Apparel and footwear global industry overview

This report offers a global outlook for the apparel and footwear market, examining the performance of its various categories comparatively, against other consumer industries and across regions and markets.
  • Childrenswear continues to outshine both menswear and womenswear; in emerging markets, a rising middle class is driving increased per capita expenditure.
  • ‘Athleisure’ is the dominant and evolving trend of the 2010s, while ‘fast fashion’ - where catwalk trends can reach retail stores in a matter of weeks - is taking hold in emerging markets.
  • In reaction to the dominating presence of fast fashion, consumers are reassessing their priorities and showing a preference for sustainable production and ethical consumption.
  • As connected consumers divert budgets to online retail (to some USD228 billion in 2017), fashion players are gradually looking...

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