Publication Month: Jul 2022 | Report Code: TIPRE00029507 | No. of Pages: 157 | Category: Chemicals and Materials | Status: Published
Workwear are safety apparels and uniforms worn at the work, especially the work which involves manual labour. They promote the safety of the worker and ensuring the healthy working environment. Workwear is widely used in various sectors including oil & gas, chemicals, constriction, healthcare, hospitality, agriculture, mining, and others. Over the past few years, the workers safety concerns among industrial sectors are rapidly increasing. Various government and safety association 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 workwear market, and Asia Pacific is estimated to register the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. In 2021, International Labour Organization (ILO) stated that more than 1.1 million people lose their lives to occupational accidents or work-related diseases in Asia Pacific every year. Various APAC countries, such as India, have the least protected, least informed, and least trained workforce. Women, children, disabled workers, migrant workers, and ethnic minorities are the most affected population and are often involved in occupational accidents. Hence, to reduce such occupational accidents and injuries, several industries, such as construction, manufacturing, and oil & gas, are extensively investing in the work safety of their employees.
|Market Size Value in||US$ 30,400.65 Million in 2021|
|Market Size Value by||US$ 45,743.96 Million by 2028|
|Growth rate||CAGR of 6.1% from 2021 to 2028|
|No. of Pages||157|
|No. of Tables||86|
|No. of Charts & Figures||81|
|Historical data available||Yes|
|Segments covered||Product Type, Category, End Use|
|Regional scope||North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America|
|Country scope||US, Canada, Mexico, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina|
|Report coverage||Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends|
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The oil & gas, construction, chemicals, healthcare, and other industrial sectors faced unexpected challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Government restrictions, such as lockdowns, production shutdowns, travel bans, and border restrictions, disrupted the global supply chains in 2020, leading to a shortage of raw materials and labor, hampering the operations of various small-scale and large-scale workwear manufacturers. However, the outbreak of COVID-19 created the significant demand for healthcare workwear such as masks, gowns, and PPE kits to reduce the spread of virus and keep healthcare workers safe. However, the supply of healthcare workers was hampered owing to the various government restrictions imposed such as lockdown and boarder closing.
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.
However, the demand for workwear increased owing to the rise in demand for workwear in the healthcare sector in order to ensure the safety of the healthcare staff. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the rise in demand for healthcare PPE to protect the healthcare personnel involved in the treatment of COVID-19 patients, and this subsequently drove the healthcare workwear market globally. The COVID-19 outbreak across developed and developing countries has created a significant demand for healthcare PPE products such as gloves, gowns, coveralls, face shields, face masks, and goggles. Companies operating in various sectors paused their production and converted their facilities to produce healthcare workwear such as masks, gowns, and PPE kits.
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).
Based on product type, the workwear market is categorized into topwear, bottomwear, and coveralls. The topwear segment held the largest share in the market in 2021. 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 workwear.
Based on category, the workwear market is segmented into men, women, and unisex. The men segment held the largest share of the market in 2021, whereas the women segment is projected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The growth of the corporate sector is a major driving factor for the topwear segment as internal policies allow an employer to set dress codes that employees are required to follow. Moreover, the growing awareness of employee safety in all end-use industries has increased the demand for topwear.
Based on End Use, the workwear market is segmented into oil and gas, construction, chemicals, healthcare, and others. The construction segment accounted for the largest market share in 2020. Construction workers are involved in many challenging tasks, such as constructing or tearing down buildings, removing hazardous materials, digging tunnels and mines, and laying concrete/asphalt. The construction sector faces numerous challenges pertaining to employee safety. Hence, increasing challenges of work safety are driving the demand for workwear. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration report 2019, construction workers have a high fatality rate, i.e., 20%.
The major players operating in the workwear market include Carhartt, Inc.; Aramark; Alisco Group; Alexandra; 3M; A. LAFONT SAS; Fristads Kansas Group; Hultafors Group; and Lakeland Industries, Inc. 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 all over 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.