Women’s, Girls’ and Infants’ Apparel Manufacturing in the US
The Women's, Girls' and Infants' Apparel Manufacturing industry is in a state of decline, with low levels of domestic product innovation and a decreasing number of industry operators. Labor costs are significantly lower in developing countries and, due to the varying nature of garments produced each season, automation for apparel manufacturing is limited. As a result, most companies have moved overseas and domestic companies satisfy a relatively small portion of total demand. As US economic conditions continue to improve over the five years to 2021, IBISWorld expects domestic demand for industry products to increase. However, imported goods will capture the majority of rising demand and continue to take revenue from domestic manufacturers.
Industry operators manufacture blouses, shirts, skirts, dresses, pants, nightwear, suits, coats and other outerwear for women and girls. This industry includes women’s, girls’ and infants’ clothing jobbers, who perform entrepreneurial functions involved in apparel manufacture and complete tasks like buying raw materials, designing and preparing samples and marketing finished apparel.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.