Repair over replacement: Upcycling trends and volatile consumer sentiment support revenue

The Clothing and Footwear Repair industry has faced tough trading conditions over the past five years. Disposable income growth during the period has provided consumers with more money to allocate towards the purchase of new clothing and footwear items. As a result, consumers have increasingly chosen to buy new goods over repairing existing items. This is reflected in an upturn in demand from clothing and footwear retailing over the past five years. Despite these challenges, volatile consumer sentiment over the period has 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 more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Volatile consumer sentiment has fuelled demand for industry services and supported revenue growth
  • Wage costs have increased as a share of industry revenue due to growth in establishment numbers
  • The industry’s service-based nature and strong customer loyalty are forecast to aid revenue growth
  • 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, $19.70 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 significant 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...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Clothing and Footwear Repair Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Clothing and Footwear Repair 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 (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • 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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