The global adaptive clothing market was valued at US$ 278.87 billion in 2017, according to Adaptive Clothing Market Report, by Product Type (Adaptive Dresses, Adaptive Tops & Pants, and Others) and by End User (Geriatric Population, and Disabled Adults & Children) by Region (North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, and Africa).
The adaptive clothing market is projected to reach US$ 392.67 Billion by 2026, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.1% during the forecast period. Key players in the market are focused on offering special adaptive clothes for people suffering from the Alzheimer’s disease. Children, adults, and older adults suffering from such diseases may prefer adaptive clothing as they are designed to prevent Alzheimer’s patients from disrobing their clothes. Manufactures that especially offer clothes for Alzheimer’s patients include, Silvert’s Adapting Clothing and Footwear, Buck and Buck, Designed to Care and iCare, and others. Furthermore, increasing research & developments activities pertaining to adaptive clothing is expected to propel the market growth.
For instance, in 2014, a study published by Society of Fashion and Textile Industry in Korea focused on developing adaptive clothing for dementia patients with increased psychological protection and comfort. The Korean researcher collected eight pieces of adaptive clothing, specifically designed for dementia patients, which are sold in the Korean and overseas market. The adaptive clothes available for dementia patients were jumpsuits. The research concluded that the adaptive clothing increases the emotional and psychological satisfaction in the dementia patients.
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Key Trends and Analysis of the Adaptive Clothing Market:
- Among end users, disabled adults and children segment is anticipated to significant market share in the global adaptive clothing market in 2017. Demand for adaptive clothing has increased from disabled adults and children due to wide range of stylish adaptive clothes offered by manufactures. For instance, in 2017, Runway of Dreams and Tommy Hilfiger partnered to offer adaptive clothing for adults and children with disabilities. Furthermore, in 2017, Cat & Jack Brand expanded its business line of adaptive clothes, which includes pajamas and bodysuits. These adaptive clothes have hidden abdominal openings. The abdominal openings are crucial for the people who use gastronomy tubes. The company also offers sensory friendly adaptive clothing with zippers, which are worn the back or front.
Key Takeaways of the Market:
- North America accounted for a market share of 46% in 2017 in the global adaptive market. The U.S. accounted for the highest market share in North America adaptive clothing market in 2017. This is owing to high rate of disabled people in the country.
- According to the American Community Survey (ACS), the percentage of people with disabilities in the U.S. population has increased to 12.8% in 2016 from 11.9% in 2010. Furthermore, according to ACS, in 2016, around 51.0% of the working population, aged 18-64 in the U.S. suffer from some kind of disabilities. In addition to this, around 7.3% of the U.S. population aged 5-17 suffer from some kind of disabilities. Thus, increasing disabilities amongst the U.S. population is fueling demand for adaptive clothing.
- Major player operating in the global adaptive clothing market include, Silvert’s Adaptive Clothing & Footwear, Izzy Camilleri, NBZ Apparel International, Able2Wear, Adaptions By Adrian, Professional fit Clothing, Adaptive Clothing Showroom, Creation Comfort, Buck & Buck and PVH Corp., and others.