Industries in the Apparel Manufacturing subsector group establishments with two distinct manufacturing processes: (1) cut and sew (i.e., purchasing fabric and cutting and sewing to make a garment) and (2) the manufacture of garments in establishments that first knit fabric and then cut and sew the fabric into a garment. The Apparel Manufacturing subsector includes a diverse range of establishments manufacturing full lines of ready-to-wear apparel and custom apparel: apparel contractors, performing cutting or sewing operations on materials owned by others; jobbers, performing entrepreneurial functions involved in apparel manufacturing; and tailors, manufacturing custom garments for individual clients. Knitting fabric, when done alone, is classified in the Textile Mills subsector, but when knitting is combined with the production of complete garments, the activity is classified in the Apparel Manufacturing subsector.
The immediate parent of subsector 315 is sector 31-33: Manufacturing
- 3151 - Apparel Knitting Mills
- 31511 - Hosiery and Sock Mills
- 31519 - Other Apparel Knitting Mills
- 3152 - Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
- 31521 - Cut and Sew Apparel Contractors
- 31522 - Men's and Boys' Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
- 31524 - Women's, Girls', and Infants' Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
- 31528 - Other Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
- 3159 - Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing
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