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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Fashion has been an age-old expression of culture, style, and art. For two weeks, cities hold fashion shows where they display an array of styles to spread awareness about new arrivals in trends. The primary fashion weeks worldwide are Paris Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, and Milan Fashion Week. Most of these have wrapped up this past week, and Paris Fashion week has just started. To the public it is flashy lights, supermodels, and an influx of new trends, but what does it look like behind the scenes? How does this affect the economy and the environment? Is it worth it?

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