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Global Market Review of Corporatewear - Forecasts to 2022

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Global Market Review of Corporatewear - Forecasts to 2022
Published: February 1, 2018 Content info: 60 Pages
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The corporatewear clothing market is completely different from the consumer retail market. Corporatewear is a business to business sale at wholesale prices, providing clothing for employees that is given to them free to wear by their employer. Consequently, the accepted way of evaluating it is by using adult employed population, the number of them given corporate clothing, and the units issued freely each year.

With this latest report using that method, for 2017 the global corporatewear market size was 862m garments worth US$12,100m at wholesale prices. This is approximately 7% of the wholesale value of the clothing retail industry, and therefore an important sector for marketers and for garment and fabric suppliers.

There are five accepted corporatewear product definitions which are:

  • General workwear
  • Health workwear
  • Corporate career clothing
  • Promotional casual clothing
  • Uniforms 

There is much overlap between these definitions, indeed just-style is now of the view that product categories are so blurred that they add no further value to understanding the workwear market. How the garment is sold provides a better perspective.

This 2018 edition of the corporatewear report focuses attention on two subjects:

  • 1. Industrial corporatewear, that is to say, clothes bought by employers for employees to wear at work
  • 2. Factors affecting the garment and fabric decision choices made in the corporate workwear garment selection process

The report's unit and US$ numbers are broken down into garment categories (product types), and by the method of supply (also commonly known as route to market). Both are important because they help explain the fabric decision process. Because the fabric chosen for the garments is so important in terms of its performance (which is not the same thing as its fashionability), then what, by whom, and how the fabric decisions are made is an important feature of this latest edition.

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Product Code: 288639

Table of Contents

Executive summary

  • Introduction to the corporatewear clothing market
  • Where is it sold? Where is it made?
  • Corporatewear product types
  • In corporatewear, the fabric comes first
  • Methods of doing business (routes to market)
  • Market share by routes to market
  • Corporatewear, a mature industry
  • Control of the decision process

Chapter 1: About this report

  • Purpose and approach for this report
  • Methodology for the calculation of the corporatewear market

Chapter 2: The corporatewear market, in numbers

  • The scale (US$ value and units) of the corporatewear sector within the overall apparel industry
  • The top-down method
  • The bottom-up method
  • Corporatewear units and wholesale values in US$ by garment type
  • The corporatewear garment manufacturing industry
  • World manufacturing by sub-regions for continental marketing regions

Chapter 3: Corporatewear product types

  • History
  • Corporatewear product types
  • Market evaluation by product type

Chapter 4: Corporatewear, the fabrics

  • Fibre share in the total clothing industry
  • In corporatewear, the fabric comes first
  • Fabric characteristics, common workwear and protectivewear attributes
  • Some characteristics of fabric performance

Chapter 5: Methods of business

  • Route to market approaches
  • Explanation of garment rental
  • Corporatewear percentages and units by method of supply

Chapter 6: Supply chain issues

  • Why the workwear supply chain is different
  • Total contract management and tenders
  • Catalogues
  • Rental

Chapter 7: Six decades of corporatewear; a mature industry

  • Supply methods in corporatewear
  • PLM, the product life cycle model
  • Six decades of expansion followed by consolidation
  • Mergers and takeovers, why so many?

Chapter 8: Control of the decision-making processes

  • Methods of supply
  • Supply decisions, garment choice and fabric choice
  • Who makes the decision about garments and fabrics?
  • Sale to a clothing manufacturer (garment factory)
  • Sale to a wholesaler/importer
  • Sale to a workwear brand
  • Sale to a mail order catalogue
  • Sale to a contract manager (managing agent)
  • Sale to a garment rental company
  • Sale to a specifier working for the end use company
  • A complex conclusion to a complex decision process flow

Chapter 9: The past and the future, 2012-2022

  • Winners and losers
  • Overall growth in corporatewear units by continent
  • Overall growth in corporatewear units by product type
  • Overall growth in corporatewear value by continent
  • Overall growth in corporatewear value by method of supply

LIST OF TABLES & FIGURES

  • Trading exchange rates
  • Table 1: 2017 market for corporatewear, world total and major regions (millions units and US$ values)
  • Table 2: 2017 corporate wear manufacturing, by continent of issue, and continent of manufacture
  • Table 3: 2017 market for corporatewear, world total and major regions (% and volume share by category)
  • Table 4: 2017 market for corporatewear, world total and major regions (volume, price per unit, US$ values by category)
  • Table 5: 2017 market for corporatewear, world total and major regions (% and US$ share of supply method by category)
  • Table 6: 2017 market for corporatewear, world total and major regions (US$ value of supply method by category)
  • Figure 1: The Life Cycle Model
  • Figure 2: Porter's Five Forces Theory
  • Figure 3: The Decision-making process
  • Table 7: 2012-2022 market for corporatewear, world total and major regions (millions units and % share)
  • Table 8: 2012-2022 market for corporatewear by category (millions units and % share)
  • Table 9: 2012-2022 market for corporatewear, world total and major regions (US$ value and price per unit)
  • Table 10: 2012-2022 market for corporatewear, world total and major regions (US$ value by method of supply)
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