Smart Textiles Market By Type (Passive Smart Textile, Active Smart Textile, and Ultra Smart Textile), By Functionality (Sensing, Aesthetics & Luminescence, Energy Harvesting, Thermal Energy Harvesting, and Others), By End-user (Healthcare, Military & Defense, Automotive, Sports & Fitness, Fashion & Entertainment, and Others), and By Region (North America, Europe, APAC, and RoW) – Global Forecast up to 2025

  • October, 2019
  • Domain: ICT - smart technologies
Pages: 77
Tables: 27
Charts: 31
Regions/Countries: 4/9
Companies: 13
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This market research report includes a detailed segmentation of the global smart textiles market by type (passive smart textile, active smart textile, and ultra smart textile), by functionality (sensing, aesthetics & luminescence, energy harvesting, thermal energy harvesting, and others), by end-user (healthcare, military & defense, automotive, sports & fitness, fashion & entertainment, and others), and by region (North America, Europe, APAC, and RoW). The market research report identifies Google, Samsung, DuPont, OmSignal, Tommy Hilfiger, Adidas, Nike, Under Armour, Textronics, and Sensoria as the major vendors operating in the global smart textiles market.

Overview of the Smart Textiles Market

According to Infoholic Research, the global smart textiles market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 30% during the forecast period 2019–2025. Over the past few years, wearables have been grabbing consumer attention, primarily due to the increased demand for smartwatches as well as other smart gadgets. The idea of smart textiles is also gaining momentum where sensors and actuators are integrated or embedded in clothes for performing electronic functions, including changing the temperature of fabric and collecting & transferring health-related data.

Smart textile is also termed as e-textiles, smart clothes, smart garments, smart fabrics, and smart wear. These terms are often used interchangeably, which indicates the transformation of clothing patterns beyond their traditional use. Several technology vendors, as well as fashion brands, have entered the smart textiles market space, and many more are expected to further join the race with the growing concept of smart clothing. Vendors in this market are leveraging a combination of technologies and are offering different types of high-tech clothing with either interwoven circuits or integrated sensors with additional hardware.

According to the smart textiles industry analysis, North America is expected to maintain the dominant position in the global smart textiles market, followed by Europe. Asia Pacific is expected to witness the fastest growth rate during the forecast period as China and India are among the major manufacturing hubs due to low material & labor costs, and anticipated to increasingly adopt smart textiles.

Smart Textiles Market Research Competitive Analysis and Key Vendors

The report covers and analyzes the global smart textiles market. Major vendors across different verticals are planning for high investments in this market, and as a result, the smart textiles market is expected to grow at an impressive rate in the coming years. The key players in this market are adopting various organic as well as inorganic growth strategies, such as mergers & acquisitions, collaborations & partnerships, joint ventures, and few other strategies to be in a strong position in the market.

Few of the Key Vendors in the Smart Textiles Market Research:

  • Google
  • Samsung
  • DuPont
  • OmSignal
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Adidas
  • Nike
  • Under Armour
  • Textronics
  • Sensoria

Jacquard by Google is one of the fully scaled digital technology platforms for smart textiles, which allows other brands to integrate digital experiences and connectivity into their products. DuPont Intexar, a smart clothing technology, transforms existing clothing into smart clothing for various applications of health, fitness, and heat.

There are numerous other vendors that have been studied based on the portfolio, geographical presence, marketing & distribution channels, revenue generation, and significant investments in R&D for analysis of the entire ecosystem.

Smart Textiles Market Research, By Type

  • Passive Smart Textile
  • Active Smart Textile
  • Ultra Smart Textile

The ultra smart textile segment is expected to witness significant growth at the highest CAGR as this third generation of smart clothing can automatically sense and respond to environmental changes. These textiles consist of a central processing unit and are capable of cognition, reasoning, and activation, which creates demand in the coming years.

Smart Textiles Market Research, By Functionality

  • Sensing
  • Aesthetics & Luminescence
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Thermal Energy Harvesting
  • Others

The sensing segment is estimated to hold the largest market share in 2019 as sensing is one of the significant attributes of any smart textile. Sensing is one such function that is being used by almost all the end-users, including healthcare, military & defense, sports & fitness, and fashion & entertainment.

Smart Textiles Market Research, By End-user

  • Healthcare
  • Military & Defense
  • Automotive
  • Sports & Fitness
  • Fashion & Entertainment
  • Others

The sports & fitness segment is expected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period as smart textiles help players/athletes or an individual in enhancing their performance by monitoring health-related activities, including heart rates and blood pressure.

Smart Textiles Market Research Benefits

The report provides an in-depth analysis of the smart textiles market. There have been significant developments in the area of smart textiles, and with the growing adoption of wearable technology, the demand for smart textiles or interactive textiles is also expected to increase. The report discusses the market in terms of type, functionality, end-user, and regions. The report covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the smart textiles market during 2018–2025. Further, the report provides details about the major challenges impacting the market growth.

1          Executive Summary

1.1     Synopsis of Key Findings

2          Industry Outlook

2.1     Overview

2.2     Key Industry Trends

3          Market Snapshot

3.1     Total Addressable Market

3.2     Segmented Addressable Market

3.2.1   PEST Analysis

3.2.2   Porter’s Five Force Analysis

3.3     Related Markets

4          Market Characteristics

4.1     Market Ecosystem

4.2     Market Segmentation

4.3     Market Dynamics

4.3.1   Market Drivers

4.3.2   Market Restraints

4.3.3   Market Opportunities

4.3.4   DRO – Impact Analysis

5          Global Smart Textiles Market, By Type

5.1     Overview

5.2     Passive Smart Textile

5.3     Active Smart Textile

5.4     Ultra Smart Textile

6          Global Smart Textiles Market, By Functionality

6.1     Overview

6.2     Sensing

6.3     Aesthetics & Luminescence

6.4     Energy Harvesting

6.5     Others

7          Global Smart Textiles Market, By End-user

7.1     Overview

7.2     Healthcare

7.3     Military & Defense

7.4     Automotive

7.5     Sports & Fitness

7.6     Fashion & Entertainment

7.7     Others

8          Global Smart Textiles Market, By Region

8.1     Overview

8.2     North America

8.2.1   US

8.2.2   Canada

8.3     Europe

8.3.1   Germany

8.3.2   UK

8.3.3   France

8.3.3   Rest of Europe

8.4     APAC

8.4.1   China 

8.4.2   India

8.4.3   Rest of APAC 

8.5     RoW

9.5.1   MEA

9.5.2   Latin America

9          Competitive Landscape

9.1     Competitor Analysis

9.2     Product/Offerings Portfolio Analysis

9.3     Market Developments

9.3.1   Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Expansions, Partnerships

9.3.2   Business Restructuring

9.3.3   Product Launches & Exhibitions

10        Vendors Profile

10.1    Google

10.1.1 Analyst Opinion

10.1.2 Business Analysis

10.2    Samsung

10.2.1 Analyst Opinion

10.2.2 Business Analysis

10.3    DuPont

10.3.1 Analyst Opinion

10.3.2 Business Analysis

10.4    OmSignal

10.4.1 Analyst Opinion

10.4.2 Business Analysis

10.5    Tommy Hilfiger

10.5.1 Analyst Opinion

10.5.2 Business Analysis

10.6    Adidas

10.6.1 Analyst Opinion

10.6.2 Business Analysis

10.7    Nike

10.7.1 Analyst Opinion

10.7.2 Business Analysis

10.8    Under Armour

10.8.1 Analyst Opinion

10.8.2 Business Analysis

10.9    Textronics

10.9.1 Analyst Opinion

10.9.2 Business Analysis

10.10  Sensoria

10.10.1 Analyst Opinion

10.10.2 Business Analysis

10.11  Wearable X

10.12  Ralph Lauren

10.13  Hexo Skin

11        Annexure

11.1    Report Scope

11.2    Market Definition

11.3    Research Methodology

11.3.1 Data Collation & In-house Estimation

11.3.2 Market Triangulation

11.3.3 Forecasting

11.4    Study Declarations

11.5    Report Assumptions

11.6    Stakeholders

11.7    Abbreviations

Research Framework

Infoholic research works on a holistic 360° approach in order to deliver high quality, validated and reliable information in our market reports. The Market estimation and forecasting involves following steps:

  • Data Collation (Primary & Secondary)
  • In-house Estimation (Based on proprietary data bases and Models)
  • Market Triangulation
  • Forecasting

Market related information is congregated from both primary and secondary sources.

Primary sources

involved participants from all global stakeholders such as Solution providers, service providers, Industry associations, thought leaders etc. across levels such as CXOs, VPs and managers. Plus, our in-house industry experts having decades of industry experience contribute their consulting and advisory services.

Secondary sources

include public sources such as regulatory frameworks, government IT spending, government demographic indicators, industry association statistics, and company publications along with paid sources such as Factiva, OneSource, Bloomberg among others.

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