In recent years we have witnessed a phenomenon that is repeated in many cities in the world: sewing classes proliferate and people are more interested in learning to sew. The global sewing machine market is expanding at a yearly growth rate of 4% and the global sewing machine market size will grow by USD 11.53 billion during 2018-2022 (Source: Technavio).
There is also a notable increase in the interest of younger people to learn to sew. For example, just in Spain, a study from Idealo reveals the demand for sewing machines among users aged 25 to 34 increased 15% from 2017 to 2019. However, it is consumers aged 45 to 64 who accumulate the bulk of the demand (51.26%).
Concern for the environmental impact of the textile industry is one of the reasons behind the seam boom. Garment production is the second most polluting industry in the world, just behind oil. Due to the greater social awareness about the need for environmental care and the reduction of our carbon footprint, there are many consumers who bet on fleeing the so-called “fast fashion”, that is, serial production and the low cost of garments
Saving is undoubtedly another key point when deciding to buy a sewing machine. Patching, fixing and transforming clothes is an alternative that allows us to extend the useful life of our wardrobe and not have to invest in the purchase of new clothes.
What are your reasons for sewing? 🙂