Looking good: Industry revenue has grown despite negative consumer sentiment

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 past five-year period prompted many households to scale back spending 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 2.1% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $241.1 million. Despite this, revenue is expected to decline by 0.7% in 2017-18...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Negative consumer sentiment has prompted consumers to turn to industry services, boosting revenue
  • Firms have cut back operating costs despite the industry being highly labour-intensive
  • The industry’s service-based nature and strong customer loyalty are forecast to aid revenue growth
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Clothing and Footwear Repair industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. Over the 10 years through 2022-23, the industry’s contribution to the economy (industry value added) is expected to rise by a compound annual rate of 1.4%, a weak increase compared with annualised GDP growth of 2.5%. As a result, the industry is projected to underperform the overall economy during this period.Industry establishments are expected to trend upwards over the 10-year period. Existing franchise chains will continue to grow their networks across Australia to reinforce brand image and increase market share. Modest growth in store numbers is likely to bwe driven by steady demand for clothing repair and alteration services...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Clothing and Footwear Repair Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Clothing and Footwear Repair Industry are

  • Ability to franchise operations
  • Ability to vary services to suit different needs
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer sentiment index and Real household disposable income in the Clothing and Footwear Repair industry impact industry performance..

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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

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Real household disposable income
  • Demand from clothing retailing
  • Demand from footwear retailing
  • Population

  • Current Performance
  • Industry structure
  • Profit
  • Competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry structure
  • Profit
  • Competition
  • Table: Clothing and Footwear Repair Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Clothing and Footwear Repair Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Government Contracts and Tenders
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling
  • Textile Product Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Clothing alterations
  • Clothing repair
  • Footwear repair
  • Chart: Clothing and Footwear Repair Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged 55 and over
  • People aged 35-54
  • People aged 15-34
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Clothing and Footwear Repair Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Clothing and Footwear Repair

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Clothing and Footwear Repair Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Minit Australia Pty Ltd, Looksmart Alterations Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Minit Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Looksmart Alterations Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Clothing and Footwear Repair 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 Clothing and Footwear Repair Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Point Of Sale (Pos)
  • Technology that incorporates a cash register with a credit and debit card electronic payment system in the one device.
  • Tailors Or Seamstresses
  • Individuals qualified in the art of sewing and the ability to make repairs and alterations to clothing.
  • Upcycle
  • A process whereby an old item of clothing is remodelled and made into a new garment.
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