Protective Clothing On The Rise

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Fibre2Fashion takes a look at the evolution, future and reasons for the growth of protective clothing market.

The future of clothing is functional. And protective apparel are the best functional clothes known so far. Everyone loves the advanced functionalities of protective wear. Brands, retailers, consumers, industries, and even governments, all are embracing protective wear like never before. As today's generation is more conscious of safety and wellness, protective wear is gradually becoming a priority.

Protective clothes were invented to protect people and products from any environmental hazard or uncertainty. Most industrial wear are protective, and in some industries protective wear is a necessity. Industries like food, oil and gas, construction and manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, firefighting, and law enforcement and military have made protectivewear mandatory. The materials used to make protective gears include aramid and blends, polyolefin and blends, polybenzimidazole, laminated polyesters and cotton fibre.

In recent years, an immense growth in the global protective clothing market has been witnessed. The market value of protective clothing in 2015 was $8,003 million and is expected to reach $10,211 million by 2022. Allied Market Research projects a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.6 per cent for the sub-sector between 2016 and 2022 and estimates that the aramid and blends segment would generate the highest revenue throughout the forecast period.