Global E-Textiles and Smart Clothing Market Size - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Opportunities and Forecast 2022 - 2030
From 2021 to 2028, the global market for e-textiles and smart clothing is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 32.3%, from US$ 2,216 million in 2021 to US$ 27,097 million by 2030.
Electronic textiles are a type of cloth that contains electrical elements (E-textile). Wearable computing, or the inclusion of electronic devices into clothing designs, is encouraged by the growth of electronic textiles in general. Traditional fabrics and fibers are combined with electronics in electronic textiles. Electronic components are also incorporated into fabrics or fibers in other electronic textiles applications, such as interior design technology. An electronic textile is also known as a smart textile. Sensor data on heat, light, movement and other local factors can be transferred via e-textiles.
Technology's impact on the textile industry has grown and progressed dramatically over time. The textile industry is always growing with innovations as a result of spectacular breakthroughs, with the most recent advancement being the introduction of the Internet of Things (IoT) as a vital aspect of the textile process and products. The ultimate goal of e-textiles and smart textiles is to build new classes of items that can collect data, transfer it, and communicate with the user, the wearer, or a third party.
Unlike previous types of wearable technology, smart textiles and e-textiles don't require printed circuit boards or other bulky hardware components because the sensors and circuits are built into the garment itself.
Textiles are becoming more functional as a result of advances in material science. Textiles can be enhanced with metallics, optical fibers, and conductive polymers to provide sensory capabilities, electrical conductivity, and data transmission. These materials and textile fibers, such as nylon, cotton, polyester, silk, wool, and Kevlar, are being used by apparel and tech firms to create advanced fiber. The hunt of smart clothing has resulted in previously improbable collaborations. For example, Levi Strauss & Co. and Google collaborated to create a jean jacket with a small module in the cuff that connects to the user's phone by Bluetooth and charges via Micro USB. Wearers may use hand motions like swiping, caressing, and tapping to access various remote control choices thanks to the tech giant's Project Jacquard technology.
Lithium-ion batteries are currently used in most smart garments, and they require frequent charging. As a result, some businesses are considering the usage of alternative energy sources. Researchers from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom, the Max Planck Institute of Polymer Research in Germany, and the University of Coimbra in Portugal collaborated in 2021 to develop nylon fibers that generated electricity from body movements.
Product type, textile type, end-user industry, and geography are the segmentations of the global e-textiles and smart clothing market. Upper wear, lower wear, innerwear, and others are the categorization of the product type segment. Among them, upper wear accounted for the largest market share in 2021. The fast-growing demand for upper wear, for instance smart shirts, vests, and jackets has produced market growth potential. Data is collected in real-time and distributed to all companion apps, providing insights into a variety of athletic variables such as intensity and recovery, calories burnt, exhaustion level, and sleep quality.
Textile type segment can be split into active smart, passive smart, and ultra-smart. The active smart segment by textile type gathered a significant amount of share in 2021. Active smart textiles are smart textiles that acclimatize and change their functionality in reaction to changes in the external surroundings or user input, for instance, motion or weather. These textiles have the ability to change shape; store and control heat, and perform a variety of other activities.
Military & defense, fashion & entertainment, healthcare, sports & fitness, mining, and others are covered under the end-user industry segment. According to our analysis, military and defense applications are expected to grow with the highest growth rate throughout the projection period. Several government agencies are investing considerably in the development of technologically improved military uniforms to obtain a clear image of a soldier's health.
E-Textiles and Smart Clothing Market Regional Stance
North America, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East & Africa are the segmentation of the global e-textiles and smart clothing industry. The regional market is dominated by North America due to the existence of a large number of key players and increasing spending power on new technology. However, the Asia-Pacific region is expected to attain the fastest growth rate during the forecast period 2022 – 2030.
Global E-Textiles and Smart Clothing Segment Analysis
Market By Product Type
Market By Textile Type
Market By End-User Industry
Military and Defense
Sports and Fitness
Fashion and Entertainment
E-Textiles and Smart Clothing Market Competitive Landscape
This section of the report identifies the market's major players. Applycon, Athos, AiQ Smart Clothing, Carre Technologies, Cityzen Sciences, Clothing Plus, DuPont, Myontec, Myzone, Sensoria, Vulpes Electronics, Owlet, Siren, Toray Industries, and Wearable X are the key companies mentioned in the research.
Regional Segmentation of E-Textiles and Smart Clothing Market
• Rest of Europe
• Rest of Latin America
• South Korea
• Rest of Asia-Pacific
The Middle East & Africa
• South Africa
• Rest of the Middle East & Africa