Middle East & Africa functional textiles market is projected to grow at a significant CAGR in the upcoming years. Functional textiles refer to textile materials produced with certain inbuilt functionalities to meet the end users additional requirements apart from their basic purpose. In various manufacturing phases, functional qualities are incorporated into the material, such as fiber, yarn fabric, or garment stage. Most functional materials are used as chemical agents capable of controlling various functional properties such as antibacterial, anti-crease, fluorescent whitening agents, UV-protecting properties, and many more.

Polyester and viscose are the major types of functional textiles that are highly in demand in the market. Growing uses of functional textiles in the medical market is a major factor propelling the market growth. Owing to its characteristics, it is used in the manufacturing of smart clothes, which are used for different purposes like ultraviolet (UV)-protection, antibacterial, and anti-crease. It has pushed the functional textiles market ahead. Government policies of UAE and Turkey are attracting investment in the textile industries' thereby creating new prospects for the growth of functional textiles market in the country in the coming years. Furthermore, consumer awareness and growing applications due to relevant research & developments are further supporting subsequent market growth. These aspects are accelerating the region's market expansion for functional textiles for the forecasted period.

Rising Awareness About Functional Textiles are Market Driving Factors

As the climatic conditions of the countries in MEA are very dry, functional textiles are going to play a game changer in the regional textile industry due to the textile properties. Moisture management qualities are essential in determining the comfort and the performance of functional clothes such as activewear, innerwear, and athletics. As a result, there is a tremendous demand for functional sports gear due to the drastic lifestyle changes, rapidly aging population, growing sports participation, and growing health consciousness among the people. Functional textile has been used in textile industries for various purposes, including developing advanced clothes like deodorant functional textiles, protecting clothing, biosensing functional textiles, sportswear, vanity functional textiles, and complex clothing assemblies like military uniforms and space suits.

Growing Demand from Medical Sector Propelling the Market Growth

Sticking plaster, plaster casts, and operating theatre apparel are the invention of the textile industry that made an essential contribution to the healthcare business. It helps to protect healthcare professionals from getting contaminated through blood and other infectious material during dealing with patients. As per the reports, t the Middle east & Africa healthcare market was estimated to be around USD788 million 2022 and is expected to rise at an impressive rate in the projected [] period. This trend indicates that functional textile is going to rise in the MEA region.

High Cost of Material is Hindering the Growth

Functional fabrics lie in the luxury category of textiles and are relatively expensive. This in turn has limited their reach to the consumers. As a result, the cost structure may curb the functional textile market's growth. The region holds the majority of developing nations and developed countries, where the migrated working-class people are in high numbers without insurance policies. Apart from these, the low rate of adoption and the lack of extensive standards and regulations are factors hindering the market growth.

Increasing R&D For Better Product is Propelling the Market Growth

Incorporating nanotechnology into textiles alters or improves fire resistance, electrical capabilities, and monitoring. These functional textile materials produced with enhanced characteristics through nanotechnology has several medical, aerospace, and military uses. Through the incorporation of nanotechnology in functional textiles several lightweight uniforms are produced that detect blood flow in the body Also, lightweight combat suits, uniforms that can change color to attain camouflage, and others are produced through the use of nanotechnology in functional textiles. As many countries of MEA are developing space tourism, there is an enormous opportunity for the growth of Middle east & Africa functional textile market. 

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Market Segmentation

Middle East & Africa functional textiles market has been segmented into Fiber Type, Function, Garment Type, and Application. Based on fiber type, the market is segmented into polyester and viscose. Based on function, the market is divided into anti-bacterial, UV-cut, temperature regulation, water & oil repellent, and others. Based on garment type, the market is divides into active & sportswear, summer/winter wear, outdoor/camping gear, and others. Based on application, the market is divides into geotextiles, personal protection, medical, sports & leisure, and others.

Market Players

Dyntex GmbH, Trevira GmbH, Eclat Textile Corporation Ltd., Harvest SPF Textile Company Ltd., Toung Loong Textile MFG, Sofileta, Kelheim Fibres GmbH are the key players operating in the Middle East & Africa functional textiles market.



Base Year


Historic Data

2017 – 2021

Estimated Year


Forecast Period

2024 – 2028

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Million, and CAGR for 2018-2022 and 2023-2028

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Fiber Type


Garment Type


Regional scope

UAE, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Kuwait, Qatar, Algeria, Libya.

Key companies profiled

Dyntex GmbH, Trevira GmbH, Eclat Textile Corporation Ltd., Harvest SPF Textile Company Ltd., Toung Loong Textile MFG, Sofileta, Kelheim Fibres GmbH.

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Report Scope:

In this report, Middle East & Africa functional textiles market has been segmented into following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:

  • Middle East & Africa Functional Textiles Market, By Fiber Type:
    • Polyester
    • Viscose
  • Middle East & Africa Functional Textiles Market, By Function:
    • Anti-bacterial
    • UV-cut
    • Temperature Regulation
    • Water & Oil Repellent
    • Others
  • Middle East & Africa Functional Textiles Market, By Garment Type:
    • Active & Sports Wear
    • Summer/Winter Wear
    • Outdoor/Camping gear
    • Others
  • Middle East & Africa Functional Textiles Market, By Application:
    • Geotextiles
    • Personal Protection
    • Medical
    • Sports & Leisure
    • Others
  • Middle East & Africa Functional Textiles Market, By Country:
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Turkey
    • South Africa
    • Egypt
    • Morocco
    • Kuwait
    • Qatar
    • Algeria
    • Libya 

Competitive Landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in Middle East & Africa functional textiles market.

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1.    Product Overview

1.1.  Market Definition

1.2.  Scope of the Market

1.2.1.  Markets Covered

1.2.2.  Years Considered for Study

1.2.3.  Key Market Segmentations

2.    Research Methodology

2.1.  Objectives of the Study

2.2.  Baseline Methodology

2.3.  Key Industry Partners

2.4.  Major Association and Secondary Sources

2.5.  Forecasting Methodology

2.6.  Data Triangulation & Validation

2.7.  Assumptions and Limitations

3.    Executive Summary

3.1.  Overview of the Market

3.2.  Overview of Key Market Segmentations

3.3.  Overview of Key Market Players

3.4.  Overview of Key Regions/Countries

3.5.  Overview of Market Drivers, Challenges, Trends

4.    Voice of Customer

5.    Middle East & Africa Functional Textiles Market Outlook

5.1.  Market Size & Forecast

5.1.1.    By Value & Volume

5.2.  Market Share & Forecast

5.2.1.    By Fiber Type (Polyester, Viscose)

5.2.2.    By Function (Anti-bacterial, UV-cut, Temperature Regulation, Water & Oil Repellent, Others)

5.2.3.    By Garment Type (Active & Sports Wear, Summer/Winter Wear, Outdoor/Camping gear, Others)

5.2.4.    By Application (Geotextiles, Personal Protection, Medical, Sports & Leisure, Others)

5.2.5.    By Country

5.2.6.    By Company (2022)

5.3.  Market Map

5.3.1.     By Fiber Type

5.3.2.     By Function

5.3.3.     By Garment Type

5.3.4.     By Application

5.3.5.     By Country

6.    UAE Functional Textiles Market Outlook

6.1.  Market Size & Forecast       

6.1.1.    By Value

6.2.  Market Share & Forecast

6.2.1.    By Fiber Type

6.2.2.    By Function

6.2.3.    By Garment Type

6.2.4.    By Application

7.    Saudi Arabia Functional Textiles Market Outlook

7.1.  Market Size & Forecast       

7.1.1.    By Value

7.2.  Market Share & Forecast

7.2.1.    By Fiber Type

7.2.2.    By Function

7.2.3.    By Garment Type

7.2.4.    By Application

8.    Turkey Functional Textiles Market Outlook

8.1.  Market Size & Forecast       

8.1.1.    By Value

8.2.  Market Share & Forecast

8.2.1.    By Fiber Type

8.2.2.    By Function

8.2.3.    By Garment Type

8.2.4.    By Application

9.    South Africa Functional Textiles Market Outlook

9.1.  Market Size & Forecast       

9.1.1.    By Value

9.2.  Market Share & Forecast

9.2.1.    By Fiber Type

9.2.2.    By Function

9.2.3.    By Garment Type

9.2.4.    By Application

10. Egypt Functional Textiles Market Outlook

10.1.             Market Size & Forecast        

10.1.1. By Value

10.2.             Market Share & Forecast

10.2.1. By Fiber Type

10.2.2. By Function

10.2.3. By Garment Type

10.2.4. By Application

11. Morocco Functional Textiles Market Outlook

11.1.             Market Size & Forecast        

11.1.1. By Value

11.2.             Market Share & Forecast

11.2.1. By Fiber Type

11.2.2. By Function

11.2.3. By Garment Type

11.2.4. By Application

12. Kuwait Functional Textiles Market Outlook

12.1.             Market Size & Forecast        

12.1.1. By Value

12.2.             Market Share & Forecast

12.2.1. By Fiber Type

12.2.2. By Function

12.2.3. By Garment Type

12.2.4. By Application

13. Qatar Functional Textiles Market Outlook

13.1.             Market Size & Forecast        

13.1.1. By Value

13.2.             Market Share & Forecast

13.2.1. By Fiber Type

13.2.2. By Function

13.2.3. By Garment Type

13.2.4. By Application

14. Algeria Functional Textiles Market Outlook

14.1.             Market Size & Forecast        

14.1.1. By Value

14.2.             Market Share & Forecast

14.2.1. By Fiber Type

14.2.2. By Function

14.2.3. By Garment Type

14.2.4. By Application

15. Libya Functional Textiles Market Outlook

15.1.             Market Size & Forecast        

15.1.1. By Value

15.2.             Market Share & Forecast

15.2.1. By Fiber Type

15.2.2. By Function

15.2.3. By Garment Type

15.2.4. By Application

16. Market Dynamics

16.1.             Drivers

16.2.             Challenges

17. Market Trends & Developments

17.1.             Recent Developments

17.2.             Mergers & Acquisitions

17.3.             Product Launches

18. Competitive Landscape

18.1.             Dyntex GmbH

18.2.             Trevira GmbH

18.3.             Eclat Textile Corporation Ltd.

18.4.             Harvest SPF Textile Company Ltd.

18.5.             Toung Loong Textile MFG

18.6.             Sofileta

18.7.             Kelheim Fibres GmbH

19. Strategic Recommendations

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