The global market for childrenswear is projected to reach $239 billion by 2023. The five-year growth of 40% in childrenswear outpaces growth in overall apparel, projected at 27% from 2018-2023. Markets in Asia will see the largest growth, as parents purchase fashionable clothing for their children. In addition to these in-store experiences, online tools allow children and their parents to browse and buy clothing together.
The childrenswear shopping journey is marked by negotiation between parent and child, especially as children age and develop a growing sense of personal style. Beyond these struggles, parents look for clothes that will be comfortable for their children and will last – and they rate cotton highest in these attributes. Brands and retailers can help parents by providing comfortable childrenswear for their opinionated kids.