During the five years to 2014, the Fabric, Craft and Sewing Supplies Stores industry is slowly rebounding from recessionary lows. Improvement in consumer confidence and an anticipated increase in disposable income has helped industry revenue grow, and an increased interest in do-it-yourself (DIY) fashion has encouraged consumers to purchase more fabric and craft supplies. In the five years to 2019, the continued rise in discretionary spending by consumers will promote revenue growth, and the aging baby boomer demographic is also expected to support industry demand. In addition, external competition is expected to decrease over the five-year period, although operators will still experience competition from the expansion of e-commerce and online auction websites.
Operators in this industry primarily retail sewing and craft supplies, fabrics, patterns, yarns, needlework accessories, seasonal decorations and sewing machines. Stores that sell sewing machines with other household appliances are excluded from this industry.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.