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Apparel Manufacturing

The apparel industry has been transforming labor intensive manufacturing facilities to automated production facilities. This has enabled the textile manufacturers to produce at a lower cost. According to a report by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in 2015, 1.2 million industrial robots are expected to be deployed by 2025, thus indicating rise in automation and robotics technology adoption to improve productivity and reduce production costs. For instance, Software Automation Inc. introduced a new approach to sewing automation. The company is using advanced computer vision systems to eliminate fabric distortion issues where a camera is used to track stitching at needle and coordinates the movement of the fabric using light weight robots. APPAREL MANUFACTURING MARKET TO GROW TO $836 BILLION BY 2020 ACCORDING TO THE BUSINESS RESEARCH COMPANY. The global apparel manufacturing market is expected to grow to $836 billion in 2020. Asia was the largest region in the apparel manufacturing market in 2016, accounting for $268 billion or 41.4% market share. This is due to high demand from developing countries such as China and India, which also have large population base.


According to The Business Research Company’s Manufacturing Consultant, Abdul Wasay, the growing awareness on the adverse effects of textile industry on environment is encouraging customers to opt for sustainable materials. Unlike natural materials, synthetic fibers take long time to decompose as they are made from petroleum products. Biological materials like spider silk are light and have tensile strength that are used in making garments. Some of the companies also started creating a decomposable synthetic version of spider silk. For example, Spiber Inc., a Japanese biomaterials specialist, was the first to produce artificial spider silk. The company uses genetically modified E.coli to produce the silk proteins which are used to produce silk fibers. Apparel manufacturing companies also have cameras linked to computers to detect the edge of a piece to carry out stitching, thus indicating high degree of automation in the apparel manufacturing industry.


Among small and large companies in apparel manufacturing market H&M Group emerged as the largest one with net revenues of $25 billion for the financial year 2015. H&M’s growth strategy aims at opening new stores in up to five new markets, including Colombia, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Georgia and Vietnam by 2017 and also plan to announce a new retail brand with the first store opening in the same year. It is also planned for rapid expansion of its online market by 2017. Apparel Manufacturing establishments are engaged in the manufacturing of hosiery, socks, knitting of fabric, cutting and sewing of apparel and accessories and their sale. The chart below shows the year-on-year growth of the global apparel manufacturing market during 2016 - 2020.


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Apparel Manufacturing Industry can be categorized as follows Hosiery and Sock Mills comprise establishments that engage in knitting or knitting and finishing hosiery and socks. Cut and Sew Apparel Contractors engage in cutting and sewing materials owned by others for apparels and accessories. Other Apparel Knitting Mills include establishments that knit, manufacture and finish knit underwear, outerwear and nightwear. This market also include companies engaged in manufacturing following products Men and Boys' Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing comprise companies manufacturing men and boys' cut and sew apparel from purchased fabric. It also includes clothing jobbers who perform entrepreneurial functions involved in apparel manufacture, including buying raw materials, designing and preparing samples, arranging for apparel to be made from their materials and marketing finished apparel. Women, Girls', and Infants' Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing comprises companies manufacturing women, girls', and infants' cut and sew apparel from purchased fabric. It also includes clothing jobbers who perform entrepreneurial functions involved in apparel manufacture, including buying raw materials, designing and preparing samples, arranging for apparel to be made from their materials, and marketing finished apparel. Other Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing includes cutting and sewing apparel except men, boys, women, girls and infants’. The products made by these establishments are fur or leather apparel, sheep-lined clothing, team athletic uniforms, band uniforms, academic caps and gowns, clerical vestments, and costumes. Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing consist of establishments that are engaged in manufacturing of other apparel and accessories. Also includes jobbers, who perform entrepreneurial functions involved in apparel accessories manufacturing, including buying raw materials, designing and preparing samples, arranging for apparel accessories to be made from their materials, and marketing finished apparel accessories. Some of the products made by these establishments are belts, caps, gloves (except medical, sporting, safety), hats, and neckties. Apparel Manufacturing Global Market Briefing is a detailed report giving a unique insight into this market. The report is priced at $1000 for an individual user. To use across your office the price is $1500 and $2000 if you wish to use across a multinational company. About The Business Research Company Visit TheBusinessResearchCompany.com, mail info@tbrc.info or call +447443439350 or +918897263534 or +919160996838 for more information on this and many other titles. The Business Research Company is a market research and intelligence company, which excels in company, market and consumer research. It has research professionals at its offices in the UK, India and the US as well a network of trained researchers globally. It has specialist consultants in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, healthcare, chemicals and technology. The Business Research Company's management has more than 20 years of varied business research experience. They have delivered hundreds of research projects to the senior management of some of the world's largest organizations.


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