GVR Report cover Hospital Gowns Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Hospital Gowns Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report by Type (Surgical Gowns, Non-Surgical Gowns, Patient Gowns), by Usability (Disposable Gowns, Reusable Gowns), By Risk Type, By End Use, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-640-0
  • Number of Pages: 115
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2017 - 2020
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global hospital gowns market size was valued at USD 4.3 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.88% from 2022 to 2030. The growing number of surgeries globally is a key factor driving the growth of the market during the forecast period. Increasing incidences of Healthcare-associated Infections (HAIs) due to a lack of precaution and sanitation is one of the leading factors contributing to the market growth.  

U.S. Hospital Gowns Market size, by type, 2020 - 2030 (USD Million)

The U.S. dominated the market with the highest revenue share of 82.5% in 2021. According to Vox Media, LLC, in July 2020, the U.S. bought worth $1.9 billion worth of PPE from China, accounting for nearly 30.0% of overall PPE imports, which is likely to increase demand for the product. According to the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), roughly 19.2 million procedures were performed in ambulatory care settings within the U.S. in 2018. Hospital gowns protect patients from nosocomial infections to a significant extent; hence, surgeons advise patients to wear them. Market expansion is projected to be fueled by these reasons.

The COVID-19 outbreak is expected to have a substantial impact on the hospital gowns market. The COVID-19 pandemic, as well as an overall increase in hospital admissions around the world, has boosted the demand for medical disposables. To meet rising worldwide demand, the World Health Organization (WHO) has urged the industry and governments to increase the production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as respirators, hospital gowns, gloves, aprons, face shields, surgical masks, and goggles, by 40.0%.

The increased prevalence of healthcare-associated infections is expected to drive market growth. For instance, as per the Healthcare-Associated Infections in 2020, every year, around one in every 25 hospital patients acquires at least one HAI. Hospital gowns offer general anti-contamination protection and can help reduce the incidence of HAIs. They can also keep bacterial and other microbial diseases from entering the body of a patient.

Antimicrobial resistance, adoption of unhealthy & sedentary lifestyles, alcohol consumption, and smoking are some of the key factors contributing to the rise in hospital admissions. According to the International Diabetes Federation [IDF], 700 million adults worldwide will develop diabetes by 2045. Furthermore, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than 34 million Americans, or about 11%  of the population, had diabetes in 2020. Since a hospital gown is one of the most important prerequisites for hospital admissions, an increase in the prevalence of chronic diseases is expected to boost the market growth.

Increasing hospital admissions driven by the rising incidences of accidents such as trauma events, burns, and road accidents are anticipated to drive the market growth. For instance, as per the Joye Law Firm in 2020, on average, every year 450,000 burn injuries occur in the U.S., necessitating medical attention. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, the incidence of burn wounds increased in 2017 in Finland, Australia, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, China, and the U.K. Furthermore, as per the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, every year, approximately 1.3 million people die in road accidents around the world, equating to roughly 3,700 deaths every day.

Hospital gown manufacturing companies use unique and new technologies to design, produce and sell products to diverse end customers, based on the amount of protection required for distinct job risks. The majority of manufacturers have their original technology or licensed it from other industry participants. For instance, in April 2020, Standard Textile extended its healthcare product manufacturing to help medical personnel around the world. The corporation has increased the production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as face masks, protective gowns, and face shields that provide healthcare and hospitals workers better protection against COVID-19 in the U.S.

The global market for hospital gowns is consolidating due to the rising popularity of medical consumables along with increased collaborations and agreements between diverse manufacturers. For instance, in November 2020, Premier Inc., a prominent healthcare improvement firm, and 34-member health systems teamed up with De Royal Industries Inc., a global medical manufacturer, to form a new joint venture focused on domestic isolation gown production, which is expected to help the market to prosper.

An increase in the number of hospital admissions due to the COVID-19 outbreak is anticipated to impel the market growth. For instance, according to the report published by the CDC, in April 2020, there were around 5,799,046 cases in the world with more than 46,393 new cases reported in the U.S. To meet the high demand for hospital gowns in the country, Ford began manufacturing hospital gowns from materials used for airbags. Therefore, the U.S. market for hospital gowns is anticipated to grow considerably during the forecast period.

Type Insights

The surgical gowns segment led the market and accounted for more than 53.2% share of the global revenue in 2021. Surgical gowns are designed to protect against various contaminations and infections during surgical procedures. They are made with barrier qualities, low particle release rates, purity, and tensile strength in mind. They also help to prevent illness, microbial, and fungal spread. They come in two varieties: reusable and disposable.

Over the projected period, the market is expected to be driven by an increase in the number of surgical procedures and the incidence of hospital-acquired infections. Some of the major competitors in the market are working to improve the comfort and safety of the patient gowns by redesigning and modifying them. Similar measures are expected to drive segment expansion.

The patient gowns segment is anticipated to witness the fastest growth rate at a CAGR of 14.65% during the forecast period. Long-term patient admissions in hospitals and clinics need the use of patient gowns. They are typically constructed with designs and fabrics that aid with patient comfort and safety, and they are available in both reusable and disposable versions.

Over the projection period, an increase in initiatives by prominent market participants is expected to drive product demand. Medstar, for instance, teamed up with Care+Wear, a New York-based health-wear company that employed Parsons School of Design students to create unique patient gowns. Before going on the market, the manufacturer tested these robes in hospitals to ensure their quality.

Patient gowns are a necessary need in most admission scenarios; hence an increase in hospital admissions globally is likely to boost the market. Between 2016 and 2017, 16.5 million Finished Admission Episodes (FAEs) were reported, according to National Statistics UK.

Usability Insights

The disposable gowns segment led the market and accounted for more than 67.42% share of the global revenue in 2021. Disposable hospital gowns are a cost-effective solution because they are used only once. Disposable gowns are recommended over reusable gowns in terms of safety and quality. Using disposable gowns also saves money on the costs of washing, bleaching, and conditioning.

Disposable gowns are made from hypoallergenic and dermatological certified materials. Disposable gowns also serve to limit the danger of infection and contamination from one patient to the next. Over the projection term, all of these benefits are expected to help enhance segment growth.

The reusable gowns segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR of 12.97% during the forecast period. Liquid-resistant polyester or carbon fabric is used to make reusable gowns. They're biocompatible, tear-resistant, and highly sterilizable, and they can help prevent nosocomial infections and contaminated liquids from entering the hospital.

Over the projection period, rising occurrences of hospital-acquired infections are expected to enhance segment growth. According to WHO estimates, 7 out of every 100 hospitalized patients in rich economies and 10 out of every 100 hospitalized patients in developing economies would catch at least one healthcare-associated infection. Over the projected period, such cases are expected to have an impact on the segment growth.

Risk Type Insights

The high-risk gowns segment led the market and accounted for more than 28.56% share of the global revenue in 2021. During surgical and fluid-intensive procedures, high-risk hospital gowns can assist in guarding against germs and infectious diseases. High tensile strength, tear resistance, and breathability are all the features of these gowns. Over the forecast period, rising hospital admissions and research activities are expected to enhance segment growth.

Global Hospital Gowns Market share, by risk type, 2021 (%)

The minimal risk gowns segment is anticipated to witness the fastest growth rate of 13.75% during the forecast period. In basic care units, standard medical units, standard isolation, and as cover robes for visitors, as well as for research and academic purposes, minimal risk hospital gowns are utilized. They help prevent bacterial and fungal diseases.

Hepatitis B and C, Ebola hemorrhagic fever, and HIV are all transmitted by contact with tainted bodily fluids. Because of the nature of their employment, healthcare workers are exposed to such infections frequently. According to the Census Bureau, the healthcare industry employed around 20 million people in the U.S. in 2018.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market and accounted for over 31.60% share of global revenue in 2021. The demand for hospital gowns in North America is predicted to rise as the number of surgeries and healthcare personnel increases. By delivering improvements and adjustments, major market players in the region are attempting to boost the use of hospital gowns. Rising hospital-acquired infections are predicted to further drive the product demand.

Asia Pacific is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR of over 13.6% during the forecast period. Increased healthcare infrastructure development in this area, as well as the rising awareness about patient safety and sanitation needs, are projected to drive the growth. The majority of Indian hospitals use third-party contracts to manage their linen and laundry needs. As people become more aware of the necessity of maintaining hygiene in hospitals and its role in decreasing disease transmission, the demand for better linen clothes in hospitals has increased in this region.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The key players are focusing their resources on research and development to develop technologically advanced products to gain a competitive edge. They also engage in partnerships and mergers & acquisitions aiming to strengthen their product portfolio and manufacturing capacities and provide competitive differentiation. For instance, in 2018, Aramark acquired AmeriPride Services Inc. This initiative is expected to strengthen the company’s business and increase its client base. Some prominent players in the global hospital gowns market include:

  • Medline Industries, Inc.

  • Standard Textile Co., Inc.

  • Angelica Corporation

  • AmeriPride Services Inc.

  • 3M

  • Cardinal Health

Hospital Gowns Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2022

USD 4.8 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 12.8 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 12.88% from 2022 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Type, usability, risk type, end use ,region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Russia; Japan; China; India; Australia; South Korea; Brazil; Mexico; Colombia; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE

Key companies profiled

Medline Industries, Inc.; Standard Textile Co., Inc.; Angelica; AmeriPride Services Inc.; 3M; Cardinal Health.

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global hospital gowns market report based on type, usability, risk type, end use and region:

  • Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Surgical Gowns

    • Non-surgical Gowns

    • Patient Gowns

  • Usability Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Disposable Gowns

      • Low

      • Average

      • Premium

    • Reusable Gowns

      • Low

      • Average

      • Premium

  • Risk Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Minimal

    • Low

    • Moderate

    • High

  • End Use Outlook (Revenue USD Million; 2017 - 2030)
    • Hospital

    • Specialty Clinic

    • Others

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

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

      • Australia

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

      • Colombia

    • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

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