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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 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 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 - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry has a low level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on labor, the industry will spend just $0.04 on capital. Capital investments are primarily made on sewing and hemming equipment, presses, clothing irons, sorting bins and computers to track orders and manage sales. Larger alteration shops may also purchase professional pressing equipment, which are used to finalize and remove wrinkles from newly tailored garments. Despite a modest increase in the use of automated machinery in recent years, the actual garment repair and alteration process remains a specialized, very labor-intensive profession where most services are conducted by hand. Overall, capital intensity has remained low and steady over the past five years... 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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