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Clothing and Footwear Repair in Australia: Market Research Report

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Clothing and Footwear Repair Market Research Report | ANZSIC S9491 | Oct 2016

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

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 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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 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... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Due to the service-based nature of the industry, the spread of establishments broadly follows population trends across each state. Hence, more populated states such as New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland control a larger share of industry establishments compared with less populated regions like the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory. This trend is largely attributable to consumer demand for clothing and footwear repair services exhibited by each state. With the exception of larger players such as Mister Minit and Looksmart Alterations, the industry is highly fragmented with numerous small-sized and non-employing operators. Due to the size of these smaller players, they often only operate in one single state and meet the needs of the local consumer market... 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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