Plunkett Research, Ltd., a Houston, Texas-based market research firm, has completed its latest research on the Apparel, Shoes & Textiles Industry.  (See:  This revised and updated data is part of our massive Plunkett Research Online subscription service, where we continuously monitor the worlds 40 most vital business sectors, including such industries as retailing, artificial intelligence, health care, sports/recreation and much, much more.  Our analysts and market research continually monitor the world’s leading industries and companies and post thorough updates yearly.

Key Findings:

A complete market research report, including forecasts and market estimates, technologies analysis and developments at innovative firms within the Apparel, Shoes & Textiles Industry.  Gain vital insights that can help shape strategy for business development, product development and investments.

Key Features:

  • Business trends analysis
  • In-depth industry overview
  • Technology trends analysis
  • Forecasts
  • Spending, investment, and consumption discussions
  • In-depth industry statistics and metrics
  • Industry employment numbers

Additional Key Features Include:

Industry Glossary

Industry Contacts list, including Professional Societies and Industry Associations

Profiles of industry-leading companies

  • U.S. and Global Firms
  • Publicly held, Private and Subsidiaries
  • Executive Contacts
  • Revenues
  • For Public Companies: Detailed Financial Summaries
  • Statistical Tables

Key Questions Answered Include:

  • How is the industry evolving?
  • How is the industry being shaped by new technologies?
  • How is demand growing in emerging markets and mature economies?
  • What is the size of the market now and in the future?
  • What are the financial results of the leading companies?
  • What are the names and titles of top executives?
  • What are the top companies and what are their revenues?

This feature-rich report covers competitive intelligence, market research and business analysis—everything you need to know about the Apparel, Shoes & Textiles Industry.

Plunkett Research Provides Unique Analysis of the Following Major Trends Affecting the Apparel, Shoes & Textiles Industry

  1. Introduction to the Apparel, Shoes & Textiles Industry
  2. Scarcity of Manufacturing Workers in China/Vietnam, India and Other Countries Gain Manufacturing Market Share
  3. U.S. Apparel and Textile Jobs Reshore to Some Extent
  4. Working Conditions and Workers’ Rights Become Major Considerations as Work Moves from China to Lower-Cost Nations
  5. Wearable Sensors Track Exercise Data/Apparel and Shoe Manufacturers Adopt Technologies
  6. 3-D Printing and Robotics Revolutionize Manufacture of Shoes and Fabrics
  7. Exercise Apparel Sales Rise/Athleisure Clothing Sales Soar
  8. Athletic Footwear Sales Boom, Drawing Big Names from Athletes to Designers
  9. 3PL Logistics Services and Supply Chain Management Services Evolve & Consolidate
  10. The Vast Majority of Shoes Sold in the U.S. Are Made Elsewhere
  11. Bricks, Clicks and Catalogs Create Synergies While Online Sales Growth Surges
  12. Plus-Size Apparel and Vanity Sizing Target Overweight Consumers
  13. Self Service Apparel Fitting Technologies Grow
  14. Fast Fashion: Designers and Retailers Speed Up
  15. Apparel Manufacturing Goes Green
  16. Green Consumers Push Demand for Recycled and Re-sale Clothing
  17. Designers and Manufacturers Bypass the Middleman with Direct-to-Consumer Online Business Models
  18. Fashion Rental Pioneered by Online Apparel Firm Rent the Runway
  19. Amazon Becomes One of the World’s Leading Sellers of Apparel and Shoes
  20. Disruption, Technology and the Future of the Fashion, Apparel and Shoes Business

Plunkett Research Provides In-Depth Tables for the Following Apparel, Shoes & Textiles Industry Statistics

  1. Apparel, Shoes & Textiles Industry Statistics and Market Size Overview
  2. U.S. Apparel Manufacturing Producer Price Index (PPI): December 2003 – March 2024
  3. Top 50 Destinations of U.S. Textiles & Apparel Exports: 2022-2023
  4. Top 25 Countries from which the U.S. imports Apparel and Textiles, All MFA Fibers: 2022-23
  5. U.S. Retail Sales: Apparel, Shoes & Accessories Stores, 2017-2023
  6. Apparel & Textiles Industry Employment by Business Type, U.S.: 2019-2024