The workwear industry is comprised of companies whose primary objective is to manufacture, produce, and distribute workwear apparel from industrial textiles to be used in the functions of many work environments. Specific workwear is often required by law for employees of certain companies. As such, some businesses will supply their workers with the uniform they are required to wear. In many career markets effective and durable workwear is needed for safety reasons, most often in the heavy industry job sector.
As such, workwear is created out of specialized textiles that are often treated to be flame-resistant, heat or water resistant, etc. Workwear manufacturers and distributors often attempt to cater to local buyers to meet their specific needs in this industry. Primarily, those corporations involved in purchasing workwear do not produce the needed garments themselves.
Competition in the workwear realm exists between the manufacturing companies, as well as between the textile companies that supply the manufacturers. At times, workwear supply companies may also be in competition with businesses who offer disposable workwear accessories (such as caps or booties). Demand in the workwear industry is reliant upon the shifts in hiring trends for labor and service employers, as well as the subsequent uniform and garment needs of the companies. Large corporations in this industry have advantages in purchasing, distributing, and other financial matters. Smaller companies work to gain footholds in desirable locations and providing exclusive services for their consumer base. Individual companies prioritize running their operations efficiently, and keeping their overall labor costs low.