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What do you call a company that sells clothing to

In the fashion industry, companies that purchase clothing from factories for re-sale to RETAILERS generally consider themselves to be
Apparel Manufacturers
.   Why do we call ourselves manufacturers?  According to my 1992 edition of the New Expanded Webster's Dictionary, a MANUFACTURER is
one who manufactures; owner of manufactory

If we own or work for a company that does not have
ownership in facilities that which
produce / manufacture
garments we should be considered

If you go to our
MANUFACTURER section you will find clothing FACTORIES.

If you go to our
WHOLESALER section, you will find companies that buy clothing from MANUFACTURERS and then re-sell the clothing to the RETAILERS.

By the way, some companies do both
Yeah, that is confusing.

written by Apparel Search 1/29/03

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