2007 NAICS Definition
This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing women's and girls' apparel from purchased fabric. Women's and girls' 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, are included.
Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--
- Knitting women's and girls' apparel or knitting fabric and manufacturing women's and girls' apparel--are classified in Industry Group 3151, Apparel Knitting Mills;
- Manufacturing unisex outerwear garments, such as T-shirts, sweatshirts, and sweatpants that are sized without reference to specific gender (i.e., adult S, M, L, XL)--are classified in Industry 31522, Men's and Boys' Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing;
- Cutting and/or sewing materials owned by others for women's and girls' apparel--are classified in Industry 31521, Cut and Sew Apparel Contractors; and
- Manufacturing fur or leather apparel and team athletic uniforms--are classified in Industry 31529, Other Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing.