Industrial Workwear Market Demand & Industry Trends by 2028

Industrial Workwear Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Product Type (Top Wear, Bottom Wear, and Coveralls), Category (Men, Women, and Unisex), and End Use (Construction, Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Automotive, Manufacturing, and Others)

  • Report Code : TIPRE00014021
  • Category : Chemicals and Materials
  • Status : Published
  • No. of Pages : 157
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The industrial workwear market is projected to reach US$ 16,697.49 million by 2028 from US$ 10,956.69 million in 2021. It is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.3% from 2022 to 2028.

Industrial workwear provide safety to workers and ensure a healthy working environment. Workwear is widely used in various sectors, including oil & gas, chemicals, construction, manufacturing, automotive, agriculture, and mining. Over the past few years, workers' safety concerns among industrial sectors have increased rapidly. Various government and safety associations are imposing industrial guidelines to ensure the safety of workers, which has surged the demand for workwear.

In 2020, North America held the largest share of the global industrial workwear market, and Asia Pacific is estimated to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The emerging countries in Asia-Pacific, including China and India, are witnessing a surge in work safety measures and expenditures, which offers ample opportunities for the key market players. Asia Pacific is a prominent industrial workwear market due to the rising number of occupational accidents, poor infrastructure, and initiatives to reduce workplace fatality rates. According to International Labour Organization (ILO), published report 2021, more than 1.1 million deaths are recorded in Asia Pacific due to occupational accidents or work-related diseases annually. Countries, such as India, have the least protected, least informed, and least trained workforce. Women, children, disabled workers, migrant workers, and ethnic minorities are among the most affected population and are often involved in occupational accidents. Hence, to reduce occupational accidents and injuries, construction, manufacturing, oil & gas, and many industries are extensively investing in the work safety of their employees. Hence, the increasing awareness regarding work safety is driving the demand for industrial workwear in Asia-Pacific.

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Industrial Workwear Market: Strategic Insights

Industrial Workwear Market

  • CAGR (2021 - 2028)
  • Market Size 2021
    US$ 10.96 Billion
  • Market Size 2028
    US$ 16.7 Billion

Market Dynamics


Key Players

  • Carhartt, Inc.
  • Aramark
  • Alsico group
  • Honeywell International, Inc.
  • Hultafors Group AB
  • Lakeland Industries, Inc.
  • VF Corporation
  • Ansell Ltd.

Regional Overview

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • South and Central America
  • Middle East and Africa

Market Segmentation

Product Type
  • Top Wear
  • Bottom Wear
  • Coveralls
  • Men
  • Women
  • Unisex
End Use
  • Construction
  • Oil & Gas
  • Chemicals
  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing
  • Others
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Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Industrial Workwear Market

The COVID-19 pandemic and extended lockdowns hampered the demand for industrial workwear products in various sectors, including oil & gas, construction, manufacturing, automotive, and chemicals. Industrial workwear are used in various industrial sectors to ensure safety of workers at the workplace. However, the industrial workwear industry faced unprecedented challenges during COVID-19 outbreak in 2020. Manufacturers of industrial workwear faced significant challenges due to supply chain constraints caused by nationwide lockdowns, trade bans, and travel restrictions. The disruptions in supply chains created a shortage of raw materials, which affected the production and distribution of various industrial workwear products.

In 2021, various economies and industries resumed operations as governments announced the relaxation of the previously imposed restrictions. Manufacturers were permitted to operate at full capacity, which helped them overcome the demand and supply gaps. Thus, the workwear manufacturers focused on increasing their production to revive their businesses.

Industrial Workwear Market Breakdown, by Region

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Market Insights

Introduction of Stringent Government Regulations Drives Industrial Workwear Market

The lack of knowledge regarding workplace safety and probable health hazards at workplaces among workers is a significant concern across the world. To raise awareness regarding the same, many government and non-government organizations are introducing various programs and campaigns related to the health and safety of the workers. According to the American Standard Organization, in North America, the US Department of Labor and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standardizes the field of occupational safety and health standards. Organizations involved in the development of standards for protective clothing include the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), American National Standard Institute (ANSI), American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), and Industrial Safety Equipment Association (ISEA). Thus, introduction of such stringent government regulation to adopt industrial workwear to ensure safety is expected to drive the growth of the market.

Product Type Insights

Based on product type, the industrial workwear market is segmented into top wear, bottom wear, and coveralls. The top wear segment would hold the largest market share during the forecast period. However, the coveralls segment is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Coveralls are single or double pieces of clothing worn to protect the full human body at the workplace. These coveralls are mainly made from nylon, cotton, and polyamide fibers. They are generally used in chemical processing plants and industries, such as paints & coatings and oil & gas, owing to the high risk of occupational hazards. They protect workers from chemical, mechanical, thermal, and biological hazards. Moreover, the increasing occupational safety and awareness, aided by the regulations set in place by the governing bodies, has significantly propelled the demand for industrial workwear.

Industrial Workwear Market, by Product Type – 2021 and 2028

Industrial Workwear Market, by Product Type – 2021 and 2028
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Category Insights

Based on category, the industrial workwear market is segmented into men, women, and unisex. The men segment would hold the largest share of the market during the forecast period, whereas the unisex segment is projected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. According to the World Bank Group June 2022 report, the male workforce participation was 72% in 2021 across the world. As most men work in various industrial and corporate sectors, the demand for industrial workwear is increasing. Moreover, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) September 17, 2021 report, almost 2 million men died from work-related causes. Hence, to protect the workforce against occupational injuries and deaths, manufacturers are focusing on new technologies, such as flame-resistant and insulated industrial workwear. The use of such workwear helps reduce the number of occupational deaths and injuries.

End Use Insights

Based on end use, the industrial workwear market is segmented into oil & gas, construction, chemicals, automotive, manufacturing, and others. The manufacturing segment accounted for the largest market share in 2020. The principal cause of industrial accidents in the manufacturing sector is the constant exposure of workers to a dangerous work environment and the unavailability of protective shoes to the workers due to which injuries occur. Protective coveralls, gloves and sleeves, caps/hats, coats, jackets, shirts, socks, softshell jackets, sweatshirts, trousers, face masks, face shields, waistcoats, and protective boots and shoes with protective toecap are specifically designed to protect and safeguard the upper and lower part of the body.

Carhartt, Inc.; ALSICO; A.LAFONT SAS; Honeywell International Inc.; Hultafors Group; Lakeland Inc; Aramark; Ansell Ltd.; VF Corporation; and Mustang Workwear are among the major players operating in the industrial workwear market. These companies are emphasizing on new product launches and geographical expansions to meet the growing consumer demand worldwide. They have a widespread global presence, which provides them to serve a large set of customers from across the world and subsequently increases their market share. These market players focus heavily on new product launches and regional expansions to increase their product range in specialty portfolios.

Report Spotlights

  • Progressive industry trends in the industrial workwear market to help companies develop effective long-term strategies
  • Business growth strategies adopted by the industrial workwear market players in developed and developing countries
  • Quantitative analysis of the market from 2020 to 2028
  • Estimation of global demand for workwear
  • Porter’s Five Forces analysis to illustrate the efficacy of buyers and suppliers in the industrial workwear market
  • Recent developments to understand the competitive market scenario
  • Market trends and outlook, as well as factors driving and restraining the growth of the industrial workwear market
  • Assistance in the decision-making process by highlighting market strategies that underpin commercial interest
  • Size of the industrial workwear market at various nodes
  • A detailed overview and industrial workwear industry dynamics
  • Size of the industrial workwear market in various regions with promising growth opportunities

Industrial Workwear Market Report Scope

Report Attribute Details
Market size in 2021 US$ 10.96 Billion
Market Size by 2028 US$ 16.7 Billion
Global CAGR (2021 - 2028) 6.3%
Historical Data 2019-2020
Forecast period 2022-2028
Segments Covered By Product Type
  • Top Wear
  • Bottom Wear
  • Coveralls
By Category
  • Men
  • Women
  • Unisex
By End Use
  • Construction
  • Oil & Gas
  • Chemicals
  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing
  • Others
Regions and Countries Covered North America
  • US
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • Rest of Europe
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • Rest of Asia-Pacific
South and Central America
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of South and Central America
Middle East and Africa
  • South Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Rest of Middle East and Africa
Market leaders and key company profiles
  • Carhartt, Inc.
  • Aramark
  • Alsico group
  • Honeywell International, Inc.
  • Hultafors Group AB
  • Lakeland Industries, Inc.
  • VF Corporation
  • Ansell Ltd.
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    Report Coverage
    Report Coverage

    Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

    Segment Covered
    Segment Covered

    Product Type, Category, and End Use

    Regional Scope
    Regional Scope

    North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

    Country Scope
    Country Scope

    Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What are the key drivers for the growth of the global industrial workwear market?

    An increase in the number of industrial accidents driving the global industrial workwear market. Owing to the increasing number of industrial accidents, employers are adopting several standards defined by national and international organizations to ensure the well-being and safety of their employees at the workplace. Industrial workwear is designed to provide protection, durability, and comfort to employees while working across diversified industrial bases and helps them avoid severe casualties at the workplace, thereby improving the working efficiency of the workers. Thus, an increase in industrial accidents and work-related mortality propel the demand for industrial workwear to ensure the workers’ safety, which, in turn, drives the market growth. Over the past, successive major accidents in the chemical industry have caused deaths, numerous injuries, significant environmental pollution, and massive economic loss. According to the Environmental Ministry, the number of deaths in the chemical industry has reduced by nearly 41% from 2015 to 2018, while the number of injured has significantly gone up. The increased number of accidents in the industry has raised concerns regarding workers’ safety and resulted in the implementation of stringent regulations for their safety.

    Based on the application, which segment is projected to grow at a significant rate of CAGR over the forecast period?

    Based on the application, the oil and gas segment is projected to grow at a significant CAGR over the forecast period. The oil & gas industry workers often face the risk of fire and explosion due to the ignition of flammable vapors or gases. Hence, companies demand flame-resistant and insulated industrial workwear to protect workers from fire and explosion-related injuries. Moreover, industrial workwear manufacturers are continuously adopting new business expansion strategies such as mergers, acquisitions, and collaboration to meet the workers’ demand globally. On February 8, 2022, Tyndale USA expanded its services in Canada to cater to the demand for fire-resistance top wear and bottom wear from Canada-based oil & gas companies. Such strategic adoption by players is driving the demand for industrial workwear in the oil & gas industry.

    Based on the product type, why is the topwear segment have the largest revenue share?

    Based on type, the topwear segment has the largest revenue. Top wear products mainly include shirts, t-shirts, jackets, and vests. They are often made of cotton, silk, wool, polyester, polyamide, nylon, and acrylic fibres. The growth of the corporate sector propels the demand for top wear as internal policies allow an employer to set dress codes that the employees are required to follow. Growing industrial sectors, such as construction, oil & gas, chemicals, automotive, mining, and manufacturing, and rising awareness regarding workers’ safety in these sectors bolster the growth of the industrial workwear market for the top wear segment.

    What is the largest region of the global industrial workwear market?

    North America accounted for the largest share of the global industrial workwear market. An increase in cases of occupational injuries and a rise in the number of surgeries and occupational deaths have led to high demand for safety apparel and an increase in expenditure on work safety by end-use industries such as oil & gas, food processors, manufacturing, automotive, mining, and agriculture. In addition, stringent government regulations in the region regarding the safety of working professionals in factories and on-site workers, coupled with penalties for non-compliance with the standards, augmented the adoption of industrial workwear. The rise in demand for industrial workwear, mainly from oil & gas, chemical, construction, mining, and other industries, is fueling the market growth in the region. Workers across these industries are exposed to various risks owing to the nature of the job or task. Therefore, these industries require functional and high-performance protective workwear which can endure extremities at the workplace.

    Can you list some of the major players operating in the global industrial workwear market?

    The major players operating in the global industrial workwear market are Carhartt, Inc.; Aramark; Alsico group; A. LAFONT SAS; Honeywell International, Inc.; Hultafors Group AB; Lakeland Industries, Inc.; VF Corporation; Ansell Ltd.; and Mustang Workwear.

    What are the opportunities for industrial workwear in the global market?

    Rising demand for emerging economies is anticipated lucrative opportunities for the growth of the industrial workwear market. Emerging economies are experiencing development in various sectors, including automotive, manufacturing, and chemicals. The automotive industry is one of the largest industries in the world, and it is growing in emerging economies, such as China, India, and Brazil. The growth in the region is attributed to the rising foreign direct investments, growing passenger car demand, and increasing preference for electric vehicles to reduce emissions. The increasing development in various industrial sectors of emerging economies has propelled the need to maintain the safety of workers while working. Thus, rapid development in industrial sectors of emerging economies is anticipated to create lucrative opportunities for the industrial workwear market during the forecast period.

    The List of Companies - Industrial Workwear Market

    1. Carhartt, Inc.
    2. Aramark
    3. Alsico group
    4. A. LAFONT SAS
    5. Honeywell International, Inc.
    6. Hultafors Group AB
    7. Lakeland Industries, Inc.
    8. VF Corporation
    9. Ansell Ltd.
    10. Mustang Workwear

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