Smart Textile Market Research Report Forecast to 2032

Smart Textile Market Research Report Information By Type (Passive, Active, Very Smart), By Application (Sensing, Medical, Energy Harvest, Thermo-Electricity), By End-Use Industry (Military & Defense, Building & Construction, Automotive, Textile, Medical) And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/CnM/4031-HCR | 140 Pages | Author: Priya Nagrale | December 2023         

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Global Smart Textile Market Overview


Smart Textile Market Size was valued at USD 4.2 Billion in 2022. The Smart Textile Market industry is projected to grow from USD 5.3 Billion in 2023 to USD 34.1 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.20% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). Growing demand for smart textiles in the automotive business, as well as growing demand for smart textiles in the sports and fitness industries are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.


Smart Textile Market Share


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Smart Textile Market Trends




  • Rising demand for wearable technologies drives market growth




Market CAGR for smart textile is being driven by the growing demand for wearable technologies. Smart textiles are textiles that have electronic components such as sensors, actuators, and microcontrollers built into them. They have various advantages, including monitoring vital signs, tracking physical activity, and providing haptic feedback. In the coming years, the growing desire for wearable technology such as smartwatches, fitness trackers, and smart clothing is likely to fuel the market for smart textiles. Furthermore, the ongoing trend of shrinking of electronic components, as well as the development of flexible and elastic electronics, is predicted to push demand for smart textiles even further.


The healthcare industry is also projected to fuel the smart textile market. Wound care, patient monitoring, and medicine administration are all applications for smart textiles in healthcare. They provide various advantages, including increased patient comfort, shorter hospital stays, and better patient outcomes. The increased demand for healthcare services as the population ages and the prevalence of chronic diseases rises is predicted to stimulate demand for smart textiles in the healthcare industry.


Another factor driving the growth of the smart textile market is the growing demand for smart textiles in the sports and fitness industry. Sports and fitness applications that use smart textiles include smart apparel, footwear, and accessories. They have various advantages, including measuring physical activity, monitoring vital signs, and providing haptic feedback. The increasing need for sports and fitness items as people become more health conscious is likely to fuel demand for smart textiles in the sports and fitness industry.


For instance, Hexoskin, a Canadian firm, provides smart clothing for sports and fitness applications. Its product portfolio includes smart shirts, bras, and shorts with sensors that measure vital indications such as heart rate, breathing rate, and activity levels. Athletes, trainers, and researchers utilize the company's products to monitor performance and enhance training methods. Another example is the collaboration between Adidas and Zound Industries to develop smart headphones for sports and fitness applications. The headphones have sensors that monitor heart rate, activity levels, and other physiological data.


The growing need for smart textiles in the automotive industry is driving the smart textile market. Automotive applications for smart textiles include seat coverings, airbags, and headliners. They have various advantages, including increased comfort, increased safety, and reduced weight. The growing need for automotive products as a result of population growth and urbanization is predicted to stimulate demand for smart textiles in the automotive industry.


For instance, the Lear Corporation, situated in the United States, provides smart seat covers for automotive applications. Its product line comprises seat covers equipped with sensors that measure vital indications such as heart rate, respiration rate, and activity levels. Car makers use the company's solutions to improve driving experience and safety. Another example is the collaboration between Faurecia and FlexEnable to develop smart surfaces for automotive applications. The smart surfaces are outfitted with sensors that detect the presence of passengers and alter the temperature and lighting accordingly.


Smart Textile Market Segment Insights


Smart Textile Type Insights


The Smart Textile Market segmentation, based on type includes Passive, Active, and Very Smart. The passive segment is expected to increase at a substantial CAR during the forecast period. They are the first generation of smart textiles, equipped with sensors that can detect stimuli and environmental conditions, and include cooling fabrics, UV protection fabrics, and anti-microbial fabrics. Passive textiles are widely employed in outdoor gear and medical wearables. Growing spending power, growing living standards, and rising health and fitness awareness drive segment growth.


Smart Textile Application Insights


The Smart Textile Market segmentation, based on Application, includes Sensing, Medical, Energy Harvest, and Thermo-Electricity. In 2022, the sensing sector will dominate the functionality section. It is because of its ability to perceive, which a necessary feature of any intelligent clothing is. Furthermore, the increasing use of sensing and monitoring in a variety of applications such as medical, sports & fitness, and military & defense around the world adds to the strong demand for smart textiles.


Figure1: Smart Textile Market, by Application, 2022&2032(USD Billion)


Smart Textile Market, by Application


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Smart Textile End-Use Industry Insights


The Smart Textile Market segmentation, based on end-use industry, includes Military & Defense, Building & Construction, Automotive, Textile, and Medical. In 2022, the military & defense &section will dominate the end-use segment. It is due to the widespread use of smart fabrics in the defense industry. Furthermore, textile-based materials combined with electronics and nanotechnologies play an important role in developing technologically improved military uniforms and materials, resulting in substantial consumptions of smart textiles in the military during the projection period.


Smart Textile Regional Insights


By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North American Smart Textile Market area will dominate this market, due to the technological developments and advancements, which led to the production of new items. Furthermore, increased demand from the consumer electronics, transportation, and medical sectors fuels the region's high need for smart textile, adding to great market expansion across North America.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure2: SMART TEXTILE MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


SMART TEXTILE MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe Smart Textile Market accounts for the second-largest market share due to growing need for smart textiles in healthcare, military, and sports and fitness applications is propelling the European market forward.. Further, the German Smart Textile Market held the largest market share, and the UK Smart Textile Market was the fastest growing market in the European region


The Asia-Pacific Smart Textile Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. This is because of the region's high prevalence of chronic diseases such as diabetes and the advent of new innovative goods. Moreover, China’s Smart Textile Market held the largest market share, and the Indian Smart Textile Market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Smart Textile Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the Smart Textile Market, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, Smart Textile industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the Smart Textile industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Smart Textile industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the Smart Textile Market, including Textronics, Inc. (U.S.), Outlast Technologies LLC (U.S.), Sensoria Inc. (U.S.), Thermosoft International Corporation (U.S.), and Ohmatex ApS (Denmark) and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


Google LLC is a multinational technological firm based in California that specializes in artificial intelligence, online advertising, search engine technology, cloud computing, computer software, quantum computing, e-commerce, and consumer electronics. Because of its market dominance, data collection, and technological advantages in the field of artificial intelligence, it has been called to as "the most powerful company in the world" and one of the world's most valuable brands. Alphabet Inc., Google's parent firm, is one of the five Big Tech corporations, along with Amazon, Apple Inc., Meta Platforms, and Microsoft. In 2021, Google and Levi's have released a smart jacket with touch controls on the sleeve made possible by conductive fibres. By tapping or swiping the sleeve of the "Levi's Trucker Jacket with Jacquard by Google," the wearer may manage their phone, play music, and get directions.


We aRe SpinDye is a Swedish fashion technology firm that has invented a sustainable colouring method for synthetic textiles that has a lower environmental impact than standard dyeing methods. The company was established in 2014. We are Spindye, based in Stockholm, Sweden, has collaborated with brands like as Quiksilver, Peak Performance, Bergans of Norway, Roxy, and Fjällräven since its inception. In 2020, We aRe SpinDye, a Swedish business, created a sustainable dyeing process for smart fabrics. When compared to standard dyeing techniques, their process employs recycled water and saves 75% of the water. It also cuts down on chemical use and energy use.


Key Companies in the Smart Textile market include



Smart Textile Industry Developments


July 2021, DuPont bought Laird Performance Materials. Laird Performance Materials is a well-known firm that provides heat management solutions as well as high-performance electromagnetic shielding.


February 2021, DuPont purchased Tex Tech's Core Matrix Technology. The acquisition will add to the company's already extensive offering of life protection solutions. This will enable lightweight ballistic and most flexible solutions to meet new National Institute of Justice (NIJ) durability standards.


Smart Textile Market Segmentation


Smart Textile Market By Type Outlook



  • Passive

  • Active

  • Very Smart


Smart Textile Market By Application Outlook



  • Sensing

  • Medical

  • Energy Harvest

  • Thermo-Electricity


Smart Textile Market By End-Use Industry Outlook



  • Military & Defense

  • Building & Construction

  • Automotive

  • Textile

  • Medical


Smart Textile Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size2022 USD 4.2Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 5.3Billion
Market Size2032 USD 34.1 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 26.20% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Application, End-Use Industry and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, AsiaPacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Interactive Wear AG (Germany), Google Inc. (U.S.), AiQ Smart Clothing (Taiwan), GENTHERM (U.S.), Clothing+ (Finland), Textronics, Inc. (U.S.), Outlast Technologies LLC (U.S.), Sensoria Inc. (U.S.), Thermosoft International Corporation (U.S.), and Ohmatex ApS (Denmark).
Key Market Opportunities People around the world are becoming more health concerned than ever before as their lifestyles change, and this trend may continue due to shifting views in favour of prevention rather than cure.
Key Market Dynamics The demand for lightweight and durable materials is increasing in a variety of applications ranging from textiles, sports, and automotive to defense and space.




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Smart Textile Market size was valued at USD 4.2 Billion in 2022.

The Smart Textile Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 26.20% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

North America had the largest share in the Smart Textile Market.

The key players in the Smart Textile Market are Textronics, Inc. (U.S.), Outlast Technologies LLC (U.S.), Sensoria Inc. (U.S.), Thermosoft International Corporation (U.S.), and Ohmatex ApS (Denmark).

The sensing category dominated the Smart Textile Market in 2022.

The passive textile had the largest share in the Smart Textile Market.

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