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PPE for Women—Outlook and Trends

PPE for Women—Outlook and Trends

Increasing labor force participation of women across industries is increasing the importance of safeguarding women employees in workplaces, by ensuring optimal protection.

Customization in size and fit, material and design, fashion/style, and accommodation of special needs are the key differentiation demands of the market for women.

Emerging specialist distributors focusing on catering to the unique personal protective equipment (PPE) needs of women, thereby increasing market accessibility of these products.

Protective clothing, protective footwear, and above-the-neck protection are the key products that need differentiated PPE for women.

Customized PPE for women is yet to attain its true market potential in the PPE industry and the market requires efforts from manufacturers, distributors, and end users to reach the potential.

About this report

The increasing labor force participation of women across industries is increasing the importance of safeguarding women employees in workplaces with optimal protection. Customized PPE for women is an emerging trend in the PPE industry, especially in developed economies. This market insight analyzes the current state and the future prospects of PPE for women. The hazards of the diverse ill-fitting PPE and the need for customized PPE for women in the market are discussed and an overview of the products available is provided.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
  • Female Workforce in Industries-Overview
    • Female Workforce in Different Regions of the World
    • Global Employment Split by Sector and Sex
    • Female Workforce-A Minority in Industrial Sector
  • Hazards of Ill-Fitting PPE
    • Head Protection
    • Eye and Face Protection
    • Hearing Protection
    • Respiratory Protection
    • Protective Gloves
    • Protective Clothing
    • Protective Footwear
    • Fall Protection
  • PPE for Women-Demand Side Overview
    • Need for Personalized PPE for Women
    • Customization in Size and Fit for Women
    • Material and Design Considerations for Women
    • Accommodate Special Needs for Women
    • Differences in Style/Fashion Specifications for Women
    • Need for Specialized PPE for Women by PPE Type-Dashboard Summary
    • Factors Influencing Adoption of Specialized PPE for Women-A Demand Side Analysis
    • Positive Factors Influencing Adoption of Specialized PPE for Women
    • Negative Factors Affecting Adoption of Specialized PPE for Women
  • PPE for Women-Supply Side Overview
    • Incentives and Challenges for Manufacturers in Customizing PPE for Women-A Supply Side Analysis
    • Incentives for Manufacturers in Customizing PPE for Women
    • Challenges for Manufacturers in Customizing PPE for Women
    • Key Considerations for Launching of Successful PPE for Women
    • PPE for Women-Some Product Offerings
  • Scope of PPE Differentiation for Women by End-user Industry
    • Factors Determining End-user Targets for PPE for Women
    • Safety Consciousness of Industries-A Comparison
    • Distribution of Female/Male Employment Across Select Industries
    • Degree of Usage
  • Scope of PPE Differentiation for Women by Region
    • PPE Differentiation for Women-Developed vs. Developing Economies
  • Conclusion
    • PPE for Women-Market Need vs. Product Availability
    • The PPE Industry Is Evolving to Meet the Needs of Women
    • Factors Determining the Future of PPE for Women
    • Construction Regulations to Specify fit of PPE-A Positive Outlook for Future

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