Secondhand Apparel Market – Consumers have Become Increasingly Interested in Eco-Friendly Clothing Options

The global secondhand apparel  is estimated at US$ 71,225.6 million in 2022 and is projected to expand at a prolific CAGR of 14.8% from 2022 to 2032, reaching a valuation of US$ 282,748.6 million by 2032. Growing popularity of secondhand apparel among general masses due to their less expensive nature and better quality is a key factor driving demand for secondhand apparel in the market.

Consumers have become increasingly interested in eco-friendly clothing options. Focus on sustainability and higher degree of consciousness have propelled the secondhand apparel market growth. Even as restrictions implemented amid COVID-19 cause supply-chain disruptions, the market is expected to register year on year growth at 4.8% in 2021.

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The presence of companies such as ThredUP and Poshmark that cater to the demand for inexpensive and ecological alternatives to new clothes will push growth in the coming years. The expansion of online distribution channels also will bode well.

To retain clients, numerous fashion retailers are implementing recycling initiatives and releasing new collections of clothing made from eco-friendly fibers. Increasing consumer awareness of online resale platforms and fast-growing online start-ups offer pre-owned branded and designer goods and rental ethnic wear.Request Sample Report@ https://www.futuremarketinsights.com/reports/sample/rep-gb-11161

Key Takeaways from the Secondhand Apparel Market Study

  • Shirts & t-shirts are expected to hold a market share 29% in 2021 owing to changing consumer preference with an expanding working woman labour force.
  • Online retailing is likely to remain a lucrative channel of distribution over the forecast period with a 18.7% CAGR owing to the wider choice of products.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa will dominate MEA accounting for more than 50% of the value share through the end of 2031, owing to the popularity of used clothes.
  • Pakistan accounts for more than 40% of secondhand apparel sales in South Asia, owing to the presence of a large lower socio-economic consumer base.
  • Guatemala leads in the Latin America accounting for over 30% value share through the forecast period.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Market:

Consumers are not just buying fewer non-essential items, but they are also buying higher-quality clothing rather than cheap and disposable options. Customers have also transitioned from offline to online shopping options.

During the COVID-19 crisis, e-commerce has been dominant and retailers have invested in an online presence. Prior to the shutdown, internet retailers devised interim methods for the sales of their wares online.

The secondhand apparel market has been hampered by a labour shortage in the industry. Reduced transactions over viral transmission fears are have also caused issues in the short term.

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Who is Winning?

Key players in the secondhand apparel market are aiming for strategic collaborations and other marketing strategies to expand their business and attract a larger customer base.

Some of the key players present in the secondhand apparel market are ThredUp Inc., The RealReal, Patagonia Inc., Poshmark, StockX, Vinted, eBay Inc., Micolet, Thrift+, Tradesy Inc., Chikatex, HunTex Recycling Kft, A&E Used Clothing Corporation, Mobacotex, Percentil. Maroc among others.

Secondhand Apparel Market by Category

By Sector:

  • Resale
  • Traditional Thrift Stores and Donations

By Product Type:

  • Dresses & Tops
  • Shirts & T-shirts
  • Sweaters, Coats & Jackets
  • Jeans & Pants
  • Others

By Target Population:

  • Men
  • Women
  • Kids

By Sales Channel:

  • Wholesalers/Distributors
  • Hypermarkets/Supermarkets
  • Multi-brand Stores
  • Independent Small Stores
  • Departmental Stores
  • Online Retailers
  • Others

By Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)