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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, Randa Accessories, and Totes Isotoner (all based in the US), as well as Hermes (France), Mainland Headware (Hong Kong), and Mulberry Group (the UK).
Global revenue for the accessories market, including bags and jewelry, is about $53 billion, according to NPD Group. Many US apparel accessories companies have offices or manufacturing facilities overseas.
The US apparel accessories manufacturing industry includes about 620 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $1 billion.
Makers of 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 nearly all of the US market. The largest suppliers to the US are China, Mexico, Vietnam, and Italy. Major export markets for US apparel accessories manufacturers include Canada, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. Exports account for more than 95% of US production.
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