SIC Code 23 - Apparel and other Finished Products Made from Fabrics and Similar Materials

Industry Sector

Manufacturing

Total Companies

17,557

Est. Employment

242,458

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Description

This major group, known as the cutting-up and needle trades, includes establishments producing clothing and fabricating products by cutting and sewing purchased woven or knit textile fabrics and related materials, such as leather, rubberized fabrics, plastics, and furs. Also included are establishments that manufacture clothing by cutting and joining (for example, by adhesives) materials such as paper and non-woven textiles.

Included in the apparel industries are three types of establishments:

(1) the regular or inside factories

(2) contract factories

(3) apparel jobbers

The regular factories perform all of the usual manufacturing functions within their own plant; the contract factories manufacture apparel from materials owned by others; and apparel jobbers perform the entrepreneurial functions of a manufacturing company, such as buying raw materials, designing and preparing samples, arranging for the manufacture of clothing from their materials, and selling of the finished apparel.

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Cross-References

For some business types, there may be a similar industry to SIC Code 23 - Apparel and other Finished Products Made from Fabrics and Similar Materials that is a better classification match.

Knitting mills are classified in SIC Code - 2253, if primarily knitting outerwear; and in SIC Code - 2254, if primarily knitting underwear and nightwear. Custom tailors and dressmakers not operating on a factory basis are classified in SIC Code - 5699; and establishments which purchase and resell finished garments but do not perform the functions of the, apparel jobbers are classified in SIC Code - 513.

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