While textile and apparel industries used to be an important sector in the United States they are among many manufacturing industries that has moved out of the United States over the last decades, for the most part. Nonetheless, there are still a few companies doing sewing and making garments in this country and their activities are tracked by the U.S. Census Bureau annually. Makers of women’s and girl’s team sports uniforms saw a drop in production between 2007 and 2008 of 21%. This is a large drop for a single year.Worth noting is the fact that purchases of women’s and girl’s team sports uniforms may not be down at all. It is the production of those uniforms in the United States that has fallen sharply.
Geographic reference: United States
Year: 2007 and 2008
Market size: $51.6 Million and $40.8 Million respectively
Source: Annual Survey of Manufactures 2008, March 30, 2010, available online here
Original Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census