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Netted Fabrics Market Analysis Report By Material, By Product, By Application, By Region And Segment Forecasts From 2019 To 2025

Report ID: MN17619583  |  Published: April 2020  |  No of Pages: 80
Format: Electronic (PDF)  |  Industry: Consumer Goods

Industry Insights

The global netted fabrics market size was worth USD 262.3 million, in 2018. The market is expected to grow with a CAGR of 3.9% over the forecast period. Netted fabrics are one of the most stylish materials. They are processed by natural fibers such as cotton and silk. Netted fabrics can also be processed from synthetic fibers like nylon and polyester. Increasing demand for cozy and durable apparel is driving the market growth. Increasing the use of such materials in the fashion and sports industries is further bolstering its demand.

Netted fabrics are loosely woven fibers that have properties like stretch and breathability. Further, such fabrics can be dried up quickly and are used largely in sports clothing. Owing to the growing demand for these fabrics in sportswear, leading companies are focusing on the introduction of innovative products. Recently, in February 2019, British clothing brand Super dry opened a new store in Delhi, India.

United States netted fabrics market size

Netting is the latest trend in fashion, and it is getting traction across multiple platforms, right from London to Paris for the 2019 spring collection. Several celebrities and fashion designers feature in these shows. Thus, increasing the promotion of netting through international platforms and celebrated personalities will positively drive market growth over the forecast period.

Among different materials, polyester accounted for the largest market share with 37.9%, in 2018. The rising automotive industry is proliferating the growth of the polyester segment, as it is widely used in the manufacturing of seat covers. Polyester-made seat covers offer permeability, making them an ideal material for the sweat-proof cover.

However, the use of netted fabrics is decreasing in general apparel, which, in turn, is proving to be the major hindrance in market growth. Changing fashion trends and the high cost of netted materials are key reasons behind their decreasing use in general apparel. Further, the growing usage of organic materials in the fashion industry poses a major threat to market growth.

Material Insights

Among different materials, Nylon is estimated to grow at the fastest CAGR of 4.4% over the forecast period. The easy availability of Nylon fabrics and their extensive application in various products such as fishnet, tents, and backpacks are supplementing the netted fabrics. Nylons are also used in the manufacturing of running shorts and tights as sportswear.

Other materials are anticipated to hold over 25% of the market share, by 2025. These materials include natural fabrics like Dacron, cotton, and silk. Dacron is widely used as bandages in medical fields. In addition, it is used in the manufacturing of light sporting equipment, rope, bulletproof vests.

Product Insights

Among different products, tulle held the largest market share, in 2018 with a share of 38.1%. It is widely used in the clothing sector to manufacture various products such as dresses, wedding veils, ruffles, and others. Further, tulle is expected to grow with a significant CAGR over the forecast duration.

Fishnet, on the other hand, is expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 4.3% throughout the forecast period. It is made up of synthetic fibers and has elasticity. Majorly, it is used in the manufacturing of fishing nets, bodysuits, hosiery, and other similar stretchable products. Popular brands such as H&M and Victoria Secrets use this material to make beachwear for women.

Other products segment include filet and bobbinet. These materials are comparatively popular in European countries such as France and the United Kingdom. Bobbinet is a thin net expensive fabric used to make bridal wear, curtains, and lingerie.

Application Insights

Among different applications, the clothing segment is projected to grow the fastest at a CAGR of 4.3% during the forecast years. Owing to changing trends in the fashion industry, the demand for knitted fabrics has increased significantly. Manufacturers are focusing on designing dresses and related accessories to keep up with the ongoing trend. This factor is positively affecting the market growth.

Global netted fabrics market share

Another major application driving the market is the use of netted fabrics in bulletproof jackets for defense purposes. Further, the demand for comfortable sportswear is on the rise, which, in turn, fueling the growth of the netted fabrics market. Considering the growing demand from the sports fraternity, leading players are competing with each other for dominance. Players such as Adidas, Nike, and Puma are making sportswear using mesh fabric for all gender.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific is projected to grow with a CAGR of 4.5% over the forecast years. Increasing demand for designer-made clothes is supplementing the growth in the region. Various designer brands such as Sabyasachi, Anita Dongre, Needledust, and others have emerged in recent years. Further, the increasing number of manufacturers and increasing consumers’ spending on designer dresses are likely to propel market growth shortly.

North America occupied the largest share with over 30%, in 2018. The presence of a large number of shoes & curtain industry and increasing demand for luggage & bags are supplementing the region’s growth. The United States held over 60% of the market, in 2018 and it is expected to be the major contributor to the region’s growth.

The Middle East and Africa are anticipated to witness a CAGR of 4.5% throughout the forecast years. Countries such as Saudi Arabia and UAE are driving this demand owing to a huge population of Muslim women wearing the netted hijab. Moreover, growing people’s participation in various sports is leading to a rise in demand for sportswear, which is, in turn, driving the market growth.

COVID-19 Impact analysis

Netted fabrics market has been negatively affected owing to the outbreak of COVID-19. The production of netted fabrics is largely dependent on the availability of raw materials such as polyester and nylon. However, with the subsequent imposition of lockdowns across different parts of the world, netted fabrics production has dipped considerably. In addition, the pandemic has changed consumer preferences as people are reluctant to purchase tulle made up of netted fabric owing to the rescheduling and cancellation of various public events including weddings. However, over the next few years, the demand for tulle is expected to surge, which, in turn, is projected to drive the market growth.

Netted Fabrics Market Share Insights

Owing to the presence of leading players such as Taconic, Snyder Manufacturing, Inc., Jason Mills, Ultraflexx, Birdair, Fiberflon, and Stannek Netting, the market is moderately fragmented. Various players including both small and large are competing with each other in terms of prices and quality. The market is unorganized with few players leading across different regions. Product differentiation is the key factor and manufacturers are investing in research and development to enlarge their product portfolio.

Report Scope 



The base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2015 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million & CAGR from 2019 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, and Middle East & Africa

Report coverage        

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Country Scope

U.S., France, U.K., India, China, Brazil, and Saudi Arabia

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2015 to 2025. For this study, Million Insights has segmented the global netted fabrics market report based on material, product, application, and region:

• Material Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)
    • Nylon
    • Polyester
    • Others

• Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)
    • Tulle
    • Fishnet
    • Others

• Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)
    • Clothing
    • Utility

• Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)
    • North America
        • U.S.
    • Europe
        • France
        • U.K
    • the Asia Pacific
        • China
        • India
    • Central & South America
        • Brazil
    • Middle East & Africa
        • Saudi Arabia

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