The global e-textiles market size was valued at USD 2.56 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 13.96 billion by 2030, poised to grow at a CAGR of 8.5% from 2021 to 2030.
The e-textiles fabrics are embedded with advanced electronic and innovative technologies that provides various functionalities to the users. The rising popularity of the nanotechnologies has and compact electronics has encouraged the development of the e-textiles all over the globe. The e-textiles or e-clothes provides various functions like monitoring the users’ movements, tracking the users location, analyzing body temperature, and tracking heart rate and blood pressure. The various technologies such as wireless connectivity, miniaturization of electronics, and internet connectivity has augmented the demand for the e-textiles across various applications such as sports, military, medical, and fashion industries. The potential of the e-textiles market growth is high due to the proliferation of technological advancements and innovations in the intelligent wearable clothing. The rising adoption of the digital technologies in almost every sector is expected to augment the development of the e-textiles industry across the globe. The fashion and the medical equipment manufacturers are estimated to be the most influential segments during the forecast period.
The implementation of the various advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and internet of things (IoT) is expected to provide several growth avenues to the market players. Furthermore, technologies such as Bluetooth Low Energy, cloud-computing, and edge computing are used extensively in the e-textiles which can help to track the user’s temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure. These technologies can supply the data in real-time and can also help the manufacturers to gain more insights regarding the comfort and discomfort faced by the wearer. These insights will help the manufacturers to design more user-friendly e-textiles and contribute significantly towards the development of the global e-textiles market. However the lack of proper regulations and standards may hinder the market growth. The e-textiles uses electronics that needs to ensure the wearers’ safety on priority. The production of the e-textiles may have potential health and environmental risks. The activities such as dyeing, bleaching, printing, and mercerizing in the textile industry discharges toxic elements that can contaminate, air, water, and soil. Therefore, lack of regulations and standards may restrict the growth of the global e-textiles market.
Scope of the E-textiles Market Report
|Market Size in 2030||USD 13.96 Billion|
|Growth Rate||CAGR of 8.5% From 2021 to 2030|
|Largest Market||North America|
|Forecast Period||2021 to 2030|
|Companies Mentioned||Alphabet, DuPont, Jabil, Sensoria, AIQ Smart Clothing, Adidas, Interactive Wear, Hexoskin, Gentherm, Outlast Technologies|
Based on the function, the sensing segment dominated the global e-textiles market in 2020, in terms of revenue and is estimated to sustain its dominance during the forecast period. The sensing technologies are extensively used in the healthcare, aerospace, military, and sports & fitness sectors across the globe. These sectors has increased needs for analyzing and monitoring the health conditions of the wearer, which boosted the demand for the sensing functions in the e-textiles market in the past few years.
On the other hand, energy harvesting is estimated to be the most opportunistic segment during the forecast period. The is attributed to the rising emphasis of the manufacturers on utilizing photovoltaic cells, super capacitors, and stretchable fibers in the e-textiles manufacturing to generate energy when needed. The e-textiles are capable of generating energy using motions, body temperature, and sunlight and can produce electric energy. These factors are expected to drive the growth of the sensing segment in the forthcoming years.
Based on the application, the military segment accounted largest revenue share in 2020. The e-textiles for the military applications are made using stretchable and waterproof and has features like ballistics protection and advanced insulation features. These e-textiles can monitor health conditions, track location through the GPS, and has motion trackers in it, which serves the requirements of the military operations. These features led to the extensive use of e-textiles in the military application.
On the other hand, the medical is expected to be the fastest-growing segment during the forecast period. The rising adoption of digital and compact electronic technologies, rising prevalence of chronic diseases among the population and growing geriatric population are the major factors that drives the demand for the e-textiles in the healthcare or the medical application.
Based on region, North America accounted for around 38% of the market share in 2020. The increased demand for the e-textiles across the military, healthcare, and sports & fitness sectors in US is the most prominent driver of the market. The higher adoption rate of the advanced technologies in the US is a major factor that drives the growth of the e-textiles market in North America.
On the other hand, Asia Pacific is estimated to be the most opportunistic market during the forecast period. The rising expenditure of the government in the military, aerospace, and healthcare industries by the government of countries like China and India are presenting immense growth opportunities to the market players. India and China are increasing investing in advancing and boosting the military sector to improve their military powers. Hence, this would propel the demand for the e-textiles in the Asia Pacific region in the upcoming years.
Key Companies & Market Share Insights
The market is moderately fragmented with the presence of several local companies. These market players are striving to gain higher market share by adopting strategies, such as investments, partnerships, and acquisitions & mergers. Companies are also spending on the development of improved products. Moreover, they are also focusing on maintaining competitive pricing.
In July 2021, DuPont announced the acquisition of Laird Performance Material, a prominent supplier of electromagnetic shielding and provider of thermal management solutions. This would strengthen the position of DuPont in the global e-textiles market.
The various developmental strategies like acquisition, partnerships, and collaborations fosters market growth and offers lucrative growth opportunities to the market players.
Some of the prominent players in the global e-textiles market include:
Segments Covered in the Report
No cookie-cutter, only authentic analysis – take the 1st step to become an Precedence Research client