Apparel Manufacturing Report Summary

SIC Codes: 2251 2252 2253 2254 2311 2321 2322 2323 2325 2326 2331 2335 2337 2339 2341 2353 2369 2371 2381 3021 3142 3143 3144 3149
NAICS Codes: 315110 315190 315210 315220 315240 315280 315990 316210

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Apparel Manufacturing Industry Overview

Excerpt from Apparel Manufacturing Report

Companies in this industry manufacture garments made from purchased fabric and from fabric they produce themselves. Major companies include Hanesbrands, Levi Strauss, PVH, Ralph Lauren, Under Armour, and VF Corporation (all based in the US), along with Michael Kors (based in Hong Kong) and Prada (Italy).

Competitive Landscape

Apparel manufacturers compete on both price and fashion. Under many supply agreements, customers can cancel orders or return unwanted inventory. Companies with a competitive advantage are those that can successfully cater to consumer tastes while managing costs and securing beneficial contracts with clothing marketers.

Products, Operations & Technology

Because of the different skills and equipment needed to produce different types of clothes, manufacturers usually specialize in one type. Women's, girls', and infants' cut and sew apparel manufacturing accounts for about 40% of industry revenue. Men's and boys' cut and sew apparel manufacturing and hosiery and sock mills each account for about 10% of industry revenue.

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