Workwear is one of the 6 sectors of Expoprotection's Occupational and Industrial Risks area. It brings together all the major players in the sector in a space dedicated to work and protection clothing.
A unique offer representative of the market
- Accessories (hats, caps, belts, ties, scarves, shawls, bags…)
- Consultancy / Research / Design Offices
- Workwear distributors
- Components / Fibres / Materials
- Marking and personalization
- Medias / Institutions / Associations
- Services (stock management, clothing rental, cleaning, maintenance…)
- Corporate clothing
- Work clothing
- Protective clothing
- Promotional / Special events clothing
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are intermediaries or suppliers
Partners of the sector
“Expoprotection is an essential meeting and exchange place on a European scale to highlight the innovations resulting from the research activities of the ENSAIT GEMTEX laboratory in the field of protection and comfort. ”
“Expoprotection is an essential meeting place for discovering innovations and exchanging on tomorrow's issues with the actors of the textile industry of professional clothing and uniforms. ”
Focus on the Workwear market
The workwear sector is above all linked to the dynamism of industry, construction, certain market services (hotels/restaurants, transportation), health and the public sectors. In many cases, it makes it possible to distinguish one profession from another. The use of work clothing has been extended to other sectors to meet their new needs: reflecting a company image, a brand image; enhancing the valorization of the employee and asserting their belonging to the company. The global market for work clothing represented 7 billion euros in 2018.
Work clothing is subject to laws that regulate its use. In addition, it must comply with extremely strict safety standards.
The workwear sector in France is highly compartmentalized: it includes many players, suppliers, contractors and many distinct segments. Its distribution is therefore very diversified.
There are several categories of professional clothing, each responding to a particular need:
- Protective clothing, known as PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
- Classic work clothes
- Image clothing (uniforms)
- High-visibility, retro-reflective and weather-proof clothing
- Antistatic and fire resistant equipment
Sales in the French professional clothing market are close to €600 million, half of which is attributed to protective clothing (PPE). In France, nearly 8 million people wear professional clothing, i.e. one third of the working population.
Get in touch with Marta to learn more about the Workwear sector
Workwear, components and accessories and hand protection
Tel. : +33 (0)1 47 56 21 27