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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 | Jun 2016

Hem and haw: The industry will start to reap what it sews as customers return

IBISWorld’s Clothing Alteration Services market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$1bn
Annual Growth 11-16
1.9%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
31,910
Businesses
25,937
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Clothing Alteration Services industry has rebounded quickly in line with overall economic improvement over the past five years, although the industry is expected to face growing challenges in the coming years. Broader macroeconomic conditions relevant to this industry have improved significantly during this time, with unemployment rates declining steadily and per capita disposable income levels expected to increase. Unfortunately for industry operators, restored demand for clothing alteration services was progressively offset by unfavorable shifts in consumer preferences and mounting competition from other industries that provide identical services, both of which have hampered industry performance during the latter half of the period.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Clothing Alteration Services industry has low barriers to entry. Startup costs are low due to the low level of capital investment needed to enter the industry. Typically, a new entrant need only invest in a sewing machine, fabric, thread, needles, pins and other small supplies. However, a new entrant can struggle to gain a foothold in the industry if it cannot secure an attractive location. Businesses in the industry generally serve only small geographic areas, and new tailors must find a localized area in which demand exceeds current supply in order to stay in business. In addition, new entrants must build up word-of-mouth recommendations, the most effective advertising method in the industry... 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 Cleaners 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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