Plunkett's Apparel & Textiles Industry Almanac 2008

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The apparel and textiles industry involves complex relationships that are constantly evolving. This carefully-researched book covers exciting trends in apparel and textile supply chains, manufacturing, design, women's fashions, men's fashions, children's fashions, shoes, accessories, retailing, distribution, technologies and fabrics of all types. It includes a thorough market analysis as well as our highly respected trends analysis. You'll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market research report in ...
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Overview

The apparel and textiles industry involves complex relationships that are constantly evolving. This carefully-researched book covers exciting trends in apparel and textile supply chains, manufacturing, design, women's fashions, men's fashions, children's fashions, shoes, accessories, retailing, distribution, technologies and fabrics of all types. It includes a thorough market analysis as well as our highly respected trends analysis. You'll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market research report in one superb, value-priced package. It contains thousands of contacts for business and industry leaders, industry associations, Internet sites and other resources. This book also includes statistical tables, an industry glossary and thorough indexes. The corporate profiles section of the book includes our proprietary, in-depth profiles of the 350 leading companies in all facets of the apparel and textiles industry. Purchasers of either the book or PDF version can receive a free copy of the company profiles database on CD-ROM, enabling key word search and export of key information, addresses, phone numbers and executive names with titles for every company profiled.
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The Plunkett guide deserves high marks for aggregating pertinent information for the apparel and textile industry. The work is clearly organized and accessible.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593921101
  • Publisher: Plunkett Research
  • Publication date: 4/22/2008
  • Pages: 497
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack W. Plunkett is CEO & Publisher of Plunkett Research, Ltd., a Houston-based provider of market research and industry information in printed and electronic formats. Plunkett's client list includes 5,000 leading corporations, universities and government agencies worldwide. Plunkett's research products are distributed electronically through subscriptions to its website and around the globe by major booksellers and news distributors. Jack Plunkett's work has been widely covered by hundreds of magazines, newspapers and broadcast stations, including stories in USA Today and Inc. Magazine. Plunkett is frequently interviewed as an expert source by publications such as Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal. The New York Times and Investor's Business Daily, media outlets such as NPR's Marketplace, ABC, and CBS Marketwatch, as well as local and regional newspapers and national columnists.
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Table of Contents

PLUNKETT'S APPAREL & TEXTILES

INDUSTRY ALMANAC 2008

CONTENTS

A Short Apparel & Textiles Industry Glossary i

Introduction 1

How To Use This Book 3

Chapter 1: Major Trends Affecting the Apparel & Textiles Industry 7

1) Introduction to the Apparel & Textiles Industry 7
2) Globalization: Explosive Growth in Offshore Apparel Manufacturing 9
3) Western Apparel Firms Enter the Chinese Market 11
4) High-Tech, Nanotech and Smart Fabrics Proliferate 12
5) Exercise Apparel Sales Boom 13
6) 3PL Supply Chain Management Evolves to Serve the Global Market 14
7) U.S. Linens Sales Dominated by Big-Box Retailers and Discount Department Stores 15
8) The Vast Majority of Shoes Sold in the U.S. Are Now Made in China 16
9) Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Boom 16
10) Alternative Sizing Is Big 17
11) Baby Boomers Dominate the Apparel Market 18
12) Discount Clothing Retailers See Promise in Designer Lines 18
13) Haute Couture Looks to Diffusion Lines for Expansion 19
14) Luxury Goes Online 19
15) Online Apparel Buying Looks for Better Fit 19
16) Mass Designers and Retailers Speed Up for Fast Fashion 20
17) Athletic Footwear Draws Big Names from Athletes to Designers 21
18) Some Apparel Manufacturers Still Resist Outsourcing 21
19) Apparel Goes Green 22

Chapter 2: Apparel & Textiles Industry Statistics 23

Apparel & Textiles Industry Overview 24
Quarterly Summary of U.S. Textile Production: 2005-2007 25
Summary of Quantity of U.S. Production & Value of Shipments for Apparel: 2000-2007 26
Summary of Quantity of U.S. Production & Value of Shipments of Men's,Junior Boys' & Little Boys'
Apparel: 2005-2007 27
Quantity of U.S. Production of Apparel by Type of Fabrics, Men's & Boys' Garments: 2007 28
Summary of Quantity of U.S. Production & Value of Shipments of Women's, Misses', Juniors' & Girls'
Apparel: 2005-2007 29
Quantity of U.S. Production of Apparel by Type of Fabrics, Women's & Girls' Garments: 2007 30
Summary of U.S. Broadwoven Fabrics Production: 2005-2007 31
Production, Exports, Imports & Apparent Consumption of Broadwoven Fabrics, U.S.: 2007 32
Summary of U.S. Knit Fabrics, Sheets, Pillowcases & Towels Production: 2005-2007 33
Production, Exports, Imports & Apparent Consumption of Knit Fabrics, Sheets, Pillowcases & Towels,
U.S.: 2007 34
Summary of U.S. Yarn Production by Fiber: 2005-2007 35
Production, Exports, Imports & Apparent Consumption of Yarn, U.S.: 2007 36
Production, Exports, Imports & Apparent Consumption of Carpet & Rugs, U.S.: 2005-2006 37
Value of U.S. Manufacturers' Shipments of Carpet & Rugs: 2001-2006 38
Summary of U.S. Daily Averages of Cotton & Manmade Fibers Consumed on the Cotton System,
Spindle Hours Operated & Stocks: 2005-January 2008 39
U.S. Retail Clothing Sales, Selected Kinds of Businesses: 2001-2007 40
Top 50 Destinations of U.S. Textiles & Apparel: 2006-2007 41
Top 50 Countries Exporting Textiles & Apparel to the U.S., All MFA Fibers: 2006-2007 42
Top 25 Countries Exporting Apparel & Non-Apparel to the U.S., All MFA Fibers: 2006-2007 43
Top 15 Countries Exporting Fabric, Man-Made Fiber Products, Cotton Products & Wool Products to
the U.S., All MFA Fibers: 2006-2007 44
International Trade in Apparel: 1980-2006 46
International Trade in Textiles: 1980-2006 47
International Export Prices of Cotton, Wool, Rubber, Hides & Skins as Indices: 1996-2007 48
Worldwide Cotton Area, Yield & Production: 2005-2008 49
Apparel & Textiles Industry Employment by Business Type, U.S.: 2002-2007 50

Chapter 3: Important Apparel & Textiles Industry Contacts

Addresses, Telephone Numbers and World Wide Web Sites 51

Chapter 4: THE APPAREL & TEXTILES 350:

Who They Are and How They Were Chosen 69
Industry List, With Codes 70
Index of Rankings Within Industry Groups 72
Alphabetical Index 81
Index of Headquarters Location by U.S. State 84
Index of Headquarters Location by Country 87
Index by Regions of the U.S. Where the Firms Have Locations 89
Index of Firms with International Operations 99
Individual Profiles on each of THE APPAREL & TEXTILES 350 102
Additional Indexes
Index of Hot Spots for Advancement for Women/Minorities 461
Index by Subsidiaries, Brand Names and Affiliations 463
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