Plastic apparel and clothing accessories find Europe as its one of the prominent market.
Europe is driving the plastic apparel market globally. Driving apparels in Europe primarily include the protective clothing and accessories such as motorcycle jackets, pants, shoes, including gloves, raincoats, aprons, belts and babies’ bibs but excluding headgear
Majorly these apparels remade from plastic polymers and fabrics as they are heavier, thicker, waterproof along with high collars, good quality zips, and closed pockets.
Factors Driving the Market:
- Strict safety regulations to use Jackets & other forms of protective clothing by the government of The European Countries.
- Growing popularity of motorsports has increased the sales of apparels & accessories as required, as a resulting sale of plastic material increase.
- Advantages (durability, wrinkle-free, moisture resistant etc) of using clothes and accessories made from plastic materials also fuel the sales
Growing Trends in the Market:
Protection gear apparels and accessories have become the new trends in European countries.
Demand for motorcycle shoes which use plastic & composite materials for protecting feet, legs and ankles in accidents and also have waterproof membrane lining to be used in wet weathers.
Increasing passion for motorsports in these countries is likely to enhance the sale of plastic materials in clothing segment for production of biker jackets, helmets, and other protection accessories.
Italy to remain the leading market in Europe
Among all The European Countries, Italy held the dominant market share in the overall market in 2016. It sold plastic apparel and accessories worth 18,123 thousand kilograms owing to its economic reforms, technological advancements and growing awareness towards safety.
Italy is further followed by Hungary and France selling plastic clothing worth 1849 thousand kg and 1496 thousand kg accordingly in 2016.
Other major countries selling these materials include Poland (814 thousand kg), Spain (284.1 thousand kg), Greece (182.2 thousand kg), Estonia (177.3 thousand kg), Czech Republic (124.4 thousand kg), Lithuania (103.2 thousand kg) and Denmark with (10.5 thousand kg).
Leading Players in Europe driving the Plastic Apparel Market:
Alpinestars S.p.A. (Italy), Dainese S.p.A. (Italy), Fox Head, Inc. (U.S.), Scott Sports SA (Switzerland) and ThorMX (U.S.) among others.