Due to the changes in the textile field, effective solutions come from two directions: incorporating ideas in physical new and very modern products or giving value to new ideas that can impulse later discoveries and potential applications by identifying specific niches. New trends ask to cultivate a culture of entrepreneurship not only in terms of business but even at the level of research as the last chance for those who cannot produce traditionally in market conditions. The commercial or research (innovative) niches must be identified at the national and international levels and conducted to new advancements that should guide to commercial destination by responding to special human needs. The purpose of this chapter is to reveal five case studies as examples of integrating smart textiles into the value chain. This research shows that success is a consequence of intensive- and commercial-oriented company policy, an effect of updating to nowadays conditions, and an inspired movement to the right business way. The chapter also represents an invitation for creative people to focus on developing innovative value chains.
Part of the book: Textiles for Advanced Applications