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Global Waterproof Breathable Textile Market 2017-2021

Global Waterproof Breathable Textile Market 2017-2021

About Waterproof Breathable Textile

Waterproof breathable textiles are used in garments to prevent the absorption of water and provide protection from adverse weather conditions. They allow gases and vapors to escape from the garments and prevent water from penetrating into the material. The textiles are made up of wax, vegetable oil, animal fat, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). There are different types of breathable fabrics based on biomimetics, smart breathable fabrics, hydrophilic membranes coating, microporous membranes coating, and a combination of microporous & hydrophilic membranes coating.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global waterproof breathable textile market to grow at a CAGR of 6.30% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global waterproof breathable textile market for 2017-2021. The report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Waterproof Breathable Textile Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Dow Corning
  • Helly Hansen
  • Marmot Mountain
  • Patagonia
  • W.L.Gore & Associates
Other prominent vendors
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • eVent FABRICS
  • Heartland Textile
  • JACK WOLFSKIN Retail
  • Lowe Alpine
  • TORAY INDUSTRIES
  • MITSUI
  • Nike
  • P2i
  • POLARTEC
Market driver
  • Protection from extreme weather conditions
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Toxins in waterproof and breathable textiles
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Technological advances for greater comfort
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Waterproof Breathable Textile Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global waterproof breathable textile market: Dow Corning, Helly Hansen, Marmot Mountain, Patagonia, and W.L.Gore & Associates.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Columbia Sportswear, eVent FABRICS, Heartland Textile, JACK WOLFSKIN Retail, Lowe Alpine, TORAY INDUSTRIES, MITSUI, Nike, P2i, and POLARTEC.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is technological advances for greater comfort. Waterproof breathable apparel is not comfortable to wear compared with other garments. The latest technologies and innovations in products are providing greater comfort in wearing waterproof breathable garments. Consumers prefer comfortable apparel for which vendors are charging a premium price.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is protection from extreme weather conditions. Waterproof breathable textiles are used in garments to protect from different types of climatic conditions like heat, rain, and wind. The apparel used for these purposes need to be strong and should not allow water molecules to penetrate the fabric. Breathable textiles provide ventilation with different layers and passively allow water vapor and gases to pass through. The benefits provided by the garments made of such fabrics are driving the sales of these garments.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is toxins in waterproof and breathable textiles. Waterproof breathable fabrics are coated with chemicals for extra strength and waterproof property. Due to the chemical coatings and extra chemicals added to increase the waterproof ability and breathability, the user's health is being harmed. In 2015, leading European consumer organizations conducted a safety test on national football jerseys of countries like the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Germany, France, and Italy. It found lead and carcinogenic endocrine-disrupting chemicals that are hazardous substances and may migrate into the skin due to sweat and friction caused while playing.

Companies Mentioned

Dow Corning, Helly Hansen, Marmot Mountain, Patagonia, and W.L.Gore & Associates, Columbia Sportswear, eVent FABRICS, Heartland Textile, JACK WOLFSKIN Retail, Lowe Alpine, TORAY INDUSTRIES, MITSUI, Nike, P2i, and POLARTEC.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Global sports and fitness wear market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of waterproof breathable textile market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global waterproof breathable textile market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Global waterproof breathable textile market by product
      • Table Global waterproof breathable textile market: Product segmentation 2016 and 2021(% share)
      • Table Global waterproof breathable textile market by coating 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Global waterproof breathable textile market by membrane 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Global waterproof breathable textile market by densely woven fabric 2016-2021 ($billions)
      • Table Global waterproof breathable textile market: Product segmentation ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global waterproof breathable textile market by geography
      • Table Global waterproof breathable textile market: Geographical segmentation (% share of revenue)
    • EMEA
      • Table Waterproof breathable textile market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Americas
      • Table Waterproof breathable textile market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • APAC
      • Table Waterproof breathable textile market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Key leading countries
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Global annual household saving (% share of household disposable income)
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Global waterproof breathable textile market: Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Dow Corning
      • Table Dow Corning: Business segmentation
    • Helly Hansen
      • Table Helly Hansen: Business segmentation
    • Marmot Mountain
      • Table Marmot Mountain: Business segmentation
    • Patagonia
      • Table Patagonia: Business segmentation
    • W. L. Gore & Associates
      • Table W. L. Gore & Associates: Business segmentation by apparel
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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