GVR Report cover Cashmere Clothing Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Cashmere Clothing Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Sweaters & Coats, Pants & Trousers, Tees & Polo, Others), By End User (Men, Women), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-3-68038-806-0
  • Number of Pages: 80
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global cashmere clothing market size was worth USD 2.64 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.0% from 2023 to 2030. The cashmere clothing market is expected to expand due to the rising popularity of products such as fine and ideal woolen clothing which is driving the demand and supporting market growth. Cashmere clothing products are made using cashmere yarn. This type of wool is finer, softer, lighter, as well as stronger than other types of wool. It also has high moisture content and hence it is easily adjustable to different temperatures and helps to enhance the aesthetic appeal. Thus, all these factors are expected to augment the product demand in the forecast period.

U.S. Cashmere Clothing market size and growth rate, 2023 - 2030

According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), the annual death toll from the flu ranges from 290,000 to 650,000 individuals. As a result, there has been an increased demand for Cashmere Clothing among consumers, driven by their desire to strengthen their immune systems and prevent such illnesses. The primary purpose of consuming Cashmere Clothing is to enhance individual immunity, and the market for these products is expected to grow steadily due to rising consumer awareness regarding their benefits.

The COVID-19 outbreak forced governments across the world to impose strict lockdowns, leading to severe supply chain disruptions in the cashmere clothing market. The pandemic disrupted both the production and sale of cashmere across the globe through both online and offline channels, due to factors such as social distancing, and stay-home policies. For instance, ShipBob, a tech-enabled third-party logistics service provider that caters to e-commerce orders for direct-to-consumer brands, and online apparel sales of more than 3000 merchants, witnessed a 20% month-over-month fall in volume from February to April 2020.

Consumers have become more conscious about their spending habits and prefer to either avoid purchasing premium-priced, non-essential products such as cashmere or use the existing ones as much as possible. This factor has been one of the most prominent reasons for a reduction in product demand.  According to entrepreneur.com, the U.K. apparel sector is projected to be negatively impacted with more than 41% decline in the usual spending by consumers since the outbreak of COVID-19.

However, with the inception of the global economy, the cashmere clothing market is expected to bounce back post the COVID-19 era. The popularity of online distribution channels is expected to create a steady demand for cashmere clothes in the foreseeable future. According to a survey by Retail Systems Research on 1,200 U.S. consumers in late April 2020, close to 65% of people expected online shopping to be a necessity for them during the crisis. This trend foretells sales from online channels. Though the sale of cashmere clothing slowed down throughout 2020, the demand is anticipated to gradually increase post-2020 as the conditions become favorable. In addition, given that the COVID-19 vaccination drive is in full swing globally, the market is expected to resuscitate well in the upcoming years.

The rising product popularity and demand for premium quality clothing across the globe due to increased disposable income levels are also estimated to enhance the market growth. On the other hand, a costly production process coupled with a limited supply of raw materials may diminish the market growth. Sweaters and coats, pants and trousers, and tees and polo are the major types of cashmere clothing.

These products are comparatively costly and thus are considered luxury clothing apparel. North America is expected to be the fastest-growing regional market during the forecast period due to the increased sales of these products. Europe being the fashion hub of the world is estimated to account for the largest market share by 2030. Moreover, the presence of several prominent global luxury brands in Europe will drive regional market growth.

Product Insights

Based on the product, the cashmere clothing market has been divided into sweaters and coats, pants and trousers, and tees and polo. The sweaters and coats product segment accounted for the largest share of the global market more than 51.6% in the year 2022. The segment is anticipated to expand further at a steady CAGR of 5.5% in the forecast period.

This growth can be attributed to the rising demand for different types of premium sweaters and coats, such as casual, and formal wear. The tees and polo product type segment is projected to register the fastest growth rate of 7.6% during the forecast period. The segment foresees growth due to the high demand for tees and polos as they are cheaper as compared to premium coats, jackets, and sweaters.

End-user Insights

Based on end-users, the cashmere clothing market is bifurcated into men and women segments. The men's end-user segment is expected to witness the fastest CAGR of 6.5% in the forecast period. The growth is attributed to the improving standards of living, and increasing demand for cashmere clothing, such as coats and trousers, as fashion apparel.

Global Cashmere Clothing market share and size, 2022

The women's end-user segment, on the other hand, is projected to uphold the largest share of the global industry and is expected to reveal a CAGR of 5.7% in the forecast period. This is mainly due to the increasing demand for cashmere shawls and scarves across the globe. Various manufacturers are introducing innovative designs and patterns, which will further boost growth. Additionally, companies are on the verge to introduce unique accessories made from this fabric, thus likely to drive market growth.

Regional Insights

Europe dominated the market in 2022 and accounted for more than 37.1% of the global share and is projected to exhibit a CAGR of 4.6% during the forecast period. The market is driven by rising demand for different types of cashmere clothing in countries, such as Germany, Italy, and the U.K.

Cashmere Clothing Market Trends, by Region, 2023 - 2030

Moreover, Europe is considered the world’s fashion hub due to the strong presence of several luxury brands in the region, which also drives market growth. However, North America is projected to be the fastest-growing regional market at a CAGR of 6.4% in the forecast period. The U.S. is the major market in this region due to the high demand for luxury clothing.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Key players in the market are focused on the adoption of strategies like geographic expansion, mergers, and acquisitions, and strategic collaborations owing to increasing product demand and high growth potential.

  • In October 2022, Loro Piana S.P.A, launched new cashDenim series. For the CashDenim series, Loro Piana S.P.A, merged Japanese soul with an Italian outlook, manufacturing 60% denim and 40% cashmere blend woven slowly on traditional looms

  • In October 2022, Autumn Cashmere introduced its first collection of luxe cashmere basics for women. From solid cardigans to striped sweaters, each piece ensured the perfect balance between femininity and comfort

  • In September 2022, an Italian luxury fashion house, ZEGNA launched its brand new Oasi cashmere collection in the brand’s flagship boutique in New York. The collection has been inspired from Piedmont to Mongolia for the purpose to create softness while weaving the product

Some of the prominent players in the global cashmere clothing market include: 

  • Loro Piana S.P.A.

  • Brunello Cucinelli S.p.A.

  • Alyki - Felice De Palma & Co.

  • Pringle of Scotland Limited

  • Ermenegildo Zegna Holditalia S.p.A.

  • SofiaCashmere

  • Autumn Cashmere

  • Malo

  • Corso Italia S.p.A.

  • TSE Cashmere

Cashmere Clothing Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 2.78 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 4.23 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 6.0% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Report updated

July 2023

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Product, end-user, region

Regional scope

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

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; UK; Germany; Italy; France; Spain; China; Japan; India; South Korea; Australia; Brazil; South Africa

Key companies profiled

Loro Piana S.P.A.; Brunello Cucinelli S.p.A.; Alyki - Felice De Palma & Co.; Pringle of Scotland Limited; Ermenegildo Zegna Holditalia S.p.A.; SofiaCashmere; Autumn Cashmere; Malo; Corso Italia S.p.A.; TSE Cashmere

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Global Cashmere Clothing Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segment from 2017 to 2030. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global cashmere clothing market on the basis of product, end user, and region:

Global Cashmere Clothing Market Report Segmentation

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2017 - 2030)

    • Sweaters & Coats

    • Pants & Trousers

    • Tees & Polo

    • Others

  • End-User Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2017 - 2030)

    • Men

    • Women

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion, 2017 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • UK

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

      • South Korea

      • Australia

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

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