The global cooling fabrics market is expected to be worth $3.24 billion by 2025. A growing focus on fitness, sports, and leisure activities coupled with increasing health consciousness is likely to propel market growth. The innumerable benefits offered by cooling garments such as moisture wicking, sweat evaporation, breathability, and ventilation have enhanced their use among athletes. Additionally, these fabrics address sustainability issues by saving energy that is required to heat or cool the environment around the wearer.
The sports apparel segment is expected to account for 44.5 per cent of the global market in 2025. Demand can be attributed to heat, moisture, and perspiration resistant, lightweight, smart, and easy to carry wearables, which assist in regulating the wearer’s body temperature in line with the outside temperature. The technological advancements in the product to enhance the performance of garments are likely to fuel its demand in the forecast period.
Demand for cooling fabrics in military and industrial applications is increasing. This is due to their benefits such as temperature regulation, resistance from harmful UV rays and pollutants as well as the protection they provide to the wearer in case of excessive heat exposure. Demand from the healthcare and fashion industries is anticipated to accelerate the market growth.