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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

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 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 Investment Chapter

The industry has a very low level of capital intensity. In 2013, for every $1.00 spent on labor the industry will invest an estimated $0.02 in capital. Capital intensity has remained steady over the past five years. Necessary startup costs include the purchase of professional sewing machines, which range in cost from $300 to $4,000. Advanced alteration shops have professional pressing equipment that is used in the finishing of a newly tailored garment. The cost of such equipment ranges from $6,000 to $12,000. Other forms of investment may include computers and sorting bins... 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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