About Smart Textiles

Clothes that monitor your health or measure your movements. Technology that makes it possible to recycle and reuse textile fibres. Smart textiles that revolutionizes our lives.

The textile industry is about to take a giant step from being a supplier of fabrics to become a positive force in the development of society. Textile innovations improve people’s everyday lives and benefit the industry, the health care sector and the environment.

However, innovations do not spring from nothing. It takes an open environment where people from many different backgrounds are allowed to meet and involve in open-ended communication to find both sought-after and unexpected solutions. Smart Textiles is that innovation environment in Northern Europe. Today, the research community, the business community, institutions and the public sector come together to find the solutions of the future. As the Smart Textiles Initiative offers a complete solution including everything from basic research to prototype development, it is the natural partner for realizing textile ideas or meeting a need with textile technology.

With over 450 research and company driven projects since the foundation of the Initative in 2006, Smart Textiles has not only become a motor for the textile industry in Sweden but an important player on the international arena

Smart Textiles works primarily within three focus areas

  • Health and Medicine, including Sports and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • Sustainable Textiles
  • Architecture and Interiors

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