Apparel Resources met some of the top Indian garment exporters in the kidswear section and compiled a list of defining trends shaping the children’s wear market.
The kidswear market continues to enjoy a dynamic growth across product categories, deeming it one of the fastest growing segments in the apparel and footwear sectors.
In the recent times, the segment has come to account for almost 12 per cent of the entire apparel industry. However, in the last five years, its demand has outperformed both men’s and women’s categories.
At the recently concluded three-day India International Garment Fair 2018, where buyers and exporters get a chance to enter long-held business agreements, we went on to analyse and report Top Trend Directions and Demands from international apparel buyers for the upcoming Fall/Winter 2018 and Spring/Summer 2019 seasons.
A strong potential across unisex styles and performance fabrics emerged as a nouveau trend across product categories for both boys and girls.
All over, prints seem to be the favourite, closely followed by yarn-dyed stripes in a white and blue colourway. It was also observed that ruffles and frills are experiencing a slow demise with buyers opting for more refined cuts and a focus on varied techniques.
In terms of colours, soft pastels and whites dominate the European and American markets with a strong tilt towards vacation inspired clothing.