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Clothing and Footwear Repair in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Clothing and Footwear Repair Market Research Report | ANZSIC S9491 | Nov 2015

Repairs over replacements: Volatile consumer sentiment boosted demand for industry services

IBISWorld’s Clothing and Footwear Repair market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Clothing and Footwear Repair industry has fared well over the past five years. The industry has been largely unaffected by the turbulent economic conditions that have plagued traditional retailers. Widespread economic uncertainty and volatility in consumer sentiment have prompted many households to scale back expenditure on unnecessary items of clothing and footwear, and instead extend the life of existing items by spending on repair and alteration services. Industry players have also benefited from the growing popularity of upcycling, where old garments are transformed into new items. Over the five years through 2015-16, industry revenue is forecast to rise at an annualised 3.2% to reach $225.0 million, including growth of 1.8% in 2015-16... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Clothing and Footwear Repair industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on capital costs, $10.34 is spent on wages. As a service industry, players rely on staff to carry out clothing and footwear repairs and perform other tasks such as customer service, inventory control and administrative duties. As such, wage costs account for a greater share of operating expenditure than the daily cost of capital. In addition, industry employees are often required to have the relevant experience or qualifications to undertake repair services.

Capital expenditure for the industry is linked to the purchase of the machinery and equipment necessary to provide repair services... purchase to read more


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What is the Clothing and Footwear Repair Industry?

Operators in the industry undertake repairs or alterations to clothing and footwear. Services offered range from basic repairs to complete restyling of older garments to make new clothing. Repairers may operate under a franchise model or as independent businesses. Stores are primarily located in shopping centres or shopping strips, which increases their exposure to passing consumer traffic.

Industry Products
Clothing repairClothing alterationsFootwear repair
Industry Activities
Clothing repairs and alterationsFootwear repairs

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