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Clothing Alteration Services in the US: Market Research Report

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Clothing Alteration Services Market Research Report | Consumer Goods & Services | Personal Services | Feb 2013

Trimmed up: The industry will start to reap what it sews as its customers return

The Clothing Alteration Services market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$1bn
Annual Growth 08-13
-1.0%
Annual Growth 13-18
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Profit
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Employment
62,691
Businesses
57,511
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Clothing Alteration Services industry was struggling even before the recession brought it down more. However, an increase in employment and per capita disposable income has righted the industry, and positive growth is expected to continue. There will be challenges ahead as more establishments pop up, keeping price competition high, and dry cleaners and retailers offer alteration services.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

Operators in the Clothing Alteration Services industry alter customers' apparel to provide a better and more desired fit. This can include measuring, cutting, reworking and adding or removing fabric to a garment. The services provided by this industry are often deemed nonessential, making industry establishments highly sensitive to changes in per capita disposable income. During the five years to 2013, rising unemployment and declining corporate profit caused discretionary incomes to decline for the first time since 1991. As a result, consumers cut luxury expenses, including alteration services. Industry revenue fell a drastic 9.4% during 2013.

Declining per capita disposable income had a doubly negative effect on the industry... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Clothing Alteration Services Industry?

This industry provides clothing alterations, which involve cutting, sewing and reworking clothing items to customers' specifications. Industry operators are commonly called sewers, seamstresses or tailors.

Industry Products
Hemming and sleeve-shortening servicesWaist adjustmentsProfessional attire alterationsFormal attire alterationsOther services
 
Industry Activities
Providing trouser and jeans hemming servicesProviding sleeve shortening servicesProving waist adjustment servicesProviding professional attire adjustment servicesProviding formal wear adjustment servicesProviding other apparel mending and repair services


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