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PLUNKETT'S APPAREL & TEXTILES INDUSTRY ALMANAC 2015

Key Findings:
- Plunkett Research lists top 350 companies in Apparel and Textiles and names top trends changing the industry for the mid term.

Key Features:

- Industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence
- Market forecasts and Industry Statistics
- Industry Associations and Professional Societies List
- In-Depth Profiles of hundreds of leading companies
- Industry Glossary
- Buyer may register for free access to search and export data at Plunkett Research Online
- Link to our 5-minute video overview of this industry

Pages: 479
Statistical Tables Provided: 11
Companies Profiled: 348
Geographic Focus: Global

A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms. You will gain vital insights that can help you shape your own strategy for business development, product development and investments.
-How is the industry evolving?
-How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
-How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
-What is the size of the market now and in the future?
-What are the financial results of the leading companies?
-What are the names and titles of top executives?
-What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

Contents, Statistics, Forecasts and Analysis Include:
Major Trends Affecting the Apparel & Textiles Industry
1) Introduction to the Apparel & Textiles Industry
2) Wages Rise in China/Vietnam, Cambodia and Other Countries Gain Manufacturing Market Share
3) Upswing in U.S. Apparel and Textile Manufacturing Jobs as Firms Reshore
4) Western Apparel Firms Enter the Chinese Market
5) Working Conditions and Workers’ Rights Become Major Considerations as Work Moves from China to Lower-Cost Nations
6) High-Tech, Nanotech and Smart Fabrics Proliferate/Flyknit May Revolutionize Manufacture of Shoes
7) Smartwatches, Wearable Electronics and Electronics Incorporated into Apparel Begin to Enter the Marketplace
8) Exercise Apparel Sales Rise
9) Athletic Footwear Sales Soar, Draws Big Names from Athletes to Designers
10) 3PL Logistics Services and Supply Chain Management Services
11) The Vast Majority of Shoes Sold in the U.S. Are Made Elsewhere
12) Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges
13) Plus Sizes Market Evolves to Serve Overweight Consumers
14) Discount Clothing Retailers See Promise in Designer Lines
15) Luxury Apparel and Accessories Face a Slower Market in China
16) Luxury Apparel, Accessories and Shoes Soar in Online Sales
17) Self Service Apparel Fitting Technologies Grow in Stores and Online
18) Fast Fashion: Designers and Retailers Speed Up
19) Apparel Manufacturing Goes Green
20) Designers and Manufacturers Bypass the Middleman with Direct-to-Consumer Online Business Models

Apparel & Textiles Industry Statistics
1) Apparel & Textiles Industry Overview
2) U.S. Apparel Manufacturing Producer Price Index (PPI): 2003-2015
3) Percent Change in Annual U.S. Apparel Manufacturing Producer Prices: 2004 - February 2015
4) Top 50 Countries Exporting Textiles & Apparel to the U.S., All MFA Fibers: 2013-2014
5) Top 50 Destinations of U.S. Textiles & Apparel Exports: 2013-2014
6) Top 25 Countries Exporting Apparel & Non-Apparel Textiles to the U.S., All MFA Fibers: 2013-2014
7) Top 15 Countries Exporting Fabric, Man-Made Fiber Products, Cotton Products & Wool Products to the U.S., All MFA Fibers: 2013-2014
8) U.S. Retail Sales, Selected Kinds of Businesses: 2008-2014
9) U.S. Retail Sales of Apparel, Shoes & Accessories: 2014
10) Worldwide Cotton Area, Yield & Production: 2012-2015
11) Apparel & Textiles Industry Employment by Business Type, U.S.: 2010-2015

Table Of Contents

Plunkett's Apparel and Textiles Industry Almanac 2015: Apparel and Textiles Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends and Leading Companies
PLUNKETT'S APPAREL and TEXTILES INDUSTRY
ALMANAC 2015
CONTENTS
Introduction 1
How to Use This Book 3
Chapter 1: Major Trends Affecting the Apparel and Textiles Industry 6
1) Introduction to the Apparel and Textiles Industry 6
2) Wages Rise in China/Vietnam, Cambodia and Other Countries Gain Manufacturing Market
Share 10
3) Upswing in U.S. Apparel and Textile Manufacturing Jobs as Firms Reshore 11
4) Western Apparel Firms Enter the Chinese Market 12
5) Working Conditions and Workers' Rights Become Major Considerations as Work Moves
from China to Lower-Cost Nations 13
6) High-Tech, Nanotech and Smart Fabrics Proliferate/Flyknit May Revolutionize Manufacture
of Shoes 13
7) Smartwatches, Wearable Electronics and Electronics Incorporated into Apparel Begin to
Enter the Marketplace 15
8) Exercise Apparel Sales Rise 16
9) Athletic Footwear Sales Soar, Draws Big Names from Athletes to Designers 17
10) 3PL Logistics Services and Supply Chain Management Services 18
11) The Vast Majority of Shoes Sold in the U.S. Are Made Elsewhere 20
12) Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges 20
13) Plus Sizes Market Evolves to Serve Overweight Consumers 22
14) Discount Clothing Retailers See Promise in Designer Lines 23
15) Luxury Apparel and Accessories Face a Slower Market in China 24
16) Luxury Apparel, Accessories and Shoes Soar in Online Sales 24
17) Self Service Apparel Fitting Technologies Grow in Stores and Online 25
18) Fast Fashion: Designers and Retailers Speed Up 26
19) Apparel Manufacturing Goes Green 27
20) Designers and Manufacturers Bypass the Middleman with Direct-to-Consumer Online
Business Models 27
Chapter 2: Apparel and Textiles Industry Statistics 29
Apparel and Textiles Industry Overview 30
U.S. Apparel Manufacturing Producer Price Index (PPI): 2003-2015 31
Percent Change in Annual U.S. Apparel Manufacturing Producer Prices: 2004 - February 2015 32
Top 50 Countries Exporting Textiles and Apparel to the U.S., All MFA Fibers: 2013-2014 33
Top 50 Destinations of U.S. Textiles and Apparel Exports: 2013-2014 34
Top 25 Countries Exporting Apparel and Non-Apparel Textiles to the U.S.,
All MFA Fibers: 2013-2014 35
Top 15 Countries Exporting Fabric, Man-Made Fiber Products, Cotton Products and Wool
Products to the U.S., All MFA Fibers: 2013-2014 36
U.S. Retail Sales, Selected Kinds of Businesses: 2008-2014 37
U.S. Retail Sales of Apparel, Shoes and Accessories: 2014 38
Worldwide Cotton Area, Yield and Production: 2012-2015 39
Apparel and Textiles Industry Employment by Business Type, U.S.: 2010-2015 40
Chapter 3: Important Apparel and Textiles Industry Contacts 41
(Addresses, Phone Numbers and Internet Sites)
Chapter 4: THE APPAREL and TEXTILES 350:
Who They Are and How They Were Chosen 64
Index of Companies Within Industry Groups 65
Alphabetical Index 74
Index of Headquarters Location by U.S. State 77
Index of Non-U.S. Headquarters Location by Country 80
Individual Data Profiles on Each of THE APPAREL and TEXTILES 350 83
Additional Indexes
Index of Hot Spots for Advancement for Women/Minorities 433
Index by Subsidiaries, Brand Names and Selected Affiliations 435
A Short Apparel and Textiles Industry Glossary 455

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