In good repair: The growing popularity of upcycling has supported industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Clothing and Footwear Repair market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


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 negative consumer sentiment over much of the five-year period prompted many households to scale back expenditure on new clothing and footwear, instead choosing to extend the life of existing items through repair and alteration services. Industry players have also benefited from the growing popularity of upcycling, where old garments are transformed into new items. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 2.4% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $233.3 million. This includes expected growth of 2.6% in the current year...

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Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Clothing and Footwear Repair industry exhibits low capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on capital costs, $10.21 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 a result, 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. Thi..

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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 repair
Clothing alterations
Footwear repair
Industry Activities
Clothing repairs and alterations
Footwear repairs

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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