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Apparel and other textile products

This major SIC group, known as the cutting-up and needle trades, includes establishments producing clothing and fabricating products by cutting and sewing purchased woven or knit textiles fabrics and related materials, such as leather, rubberized fabrics, plastics, and furs. Also included are establishments that manufacture clothing by cutting and joining materials such as paper and nonwoven textiles. Included in the apparel industries are three types of establishments: (1) the regular or inside factories; (2) contract factories; and (3) apparel jobbers. The regular factories perform all of the usual manufacturing functions within their own plant; the contract factories manufacture apparel from materials owned by others, and apparel jobbers perform the entrepreneurial functions of a manufacturing company, such as buying raw materials, designing and preparing samples, arranging for the manufacture of clothing from their materials, and selling of finished apparel.

Related Data Tables

For estimates relating to Apparel and other textile products please see the following tables

  • In the annual state personal income and employment category: SA05 SA06 SA07 SA25 SA27
  • In the county annual personal income and employment category: CA05 CA06