Stitch by stitch: The DIY fashion trend will support demand, but rising competition may limit growth

Companies in the Fabric, Craft and Sewing Supplies Stores industry have fought through tough conditions over the five years to 2017. Strong competition from discount department stores and e-tailers eroded demand, taking away some of its market share. Additionally, significant fluctuations in input costs have resulted in uncertain revenue streams and moderate fluctuations in revenue on a yearly basis. However, improving economic conditions have kept revenue on a positive trajectory. Over the next five years, industry demand is projected to increase as rising discretionary spending by consumers promotes spending on industry merchandise. The aging baby boomer demographic and continued popularity of do-it-yourself (DIY) fashion are also expected to support demand over the period...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$4bn
Annual Growth 12-17
-1.3%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
59,732
Businesses
23,437
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • As disposable income continues to rise, industry demand is forecast to increase
  • Increased import penetration has led to declining popularity of homemade clothes
  • The increase in disposable income levels will benefit small and medium-size industry operators
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Companies in the Fabric, Craft and Sewing Supplies Stores industry have fought through tough conditions over the five years to 2017. Strong competition from discount department stores and online retailers has eroded demand for industry products, taking away some of its market share. Additionally, significant fluctuations in input costs have resulted in uncertain revenue streams and moderate fluctuations in profit on a yearly basis. Moreover, shifts in employment and wages have greatly affected the industry. All things considered, industry revenue is projected to decline at an annualized rate of 1.3% to reach $4.4 billion over the five years to 2017. Loss of revenue can primarily be attributed to declining wage outlays within the industry, which have fallen at an annualized rate of 1.2% t...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Fabric, Craft & Sewing Supplies Stores Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Fabric, Craft & Sewing Supplies Stores Industry are

  • Maintenance of excellent customer relations
  • Attractive product presentation
  • Production of goods currently favored by the market
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and commerce sales in the Fabric, Craft & Sewing Supplies Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Fabric, Craft & Sewing Supplies Stores Industry?

    Operators in this industry primarily retail sewing and craft supplies, fabrics, patterns, yarns, needlework accessories, seasonal decorations and sewing machines. Stores that sell sewing machines with other household appliances are excluded from this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Fabrics
  • Sewing and craft supplies
  • Fabrics and other
  • Industry Activities
  • Retailing fabric
  • Retailing patterns
  • Retailing sewing supplies
  • Retailing upholstery materials
  • Retailing yarns
  • Retailing needlecraft supplies
  • Retailing sewing machines
  • Retailing sewing craft supplies
  • Retailing seasonal decorations
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • commerce sales
  • Time spent on leisure and sports
  • World price of cotton
  • Consumer Confidence Index

  • Current Performance
  • Industry structure in flux
  • Crafty competition
  • The changing face of sewing
  • Profit and participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • E-commerce penetration
  • Wages dampen profit
  • Table: Fabric, Craft & Sewing Supplies Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Fabric, Craft & Sewing Supplies Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Textile Mills
  • Toy & Craft Supplies Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Fabrics
  • Sewing and craft supplies
  • Fabrics and other
  • Chart: Fabric, Craft & Sewing Supplies Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Men
  • Women aged 24 or younger
  • Women aged 45 to 64
  • Women aged 25 to 44
  • Women aged 65 and older
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fabric, Craft & Sewing Supplies Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciation, rent and utilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fabric, Craft & Sewing Supplies Stores

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Fabric, Craft & Sewing Supplies Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Michaels Companies Inc.Jo-Ann Stores LLCHobby Lobby Stores Inc.
  • Table: Michaels Companies Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Jo-Ann Stores LLC - financial performance
  • Table: Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fabric, Craft & Sewing Supplies Stores Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Fabric, Craft & Sewing Supplies Stores Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • World price of cotton (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Baby Boomer
  • A consumer born between 1946 and 1964; this demographic accounts for a major proportion of the US population.
  • Big-Box Store
  • A retail store that is differentiated by its sheer size and large range of products, including electronics, households goods and other consumer products.
  • Do-It-Yourself (Diy)
  • A category of customers that includes homeowners who purchase products and complete their own projects.
  • Notion
  • A small lightweight item for household use, such as needles, buttons and threads.
  • Off-The-Rack
  • Clothing purchased from retail stores and is then designed and manufactured to set size and color specifications.
  • Point-Of-Sale (Pos)
  • A system used at checkout in retail stores using computers and cash registers to capture transaction data at the time and place of sale.
  • Same-Store Sales
  • A retail measure used to assess the true performance of retail outlets by taking out the effect of new store openings and only looking at sales growth of existing stores.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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