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Smart and Interactive Textiles Market - By Product (Wearable Electronics, Chromic Materials) and Application (Industrial, Military & Defense, Medical & Healthcare, Retail & Consumer, Transportation) & Forecast, 2022-2030

  • Report ID: GMI1432
  • Published Date: Jul 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Overview

Smart and Interactive Textiles Market size was valued at over USD 2,147.6 million in 2021 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of over 25.6% from 2022 to 2030 owing to the rising product demand in military & defense, medical & healthcare, transportation, and consumer & retail applications. Properties including integrability with human body, high durability, light weight, appearance preservation, and reliable protection will act substantial drivers for market growth.

smart and interactive textiles market outlook

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Smart & interactive textiles can react & respond to stimuli or environmental conditions such as mechanical, magnetic, thermal, electrical, and chemical changes. These textiles are incorporated with various communication equipment, conductive polymers, electronic sensors, and shape memory polymers. They are primarily used for safety, protection, fashion, and convenience applications.

Smart & interactive textiles provide responsive functionalities to the fabrics used in the medical industry including hospital furnishings, surgical implants, bedding, and dressings for effectively diagnosing & monitoring patient recovery.

The textiles also find applications in personalized healthcare and telemedicine sectors. With the use of GPS in smart textiles, patients with Alzheimer’s and Dementia can be tracked. These textiles allow the access of patient information to healthcare providers and also provide possible warning signs. For instance, in 2018, Siren introduced Neurofabric, a foot monitoring system and diabetic sock that contains microsensors for monitoring foot temperature to sense the signs of inflammation considered as the precursor to diabetic foot ulcers.

Rising adoption of smart & interactive textiles for passenger comfort & safety will accelerate the smart and interactive textiles market share in the coming few years. The fibers are used to manufacture components for automobiles, ships, trains, and aircraft. These materials are employed to improve the overall functionality of automobiles and components such as belts, carpets, tires, and seats. Textiles account for almost 2% of the total motor car weight. Rising trend of customization for personal vehicles and the purchase power of consumers will also support market growth. For instance, global personal car sales accounted for 66.7 million units in 2021 as compared to around 63.8 million units in 2020.

Wearable electronics to dominate market share

smart and interactive textiles market by product

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The wearable electronics segment was valued at over USD 1.2 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 26.6% from 2022 to 2030. Wearable electronics is integrated with sensors to track the movement of soldiers, sports persons, and racers. It is also used for patients with cardiac diseases.

The prevailing widespread applications of wearable electronics in the medical & healthcare sector can be attributed to the accurate & faster diagnosis and risk assessment these materials provide. Additionally, wearable electronics is a more versatile category than any other electronics section and users can detect changes faster and in more convenient ways.

The use of smart textiles in transportation will boost market growth

smart and interactive textiles market by application

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The transportation segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 21.7% through 2030. Smart textiles are used in applications including aerospace, such as airplanes, spaceships, and satellites, and ground transportation railway & automotive to decrease weight, which will ultimately boost efficiency. The textiles are used to make insulation for thermal control inside the vehicle.

Additionally, the transportation sector has been growing at a significant pace owing to improving socioeconomic factors, thereby leading to rapidly evolving consumer preference for technically advanced cars and other vehicles.

North America is set to witness significant growth over the forecast period

smart and interactive textiles market by region

North America smart and interactive textiles market share is estimated to grow at a significant rate and will observe a CAGR of 26.1% from 2022 to 2030. The expanding fitness & sport industry along with the rising penetration of smart phones with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to connect sensors to the internet is expected to boost the product demand in the North America.

Increasing technological penetration among users, technological advancements, and the increasing demand for smart textiles from end-user segments, such as healthcare, sports, and transportation, are the major growth drivers for smart & interactive fibers in the region.

Additionally, owing to the presence of a vast automotive industry in the U.S., smart fabrics are being implemented in a series of automobile applications, ranging from self-cleaning fabrics to the monitoring of body functions by sensing wearers textiles in steering wheels, seats, belts, and airbags, among others.

Mergers & acquisitions are among the major strategic outlooks of the overall industry

Several small, medium, and international players are operating in the global smart and interactive textile industry. Smart & interactive textile companies adopt various key growth strategies, such as mergers & acquisitions, investments & expansions, partnerships & agreements, new product launches, and joint ventures, to gain a higher market share.

The major companies include E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Koninklijke Ten Cate, Toray Industries, Textronics, Inc., Sensoria, Inc., Milliken & company, Globe Holding Company LLC, Interactive Wear AG, Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited, Schoeller Textil AG, Outlast Technologies LLC, D3O Lab Limited, EXO2 Limited, and AiQ Smart Clothing, Inc.

The smart and interactive textiles market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecasts in terms of revenue in USD million from 2022 to 2030 for the following segments:

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By Product

  • Wearable electronics
  • Chromic materials
    • Photochromic
    • Thermochromic
    • Other chromic materials
  • Others

By Application

  • Industrial
  • Military& defense
  • Medical & healthcare
  • Retail & consumer
  • Transportation
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • GCC


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Hiralkumar Patel

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global smart and interactive textiles market is slated to surpass USD 16,421.2 million by 2030 and is estimated to record more than 25.6% CAGR from 2022 to 2030.

The smart and interactive textiles industry revenue from the wearable electronics product segment exceeded USD 1.2 billion in 2021 and is projected to strike a CAGR of over 26.6% through 2030 owing to widespread application in the medical & healthcare sector.

The transportation application segment in the smart and interactive textiles market is anticipated to record a CAGR of 21.7% through 2030 driven by higher application scope in aerospace, like airplanes, spaceships, and ground transportation railway for decreasing weight and boosting efficiency.

North America smart and interactive textiles market industry size is estimated to record a CAGR of over 26.1% between 2022 and 2030 owing to the expanding fitness & sport industry and the higher penetration of smartphones with Bluetooth low energy (BLE).

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  • Base Year: 2021
  • Companies covered: 14
  • Tables & Figures: 141
  • Countries covered: 17
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