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Smart Clothing Market

Smart Clothing Market by Product (Smart Socks, Smart Insoles, Smart Pants, Smart Jackets, Smart Shirts, Smart Shoes), by Application (Embedded, Attached Electronics Smart Clothing), by Technology (Ultra-Smart, Passive, Active Smart), by Industry, by Region - Global Insights 2022-2032

Analysis of Smart Clothing market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Smart Clothing Market Outlook (2022-2032)

The global smart clothing market through 2032, registering an impressive valuation of US$ 23.28 Billion. By 2026, the market is projected to reach US$ 7.63 Billion, amid extensive uptake by professional sportspersons and the healthcare industry, the latter of which is expected to be an important beneficiary, accounting for 30% revenue.

By the end of the 2022-2032 forecast period, the industry is expected to touch a valuation of US$ 23.28 Billion.

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Anticipated Base Year Value (2021)

US$ 2 Billion

Expected Market Value (2022)

US$ 2.5 Billion

Expected Market Value (2026)

US$ 7.63 Billion

Projected Forecast Value (2032)

US$ 23.28 Billion

Global Growth Rate (2022-2032)

25% CAGR

Expected Market Share of the North America Market (2032)

10%

Anticipated Market Value of Asia Pacific (2022-2032)

14%

Major Smart clothing Service Providers

  • Sensoria Inc.
  • OMsignal Inc.
  • CuteCircuit Ltd.
  • Carre Technologies Inc.
  • MAD Apparel Inc.
  • Wearable X
  • Medtronic Plc.
  • Tex-Ray Industrial Co. Ltd.
  • Sensatex Inc.
  • Noble Biomaterials Inc.

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Consumption Analysis of Smart Clothing from 2017-2021 Vs Outlook 2022-2032

As per Fact.MR – market research and competitive intelligence provider, during the historic period of 2017 to 2021, the market expanded at an impressive 10% CAGR and registered nearly US$ 2 Billion by 2021. The need to avoid sports injuries and improve the performance of athletes could cause a surge in the growth of the global market. Furthermore, an increase in the contract cost of athletes is also anticipated to improve the demand in the global market for smart clothing.

Another factor that could enhance the rise of the market is the increase in investment of sports associations in smart clothing. The global market is forecast to benefit from increased competition with fitness tracker manufacturers. Considering these factors, the global smart clothing market is slated to expand at a 25% CAGR over the next ten years (2022-2032), and reach a valuation of over US$ 23.28 Billion by 2032.

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Which are Some Prominent Drivers of Smart Clothing Market?

Deepening Smart Technology Penetration Impelling Demand

As technological advancements proliferate, demand for smart shirts, jackets, vests, and other upper wear is creating growth opportunities for the market players by opening various opportunistic avenues. Consumers are increasingly seeking approaches which would help them monitor their health & well-being.

A smart shirt, for instance, comes with the ability to offer biometric data such as heart rate, breathing rate, and muscle activity, which enables an athlete to perform optimally and plan his or her workout professionally. Data gets captured in real-time and the insights like intensity and recovery, calories burned, fatigue level and sleep quality are saved in a companion app.

R&D Playing in the Growth of Smart Clothing Industry

Various companies are working on their research and development activities in order to acquire a major market share. For instance, Rice University Lab developed a “smart clothing” idea by employing its conductive nanotube thread to weave functionality into regular apparel.

Researchers sewed nanotube fibers into athletic wear to monitor the heart rate and take a continual electrocardiogram (EKG) of the wearer. The shirt they enhanced gathers more data than a standard chest-strap monitor taking live measurements during experiments and the carbon nanotube shirt gives slightly better EKGs.

High Demand from Professional Athletes Spurring Smart Clothing Adoption

The global market for smart clothing is prophesied to expect high growth opportunities due to the increased adoption of smart products by professional athletes. Smart clothing helps athletes avoid potential injuries and optimize their performance level. Increasing sports budget and heavy spending on smart clothing for athletes are foreseen to work in the favor of the market.

For instance, in 2017, Under Armor launched a sleep and recovery system which includes Athlete Recovery sleepwear powered by TB12 and a new UA Record app experience, both designed to improve sleep and overall athlete performance. The sleepwear absorbs heat from the wearer’s body while releasing infrared light to increase sleep quality and improve muscle recovery.

Even sports associations have realized how smart clothing helps athletes to evaluate their own performance and improve it for future challenges. On the other hand, the demand for remote patient monitoring is expected to impel market growth.

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What are the Challenges Faced by the Smart Clothing Market?

Durability and Inaccurate Data Collection restraining market growth

Smart clothing is fairly new and will take time for wide adoption across the globe. This is owing to the high prices of smart clothing products. In addition, the durability of these products is another reason restraining its wide growth.

The technical issues of data collection of body changes along with gaining real-time results efficiently is creating obstacles for the adoption of the same. All these factors are creating challenges for the growth of smart clothing market.

Comparative View of Adjacent Smart Clothing Markets

Smart Clothing Market :

Attributes

Smart Clothing Market

CAGR (2022-2032)

25%

Market Value (2032)

US$ 23.28 Billion

Growth Factor

Demand for measuring body functions and changes is bolstering the demand for smart clothing.

Opportunity

Increasing research activities for gaining real-time insights of health is creating lucrative opportunities for smart clothing market.

Smart Sports Equipment Market :

Attributes

Smart Sports Equipment Market

CAGR (2022-2032)

9%

Market Value (2032)

US$ 3 Billion

Growth Factor

Integration of Internet of Things devices along with real-time results is creating lucrative opportunities for smart sports equipment market.

Opportunity

Increasing demand for personal feedback and interconnected devices fueling the growth of smart sports equipment.

Smart Sports Fitness Tracker Market :

Attributes

Smart Sports Fitness Tracker Market

CAGR (2022-2032)

20%

Market Value (2032)

US$ 140 Billion

Growth Factor

Rising health and fitness awareness is boosting sales for smart sports fitness tracker.

Opportunity

Penetration of E-commerce industry along with along with demand for recording information is advancing the use of smart sports fitness tracker.

Region-Wise Analysis

Increasing Purchasing Power Propelling Sales of Smart Clothing in North America?

Increasing awareness regarding health contributing to smart clothing market growth

Regionally, North America is prophesied to take the driver’s seat of the demand for smart clothing. By the end of 2022, the developed region could collect revenue worth US$ 1.8 Billion. Long-term prospects appear even more promising, clocking a CAGR of 10% until 2032.

The improving economic conditions, increasing awareness regarding health and fitness, and higher purchasing power is motivating the people across the region to invest in smart clothing as a part of shifting towards a fitter lifestyle. Moreover, the presence of various players in the region is propelling growth in the region.

Demand for Tracking Health Through Clothes Spurring Growth of Smart Clothes in Asia Pacific?

Smart clothing start-ups creating lucrative opportunities for market growth

According to Fact.MR research, Asia is prognosticated to exhibit quicker growth is owing to the advent of start-ups and improvisation in knowledge sharing to obtain growth in the near future. A CAGR of 14% is projected for this region until 2032.

In April 2021, MIT researchers unveiled a line of “smart clothes” that are able to track every physical movement. According to the scientists at Fudan University in China, they’ve created state-of-the-art electronic textiles which are able to produce moving, visual images, such as GPS directions.

Likewise, the Indian market has opened up major growth avenues for smart clothing solutions. Although in its nascent stages, the market is due to receive major traction, with numerous start-ups such as SYGNAL, LECHAL, BOLLT and Arrow experimenting with numerous product designs.

Demand for Accurate Results for Fitness Augmenting Smart Clothing Market?

Technological advancements supporting market smart clothing market growth

In Europe, high competition with manufacturers of fitness trackers is projected to augur well for the market. Smart fabrics are researched to offer more accurate results and measurements compared to fitness trackers. This has led to the steady growth of smart clothing in the region.

Technologies such as RFIDs for inventory tracking and sensor based clothes for the medical industry are all expected to contribute a significant proportion of revenue to the European market for smart clothing. From 2022 to 2032, Fact.MR expects the market to surge at over 12% CAGR.

Country-wise Forecast CAGRs for the Smart clothing Industry

Country CAGR

China

14%

U.S.

18%

India

12%

France

10%

Category-wise Insights

Requirement for Monitoring Health Increasing Demand for Smart Shirts?

Benefits of smart shirts making them the most likeable smart clothing option

By product type, demand for smart shirts is expected to surge robustly, with Fact.MR anticipating a value CAGR worth 14% across the 2022-2032 assessment period. Smart shirts are equipped with advanced sensors which help monitor heart health.

In addition, smart shirts help manage diabetes, relax muscles, and improve overall quality of life. Numerous manufacturers are capitalizing on this opportunity. One such player is Samsung- which, in December 2020, entered the Indian market by launching its smart clothing care solution AirDresser, helping refresh and revitalize clothes without washing.

Essential Patient Care Bolstering Demand for Smart Clothing in Healthcare Sector?

Real-time results propelling demand for smart clothing in healthcare

By industry vertical, the healthcare industry is expected to generate maximum smart clothing demand, given its potential to making clinical trials more patient-compatible while providing more precise, real-time data to healthcare professionals.

Technologies such as smart sensors are being deployed across medical clothes which provide a continuous stream of data to researchers. Additionally, smart clothes have enable practitioners to execute remote patient care more efficiently. Hence, Fact.MR projects the industry to account for nearly 30% of the global market.

Start-Ups for Smart Clothing Market

Key players in the smart clothing market are Xenoma, Digitsole, B10NIX and Vitali Wear

  • Xenoma, a Tokyo-based smart clothing start-up, is focusing on specializing in system integration using smart apparel. The company is integrating stretchable electronics technology Printed Circuit Fabric (PCF) that consists of sensor calibration and magnetometer-free motion. This captures algorithms and combines it with Xenoma’s e-skin smart apparel.
  • B10NIX, an Italy-based start-up, is focusing on strengthening communication between users and machines with a focus on wearable devices and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Market Competition

Key players in the smart clothing market are Sensoria Inc., OMsignal Inc., CuteCircuit Ltd., Carre Technologies Inc., MAD Apparel Inc., Wearable X, Medtronic Plc., Tex-Ray Industrial Co. Ltd., Sensatex Inc. and Noble Biomaterials Inc.

A rising number of partnerships in the global smart clothing industry is expected to introduce more fashionable, comfortable, and functional products, broadening outreach of prominent players. Some notable developments are as follows :

  • Sensoria Inc., for instance, has been partnering with MYZONE to deliver comfortable and accurate heart rate monitoring garments since the past 5 years, with some of the first products being the Sensoria T-Shirt and MYZONE Powered Sports Bra respectively
  • In December 2017, TexRey Industrial Co. Ltd. launched the new multi-bio monitoring smart apparel in the Yi-Deng Nursing Center. With this product launch, the center is able to enhance surveillance and monitoring of hospitalized patients by collecting their personal bio-data, making long-term care permissible

Key Segments Profiled in the Smart Clothing Market Industry Survey

  • By Product Type :

    • Smart Socks
    • Smart Insoles
    • Smart Pants
    • Smart Jackets
    • Smart Shirts
    • Smart Dresses
    • Smart Suits
    • Smart Scarves
    • Smart Bras
    • Smart Shoes
  • By Application :

    • Embedded Electronics Smart Clothing
    • Attached Electronics Smart Clothing
  • By Technology :

    • Ultra-Smart Clothing
    • Passive Smart Clothing
    • Active Smart Clothing
  • By Industry Vertical :

    • Healthcare 
    • Industrial 
    • Military 
    • Athletic 
  • By Region :

    • North America 
    • Latin America 
    • Europe
    • APEJ 
    • Japan 
    • Middle East & Africa

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From 2022-2032, Fact.MR expects smart clothing revenue to flourish at a 25% CAGR.

Fact.MR foresees smart clothing demand to reach US$ 2.50 Billion in 2022.

In 2032, smart clothing market worth is poised to reach US$ 23.28 Billion.

North American regional market is expected to register a CAGR of 10% by 2032.

As of 2021, the smart clothing market was worth US$ 2 Billion.

Asia Pacific is expected to register a CAGR of 14% by 2032.

China, U.S., India and France will flourish at a CAGR of 44% combined until 2032.

Smart shirts is expected to register a CAGR worth 14% across the 2022-2032.

Healthcare industry is expected to account for nearly 30% of the global market.

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