Apparel Accessories Manufacturing Industry Profile

Report Page Length: 10-12
Last Quarterly Update: 4/8/2019
SIC Codes: 2323, 2339, 2353, 2381, 2385, 2387, 2389, 3151
NAICS Codes: 31599
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Companies in this industry manufacture apparel accessories such as hats, gloves, scarves, neckties, and belts. Major companies include BIOWORLD, Bollman Hat Company, New Era Cap, and Randa Accessories (all based in the US), as well as Hermes (France), Mainland Headwear (Hong Kong), and Mulberry Group (the UK).

Global revenue for the accessories market, including bags and jewelry, is about $57 billion, according to Statista. Top countries for accessories manufacturing include China, the US, the UK, France, and South Korea.

The US apparel accessories manufacturing industry includes 585 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $910 million.

Makers of bags, footwear, eyewear, and jewelry, which are not included in this industry, are covered in separate industry profiles.


Demand is determined by consumer tastes and the level of consumers' discretionary income. The profitability of companies depends in part on effectively controlling the costs of manufacturing, both in the US and internationally. Smaller companies can compete effectively by specializing. The US industry is concentrated: the top 50 companies account for about 80% of sales.

Imports account for about 90% of the US market. The largest suppliers to the US are China, Mexico, Vietnam, Italy, and Bangladesh. Major export markets for US apparel accessories manufacturers include Canada, Mexico, Japan, the UK, and Australia. Exports account for about 40% of US production.


Major products include men's ties, which account ...

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