More than 100 establishments were engaged in the manufacture of men's and boys' neckwear in the United States in the late 1990s, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing brassieres, girdles, corsets, corset accessories, and allied garments are included in this industry.
Approximately 389 establishments were engaged in the manufacture of hats, caps, and millinery (the design, production, and sales of women's hats) in the late 1990s. Altogether, these establishments were responsible for total product shipments estimated at $1.08 billion in 2000.
Furs were once considered a luxury that only a few could afford. The huge influx of women entering the workforce in the 1970s, though, changed that perception forever.
Glove manufacturers produce gloves for a variety of purposes, ranging from the functional to the purely ornamental. Because of their utility in work, industry, fashion, and casual apparel, gloves have been a popular accessory for men, women, and children for centuries.
Between 1990 and 2000, the number of establishments in the industry declined more than 20 percent. In 2001, the leather and sheep-lined clothing industry shipped about $120.2 million in products, down from $135.8 million in 2000.
This category includes establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing apparel belts. Companies that produce all types of belts for clothing are grouped in this industry, regardless of the material from which the belts are made.
This industry consists of establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing suspenders, gaffers, handkerchiefs, and other apparel not elsewhere classified, such as academic caps and gowns, vestments, and theatrical costumes. Also included are establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing clothing by cutting and joining (for example by adhesives) materials such as paper and nonwoven textiles.
In the early 2000s, more than 2,000 U.S. companies operated curtain and drapery mills, according to the U.S.
For many years, house furnishings such as sheets, towels, and blankets functioned as basic household necessities. In the growing economy after World War II, however, these products were manufactured with new technology in an expanding palette of colors, prints, and styles—thus becoming more of an expression of personal taste.
In the early 2000s, more than 400 textile bag mills operated in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
In the early 2000s, most companies primarily producing canvas and related products were small. Approximately 85 percent had fewer than 100 employees.
This category includes companies that manufacture automotive trimmings, apparel findings, and related products, and those that specialize in printing and stamping on garments and apparel accessories, including silk screen printing. Corporations classified in this industry make trimmings, bindings, and linings for items such as hats, suits, coats, neckties, purses, and luggage.
This category includes establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing Schiffli machine embroideries.
This category covers establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing fabricated textile products, not elsewhere classified.