Menu ×


Social Distancing Gear Market Segmentation By Product Type [Top Wear {T-Shirts, Jackets and Others}, Bottom Wear {Denims, Trousers, Shorts and Others}, Overall Protective Wear {Personal Protective Equipment or PPE, Aprons and Others}, Accessories {Caps (Surgical Masks and Others), Goggles, Face Shields and Others} and Others] and By End User {Domestic and Commercial (Healthcare Specialists and Others)} – Global Demand Analysis and Opportunity Outlook 2028

  • Text Size:

Extensive insights into the Growth of Social Distancing Gear Market amidst COVID-19

Get the detailed impact analysis of COVID-19 that has disrupted the entire world and affected many industries.

Request Insights


  • April 2020: 3M announced a partnership with Cummins for increasing the production of high efficiency particulate filters for use in air purifying respirators of 3M on the back of rising demand for such equipment in the market which is widely affected by COVID-19 outbreak.

  • November 2019: Ansell Limited announced a partnership with ProGlove for ensuring compliance of right personal protective equipment in the workplace by developing hand protection solutions using technology.

Introduction to Social Distancing Gear Products

Social distancing gear products include a wide range of products and are designed to help individuals maintain social distancing norms. The term social distancing is defined as a preventive process to reduce physical contact with people, especially with those who are infected with a disease that can have community transmission by physical touch using different mediums. By following social distancing norms, the process helps to reduce the chances of spread of hazardous infections caused by the communicable disease. By wearing social distancing gear, an individual can prevent themselves from getting affected with the disease.

Pictorial Representation of Few Different Types of Social Distancing Gear

Market Size and Forecast

The global social distancing gear market is observing vibrant growth on account of increasing concern amongst individuals around the globe to protect themselves from global epidemic diseases that is known to destroy million of lives. Over the years, the sudden outbreak of epidemic diseases such as Spanish flu, Ebola virus and COVID-19 amongst others have raised the need amongst individuals to follow strict lifestyle processes that include social distancing, especially when the disease outbreak is at a higher point. In such situations, it is necessary for essential services provider to move ahead with their duties, which raises the need to wear protective equipment to avoid contamination. Additionally, during such a situation, strict rules are followed for normal day-to-day life activities, by maintaining social distancing norms, which also raises the need to wear social distancing gear to stay safe from getting contaminated to the diseases. Such factors are anticipated to contribute significantly towards the growth of the global social distancing gear market.

The global social distancing gear market is anticipated to record a robust CAGR throughout the forecast period, i.e. 2020-2028. The market is segmented by product type into top wear, bottom wear, overall protective wear, accessories and others. The overall protective wear segment is anticipated to hold the largest market share on account of rising demand from end user industries, such as the healthcare sector and the government bodies, including security personnel, who provide essential duties during such disease outbreaks. Additionally, growing exports of non-woven garments, such as PPEs and others is also anticipated to contribute to drive the growth of the segment in the global social distancing gear market. According to the statistics by the International Trade Centre, exports of garments which are made up of felt or are nonwovens, increased from USD 1831050 thousand in the year 2010 to USD 2388173 thousand in the year 2019. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD SAMPLE REPORT

Exports of Garments Made up of Felt or Nonwovens

Social Distancing Gear Market Share

Growth Drivers

Growing Demand for Social Distancing Gear from Government of Nations Worldwide

On 3rd of March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) shared a news release stating the shortage of personal protective equipment around the world backed by the growing global demand for protective equipment and further requested the industry and governments to raise the manufacturing of these necessities by 40% so that they can meet the worldwide demand.

Following the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) around the world, there is a rising demand for social distancing gear, such as PPE kits, as these kits are widely used by healthcare workers, who are the frontline warriors of the disease, for treating patients affected by the coronavirus disease. Coronavirus disease is a communicable disease, which is why, it is highly mandatory for healthcare workers to use disposable social distancing gear for their own safety. The increasing concern for the spread of the disease worldwide has raised the necessity amongst the government of nations around the world to deploy more number of healthcare workers, who are in need for such protective equipment to fight the disease, thereby influencing positively towards the growth of the global social distancing gear market. In a situation report shared by the World Health Organization, dated 28th of April 2020, 10:00 CEST, the total number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus disease outbreak stood to 2,954,222 numbers and 202,597 deaths worldwide.

COVID-19 Cases Reported In-Between 21 April, 2020

Increasing Fear Amongst Individuals Around the Globe for Pandemic Disease Outbreak

Throughout decades, the world has observed numerous pandemic and epidemic diseases, such as cholera, Ebola virus, influenza, COVID-19, yellow fever, poliomyelitis, meningitis, SARS, MERS-CoV and others, which has taken numerous lives around the world and has raised the necessity amongst individuals to take strict health precautions, including maintaining a safe distance from people by following social distancing norms. The fear from these communicable diseases has thereby raised the need to use social distancing gear, especially when external situations gradually start normalizing and imposed lockdowns are gradually lifted off. This transition phase requires individuals to take special precautions as there are high chances of contamination from the disease during the period. Such a factor is thereby anticipated to drive significantly the growth of the global social distancing gear market.


High cost of social distancing gears, especially during uncontrolled market situations on the period of the spread of an epidemic disease, coupled with problems in supply chain observed during impacted external environments are some of the factors anticipated to restraint the growth of the market.

Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis of the global social distancing gear market includes the following segments:

By Product Type

  • Top Wear
    • T-Shirts
    • Shirts
    • Jackets
    • Others
  • Bottom Wear
    • Denims
    • Trousers
    • Shorts
    • Others
  • Overall Protective Wear
    • Personal Protective Equipment or PPE
    • Aprons
    • Others
  • Accessories
    • Caps
    • Hair Masks
    • Face Masks
      • Surgical Masks
      • Respirators
      • Pollution Masks
      • Others
    • Goggles
    • Face Shields
    • Others
  • Others

By End User

  • Domestic
  • Commercial
    • Healthcare Specialists
    • Security Personnel
    • Others

By Region

On the basis of regional analysis, the global social distancing gear market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa region.

The North America social distancing gear market is anticipated to hold the largest market share on account of the presence of an established healthcare infrastructure as well as greater expenditure by the government of the nations in the region for such protective equipment, and is primarily driven by nations such as U.S. and Canada. Further, the market in Europe is anticipated to grow at a moderate pace on account of growing expenditure for research and developments by manufacturers of social distancing gear to develop advanced gear which are widely accepted by the consumers in the region. Moreover, the market in Asia Pacific region is anticipated to grow with a significant CAGR over the forecast period on account of the presence of a large number of population in nations such as China and India, which will raise the need for greater volume of social distancing gear to protect the large population.

The global social distancing gear market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis.
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis

Top Featured Companies Dominating the Market


Related Reports

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions

Copyright © 2021 Research Nester. All Rights Reserved