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Global Market Review Of Corporatewear – Forecasts To 2022

Global Market Review Of Corporatewear – Forecasts To 2022

The corporatewear clothing market is completely different from the consumer retail market. Corporatewear is a business to business sale at wholesale prices, providing clothing for employees that is given to them free to wear by their employer. Consequently, the accepted way of evaluating it is by using adult employed population, the number of them given corporate clothing, and the units issued freely each year.

With this latest report using that method, for 2017 the global corporatewear market size was 862m garments worth US$12,100m at wholesale prices. This is approximately 7% of the wholesale value of the clothing retail industry, and therefore an important sector for marketers and for garment and fabric suppliers.

There are five accepted corporatewear product definitions which are:
General workwear
Health workwear
Corporate career clothing
Promotional casual clothing
Uniforms

There is much overlap between these definitions, indeed just-style is now of the view that product categories are so blurred that they add no further value to understanding the workwear market. How the garment is sold provides a better perspective.

This 2018 edition of the corporatewear report focuses attention on two subjects:
Industrial corporatewear, that is to say, clothes bought by employers for employees to wear at work
Factors affecting the garment and fabric decision choices made in the corporate workwear garment selection process

The report's unit and US$ numbers are broken down into garment categories (product types), and by the method of supply (also commonly known as route to market). Both are important because they help explain the fabric decision process. Because the fabric chosen for the garments is so important in terms of its performance (which is not the same thing as its fashionability), then what, by whom, and how the fabric decisions are made is an important feature of this latest edition.


Executive summary
Introduction to the corporatewear clothing market
Where is it sold? Where is it made?
Corporatewear product types
In corporatewear, the fabric comes first
Methods of doing business (routes to market)
Market share by routes to market
Corporatewear, a mature industry
Control of the decision process
Chapter 1 About this report
Purpose and approach for this report
Methodology for the calculation of the corporatewear market
Chapter 2: The corporatewear market, in numbers
The scale (US$ value and units) of the corporatewear sector within the overall apparel industry
The top-down method
The bottom-up method
Corporatewear units and wholesale values in US$ by garment type
The corporatewear garment manufacturing industry
World manufacturing by sub-regions for continental marketing regions
Chapter 3 Corporatewear product types
History
Corporatewear product types
Market evaluation by product type
Chapter 4: Corporatewear, the fabrics
Fibre share in the total clothing industry
In corporatewear, the fabric comes first
Fabric characteristics, common workwear and protectivewear attributes
Some characteristics of fabric performance
Chapter 5: Methods of business
Route to market approaches
Explanation of garment rental
Corporatewear percentages and units by method of supply
Chapter 6: Supply chain issues
Why the workwear supply chain is different
Total contract management and tenders
Catalogues
Rental
Chapter 7: Six decades of corporatewear; a mature industry
Supply methods in corporatewear
PLM, the product life cycle model
Six decades of expansion followed by consolidation
Mergers and takeovers, why so many?
Chapter 8: Control of the decision-making processes
Methods of supply
Supply decisions, garment choice and fabric choice
Who makes the decision about garments and fabrics?
Sale to a clothing manufacturer (garment factory)
Sale to a wholesaler/importer
Sale to a workwear brand
Sale to a mail order catalogue
Sale to a contract manager (managing agent)
Sale to a garment rental company
Sale to a specifier working for the end use company
A complex conclusion to a complex decision process flow
Chapter 9: The past and the future, 2012-2022
Winners and losers
Overall growth in corporatewear units by continent
Overall growth in corporatewear units by product type
Overall growth in corporatewear value by continent
Overall growth in corporatewear value by method of supply
LIST OF TABLES & FIGURES
Trading exchange rates
Table 1: 2017 market for corporatewear, world total and major regions (millions units and US$ values)
Table 2: 2017 corporate wear manufacturing, by continent of issue, and continent of manufacture
Table 3: 2017 market for corporatewear, world total and major regions (% and volume share by category)
Table 4: 2017 market for corporatewear, world total and major regions (volume, price per unit, US$ values by category)
Table 5: 2017 market for corporatewear, world total and major regions (% and US$ share of supply method by category)
Table 6: 2017 market for corporatewear, world total and major regions (US$ value of supply method by category)
Figure 1: The Life Cycle Model
Figure 2: Porter’s Five Forces Theory
Figure 3: The Decision-making process
Table 7: 2012-2022 market for corporatewear, world total and major regions (millions units and % share)
Table 8: 2012-2022 market for corporatewear by category (millions units and % share)
Table 9: 2012-2022 market for corporatewear, world total and major regions (US$ value and price per unit)
Table 10: 2012-2022 market for corporatewear, world total and major regions (US$ value by method of supply)

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