Companies in this industry create cloth by weaving, knitting, crocheting, or knotting.


Companies in this industry operate physical retail establishments that sell clothing and accessories.


This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in spinning yarn, manufacturing thread of any fiber texturizing, and further processing into rope, fabric, or bags.

The Apparel and Textiles industry is Fragmented. The production in this industry is divided among a few different companies, however, no single firm has large enough share of the market to be able to influence the industry's direction or price levels.

Primary Demand Drivers

  • Consumer tastes
  • Comparative costs of manufacture in the U.S. and overseas

Profitability Drivers

  • Efficient operations
  • The ability to secure contracts with clothing marketers

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A health-and-wellness storm has been sweeping through countries around the world. It has affected and shaped numerous industries, from food to technology. Of course, the ever-changing fashion industry is hopping on the bandwagon as well. This time, it has partnered with the sports industry to create apparel that can be worn not only during workouts. Athleisure wear gave exercise attire a stylish twist in addition to innovative fabrics that are designed for people to have a laid-back, yet stylish lifestyle.

Indian apparel exporters have got some things to worry about on their hands: the flat growth of apparel demand in the United States for the last eight months and the severe demand slowdown in the European Union (E.U.). Retail sales in the U.S. have remained flat during 2019, following growth of approximately 4.6 percent during 2018. What might follow this is an undoubted effect on order flow but could also result in a renegotiation of trade regulations and the receivable cycle for Indian exporters.


  1. Hoovers (Date Accessed: 6/1/2017)