Overview

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

IBISWorld’s industry research report on Fabric, Craft & Sewing Supplies Stores contains five-year forecasts and data analysis that can help you identify and mitigate risks in potential new markets. Position yourself as an expert with internal stakeholders by using our comprehensive industry research to inform your reports, proposals and presentations. Our business information will save you money by helping you make better decisions, faster.

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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 Analysis & Industry Trends

    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.

    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Fabric, Craft and Sewing Supplies Stores industry requires low level of capital expenditure relative to labor costs. For every dollar spent on wages, IBISWorld expects about $0.06 to be allocated to capital spending.

    The capital expenditure in this industry includes fixtures and fittings, cash registers and point-of-sale (POS) systems. Over the past 10 to 15 years, the industry has undergone a considerable change with the implementation of computer scanning technology. Its implementation is estimated to have simplified labor tasks and to have also minimized the level of human error in processing purchases. POS systems have enabled operators to computerize their inventory resulting in better supply management. How

    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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    Industry Products

    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

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    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

  • Products & Markets
    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
    Competitive Landscape
    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
    Major Companies
    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

  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    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
    Jargon & Glossary
    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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