Smart Textile Alliance

Smart Textile Alliance (STA) is a not-for-profit corporation founded to advance e-textile technology through the development of industry standards and support for cross-sector collaborations.

Why Smart Textiles?

Smart Textiles offers new opportunities to create intelligent products and potentially reduce the overall consumption of plastic and metal.

Smart Textiles is Growing Across Industries

Smart Textiles is a disruptive technology paving the way for innovative applications in various sectors such as sport and health. However, lack of standards and plug and play components are slowing down the industry.

How to Resolve Interoperability

STA has been inspired by the USB Implementers Forum, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group and those who have revolutionized industries by forming neutral standards bodies and certification programs to enrich the technology experience for end-users.

Join Us

We are an experienced team with a deep understanding of smart textiles. Join us and become a partner in the development of industry standards or sponsor our technical work for sustainable growth.

Make Electronics Soft and Textiles Smart

Over the years, solutions and components developed for smart textiles have not been ‘interoperable’ leading to frustration and high costs during product development and manufacturing. Smart Textile Alliance is aimed at solving these issues.


We are an independent body seeking to align the smart textiles industry and mature the supply chain for the emerging technology. We know and understand the industry, its potential and the challenges.


We believe we can foster new sustainable products and lead the smart textiles industry to its full potential by developing industry standards and facilitating cross-sector collaboration.


We want to develop these standards based on existing solutions developed for smart textiles. In addition, we want to support companies that are exploiting new opportunities within smart textiles.

“Standards can lay down the ‘rules of the game’ for markets looking to develop and adopt emerging technologies”

British Standards Institute