Windproof Fabrics Market
Windproof Fabrics Market Analysis, By Fabric Material (Nylon (Nylon 1,6, Nylon 4,6, Nylon 6, Nylon 6,6), Polyester (PET, PCDT), Others), and By Region – Market Insights 2023 to 2033
Analysis of Windproof Fabrics Market Covering 30+ Countries Including Analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more
Windproof Fabrics Market Growth Outlook for 2023 to 2033
The global windproof fabrics market is set to project a valuation of US$ 1,452.1 million in 2023 and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.1% to reach US$ 2,388.9 million by the end of 2033.
Windproof fabrics are fabrics that are either woven very tightly or coated with a coating to make them impermeable to the wind. Breathable windproof fabrics are used to develop clothing that serves as weather protection.
Breathable windproof textiles don't let air through, but they do allow perspiration which helps to regulate body and skin temperature.
Market Size in 2022
US$ 1,389.7 Million
Estimated Market Value (2023E)
US$ 1,452.1 Million
Forecasted Market Value (2033F)
US$ 2,388.9 Million
Global Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)
Europe Market Share (2023)
East Asia Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)
North America Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)
East Asia Market Share (2023)
Key Companies Profiled
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Sales Analysis: Historic to Futuristic
Windproof fabric’s functional features are responsible for the fabric’s wide application. It is used to make clothes and other products to be used during trekking, mountaineering, hiking, and other outdoor activities. Increasing participation in physical activities by individuals from all walks of life has led to an increase in such activities.
- Short Term (2023-2026): Inclination of youth towards extreme sports and outdoor activities, the rising influence of social media to promote adventure sports, and the growing fabric industry will drive the windproof fabrics market.
- Medium Term (2026-2029): Asia Pacific and North America are anticipated to witness high windproof fabrics demand on the back of increased expenditure on military and defense along with rising disposable income.
- Long Term (2029-2033): Investment in research and development to enhance the properties of windproof fabric and offer bio-based products will drive windproof fabric demand in the long term.
Over the 2018-2022 historical period, the global windproof fabrics market registered a CAGR of 4.0%, according to the Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, the market is projected to exhibit growth at 5.1% CAGR between 2023 and 2033.
Market share analysis of windproof fabrics based on application and region is provided in a nutshell in the above image. Under the application segment, the apparel segment dominates with a 46.3% market share in 2023.
Market Dynamics Overview
“Inclination of Youth Towards Extreme Sports and Outdoor Activities”
Windproof fabrics are used to make clothes that are resistant to extreme weather conditions. The popularity of outdoor activities, especially hiking, has increased in recent years as people are looking for new ways to interact with nature. The increase in the travel and tourism industry also has a positive effect on market growth.
- According to news reports from the outdoor industry, more than half (54%) of Americans aged 6 and older engaged in at least one outdoor activity in 2021, and the number of people participating in outdoor recreation increased by 2.2% to 164.2 million.
With the increasing use of social media and the increase in the acceptance of windproof apparel among athletes, trekkers, and mountaineers, the sales of windproof fabrics will increase in the coming years.
“Windproof Fabrics to Be Utilized in the Production of Protective Wear”
Windproof fabrics are widely used in athleisure apparel production, while technological advancement in fabrics has allowed many manufacturers to use them in protective wear. Enhanced features such as windproof, waterproof, flame retardancy, comfort, and extraordinary wash-fastness ensure the best performance and durability of the fabrics.
This type of fabric is also highly demanded by militaries and law and order forces as part of their personal protection equipment. Protective wear made from windproof fabrics is suitable for armed forces and military personnel in areas with harsh climates.
Additional characteristics such as antistatic and arc flash protection increase their consumption of industrial protective apparel. Extensive research is also being carried out into the development of active thermal insulating interlining that can be used in protective clothing for firefighting.
“Increased Raw Material Prices Due to High Inflation Rate”
The availability and pricing of raw materials determine the overall profitability of the production process. Rising geopolitical volatility has led to increased crude oil prices, directly affecting many production businesses. An upward pricing pressure has been observed in almost every sector, indicating a high inflation rate.
The prices of base materials such as polyester, spandex, and nylon have increased significantly, doubling in less than a year’s time from 2021 to 2022. Additionally, increased fuel prices have disrupted the supply chain network. This is restricting the growth of windproof fabrics in the consumer market. Though there is demand from the sports industry, increasing pricing can significantly affect the purchasing decisions of mass-market consumers.
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What is the Market Scenario for Windproof Fabrics in the U.S.?
The U.S. has seen an increase in the popularity of hiking, trekking, mountaineering, and other recreational activities. There are around 57.8 million hikers in the US which is expected to increase in the upcoming years. Similarly, there were 2.4 million participants who participated in climbing in 2021.
The increasing popularity of such adventurous sports and rising disposable income to give a boost to the windproof fabric market in the U.S. The growing tourism industry will further support the market’s growth.
The United States windproof fabrics market is anticipated to increase at a CAGR of 5.8% creating an absolute $ opportunity of US$ 253.6 million during the forecast period.
Why is the China Windproof Fabrics Market Expected to Be Highly Lucrative?
China offers significant growth opportunities for the windproof fabric market, as Chinese consumers are increasingly interested in participating in outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and cycling. Additionally, windproof fabrics are now being used in fashion clothing, which is likely to drive demand among consumers who seek both style and practicality.
Further presence of prominent players such as Shanghai Shenda Co., Ltd., Wujiang Wanshiyi Silk Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Huachen New Material Co., Ltd., and Suzhou Texshow Textile Co., Ltd., among others across the country is likely to drive the market. Prominent market players are likely to adopt and implement numerous groundbreaking strategies to curb the demand pool and gain high-profit margins.
Also, manufacturers are leveraging the power of the digital platform and marketing to spread awareness across the domestic and international markets about the benefits of using windproof fabrics over other alternatives available in the market. Such measures are likely to drive the windproof fabric market across China.
Due to such favorable factors, China’s market for windproof fabrics is expected to register a CAGR of 5.7% over the forecast period to reach a valuation of US$ 185.7 million by 2033.
Why is the Popularity of Membrane-Based Windproof Fabric Gaining Traction?
The membrane-based segment under windproofing technology is poised to be very lucrative. Many prominent players have developed membranes using their own technology that provides excellent windproofing along with good breathability.
Players have developed bio-based membranes to move towards a more sustainable and eco-friendlier approach and curb consumers opting for bio-based products.
Owing to the above-mentioned factors, the demand for membrane-based windproof fabric is anticipated to be valued at US$ 627.9 million in 2023 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 5.9% in the forecast period.
How is Apparel Segment Driving the Windproof Fabric Market?
Windproof fabrics can be used to make clothes or other products to prevent the flow of wind or water. Windproof apparels are in high demand from people opting for outdoor activities. This growing demand for outdoor activities is likely to fuel the need for high-quality windproof fabrics that can provide protection against harsh weather conditions.
Apparel is dominating the global windproof fabric market and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 5.7% over the forecast period of 2023-2033. Jackets are poised to create an absolute $ opportunity of US$ 154.6 million between 2023 and 2033.
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Prominent windproof fabrics manufacturers are ITTTAI Sportive Fabrics, SAMURAI, Shaoxing Huinan Textile Co., Ltd, SINGTEX, TEPASTEX, Twin Dragon Industrial (TDI), W. L. Gore & Associates, Jic Sports International, Klopman International, Páramo Ltd, and Polartec.
Manufacturers of windproof fabrics are focusing on increasing their production capacity. Market players are investing in research and development to enhance the properties of the windproof fabric and offer bio-based products to consumers.
Players are using a simplified 3-layer structure that offers amazing calmness and great breathability. Along with this, players are also focusing on developing bio-based membranes and coatings to provide windproofing properties to their fabric.
- Polartec Shed Less Fleece, launched in February 2023, is a new milestone in its industry-leading efforts to reduce textile fiber fragment shedding. Shed Less is a process that combines yarn construction, knitting, chemistry, and manufacturing to reduce home laundry fiber fragment shedding by an average of 85%.
Fact.MR has provided detailed information about the price points of key manufacturers of windproof fabrics positioned across regions, sales growth, production capacity, and speculative technological expansion, in the recently published report.
Segmentation of Windproof Fabrics Industry Research
By Fabric Material :
- Nylon 1,6
- Nylon 4,6
- Nylon 6
- Nylon 6,6
By Fabric Weight :
- <100 gsm
- 100 gsm-200 gsm
- 200 gsm-300 gsm
- >300 gsm
By Windproofing Technology :
- Polymer / Synthetic
- Polyurethane based
- Neoprene based
- PVC based
- Polymer / Synthetic
- Membrane based
- Calendering based
By Application :
- Top Wear
- Bottom Wear
- Track Pants
- Top Wear
- Covers / Protectors
- Bag Lining
By Region :
- North America
- Latin America
- East Asia
- South Asia & Oceania
- FAQs -
The global windproof fabrics market is expected to be valued at US$ 1,452.1 million in 2023.
Worldwide demand for windproof fabrics is anticipated to reach US$ 2,388.9 million by 2033-end.
Europe is expected to be the crown of the global windproof fabrics market accounting for 29.8% market share in 2023.
The apparel is expected to account for 46.3% share of global windproof fabric sales in 2023.
During 2018-2022, sales of windproof fabrics increased at 4.0% CAGR.