Overview

Loose stitch: Local contractors flaunt high-end products as imports continue to dominate

IBISWorld’s Cut and Sew Manufacturers market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth
12-17
-3.0%
Annual Growth
17-22
Profit
Employment
54,421
Business
19,028

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The overarching downward trajectory of domestic apparel manufacturing over the past several decades is expected to persist
  • The industry’s growing product segments benefit from “made in the USA” marketing
  • Solid growth in disposable income will boost demand for this industry’s products

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Facing steep import competition and falling demand, cut and sew manufacturers have been forced into intense price competition, leading to declining revenue over the five years to 2017. The "made in the USA" label and the quick turnaround of domestic production is expected to temper the industry's poor performance, but revenue is expected to continue sliding over the next five years due to increased import competition and falling domestic participation...

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    Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Cut and Sew Manufacturers industry is categorized by a low level of market share concentration. In 2017, the four largest companies in the industry are estimated to account for less than 5.0% of revenue. The industry's low market share concentration reflects the large number of small-sized participants in the industry. An estimated 79.3% of the industry's operators have only one establishment. Furthermore, an estimated 91.0% of industry operators employ fewer than five people. These characteristics are fairly indicative of a highly-fragmented industry, with an extremely small number of large and diversified operators. With high and increasing competition in this industry, smaller operators are reducing, closing or merging operations to remain profitable. How..

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    Additional Insights for the Cut and Sew Manufacturers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Cut and Sew Manufacturers Industry are

  • Ability to expand and curtail operations rapidly in line with market demand
  • Access to multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • Having a large supply contract
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Import penetration into the manufacturing sector and Demand from apparel manufacturing in the Cut and Sew Manufacturers industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Cut and Sew Manufacturers Industry?

    Cut and sew manufacturers, commonly referred to as cut and sew apparel contractors, create apparel and accessories out of materials owned by the companies that contract them. The main difference between this industry and other apparel manufacturing industries is the ownership of the fabric.

    Industry Products
    Men's and boys' work clothes, coats and jackets
    Men's and boys' sweaters and pants
    Women's and girls' coats, jackets and pants
    Women's and girls' shirts and blouses
    Men's and boys' shirts, excluding work shirts
    Women's, girls', and infants' dresses
    Underwear, nightwear, uniforms and infant appare
    Industry Activities
    Cutting material owned by others for men's and boys' apparel
    Sewing material owned by others for men's and boys' apparel
    Cutting material owned by others for women's, girls' and infants' apparel
    Sewing material owned by others for women's, girls' and infants' apparel

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Import penetration into the manufacturing sector
  • Demand from apparel manufacturing
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Rising imports
  • Redefining an industry
  • Profit persists and participation rises
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • More optimal conditions
  • Imports to continue surging
  • Profit and participation
  • Table: Cut and Sew Manufacturers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Cut and Sew Manufacturers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Men's & Boys' Apparel Manufacturing
  • Women’s, Girls’ and Infants’ Apparel Manufacturing
  • Costume & Team Uniform Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Fabric, Craft & Sewing Supplies Stores
  • Furniture Stores
  • Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling
  • Real Estate Sales & Brokerage

  • Products & Services
  • Other
  • Women's and girls' shirts and blouses
  • Women's and girls' coats, jackets and pants
  • Men's and boys' sweaters and pants
  • Underwear, nightwear, uniforms and infant appare
  • Men's and boys' shirts, excluding work shirts
  • Women's, girls', and infants' dresses
  • Men's and boys' work clothes, coats and jackets
  • Chart: Cut and Sew Manufacturers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Shifts in fashion
  • Brand strength
  • Consumer sentiment and unemployment

  • Major Markets
  • Women's and girls' apparel companies
  • Men's and boys' apparel companies
  • Clothing retailers
  • Costume, uniform and infant apparel companies
  • Other
  • Direct orders from consumers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Cut and Sew Manufacturers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciationOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Cut and Sew Manufacturers

  • Basis of Competition
    Price- and quality-based competitionInternal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Cut and Sew Manufacturers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Cut and Sew Manufacturers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Cut and Sew Manufacturers Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Import penetration into the manufacturing sector (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Outsourcing
  • To obtain goods or services from an outside supplier instead of from an internal source.
  • Premium Denim
  • Denim marketed to promote its high-end qualities, such as superior fit, dye and fabric durability.
  • Vertical Integration
  • Owning different parts of the supply chain, either in the form of backward integration (owning upstream suppliers) or forward integration (owning downstream buyers).
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    The Cut and Sew Manufacturers market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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