GVR Report cover Europe Decorated Apparel Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Europe Decorated Apparel Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Embroidery, Screen Printing, Dye Sublimation, Digital Printing), By End-use, By Country, And Segment Forecasts, 2024 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68040-315-5
  • Number of Report Pages: 70
  • Format: PDF, Horizon Databook
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2023
  • Forecast Period: 2024 - 2030 
  • Industry: Consumer Goods

Europe Decorated Apparel Market Trends

The Europe decorated apparel market size was estimated at USD 7.7 billion in 2023 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 14.4% from 2024 to 2030. The increasing demand for T-shirts and tops among consumers is creating a great opportunity for market growth. Furthermore, technological innovations and new product launches in the women’s wear segment will drive product demand. The popular trend of retro logo designs and patchwork is also anticipated to drive product demand over the forecast period.

Europe decorated apparel market size and growth rate, 2024 - 2030

The market is characterized by changing consumer and fashion trends. Interest in new and upcoming product types, especially among fashion-conscious consumers, is expected to increase as competition in the market continues to intensify. Buyers and distribution channels within the industry often purchase these products in large volumes at discounted prices. Digital printing is another popular technique in the market. Major factors driving the demand for digital printing on apparel include high design flexibility, considerably lower time to market, eco-friendly designing processes, and reduced inventory obsolesces.

Product Insights

The embroidery segment accounted for a revenue share of 40.7% in 2023. Growing awareness about the harmful effects of synthetic materials on the environment is driving the demand for textile rejuvenation. Consumers are now reusing old clothes by making new embroidery patterns instead of discarding them. Many designers, brands, and artists are becoming more mindful of the environment and reusing clothes through personalized embroidery. These factors are anticipated to further drive the demand for the embroidered apparel segment over the forecast period.

The screen printing segment is anticipated to register a CAGR of 16.0% from 2024 to 2030 due to the high demand for screen-printed apparel because of their lower cost than embroidered apparel and the availability of designs with shades and gradients. Moreover, from a branding and marketing standpoint, screen printing helps brands create or recreate a highly detailed brand logo. Furthermore, screen printing allows for the incorporation of a variety of design effects in the logo. For instance, this decoration technique facilitates the inclusion of distressed effects, most notably in brand t-shirts.

End-use Insights

The women end-use segment accounted for a revenue share of 63.8% in 2023. Rising availability and demand for different product categories, such as t-shirts, tops, wedding wear, and gowns, through online distribution channels are factors driving the growth of this segment. Moreover, due to changing consumer trends and demands, product innovations in the women’s wear category are likely to drive segment growth. For instance, graphic t-shirts have gained popularity in the market as semi-formal as well as casual attire.

Europe decorated apparel Market share and size, 2023

The men’s category is projected to grow at a CAGR of 15.6% from 2024 to 2030. The increased preference among men for shirts monogrammed with the brand logo or with their initials to add distinction has resulted in a higher penetration of decorated apparel for men. Moreover, the visibility of embroidery decoration on men’s jackets, shirts, t-shirts, and trousers encourages apparel manufacturers to add these features to their products.

Country Insights

UK Decorated Apparel Market Trends

The decorated apparel market in UK accounted for a revenue share of 17.4% in 2023. The growing popularity of unique clothing among consumers has resulted in an increased demand for comfortable yet stylish apparel in the country. Major market players are introducing new products that include a variety of embellished clothing for different body types and ages to meet the growing consumer demand.

Germany Decorated Apparel Market Trends

The decorated apparel market in Germany is expected to grow at a CAGR of 15.5% over the forecast period. Germany's fashion and apparel industry differs greatly from the ideal fashion world in New York and Paris. While the former focuses on consumerism and minimalism, the latter cities focus on aesthetics and profit maximization. Thus, the kind of apparel Germany launches is unconventional and atypical, as the country focuses on minimalism and disciplined aesthetics. This, in turn, drives the demand for simple and delicate embroidery and sophisticated prints in neutral and pastel colors.

Key Europe Decorated Apparel Company Insights

Some of the key players operating in the market are Lynka, Fruit of The Loom, Inc., and HanesBrands Inc.

  • Lynka manufactures, decorates, and distributes various apparel, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, polos, fleece, jackets, bags, and caps. The company offers a range of corporate apparel, promotional clothing, and sportswear. It principally services promotional product resellers and distributors in Europe and international sportswear/athletic brands such as NIKE

  • Fruit of The Loom, Inc. is engaged in the manufacture, design, supply, and distribution of casual wear apparel, printable apparel, athletic apparel, and sports equipment. The company’s major brands include AAI, BVD, Dudley, Fruit of the Loom, Jerzees, Russell Athletic, Spalding, and Vanity Fair

Key Europe Decorated Apparel Companies:

  • Advance Printwear Limited
  • Lynka
  • Fruit of the Loom, Inc.
  • HanesBrands Inc.
  • MV Sport
  • WS&Company
  • TR McTaggart
  • ScreenWorks

Recent Developments

  • In November 2022, Lynka launched a new division called PODIOM, which specifically focuses on Print-on-Demand (POD) services. This segment is one of the fastest-growing areas in the imprinted textile market. PODIOM is proud to have the largest on-site inventory of any POD provider in Europe. They have over 1.8 million items in stock, all located alongside their 10,000 m2 garment decoration unit

  • In August 2022, HanesBrands announced the extension of its multiyear partnership with the University of Michigan to manufacture and distribute the fan wear of Wolverine through mass retail channels

Europe Decorated Apparel Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 19.7 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 14.4% from 2024 to 2030

Historical period

2018 - 2023

Forecast period

2024 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion, and CAGR from 2024 to 2030

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Product, end-use, country

Country scope

UK; Germany; Italy; France; Spain

Key companies profiled

Advance Printwear Ltd.; Lynka; Fruit of The Loom, Inc.; HanesBrands Inc.; SHERRY; MV Sport; WS&Company; TR McTaggart; ScreenWorks

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Europe Decorated Apparel Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at the regional and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the Europe decorated apparel market report based on product, end-use, and country:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Embroidery

    • Screen Printing

    • Dye Sublimation

    • Digital Printing

    • Others

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Men

    • Women

    • Children

  • Country Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Germany

    • UK

    • Spain

    • Italy

    • France

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