Cutting it fine: Low-cost imports are causing manufacturers to focus on high-quality products

Operators in the Tailoring and Clothing Accessories Manufacturing industry have faced a challenging operating environment over the past five years, as falling demand in the retail market has reduced overall demand for industry products. Rising import competition has also caused industry revenue to contract over the period, as players have struggled to compete with low-cost imports from Asia. Volatile consumer sentiment and subdued discretionary spending have prompted many key markets, such as department stores, clothing retailers and wholesalers, to reduce inventory and consequently demand for industry products. Industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 4.0% over the five years through 2018-19, to $1.5 billion. This trend includes an expected decline of more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry’s competitive advantage lies in producing higher quality, niche market goods
  • The industry is becoming increasingly globalised as manufacturers continue to move offshore
  • Fast fashion is projected to place further pressure on the industry’s competitiveness
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Tailoring and Clothing Accessories Manufacturing industry has been subject to increasing globalisation over the past five years. Consumer sentiment has been volatile over the period, limiting demand from downstream retailers and therefore reducing total demand for industry products. Increasing demand for low-quality fast fashion products has also limited demand, as these goods are less likely to require tailoring services. Consequently, domestic demand for industry goods has declined over the period. Imports are highly competitive as many international manufacturers benefit from lower overhead costs. Local manufacturers have found it increasingly difficult to compete against low-cost imports and have instead sought to compete through high-quality, custom-order and unique items...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Tailoring and Clothing Accessories Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Tailoring and Clothing Accessories Manufacturing are:

  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Having a large supply contract
  • Degree of globalisation in the firm
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from clothing retailing and Demand from department stores in the Tailoring and Clothing Accessories Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Tailoring and Clothing Accessories Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in the industry primarily manufacture headwear, fur or leather clothing, swimwear, gloves and other clothing accessories. The industry also includes operators that provide clothing trade services such as hem stitching, basque knitting and buttonholing.

    Industry Products
  • Hats and other headwear
  • Clothing accessories
  • Other clothing
  • Tailoring services
  • Industry Activities
  • Fur and leather clothing
  • Plastic or rubber clothing
  • Handkerchief
  • Hat, cap, helmet and other headwear
  • Swimwear
  • Belt, tie and shoelaces
  • Glove (except rubber and sports)
  • Clothing accessory
  • Providing tailoring services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from clothing retailing
  • Demand from department stores
  • Real household disposable income
  • Import duties on apparel manufacturing
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profitability
  • International trade
  • Industry structure
  • Fast fashion
  • Ethical fashion
  • Technology
  • Industry regulation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and profitability
  • International trade
  • Industry structure
  • Fast fashion
  • Technology
  • Table: Tailoring and Clothing Accessories Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Tailoring and Clothing Accessories Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Clothing Wholesaling
  • Department Stores
  • Clothing Retailing
  • Supermarkets and Grocery Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Leather and Leather Substitute Product Manufacturing
  • Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Clothing accessories
  • Hats and other headwear
  • Other clothing
  • Tailoring services
  • Chart: Tailoring and Clothing Accessories Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Clothing wholesalers
  • Clothing retailers
  • Export markets
  • Department stores
  • Online-only retailers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Tailoring and Clothing Accessories Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Tailoring and Clothing Accessories Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Tailoring and Clothing Accessories Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Tailoring and Clothing Accessories Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Tailoring and Clothing Accessories Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • An item of women's clothing, typically a bodice of a contoured fit extending past the waistline over the hips.
  • Buttonholing
  • The method of sewing with buttonhole stitch.
  • Computer Aided Design (Cad)
  • Software that enables clothing manufacturers to create product designs and improve item quality.
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