The baby and children clothing industry include manufacturing, designing and retailing of children’s clothes. These clothes include outerwear, nightwear, innerwear, socks and tights designed for babies and children. The global baby and children wear market is classified according to age into infant wear, toddler wear and kids wear. Infant wear refers to clothing designed for infants between the ages of 1 month to 12 months. Toddler wear is designed for children between one to three years of age and kids wear is made for children of aged between three and ten years.
The global baby & children clothing market is witnessing a trend of innovative designs and patterns in children’s clothing and accessories. Consumers are ready to accept innovative use of colours and fancy patterns in place of traditional bright colours such as pink, yellow and light blue. Baby and children products are incorporated with fashionable patterns and licensed movie and cartoon content. Stylish prints, colours and designs are being adopted for functional and need-based accessories like mittens, socks, bibs and hairbands. In addition, adult fashion designs and styles are also influencing the design and patterns of baby fashion accessories.
Baby and children wears are required to be simple, safe, easy to put on and take off, comfortable and comparatively loose. The fabric materials used in different types of children wear are mostly universal. Casual wear clothes mostly make use of knitted fabrics. Cotton, sail cloth, gabardine and gingham are majorly used for summer wears, whereas, double knits, corduroys and velveteen are preferred for cold weather. Though wool has been preferred in some markets, fleece is becoming popular for outerwear as it is easy to wash and dries quickly.
The baby and children clothing industry is highly fragmented and competitive because of presence of many international and local players. The industry revolves around three main segments: Individual or buyers, wholesalers & manufacturers and the retailers.
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