WORKING GROUP 5: SPORTS & WEARABLES

Applications of textile materials in this markets are diverse, covering the equipment and facilities for sports practice and the enjoyment of leisure time. Textiles are used in every sport from exercising to camping to football. Products cover sportswear, sports materials (i.e. rackets), watersports (i.e. sails, airbeds), air sports (i.e. balloons), mountain sports (i.e. tents, sleeping bags, skiwear) or sports facilities (i.e. artificial turf), amongst others. Wearable textiles can be defined as textile materials able to perform electronic functions and are perceived as a way to add features into common textiles, building competitive market advantages.

 

The challenges of textile materials in the sports and wearables sectors

The main driver for sports textile market is the relation between several variables: cost of the product, added functionality (with the integration of sensing and always connected embedded and wearable systems), performance and comfort (thermal and mechanical performance for high- performance garments is particularly relevant) and design concepts.

 

Leader: Dr. Vincent Nierstrasz 

Coleader: Ms. Lúcia Rodrigues

WG5 News

WG5 NEWS

CONTEXT organizes a webinar to present funding opportunities and success stories for the development of smart textiles

CONTEXT organizes a webinar to present funding opportunities and success stories for the development of smart textiles

New call for conference grants opened!

New call for conference grants opened!

CONTEXT has issued its second newsletter

CONTEXT has issued its second newsletter

CONTEXT was present at the 3rd European industry and research exchange

CONTEXT was present at the 3rd European industry and research exchange

CONTEXT WGs’ virtual meetings

CONTEXT WGs’ virtual meetings

CONTEXT first newsletter

CONTEXT first newsletter

CONTEXT, the European network of experts on advanced textile materials, has closed its second grant period

CONTEXT, the European network of experts on advanced textile materials, has closed its second grant period

State of the art reports published!

State of the art reports published!

CONTEXT network met in Ljubljana

CONTEXT network met in Ljubljana

Next CONTEXT WGs meeting and MC meeting in Slovenia

Next CONTEXT WGs meeting and MC meeting in Slovenia

WG5 meeting during the Recent Progress Symposium on Textile Technology and Chemistry

WG5 meeting during the Recent Progress Symposium on Textile Technology and Chemistry

CONTEXT members met at TECHTEXTIL

CONTEXT members met at TECHTEXTIL