The global children’s suits & ensembles market size was valued at USD 4,036.9 million in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.9% from 2022 to 2028. The growth of the global children’s suits and ensembles market is credited to the strong demand from the Asia Pacific, mostly due to population growth. Global brands penetration and consumers per capita spending are propelling the market growth. Moreover, fast fashion has tremendous positive economic impact on the global apparel industry, where designer clothes are made available at low-cost. Furthermore, developments in retail sector and expansion of both brick & mortar and online distribution channel are expected to increase the availability and accessibility of kid’s clothes across the world. This is expected to positively impact growth of the children’s suits & ensembles market, during the forecast period.
COVID-19 restrictions and lockdown imposed by the governments to curb the spread of the disease affected the children’s suits & ensembles market. Plummeted trade restricted or reduced sales and curtailed manufacturing activities during the lockdown resulting in declined sales and demand across the globe. However, the market is expected to witness positive demand and healthy growth in the coming years on the account of relaxed restrictions and resumed trade and manufacturing activities.
Children’s suits & ensembles market growth is significantly fueled by the mainstreaming children’s apparel industry and increasing research & development activities. Children’s clothes are becoming trendier and more fashionable. Many global brands are investing increasingly on the research & development of children’s clothes to produce comfortable, fashionable, and designer clothing. For instance, as published in December 2021, Me n Moms is weaving a success story with the research & development activities.
Lack of skilled and productive labor in the apparel industry, which is primarily located in the developing economies, is restraining the further market growth. In addition, rising awareness about the environmental pollution, caused by the apparel and fashion industry, is likely to restrain the market growth.
Moreover, apparel industry is an example of buyer-driven value chain. Manufacturing apparel is highly dependent on foreign investments and trade activities. Local import and market access barriers are a few other restraints, faced by the market. Political opportunism and fragmented vision also significantly affects the countries laws and regulations, implicating unfavorable effect on the global market.
Sustainable and eco-friendly products are gaining momentum in the global market in almost every sector. The increasing awareness about the environment pollution and greenhouse gas emission are encouraging more consumer to purchase eco-friendly and green products. Sustainable and eco-friendly products will provide more opportunities in the global children’s suits & ensembles market during the forecast period.
Offline segment dominated the global market revenue share, contributing around 80.0% in 2021. Offline distribution channel includes superstores, specialty stores, departmental stores, wholesalers, etc. The offline distribution channel is the primary choice of the consumers, especially amid older demographics, which contributes majorly to the higher market share of the segment.
Moreover, due to high skin sensitivity of the kids, most of the customer prefers to purchase clothes in-store, which enables verification of quality and authenticity of the material. Additionally, long-established and widespread network of offline channels also credited for the high segmental share.
Online segment is anticipated to register highest CAGR of 3.5% from 2022 to 2028. Online segment is expected to witness promising growth development due to the expansion of online retail giant and emergence of new online retailers and company-owned websites. Increasing participation of younger generation and shift in the consumer profile is expected to drive the growth of the online channel.
Majority of the consumers are becoming more dependent on digital technology and services, which also include shopping for clothes through online distributors. Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic has augmented the online channel decade of growth in a single year in apparel industry, as the global brand manufacturers chose to launch online shopping websites. For instance, as published in October 2018, My Theresa, a luxury e-commerce retailer, launched kid’s department with clothing, shoes, and accessories from 35 brands.
Market analysis based on fiber segment illustrated, that the market revenue share was substantially contributed by the polyester fiber segment. Polyester occupied the global market revenue share of more than 40.0% in 2021. Polyester is a synthetic fiber, derived from petroleum industry and is a serious environmental pollutant. It is a polymer containing ester as a functional group and is durable, water-resistant, wear and tear tolerant, and versatile, making it popular fabric in the apparel industry. However, polyester segment growth is expected to be restrained by few drawbacks. Lack of breathability, lack of moisture absorption, high flammability, and environmental pollution are some of the drawbacks of polyester.
Market forecast depicts that the cellulosic fiber segment is expected to witness highest CAGR of 3.8% during the forecast period. Cellulosic fiber is biodegradable and includes fiber made from plant and plant-parts, such as, wood pulp, leaves, etc. The examples of cellulosic fibers are linen, rayon, viscose, modal, etc. The rising demand for sustainability and green technology drives the demand for cellulosic fibers in the market during the forecast timeline.
Cotton segment is also expected to witness promising growth throughout the forecast period, registering a CAGR of 3.2%. Increasing consumer preference for cotton clothes due to its excellent characteristics are expected to fuel the demand during the forecast period. Characteristics include soft fiber on skin, pleasing touch, breathability, and environmentally friendly. Such characteristics are highly suitable for kid’s wear, which is expected to positively affect the demand and drive the segmental growth.
Global children’s suits & ensembles market was dominated by boy’s segment and contributed market revenue share of over 55.0% in 2020. Formal gathering and party, wedding, festivals, etc. at such occasions boys require to dress up in formal clothes, especially suits and ensembles. Higher population and greater demand from the end user segment accounts for elevated market share contribution.
End user girl’s segment is expected to witness a CAGR of 3.1% from 2022 to 2028. Shift in the girl’s preference and fashion decision have created positive demand in the suits and ensembles market. Additionally, improving ratio of child birth for female babies around the world is also facilitating the segmental growth during the forecast period. Moreover, manufacturers are innovating and launching creative products in the suits and ensembles for girls, which propel the market segment growth.
Europe dominated the children’s suits & ensembles market revenue share, contributing more than 30.0% in 2021. The children’s apparel industry is highly established industry in European countries where the products is already existing in the market with high awareness among the customers. Moreover, key players have strong presence in the region with the extensive distribution channel through offline as well as online channels. Additionally, the higher per capita disposable income and per capita spending on apparel in the region accounts for the top market share.
Asia Pacific is expected to register highest CAGR of 3.7% from 2022 to 2028 in the global market. Population growth in India and China credited for the increasing demand for the product. Development in the retail sector, including specialty stores, hypermarkets, shopping malls and departmental stores in the region is rapidly expanding. This facilitates the availability of the product and increases consumer accessibility. Moreover, rising disposable income coupled with adoption of western culture is expected to propel the growth of the regional market.
Manufacturers are focusing on product innovation, development and launch to drive the brand sales by creating safe and comfortable apparel. Manufacturers are actively focusing and investing in the use of poly-blended fabric, biodegradable cellulosic fabric, and optimization of the production process.
Key players are increasingly focusing on product innovation, expansion, joint venture and merger & acquisition activities to strive in the market. For instance, an e-commerce brand, COCO Village announced entering into children’s clothing market with a gender neutral collection, as reported on 19th April 2022. Some of the prominent players in the global children’s suits & ensembles market include:
Marks & Spencer Plc.
Giorgio Armani S.p.A.
Ralph Lauren Corp.
Moss Bros Group Plc.
Punto Fa, S.L.
Market size value in 2022
USD 4,129.7 million
Revenue forecast in 2028
USD 4,918.9 million
CAGR of 2.9% from 2022 to 2028
Base year for estimation
2017 - 2020
2022 - 2028
Revenue in USD million, CAGR from 2022 to 2028
Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, trends
Fiber, distribution channel, end-user, region
North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa
U.S.; Germany; U.K.; France; China; India; South Africa; Brazil
Key companies profiled
Zara SA; Marks & Spencer Plc.; Hugo Boss; Calvin Klein; NEXT; Giorgio Armani S.p.A.; Ralph Lauren Corp.; Moss Bros Group Plc.; Punto Fa, S.L.
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This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2028. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global children’s suits & ensembles market based on the fiber, distribution channel, end-user, and region:
Fiber Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)
Distribution Channel Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)
End-User Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)
Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 -2028)
Central & South America
Middle East & Africa
b. The global children's suits & ensembles market size was estimated at USD 4,036.9 million in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 4,129.7 million in 2022.
b. The global children's suits & ensembles market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 2.9% from 2022 to 2028 to reach USD 4,918.9 million by 2028.
b. Europe dominated the children's suits & ensembles market with a share of 33.1% in 2021. This is attributable to high consumer spending on clothing and apparel, and the strong presence of key players in the region.
b. Some key players operating in the children's suits & ensembles market include Zara SA; Marks & Spencer Plc.; Hugo Boss; Calvin Klein; NEXT; Giorgio Armani S.p.A.; Ralph Lauren Corp.; Moss Bros Group Plc.; and Punto Fa, S.L.
b. Key factors that are driving the children's suits & ensembles market growth include development in the online retail sectors, increasing penetration of key players in emerging markets, and increasing consumer disposable income.
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