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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 2015

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

IBISWorld’s Clothing Alteration Services market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$1bn
Annual Growth 10-15
1.2%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
58,184
Businesses
55,077
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 Key Buyers Chapter

Similar to other industries in the personal and household goods repair and maintenance sector, the Clothing Alteration Services industry has a very low market share concentration, with no company expected to account for more than a 1.0% of the whole industry in 2015.

The industry is dominated by nonemployers, which are establishments owned and operated by only one person or family, and therefore have no other employees. In fact, nonemployers are expected to account for over 96.5% of all industry participants in 2015; IBISWorld estimates these establishments to generate a little under 70.0% of total industry revenue. Out of the remaining 3.5% of companies that actually have employees, only a fifth had five or more workers on their payroll... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Clothing Alteration Services Industry?

This industry provides garment repair, tailoring and clothing alteration services, which involve cutting, sewing and reworking clothing items to customers' specifications. The industry also provides care and maintenance to coats made from natural or faux leathers, suede and fur. Industry participants may also provide limited garment cleaning services, although these are technically included in the Dry Cleaning industry (IBISWorld report 81232).

Industry Products
Hemming and sleeve-shortening servicesWaist adjustmentsProfessional and formal attire alterationsSpecialty garment care and maintenanceOther 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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