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Rapid Urbanization to Fuel Nonwoven Furniture Construction Sheeting Usage


Rapid Urbanization to Fuel Nonwoven Furniture Construction Sheeting Usage

Nonwovens are prominently used in home furnishings and textile industries owing to their numerous benefits like dimensional stability, durability, color stability, uniformity, strength, etc. In the construction sector, nonwoven fabrics are used for making wall coverings, furniture textiles, floor coverings, upholstery.

With such a wide utility spectrum in interior designing, the nonwoven furniture construction sheeting market share is bound to proliferate over the forecasted timeframe.  Rapid urbanization and increased disposable incomes have improved the lifestyles of people living in the developed regions. This has increased the demand for aesthetic and safe home decors, both of which can be provided using nonwoven furniture sheets.

Their strength and comfortability make nonwovens a preferred choice over other traditional materials. This increased emphasis on interior designing coupled with growing consumer awareness regarding safety will possibly boost the sales of nonwoven furniture construction sheets.

To further add about nonwovens, these fabrics can be easily slit, sewn, trimmed, and clamped which helps to be used as per consumer’s requirement. They also provide antiallergic and antimicrobial characteristics. Considering the growing awareness amongst consumers regarding hygiene standards, these characteristics might prove beneficial, possibly increasing the demand for nonwoven furniture sheets.

The North America region is predicted to showcase significant growth numbers over the forecasted timeframe. There is a soaring demand for high-quality home furnishing and with the presence of major nonwoven manufacturers in the region, it is bound to proliferate substantially.

On the other hand, the Asia Pacific region is anticipated to witness significant growth in demand by 2026. This can be credited to the growing construction business in the region. Developing countries like India and China are initiating residential and non-residential construction projects at a rapid rate to meet the needs of the ever-increasing population. These initiatives can prove fruitful to the nonwoven furniture construction sheeting market as consumers in the region have rising disposable incomes and are getting aware regarding indoor furniture enhancements.

Meanwhile, the environment-friendliness of nonwoven furniture sheets be helpful for the market to gain traction in Europe owing to increased levels of pollution and growing demand for cost-effective construction materials.

Manufacturers of the nonwoven furniture sheets are devising plans to strengthen their market positions by acquiring or merging with other players. For instance, Fibertex Nonwovens successfully acquired an advanced spunlace production site in South Carolina. They have gained over 20 acres of industrial landmass, which can help them expand their production capacity in the region.

Furthermore, Fitesa has heavily invested in a site at South Carolina that will produce the highly advanced Reicofil 5 spunbonded nonwovens, starting from 2022. Such business ventures will prove beneficial for the proliferation of the nonwoven furniture construction sheeting market.


Fashion Retailers & Brands will need to Adapt As the Industry Emerges from the Pandemic 

The coronavirus pandemic has thrown the entire industry into crisis. Beyond its tragic human cost, the disruption inflicted on businesses has been unprecedented. Footfall has disappeared from the high street as people practice social distancing, while demand for non-essential products such as fashion has dwindled.

With international flights grounded and much of Europe and the United States on lockdown, boutiques are concerned about how they will shift this season’s summer dresses and beachwear. Likewise, small independent fashion brands are apprehensive about retail sell-through and how their stockist partners will be able to pay their invoices.

For many businesses, innovation will be key to getting through this extremely challenging time. The government has laid out plans to help businesses with schemes such as loans and grants. However, this type of aid will only stretch so far.

Some boutiques are taking drastic measures to reach their customers. Several closed their bricks-and-mortar stores early on, deciding to concentrate on their online offering to ride out the storm. Meanwhile, those retailers without an online presence have been thinking outside of the box. Some have locked their doors for one-to-one appointments while others are conducting telephone consultations on FaceTime and personal shopping sessions via WhatsApp.

But selling to customers is just one part of retailing. Buying for the store and its shoppers is just as critical for sustaining a profitable business. Trade shows, buying trips and fashion shows are a fundamental part of the chain – and we have already seen many cancellations since the outbreak began to take hold. Will the pandemic be over when brands re-open their order books for SS21?

Forward ordering is another concern for many small independent retailers right now. With sales of SS20 season stock now under threat, many are worried about AW20 orders written just weeks ago arriving in July and August. If they decide to cancel now, what happens if sales begin to pick up and they’re left with empty rails? Likewise, if they don’t cancel, will they end up with surplus stock that they can’t pay for?

For many, using budgets to buy in-season offers a straightforward solution. Because when the panic subsides and sales begin to pick up – which they inevitably will – ensuring that stores have the right stock in place for shoppers will once again be paramount.

B2B fashion marketplaces such as TradeGala will become increasingly important for retailers. Effectively removing the need to travel or visit trade shows and showrooms, buyers can browse multiple brands online and place orders directly. The brands on the site offer in-season delivery, meaning retailers can order what they need as and when they need it. Plus, it’s easy to check live stock at a glance so buyers can see exactly what’s available with just a few clicks – minimizing any concern surrounding supply chains.

For brands, TradeGala is offering free registration during this crisis period to offer time to prepare for when the market revives. The marketplace is also building its international following of buyers, allowing labels to reach buyers in markets that are less affected by the crisis to help minimize the drop in sales.

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the world and the retail sector needs to adapt in order to survive. There is a challenging time ahead, but retailers and brands are working together in new and effective ways. More than ever before, it’s time to support each other. And if there’s one thing this industry is good at it’s triumphing over adversity.