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Household Textile & Soft Furnishing Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Household Textile & Soft Furnishing Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C13.920 | Dec 2016

Soft landing: The industry is expected to perform well, despite uncertainty

IBISWorld’s Household Textile & Soft Furnishing Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
John Cotton Group Limited John Cotton Group Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Firms in the Household Textile and Soft Furnishing Manufacturing industry manufacture a wide range of household textiles, soft furnishings and canvas goods. The challenging economic environment, coupled with competitive pressure from imports, weighed on the industry at the start of the five-year period through 2016-17. Low consumer confidence caused the industry to shrink by 9.8% in 2012-13. The UK economy has improved considerably in 2014-15, with growth in consumer confidence and a sharp fall in unemployment giving revenue a boost. Overall, the industry is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 1.9% over the five years through 2016-17... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The North West

The industry is heavily concentrated in northern regions of the United Kingdom, particularly in the North West of England. A traditional textile manufacturing base in the United Kingdom, the North West, is estimated to account for 14.5% of industry establishments in 2016-17. There are many household textile and soft furnishing products manufacturers in the region, producing a wide range of pillows, blankets, duvets, bed linen, bathroom linen and canvas products. However, the industry has declined in the region over the past few decades due to rising competition from imports, which has forced the closure of some domestic manufacturing facilities. This trend has not been confined to the North West, though.

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What is the Household Textile & Soft Furnishing Manufacturing Industry?

Firms in this industry manufacture a wide range of household textiles, soft furnishings and canvas goods from a variety of materials.

Industry Products
Curtains and textile blindsArticles of beddingFurnishing articles, blankets and rugsCanvas goods
Industry Activities
Manufacturing blankets and rugsManufacturing bed and table linenManufacturing quilts, eiderdowns, pillows, sleeping bags and similar articlesManufacturing dust cloths, dishcloths and similar articlesManufacturing cushions, pouffes, furniture covers, curtains and blindsManufacturing tarpaulins, camping goods, sails and sacksManufacturing car and machine coversManufacturing flags, banners and pennantsManufacturing life jackets, parachutes and other textile products

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