Outdoor Fabric Market: Introduction

Outdoor fabrics are manufactured by various synthetic fibers, polyester, rubber, olefin, and various types of cotton. Outdoor fabrics have various properties to withstand different conditions because they are exposed to several elements such as rain, moisture, mold, rust, warping, and, UV rays. Outdoor fabrics are textile materials that are used in various sectors such as chemicals, healthcare, automotive & transportation, outdoor furniture, marine, fire protection, defense, and household. In terms of type, outdoor fabrics can be classified as home and contract fabrics, apparel fabrics, accessories and equipment fabrics, medical fabrics, industrial fabrics, and specialty fabrics.

Key Drivers of the Outdoor Fabric Market

  • Rise in demand for outdoor fabrics can be attributed to an increase in demand for specialty apparel and accessories such as sportswear, as the fabrics used in these apparel are lightweight, waterproof, wind-resistant, abrasion-resistant, and provide protection against ultraviolet rays.
  • Rise in interest among individuals in outdoor furniture is fueling the demand for outdoor fabrics such as solar screen fabrics and home furnishing fabrics. Fabrics used in these sectors are acrylic fabrics and olefin fabrics, which have the property to resist mold, water, and mildew, and can withstand rubbing and tearing.
  • Rapid advances in technology witnessed in the medical sector has provided ample opportunities to key manufacturers to market their products, such as gowns, bedsheets, and other garments, across the globe. Huge demand for masks and PPEs due to the COVID-19 pandemic has also fueled the global outdoor fabric market. 
  • Textilene fabric made of PVC-coated polyester is designed to reduce heat transfer, reduce the glare and harmful UV rays, and is also Flame resistant and fade resistant. These fabrics are used in the defense and fire protection industry for making protective clothing such as firefighter clothing, bomb disposal crew clothing, insulation panels, seat, and other defense equipment. Government regulations regarding the safety of employees at the workplace are the driving the demand for outdoor fabric in the global market.

Restraints of Global Outdoor Fabric Market

  • Restrictions of movement and stringent government guidelines due to COVID-19 pandemic hamper the outdoor fabric market
  • Volatility in costs of raw materials is a major restraint of the outdoor fabric market
  • Harmful chemicals added to these fabrics, which can harm the individual health and cause skin irritation, are expected to hinder the market

North America to Hold Major Share of Global Outdoor Fabric Market

  • North America holds a major share of the global outdoor fabric owing to technological advancement and high investment in the region. Expansion of marine and auto industries is also a key factor further fueling the market in North America.
  • The market in Asia Pacific is estimated to expand at a higher growth rate in the next few years due to a rise in urbanization and an increase in the demand for outdoor furniture and change in the lifestyle of individuals in the region
  • The textile sector in Europe witnessed a decline in production because of globalization of the economy and the migration of Europe-based organizations outside Europe. However, some of the key players present in this region are focusing more on innovation and environmentally friendly fabrics, which is projected to fuel the market in the next few years.

Key Manufacturers of Outdoor Fabric:

  • 3M Company
  • Eastex Products, Inc.
  • Gary Manufacturing, Inc
  • Jason Mills, LLC
  • Low & Bonar PLC
  • Maine-Lee Technology Group
  • Revolution Fabrics
  • Saint Gobain S.A.
  • Sattler USA
  • Sunbrella

Key manufacturers of the outdoor fabric market are focusing on innovations and development of the fabric which can withstand extreme wear and tear and to make the fabric more strong. Key players are also focusing on recycled fabrics to make environmentally friendly products. The major strategy of key players is to expand their business across the globe through various joint ventures, new investments, and acquisitions.

Global Outdoor Fabric Market: Research Scope

Global Outdoor Fabric Market, by Product Type

  • Home and Contract Textiles
    • Solar Screen Fabric
    • Outdoor Furniture Fabric
    • Home Furnishing Fabric
    • Specialty Fabric
  • Apparel Fabrics
    • Sports Wear
    • Active Wear
  • Accessories and Equipment Fabrics
    • Bags
    • Luggage
    • Backpacks
    • Tents
    • Others (Body Bags, etc.)
  • Medical Fabrics
    • Gowns
    • Drapes
    • Bedsheets
    • Masks
    • PPEs
    • Others (Medical Garments, etc.)
  • Industrial fabrics
  • Specialty Fabrics
    • Transport Mesh
    • Horse Rug Mesh
    • Pool Fence Mesh
    • Hurricane Protection
    • Shoe Application
    • Others (Car Covers, Boat Covers, etc.)

Global Outdoor Fabric Market, by Fabric Type

  • Polymer Coated Fabrics
  • Fire Resistant
  • Smart Textiles
  • Weather Resistant
  • Others (UV Protection, etc.)

Global Outdoor Fabric Market, by Raw Material

  • Polyester
  • Nylon
  • Vinyl
  • Acrylics
  • Cotton
  • Others (Rayon, etc.)

Global Outdoor Fabric Market, by Price

  • Low
  • Medium
  • High

Global Outdoor Fabric Market, by Usability

  • Single Use
  • Multiple Use

Global Outdoor Fabric Market, by Industry Vertical

  • Automotive & Transportation
  • Chemicals
  • Defense
  • Marine
  • Healthcare
  • Fire Protection Production
  • Household
  • Others (Hospitality, etc.)

Global Outdoor Fabric Market, by Distribution channel

  • Online
  • Offline
    • Direct Sales
    • Indirect Sales

Global Outdoor fabric Market, by Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East and Africa
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of South America

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