Workwear is a type of clothing, which is worn at work that involves manual labor. Workwear provide durability and safety while working in industries such as manufacturing, construction, oil & gas, mining, chemicals, healthcare, etc.
In a hazardous working environment, employees must be protected. Basic protective workwear help to overcome the risk and protects workers from hazards at industrial workspace.
Europe is the largest market for industrial workwear, followed by North America and Asia Pacific
Europe has high penetration of industrial workwear due to stringent norms. After Europe, North America is the major market for industrial workwear. The U.S. accounts for a significant share of the North America industrial workwear market. Companies operating in the industrial workwear market in Europe and North America primarily focus on offering products that are of high quality and safe for employees.
Europe and North America are mature markets for industrial workwear products, such as shirts, trousers, overalls, and footwear. Lack of good quality industrial workwear has led to a rise in accidents in workplaces globally. According to the Workers Compensation Facts and Stats, in the U.S., about 4.1 million workers face workplace injuries and sickness annually. Annual cost of injuries, illness, and deaths in workplaces in the U.S. amount to US$ 155.5 Bn. Approximately 1,000 deaths occur annually in the U.S. due to usage of poor quality workwear or unstandardized safety measures.
Poor economic conditions of countries, lack of awareness among working population regarding safety regulations, inefficient approach toward safety programs, and casual approach of employers toward providing sufficient protective wear, among others have led to increase in workplace fatalities
High performance fabric with moisture management and thermal regulation properties are being preferred in various industries, including automotive, petrochemicals, construction, mining, logistics, etc.
Workers in industries such as mining, oil & gas, and construction are exposed to dangerous working environments, dangerous equipment, and hazardous materials. Industrial workwear play a crucial role in protecting workers due to high visibility, abrasion resistance, and anti-static properties.
Increase in fatalities in workplaces due to lack of awareness about usage of proper and quality workwear has resulted in surge in demand for safe and durable industrial workwear. Enforcement of stringent standards and policies regarding manufacturing and selling of quality workwear globally is anticipated to decrease workplace fatalities in the near future.
In China, automotive industry, chemical industry, oil & gas industry, etc. have obligated the use of protective clothing due to enforcement of safety norms. This is driving the demand for industrial workwear.
Increase in number of working women in various industries is anticipated to drive the global industrial workwear market. According to the International Labor Organization, 52.1% of women and 51.2% of men in the labor market were wage and salaried workers in 2015. As of 2015, 1.3 billion women were employed in various industries, with female employment-to-population ratio at 46%.
The global industrial workwear market has been segmented based on product type, end-use industry, fit type, distribution channel, and region.
In terms of product type, the global industrial workwear market has been divided into top wear, bottom wear, overalls, and footwear. Top wear segment has been sub-divided into shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, bibs, caps, rainwear, and others. Bottom wear segment has been further segmented into trousers, shorts, rainwear, and others.
End- Use Industry:
Based on end-use industry, the global industrial workwear market has been categorized into oil & gas, construction, manufacturing, automotive, chemicals, hospitality, logistics & transportation, mining, and others
In terms of fit type, the global industrial workwear market has been classified into men, women, and unisex.
In terms of distribution channel, the global industrial workwear market has been bifurcated into online and offline. The offline segment has been further divided into direct, wholesaler, and retailer.
Based on region, the global industrial workwear market has been divided into North America (U.S., Canada, and Rest of North America), Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, and Rest of Europe), Asia Pacific (India, China, Japan, Australia, and Rest of Asia Pacific), Middle East & Africa (GCC, South Africa, and Rest of Middle East & Africa), and South America (Brazil and Rest of South America)
The global industrial workwear market is fragmented due to the presence of several players. Competition is expected to intensify in the near future due to price wars between established and local players.
Key companies profiled in the research report include 3M, Ansell Ltd., DuPont, Firstads Kansas Group, Honeywell International Inc., Hultafors Group, Lakeland Inc., Totally Workwear, VF Corporation, and Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Co. among others