Apparel Accessories Manufacturing Report Summary

SIC Codes: 2323 2339 2353 2381 3161 3171
NAICS Codes: 315990 316992 316998

Chapters Include

  • Industry Overview
  • Quarterly Industry Update
  • Business Challenges
  • Trends and Opportunities
  • Call Preparation Questions
  • Financial Information
  • Industry Forecast
  • Website and Media Links
  • Glossary of Acronyms

Apparel Accessories Manufacturing Industry Overview

Excerpt from Apparel Accessories Manufacturing Report

Companies in this industry manufacture apparel accessories such as hats, gloves, scarves, neckties, and belts. Major companies include BIOWORLD, Bollman Hat Company, New Era Cap, and Randa Accessories (all based in the US), as well as Hermes (France), Mainland Headwear (Hong Kong), and Mulberry Group (the UK).

Competitive Landscape

Demand is determined by consumer tastes and the level of consumers' discretionary income. The profitability of companies depends in part on effectively controlling the costs of manufacturing, both in the US and internationally. Smaller companies can compete effectively by specializing. The US industry is concentrated: the top 50 companies account for about 80% of sales.

Products, Operations & Technology

Major products include men's ties, which account for 25% of sales; and gloves and mittens, which account for 12%. Other products include hats, belts, scarves, suspenders, aprons, and apparel trimmings and findings.

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