The global industrial sewing thread market size to cross USD 4 million by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 4.4% during the forecast period. The market is growing consistently on a YOY basis. Sewing thread is one of the most essential accessories for apparel and footwear manufacturing. The current consumption of sewing thread is not only limited to footwear and apparel but also is expanded to other textile products such as home interiors, automobile interior, technical textile. The increasing number of customers moving toward low-priced garments in developing and developed countries is another factor propelling market growth. Synthetic sewing threads dominant the market, which is growing at a promising CAGR. The rise in demand is driven by the growth of synthetic material in automobile, personal protective textile, home interior textile, and footwear industries. However, the application of cotton threads is growing with the increase in the awareness of eco-friendly textiles.
- Technical textiles, which are witnessing high adoption in medical and aerospace industries, have offered high growth opportunities for the global sewing thread market.
- The global natural thread segment is growing rapidly with the growing consumer awareness of natural fabric clothes.
- APAC is expected to observe the highest incremental growth in the apparel segment due to the growing demand for fashion clothing.
GLOBAL INDUSTRIAL SEWING THREAD MARKET SEGMENTATION
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INSIGHTS BY PRODUCT
The demand for synthetic threads has grown on account of the increased popularity of synthetic material-based apparel. The increasing application of synthetic threads in household decoration products and technical textile has also been driving the market. Nylon and polyester are preferred for synthetics and stretch knits as they have no shrinkage, offer high strength, and have excellent stretching abilities. Vinylon sewing threads are expected to hold high potential in the synthetic sewing thread segment. The material is witnessing popularity as its attributes are similar to natural sewing threads and can be used as a substitute for cotton in several applications such as textile and automobile.
Natural threads, which are made up of cotton, silk, linen, wool, and other organic material, contributed over 33% of the total industrial sewing thread market share in 2020. These are in high demand for the manufacturing of organic clothing. As the natural threads segment is growing with the increasing awareness of the environment, the demand for organic clothing is rapidly increasing in countries such as Sweden, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, Indian, Spain, the US, and among others. This demand is driven by the consumer’s interest in chemical-free fibers. Thus, the growing demand for organic clothing is likely to influence the demand for segment.
INSIGHTS BY APPLICATION
While natural threads are preferred for sewing and stitching and embroidery end-users, synthetic ones are majorly finding application in quilting and stitching. Cotton and polyester fibers are popular for sewing clothing, pillows, quilts, or crafts. Sewing has to be strong to endure high-speed stitching. China is the world's leading producer and exporter of both raw textiles and garments. The US is the leading producer and exporter of raw cotton. The demand for sewing threads in the sew & stitch segment in Europe is expected to experience a CAGR growth of approx. 5% during the forecast period.
The embroidery segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period. The demand for embroidery has increased in recent years because of the growing upper-middle-class population across the globe. The embroidery market is driven by urbanization and cultural changes in consumer lifestyles across the world. The shift in consumer preference toward fashion and the practice of buying fashionable outfits has fueled the embroidery segment. This segment is predominantly driven by the growth in the fashion industry around the globe. However, the market is majorly unorganized and unexplored.
INSIGHTS BY END-USER
Over the years, a major part of the textile and apparel industry has shifted from developed countries such as the US, the EU, and Japan to developing ones, especially to China, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. This has influenced the market growth of the APAC apparel market, with China and India expecting to surpass several developed markets in apparel consumption. The availability of low-cost manpower and the abundance of raw material in Asian countries are major factors, which are driving the shift. However, the demand for sewing threads for apparel manufacturing in Europe is also likely to grow during the forecast period.
The footwear & accessories segment is one of the fastest-growing end-user segments. The demand for sewing threads in footwear manufacturing in Europe is expected to witness incremental revenue growth of over $6 million during the forecast period. The rise in the number of working professionals, particularly women, has propelled the demand for formal and casual shoes. Further, the rise in fashion consciousness among women has boosted the demand for non-athletic footwear.
INSIGHTS BY GEOGRAPHY
APAC is the largest industrial sewing thread market across the world. Synthetic threads dominate the market with a revenue share of over 65%. The growing fashion trend is driving the market for textile production. The demand for personal protective clothing is also growing across the region from diverse industries, including pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, biotechnology, and chemicals, which is influencing the market growth. China is one of the largest textile markets followed by India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, and Vietnam. Moreover, there has been a shift in consumer behavior toward affordable and comfortable clothes, which result in the increasing demand for high-value fabrics such as viscose, silk, and cotton. The demand for home textile is also growing in the region, which is propelling the market for the sewing threads.
INSIGHTS BY VENDORS
Vendors have been highly focusing on developing sewing threads for technical textile for high performance and safety of personal protective clothing. Technical threads are used in outdoor textiles such as tents, lifting and restraints systems, and other composite materials used in automobiles. As the textile industry is growing, it has created potential growth opportunities for upcoming vendors. Companies are also focusing on partnerships such as acquisition and merger. These partnerships help companies to expand themselves geographically. In 2017, Coats acquired Patrick Yarn Mill, a high-performance engineered yarns manufacturer based in North Carolina in the US.
The industrial sewing thread market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry analysis with revenue and forecast insights for the following segments:
- Footwear & Accessories
- Home Interior
- Sew & Stitch
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa