Industry Guide: Apparel and Accessories

Industry Overviews:

Industry Survey Locator

Try this research tool organized by Pardee librarians to find Industry Surveys available through library sources online and in print. Or look at the individual surveys below:

Search Terms: apparel, accessories, clothing, textiles, fur

Note: In depth investment reports including industry overview and trends along with a section on How the Industry Operates

MarketLine (Formerly Datamonitor) Industry Profiles

Note: MarketLine (Formerly Datamonitor) Industry Profiles provide profiles on industries worldwide and are available through the Business Source Complete database. Each industry profile includes a market overview, market share, market size, leading companies in the industry and market forecasts. To locate an industry survey, type the industry name in the search box, select title from the drop-down menu and click on the Search button.

Selected Reports:

Apparel and Textiles Industry Profile: Global
Apparel Retail Industry Profile: United States
Apparel Retail Industry Profile: Global
Apparel, Accessories & Luxury Goods Profile: Global

Encyclopedia of American Industries
Comprehensive information on manufacturing and service industries. Includes industry overviews and sources for further reading. Search by keyword or SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) code. Use Full Text search on drop down menu for advanced searching.
Selected Reports:

SIC 2389 Apparel and Accessories, Not Elsewhere Classified
SIC 2387 Apparel Belts
SIC 5641 Children’s and Infants’ Wear Stores

Selected Report: Jewelry and Watch Manufacturing- Quarterly Update 10/15/2012

Hoover’s Industry Snapshots
Available in LexisNexis Academic
Industry Snapshots include detailed overviews including key players and company rankings, descriptions and links for terminology, associations and organizations, and selected resources. Some reports are a few lines but include important links for more information.

Apparel and Accessories Retail

IBISWorld (1999)
Note: Industry snapshots include statistics and key facts as well as information on key issues facing the industry.

Selected Reports: Men’s & Boys’ Apparel Manufacturing in the US – 31522
Men’s & Boys’ Apparel Wholesaling in the US – 42232
Women’s & Girls Apparel Manufacturing in the US – 31523

Frost & Sullivan

Note: Frost & Sullivan is a well known information technology research and advisory company. Frost & Sullivan reports cover technology and market trends in various technology, energy and manufacturing related fields.

Selected Reports: RFID Market in Apparel Supply Chain,
United States Clean Room Apparel and Gloves Market

Market Research:

Mintel oxygen (200?)
Note: Mintel reports provide information on markets for consumer products, travel, lifestyles, and leisure. Our subscription predominately covers products and markets in the United States. Each report combines data & analysis of the competitive landscape and consumer profiles. Tip: You’ll need to create an account to use Mintel with your BU e-mail address.
Mintel Graphing Tutorial

 

Industry News and Trade Publications:

Note: Find articles on industries, companies, and business topics from business and management journals and industry specific trade publications. Select “Topic Guide” tab and enter industry or subject. ABI includes full text articles from the Wall Street Journal.

Note: Current news from business magazines, scholarly and trade journals.

Factiva (2001)
Note: Current news from thousands of international newspapers, newswires and trade journals. Includes Wall Street Journal.

Note: Search by SIC code for articles about an industry.

Note: Current news from major and local newspapers and newswires.

Selected Search Terms: apparel, clothing, textiles, accessories, luggage, hand-bags, purses, belts, jewelry, shoes

Selected Trade Publications available through eJournal Locator:

Apparel
(available through General Business File)

Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management
(available through Proquest)

International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology (available through Emerald)

MFFashion
(available through LexisNexis Academic)

SIC/NAICS Codes:

Mergent online (1997]-)
Note: This database will compare company against company using ratios and financial metrics, access company SEC filings like 10-k’s as well as annual reports and allows you to export financials into Excel.

 

Help in searching for SIC/NAICS codes:

Economic Census: Industry Snapshots

http://www.census.gov/econ/snapshots/index.php
The Industry Snapshots present key statistics from the Economic Census and per capita ratios using data from Population Estimates for a user-selected industry. To choose the industry you are interested in: enter the 2012 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code or keyword into the NAICS SEARCH box or choose the industry from the SELECT AN INDUSTRY menu to the left.

U.S. Census Bureau Industry Statistics Portal

http://www.census.gov/econ/isp/
This application provides access to the Census Bureau programs that provide economic data for a user-selected industry. To choose the industry you are interested in enter the 2012 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code or keyword into the NAICS SEARCH box or choose the industry from the SELECT AN INDUSTRY menu to the left.  Once you are on the industry page, click on Economic Data in AFF (American Fact Finder)  to view the list of industry data available through the Economic Census.  Click on the 2007 data year to access the Economic Census data series that can be downloaded into Excel.

U.S. Census NAICS-SIC Correspondence Tables

http://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/

Find your NAICS code, and you will find the corresponding SIC code.

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Search

http://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/index.html

Search by keyword to find the NAICS code for the industry you are researching. Includes both 2007 NAICS codes and 2002 NAICS codes.

Industry Associations:

Go to: the Industry Survey Locator
Industry Surveys often provide information on trade associations.

Another source of trade associations is:

Take a look at the Selected Industry websites under Apparel & Footwear.

Selected Industry Associations:
American Apparel & Footwear Associations (AAFA)
Cotton Incorporated
National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA)
SGMA International