Textile products with electric functionalities are being marketed as “smart textiles”. The European standardisation organism, CEN, has installed a workgroup TC248/WG31 where experts discuss the standardisation proposals related to ‘smart textiles’. At this very moment, a new work task is examining and developing the standardisation of conductive textiles. This pre-standard project aims to develop standard methods needed by the textile sector to expand its activities in this new market. In this way, manufacturers, sub-contractors, distributors and customers will dispose of a tool to verify the performances of conductive textiles.