This major group, known as the cutting-up and needle trades, includes establishments producing clothing and fabricating products by cutting and sewing purchased woven or knit textile fabrics and related materials, such as leather, rubberized fabrics, plastics, and furs. Also included are establishments that manufacture clothing by cutting and joining (for example, by adhesives) materials such as paper and non-woven textiles. Included in the apparel industries are three types of establishments: (1) the regular or inside factories; (2) contract factories; and (3) apparel jobbers. The regular factories perform all of the usual manufacturing functions within their own plant; the contract factories manufacture apparel from materials owned by others; and apparel jobbers perform the entrepreneurial functions of a manufacturing company, such as buying raw materials, designing and preparing samples, arranging for the manufacture of clothing from their materials, and selling of the finished apparel.

Knitting mills are classified in Industry 2253 if primarily knitting outerwear, and in Industry 2254 if primarily knitting underwear and nightwear. Custom tailors and dressmakers not operating on a factory basis are classified in Retail Trade, Industry 5699; and establishments which purchase and resell finished garments but do not perform the functions of the, apparel jobbers are classified in Wholesale Trade, Industry Group 513.
Industry Group 231: Men's And Boys' Suits, Coats, And Overcoats
·2311 Men's and Boys' Suits, Coats, and Overcoats
Industry Group 232: Men's And Boys' Furnishings, Work Clothing, And Allied Garments
·2321 Men's and Boys' Shirts, Except Work Shirts
·2322 Men's and Boys' Underwear and Nightwear
·2323 Men's and Boys' Neckwear
·2325 Men's and Boys' Separate Trousers and Slacks
·2326 Men's and Boys' Work Clothing
·2329 Men's and Boys' Clothing, Not Elsewhere Classified
Industry Group 233: Women's, Misses', And Juniors' Outerwear
·2331 Women's, Misses', and Juniors' Blouses and Shirts
·2335 Women's, Misses', and Juniors' Dresses
·2337 Women's, Misses', and Juniors' Suits, Skirts, and Coats
·2339 Women's, Misses', and Juniors' Outerwear, Not Elsewhere Classified
Industry Group 234: Women's, Misses', Children's, And Infants'
·2341 Women's, Misses', Children's, and Infants' Underwear and Nightwear
·2342 Brassieres, Girdles, and Allied Garments
Industry Group 235: Hats, Caps, And Millinery
·2353 Hats, Caps, and Millinery
Industry Group 236: Girls', Children's, And Infants' Outerwear
·2361 Girls', Children's, and Infants' Dresses, Blouses, and Shirts
·2369 Girls', Children's, and Infants' Outerwear, Not Elsewhere Classified
Industry Group 237: Fur Goods
·2371 Fur Goods
Industry Group 238: Miscellaneous Apparel And Accessories
·2381 Dress and Work Gloves, Except Knit and All-Leather
·2384 Robes and Dressing Gowns
·2385 Waterproof Outerwear
·2386 Leather and Sheep-Lined Clothing
·2387 Apparel belts
·2389 Apparel and Accessories, Not Elsewhere Classified
Industry Group 239: Miscellaneous Fabricated Textile Products
·2391 Curtains and Draperies
·2392 House furnishing, Except Curtains and Draperies
·2393 Textile Bags
·2394 Canvas and Related Products
·2395 Pleating, Decorative and Novelty Stitching, and Tucking for the Trade
·2396 Automotive Trimmings, Apparel Findings, and Related Products
·2397 Schiffli Machine Embroideries
·2399 Fabricated Textile Products, Not Elsewhere Classified

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