© The Author(s) 2020.In this study, we examined the notable textile materials in the literature, which have been produced to prevent the electromagnetic waves emitted by the electronic devices that are a significant part of our lives. Nowadays, these devices and technologies that bring us many advantages in our daily life cause health problems on human beings, which leaded this type of studies to deepen. In this study, non-woven and woven products were examined. Produced tissue types found in the literature were excluded from the research. This literature review is mainly focused on the textile materials treated with pyrrole and having electromagnetic shielding property by producing via different methods either by doping metal in the fabric or yarn structure or by weaving with metal. Because it is known that the most successful studies on electromagnetic shielding were made by polypyrrole coating. In the last part of the study, suggestions have been submitted about the type of studies that should be done to provide electromagnetic shielding feature to the textile materials. We investigated 56 articles about electromagnetic shielding in the literature. 48 of 56 articles were evaluated. It seems that the researchers used to polypyrrole for electromagnetic shielding on textile surface, however they don’t investigate to advantage and disadvantage of polypyrrole for using. We discussed this issue and which material was more effective for electromagnetic shielding on the textile surface in the discussion section.