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Smart Textiles In Apparel: Markets, Applications and Technologies

A new report examines the markets for smart textiles and wearable technologies, the companies producing them and the enabling technologies.

7th October 2016

Innovation in Textiles

Sports/​Outdoor, Clothing/​Footwear, Medical/Hygiene, Sustainable

A new report from Cientifica Research, Smart Textiles and Wearables: Markets, Applications and Technologies examines the markets for smart textiles and wearable technologies, the companies producing them and the enabling technologies. This is creating a fourth industrial revolution for the textiles and fashion industry worth over US$ 130 billion by 2025.

The report identifies three distinct generations of textile wearable technologies.

1. First generation is where a sensor is attached to apparel and is the approach currently taken by major sportswear brands such as Adidas, Nike and Under Armour

2. Second generation products embed the sensor in the garment as demonstrated by products from Samsung, Alphabet, Ralph Lauren and Flex.

3. In third generation wearables the garment is the sensor and a growing number of companies including AdvanPro, Tamicare and BeBop sensors are making rapid progress in creating pressure, strain and temperature sensors.

Third generation wearables represent a significant opportunity for new and established textile companies to add significant value without having to directly compete with Apple, Samsung and Intel.

The report predicts that the key growth areas will be initially sports and wellbeing followed by medical applications for patient monitoring. Technical textiles, fashion and entertainment will also be significant applications with the total market expected to rise to over $130 billion by 2025 with triple digit compound annual growth rates across many applications.

The rise of textile wearables also represents a significant opportunity for manufacturers of the advanced materials used in their manufacture. Toray, Panasonic, Covestro, DuPont and Toyobo are already suppling the necessary materials, while researchers are creating sensing and energy storage technologies, from flexible batteries to graphene supercapacitors which will power tomorrows wearables. The report details the latest advances and their applications.

This report is based on an extensive research study of the wearables and smart textile markets backed with over a decade of experience in identifying, predicting and sizing markets for nanotechnologies and smart textiles. Detailed market figures are given from 2016-2025, along with an analysis of the key opportunities, and illustrated with 99 figures and 6 tables.

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