are primarily engaged in the design, cutting, and sewing of
garments from fabric. Some manufacturers are contractors or sub
contractors, which generally manufacture apparel from materials owned by
other firms. Larger manufacturers often contract production to many such
contractors and subcontractors in the U.S. and abroad. Some manufacturers
are vertically integrated, producing the textiles from which they make
garments, or even operating retail outlets.
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