Growth Drivers and Market Restraints - In a Nutshell

R&D Initiatives, Technology Innovations and Material Advancements: Playing a Critical Role in Expansion of Smart Fabrics Market

Promising Future Ahead for the Smart Textiles Market

Expanding Applications Bode Well for Smart Fabrics Market

Smart T-Shirts & Jackets: Promising Segments in Smart Fabrics Market

Developed Markets Hold Ground in Smart Fabrics Market, Developing Economies Positioned for Long-term Growth

High Cost, Compatibility & Power Supply Issues, and Privacy Concerns: Major Concerns to Address for the Smart Fabrics Market

Integration of Sensors into Garments - A Major Challenge for Smart Fabric Makers


Industry Evolves from Passive to Active to Ultra-Smart Textiles

Smart Clothing Transforming the Wearable Technology Products Market

Smart Fabrics - the Next Big Wave of Wearables

Microencapsulation & Nanotechnology: Harbingers of Future Growth

Military - A Lucrative End-Use Sector

Increased R&D Initiatives in Smart Textiles for Military Applications

Healthcare - The Fastest Growing Application Market for Smart Textiles

Smart Textile Applications in Healthcare Industry

Smart Clothing Gains Acceptance in Neonatal Monitoring

Wearable Biomedical Sensors - A Potential Market Segment

Smart Sutures

Smart Socks Grow in Demand

A Glance at Few Startups in the Smart Medical Textiles Market

Telemonitoring for the Elderly: Opportunities for Smart Textiles Market

Aging Population: Opportunity for Telemonitoring

Smart Fabrics for Transportation Market: The Major End-Use Segment

Smart Fabrics Drive their Way into Automobiles

Sports & Fitness - A Significant Revenue Contributor

Smart Inner Wear & Socks - Unique Wearables for Sports & Fitness Market

New Smart Wearables for Ensure Better Workouts

Improving Performance of Athletes in Professional Sports

Smart Clothing with Thermal Changes

Growing Use in the Fashion Industry Drives Smart Textiles Market

An Insight into Select Smart Fashion Brands

Ambient Computing Key to Fashion Technology

Demand for Smart Textiles in Space Application Grows

Energy-Producing Textiles Offer High Growth Potential

Smart Workwear - Addressing Needs of Employees in Hazardous Environments

Light Conducting Fibers Hold Enormous Potential

Self-Cleaning Textiles: The Focus of Innovations in Smart Fabrics Market

RMIT University Researchers Develop Self-Cleaning Nano-Enhanced Textiles

Smart Fabric Designs: Focus on Simplifying Interactions

Actuation and Response Applications Determine Market for SFITs

Product Innovations Stimulate Growth in Smart Fabrics Market

A Review of Select Product Developments in the Smart Fabric Market

Micro System Components in Clothing

Mercury Jacket - A Self-Heating Smart Jacket that Responds to Temperature Changes

Xenoma's Smart Garments for Dementia Patients

Smart Threads to Send Messages and Change Color

Smart T-Shirts and Sports Bras from Sensoria

Worldline and SGS Develop Wearlumb

Under Armour's Smart Shoes and Sleepwear

L.L. Bean's Develops Smart Boots and Jackets

SUPA Creates Smart Sports Bras

Wearable X Develops Nadi X Yoga Pants

Stretchable Electronics for Monitoring Heart Rate in Apparel

BeBop Develops Smart Fabric Sensors for Car Seats

Nano Dimension Successfully Tests 3D Printing of Conductive Traces onto Fabric

VTT Develops Self-Adjusting Technology for Smart Clothing

ComfTech Develops Newmoon Smart Garments with Wearable Monitoring System for Newborns

Nanobionic Develops Smart Clothing to Reduce Impact of Disease-Causing Free Radicals

Levi's and Google Team Up for Smart Jacket for Urban Cyclists

UK Developers Design Xelflex Smart Fabric

Google Develops Smart Fabric under Project Jacquard

A Look at Other Recent Launches

Developments in the Smart Fabric Market

Rigorous R&D Investments Spearhead Growth

Multidisciplinary Approach to a Complex R&D Structure

Public Funding for Smart Textiles R&D

A Review of Select Smart Fabric Research Initiatives

E-Textiles for Easy Control of Smart Appliances

Allen School Researchers Develop New Smart Fabric for Storing Data

Ohio State University Researchers Develop E-Threads

Stanford University Develops Fabric to Cool Down Body

University of Colorado Researchers Develop Film for Smart Fabrics

EPFL Researchers Develop Smart Fabrics with Diagnostic Abilities

Exosuit Fabric for Aiding People with Different Disabilities

Researchers Develop E-Textiles to Manage Home Appliances

Fabrics with Thermoelectric Generators

Researchers Develop Passcode Embedded Clothes

Changing Color of Fabrics Using Smartphones

Micromanaging User's Movement through Motion-Sensing Clothes

Researchers Use OLEDs in Apparel

Researchers Develop Self-Charging Smart Clothes

Scientists Develop Smart Threads

MIT and DoD to Conduct Research on Smart Fabrics

Researchers Develop Hybrid Power Textile

Researcher Develops Zephlinear Material with Potential Use in Smart Textile

Researchers Develop Smart Fabric to Reduce Body Temperature

Researchers Develop Ebb Color-changing Smart Threads

Australian Researchers Develop New Stimuli-Responding Smart Textile

Actuating Fibers: Potential Use in Thermally-Responsive Smart Clothing

Researchers Study Potential Role of Smart Fabrics in Psychotextiles



What are Smart Fabrics?

An Introduction









Textile Sensors

Data Processing

Textile Actuators

Storage Capacity



Types of Smart Textiles

Shape Memory Materials


Shape Memory Alloys

Product Profile

Types of Shape Memory Alloys

Cuprous-Zinc Shape Memory Alloys


Shape Memory Polymers

Product Profile and Types


Encapsulated Bi-Gels

Bi-Material Film Laminates

Polyurethane films

Chromic Materials

Product Profile and Types

Conductive Materials

Product Profile and Types

Phase Change Materials

Product Profile


Thermal Effects

Factors Influencing Thermal Effects

Microencapsulated PCM



Major Sectors

Performance Apparel

Fabric Switches

ThermoTec Textile Heating System

Wearable Technology

Protective and Traditional Workwear

Monitoring and Health Care




Smart Fabrics: Industry Structure

Performance Clothing Players

Performance Clothing in Healthcare Monitoring

Smart Fabric Manufacturers

Textile Component Makers

Electronics OEMs and Components Manufacturers

System Integrators

Research Institutions

Design and Consultancy

6.1 Focus on Select Players

6.2 Product Innovations/Introductions

Xenoma to Launch Smart Pajamas for Dementia Patients

VivoSense Unveils VivoSense 3.2 Wearable Sensor Analysis Platform

Myant Introduces SKIIN Smart Clothing Platform

Hexoskin Introduces Hexoskin Smart Garments

Tommy Hilfiger Launches Smart Chip-Embedded Clothing Range

DuPont Unveils Stretchable Electronic Inks and Films for Smart Clothing

Umbra Announces Launch of New Smart Fabric

DuPont Introduces DuPont Intexar Smart Clothing Technology

Asiatic Fiber Launches iQmax Branded Smart Textiles

ThermalTech Unveils Solar-Powered Smart Fabric

Fraunhofer Unveils Smart Printed Sensor Material for Textiles

Calzedonia Develops Smart Yarn-based Denim Jeans Collection

Gunze and NEC Develop Smart Underwear

OMsignal Unveils OMbra with Biometrics Tracking Capability

6.3 Recent Industry Activity

MSA Safety Acquires Globe Manufacturing

AFFOA and MIT Collaborate to Establish High-tech Fabrics Facility for e-Textiles

Noble Biomaterials and Bemis Associates Develop Conductive Advanced Material for Smart Apparel

Sensoria and MYZONE Partner for Smart Garments

BAE Systems Partners with Intelligent Textiles for Broadsword Spine

Cintas Teams Up with Google for Smart Workwear Project

Toray and NTT Partner for Commercializing Sensor Technology in Smart Clothing


Total Companies Profiled: 71 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 72)

  • The United States (26)
  • Canada (1)
  • Japan (3)
  • Europe (33)
    • France (3)
    • Germany (5)
    • The United Kingdom (10)
    • Italy (2)
    • Spain (2)
    • Rest of Europe (11)
  • Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (7)
  • Middle East (2)

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Related Topics: Sportswear, Wearable Technology, Technical Textiles

Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager

For E.S.T. Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900

Related Topics: Sportswear, Wearable Technology, Technical Textiles