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1 Market overview

1.1 Definition and presentation

Workwear includes 4 categories of clothing: uniforms, signaling clothing, technical clothing and protective clothing. These business sectors have very different dynamics, depending on the customer markets they address. For example, signaling clothing is highly dependent on the construction sector, while protective clothing is closely linked to the industrial sector.

Globally, the workwear market is growing, driven by companies' growing concern for safety and increasingly stringent regulations in developed countries. In emerging countries, rising living standards and population are driving growth with very different growth factors than in OECD countries. In Europe, Germany is the largest importer of workwear. It is followed by France, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

In Spain, the workwear market is also growing. In the last five years, the market has been driven by the dynamism of the various customer sectors, especially industry and construction. The healthcare crisis has not had a significant impact on the sector, which has held up fairly well thanks to solid demand and a more customized offer. The biggest drop was in demand for uniforms for the catering and hospitality industries, which reduced their purchases. The country has many specialized distributors, such as Prosegtar, and innovative companies, such as Circoolar.

1.2 The world market

The global workwear market size was valued at USD **,*** million in **** and was expected to grow at a CAGR of *.*% from **** to ****. The growing importance of workwear as a reflection of a person's professionalism in the workplace, especially in the manufacturing and corporate sectors, is expected to remain a prominent factor ...

1.3 The domestic market

Between **** and ****, the turnover of the workwear market experienced sustained growth. From **** to ****, turnover increased by *.**%, while from **** to ****, an increase of **.**% was recorded. Growth continued in ****, with an increase of **.**% compared to ****. Finally, in ****, turnover increased by **.**% compared to ****. In summary, the overall evolution of the workwear market turnover shows ...

2 Demand analysis

2.1 Structure of employment in Spain

As the demand for labor clothing is linked to the labor market, it is interesting to analyze the distribution of the Spanish labor market. Thus, in the *st quarter of ****, **.*% of the working population could be found in the services sector, **.*% in the industrial sector, *.*% in construction and *.*% in agriculture.

Percentage ...

2.2 Demand factors

The level of demand for workwear in Spain evolves as a function of cyclical and structural factors.

Cyclical factors

On the one hand, national economic growth is a determining factor of demand insofar as it can stimulate or, on the contrary, slow down the growth of the level of employment and ...

2.3 an embodiment claim

For marketing purposes, the demand for personalization appears more and more important in the field of workwear. It allows in fact for businesses to create a brand image, of identification that can be important in front of the customer.

The example of the Pizzeria Cruel Pizza in Barcelona is an example ...

2.4 The most frequent occupational accidents

Finally, the most frequent occupational accidents in Spain may be an indicator of the demand for P.P.I. that results from the need to protect workers. Thus, it is highlighted first of all that in Spain in **** there were a total of ***,*** accidents at work. It should also be noted ...

3 Market structure

3.1 Market structure

Between **** and ****, there was an evolution in the number of companies engaged in the manufacture of workwear. In ****, there was a decrease of *.**% compared to ****, going from *** to *** companies. However, in ****, there was an increase of *.**% compared to ****, reaching *** companies. The growth trend continued in ****, with an increase of **.**% compared to ...

3.2 Geographical distribution

The Asociación de Empresas de Equipos de Protección Invividual (***) represents the interests of its members who are distributors and producers of personal protective equipment. There are *** companies affiliated to the association whose Spanish companies -some of them are from abroad- are distributed throughout the Iberian Peninsula.

4 Offer analysis

4.1 Typology of the offer

Work clothing can be divided into several categories according to its use. Also, workwear can be divided into IPE and non-IPE workwear. As for the non-E.P.I. clothing, it is mainly composed of work uniforms in the service sector, HORECA or customized clothing for e.g. stores in commerce.

Source: ...

4.2 Prices

The following graph shows the price variation of the fashion sector in Spain. If this graph includes all types of clothing and not only workwear, it shows an inflation of *,***% in the fashion sector in Spain between **** and ****.

It is important to note that the variation of the price index is ...

4.3 Supply trends

Workwear now incorporates the notion of image

The main function of work clothing is to protect the worker, especially in dirty or dangerous occupations. The aim is to provide workers with all the well-being they need in terms of functionality and practicality: this is how the "blue shirt " was created, originally ...

5 Regulation

5.1 Regulation

The labor code does not impose a specific way of dressing except in situations where E.P.I. is required. However, there are many companies that indicate a way of dressing in the labor contract between them and the employees. They can thus indicate the need for employees to wear a ...

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