Waterproof Breathable Textiles Market size worth over $2.5 bn by 2025

Waterproof Breathable Textiles Market size is set to surpass USD 2.5 billion by 2025; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.

Increasing technological trends with the advent of fibers which repel dirt & sweat stains and efficiently manage moisture absorption are likely to augment the industry growth. Increasing product penetration in outdoor accessories such as tents, rucksacks, and other fabric-based gear, owing to its durability and water-repellant capabilities should further accelerate the market growth


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Waterproof breathable textiles are extensively served in various industries as they offer protection from rain, snow, cold & wind and also maintain comfort below the fabric layer by allowing internal water vapor to escape. Growing high-quality comfort wear demand and increasing technological innovations in the textile industry has enabled the production of odor-free, comfortable clothing & footwear products, which is likely to drive the waterproof breathable textiles market demand.

Waterproof Breathable Textiles Market

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Polyester market demand may observe significant gains at over 6% by 2025. Polyester fibers offer high absorbency properties and durability as compared to natural fiber which makes them useful for adverse weather conditions. It is extensively used in the textile industry pertaining to its physical properties, versatility and recyclability. Increasing consumption of polyester fiber in textile industry along with its low production cost is likely to drive the overall market demand.

Waterproof breathable fabrics market growth from protective footwear applications expects consumption at over 25 mn. sqr. mtrs in 2018. Rise in worker safety issues has increased focus on improving the safety standards which should stimulate product demand. Rapid industrialization along with increasing number of workforce in construction, mining, food and oil & gas industries have enhanced the usage of safety shoes in the work environment which shall have a major impact on the product demand from industry.  

Browse key industry insights spread across 585 pages with 762 market data tables and 50 figures & charts from the report, “Waterproof Breathable Textiles (WBT) Market Size By Textile (Membrane, Coated, Densely Woven), By Raw Material (Polyurethane, PTFE, Polyester, Polypropylene), By Product (Garments [Active Sportswear {Mountain Sports, Snow Sports, Motorcycling, Running}, Protective Clothing {Construction, Chemical, Military}], Footwear [Motorcycling, Mountain Sports, Snow Sports, Protective Footwear {Construction, Chemical, Military}], Gloves [Motorcycling, Mountain Sports, Snow Sports, Protective Gloves {Construction, Chemical, Military}], Accessories [Bags & Rucksacks, Hats, Socks]), Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2025” in detail along with the table of contents:

U.S. waterproof breathable garments market growth may register growth close to 6% during the forecast timeframe. Growing e-commerce penetration and demand for trendy active sportswear should drive the country growth. Adoption of hi-tech technology in textile production to design  more comfortable & flexible fabric has further enhanced its usage in outdoor sports activities. Increasing awareness among consumers to maintain a healthy lifestyle and RISING popularity of outdoor sports is likely to drive the market size. 

Germany waterproof breathable textiles market demand is expected to surpass USD 160 million up to 2025. Growing presence of various manufacturing hubs such as automotive, construction and oil & gas and increasing workforce involved in critical operations have fueled for high performance protective clothing demand. Growing demand for protective garments owing to worker exposure to various physical & chemical operations is likely to boost the product demand.

China WBT market demand is expected to account over 7% by the end of projected period. Rise in per-capita disposable income accompanied with shifting preference toward multi-functional apparel and footwear made from high quality materials and fabrics is likely to have a major impact on the product demand. Growing R&D activities and rapid industrialization by various manufacturers to develop unique fabric with multiple benefits is likely to have a positive impact on the market size. Changing living standards along with government support to focus on textile technology upgradation is likely to induce the market size.


Columbia Sportswear, Clariant AG, Toray Industries, Inc., Nike and Covestro are key industrial participants in waterproof breathable textiles market share. Companies are focusing to enhance their business by strategic partnerships & collaborations with focus on R&D to improve the product portfolio.

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Waterproof breathable textiles market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry, with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Sqr. Mtrs. and revenue in USD from 2014 to 2025, for the following segments:

Waterproof Breathable Textiles Market, By Raw Material

  • Polyurethane
  • PTFE
  • Polyester
  • Polypropylene

Waterproof Breathable Textiles Market, By Product

  • Garments
    • By Application
      • Active Sportswear
        • Mountain sports
        • Snow sports
        • Motorcycling
        • Running
        • Others
      • Protective Clothing
        • Construction
        • Chemical
        • Military
        • Others
  • Footwear
    • By Application
      • Motorcycling & cycling
      • Mountain sports
      • Snow sports
      • Protective gloves
        • Construction
        • Chemical
        • Military
        • Others
  • Gloves
    • By Application
      • Motorcycling & cycling
      • Mountain sports
      • Snow sports
      • Protective gloves
        • Construction
        • Chemical
        • Military
        • Others
  • Accessories
    • By Application
      • Bags & rucksacks
      • Hats
      • Socks
      • Others

WBT Market, By Textile

  • Densely Woven
  • Membrane
  • Coated

The above information is provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Malaysia
    • Thailand
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
  • MEA
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa


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