There is a substantial effect of a pandemic on the fashion which is expected to be around natural, durable and biodegradable material from now. The customers are most focused on the sustainability in eco-friendly fashion.

43 percent of Indians have delayed purchasing clothes in the outbreak, says a report.

The research report titled “A Brave New World”, was conducted by Liva, an ingredient fabric brand from the house of Aditya Birla Group, in association with MRM, the digital arm of Mccann World Group, to understand the mindset of consumers and to help its partner brands and other industry stakeholders.

The study has a sample size of 440 Indians of which 80 percent are female between the ages of 18 – 55 years. The findings are around how the world has changed given the pandemic scenario and how the fashion industry as a whole is going to evolve. Divided into three broad categories, it also talks about how the lockdown has changed our lives and how brands have reacted to it, what the consumer sentiments will be post lockdown and how brands will move forward.

Contrary to the popular belief that online shopping is on the rise, the data clearly indicated that 30 percent of the customers said they are actually not shopping online. In addition to that, 40 percent of the consumers also said they will be delaying clothing purchases as well as vacations. Given the low sentiments, purchases will now be need- driven and not want-driven.

The fashion industry as a whole came together to support the cause of staying indoors and saluting the front line workers in order to not lose touch with their end consumers on social media. Social Media consumption has been higher than ever with 49 percent of the people stating it as their go-to solution for boredom.