School Uniform Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Product Type (Topwear, Bottomwear, Footwear, and Others), Category (Boys and Girls), and Distribution Channel (Supermarkets and Hypermarkets, Specialty Stores, Online Retail, and Others)
Publication Month: Jan 2022 |
Report Code: TIPRE00026528
| No. of Pages: 150
| Category: Consumer Goods
| Status: Published
[Research Report] The school uniform market size was valued at US$ 38,505.66 million in 2021 and is projected to reach US$ 58,950.69 million by 2028; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.3% from 2021 to 2028.
School uniform is one of the important categories of the children's clothing industry. School uniforms contribute positively to a child’s behavior in school also develop an affinity with learning. The global school uniform market is segmented into product type, category, distribution channel, and geography.
In 2020, Asia Pacific accounted for the largest portion of the global school uniform market share. The school uniforms market in Asia Pacific is subsegmented into Australia, China, India, Indonesia, South Korea, and the Rest of Asia Pacific. In Asia Pacific, the demand for school uniforms is increasing with the growing population, high disposal income, and government support in countries such as Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh. The surge in the number of educational institutes is further anticipated to boost the market growth during the forecast period.
Report Coverage - School Uniform Market
Market Size Value in
US$ 38,505.66 million in 2021
Market Size Value by
US$ 58,950.69 million by 2028
CAGR of 6.3% from 2021 to 2028.
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No. of Tables
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Historical data available
Product Type, Category, and Distribution Channel
North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America
US, Canada, Mexico, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina
Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
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Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on School Uniform Market Growth
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered the status of the consumer goods sector and impacted the growth of the school uniform market.The implementation of measures to combat the spread of the virus has aggravated the situation. The continued closure of schools due to the pandemic has caused unprecedented disruption in the global school uniform market. With schools remaining mostly shut for almost two years, uniform sellers and manufacturers have been among the worst hit. Many uniform sellers and manufacturers have faced a severe cash crunch. The COVID-19 pandemic has also impacted the production of school uniform fabric. Furthermore, online classes becoming the new normal impacted the demand for school uniforms. However, as the countries are working toward reopening the schools, the demand for school uniforms is expected to rise globally.
Global School Uniform Market Breakdown – by Region
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Various Government Initiatives for Improving Education Sector
Several governments are taking up initiatives to improve the education sector. In June 2020, the UK prime minister announced a transformative 10-year school rebuilding program supported by over US$ 1.3 billion in funding. As part of the prime minister’s plan to level up opportunities for all, the investment will be targeted at school buildings in the worst condition across England. Moreover, China has made significant investments in the improvement of the education sector and in the expansion to access to education for the general public. In order to ensure that people in remote locations or families with financial difficulties have access to educational facilities, the country has paid special attention. Thus, an increase in various government initiatives for improving the education sector is driving the school uniform market.
Based on category, the global school uniform market is segmented into boys and girls. The girls segment held a larger share of the global school uniform market in 2020. School uniform for girls includes products such as polo shirts, blouses, pants, shorts, jumpers and dresses, skirts and skorts, sweaters, hoodies and fleece, outwear, and blazers. The polo shirt, one of the classic topwear that works for most school uniforms, comes in an array of materials and knits. Other accessories such as belts, ties, and hair accessories can also be a part of girls’ school uniforms.
Based on product type, the topwear segment led the global school uniform market in 2020. The topwear segment of school uniforms mainly includes shirts, polo shirts, blouses, blazers, sweaters, and cardigans. Shirts and blouses are available in different colors, prices, and size ranges. Shirts for school uniforms are available with long and short sleeves. For a few schools, uniforms also include apparel necessary for cold weather, such as hoodies or sweatshirts, sweaters, cardigans, and jackets. In jackets, sweaters, etc., wool is commonly used in combination with other fabrics such as polyester as it is naturally warm, thick, and soft.
During the forecast period, Asia-Pacific is anticipated to account for the largest share of the global school uniform market. Asia-Pacific region comprises several developed and developing economies, including China, India, Japan, South Korea, among others. In Asia-Pacific region, the demand for school uniforms is increasing with the growing population, high disposal income, and government support in countries such as Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh. Moreover, various other initiatives by school administrations and government authorities are also bolstering the growth of the school uniform market in this region.
Emphasis on sports and extracurricular activities in schools is the key trend for the global school uniform market. Regular physical activities benefit the reduced risk of obesity, which is otherwise a common problem among todayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s kids. Sports activities also help reduce chronic muscular tension and blood sugar levels, strengthen lungs, and regulate blood pressure. Students who participate in sports grow up as more energetic individuals. Including physical activities right from childhood will help children make it a part of their routine with ease. Therefore, there is a growing emphasis on sports and extracurricular activities in schools. This, in turn, is creating demand for school sports uniforms such as t-shirts, shorts, sports jerseys, sports jackets, sports lowers, and sports shoes.
Based on category, the girls segment led the global school uniform market in 2020. School uniform for girls includes products such as polo shirts, blouses, pants, shorts, jumpers and dresses, skirts and skorts, sweaters, hoodies and fleece, outwear and blazers. Other accessories such as belts, ties, and hair accessories can also be a part of girlsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ school uniforms.
The major players operating in the global school uniform market are French Toast; Elder Manufacturing Company, Inc.; Winterbottom's Schoolwear; Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Company; Trutex Limited; John Lewis plc; The Uniform Company; Fraylich School Uniforms; Flash Uniforms; and Alinta.
Growth in children population and low infant mortality rate are some of the key drivers for the growth of the global school uniform market. Many countries across the globe are experiencing a significant reduction in infant deaths. The reduction in infant deaths can be attributed to factors such as an increase in medical services available to the people. There has been a rise in medical professionals in many countries. Improving female education and nutrition, and increasing use of healthcare services during pregnancy and delivery, has resulted in lower child mortality. Countries such as Japan, Iceland, Singapore, and Finland have low infant mortality rates. Thus, the growth in the children population and low infant mortality rate results in an increase in the school-going population. This, in turn, is expected to aid the demand for school uniforms.
The List of Companies - School Uniform Market
Elder Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Company
John Lewis plc
The Uniform Company
Fraylich School Uniforms
Highlights key business priorities to assist companies realign their business strategies.
Features key findings and crucial progressive industry trends in the global school uniform market, thereby allowing players to develop effective long-term strategies.
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