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The U.S. apparel market is among the largest in the world.  The United States imports much of the countries clothing, footwear, and fashion accessories.  However, the country also produces these items in domestic factories.  Learn about the clothing industry in the United States.

USA Apparel Industry Resources:

Customs

USA Fashion Industry Trade Shows

fabric Mills in the USA

Machinery Manufacturers in USA - Textile & Clothing Machinery

American Fashion Designers

United States Clothing Companies

New York Fashion Industry

California Fashion Industry

Apparel Textiles Fashion

USA Fashion Week Events

Chicago Fashion Week

Cleveland Fashion Week

Fashion Week Miami

Los Angeles Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week

San Francisco Fashion Week

USA International Fashion Shows (Couture Fashion Week / Bridal Fashion Week)

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Regional News

Los Angeles Fashion News

Miami Fashion News

Chicago Fashion News


Fashion in the United States

East Coast

Garment Industry Development Center (GIDC) [New York] The Garment Industry Development Corporation is a non profit organization established in 1984 by the City of New York, The Garment Workers' Union (now UNITE HERE!), and the New York Skirt & Sportswear Association to strengthen New York City's apparel industry.  The GIDC has evolved into a multi-tiered service organization providing marketing, buyer referrals, training and technical assistance to New York apparel manufacturers and workers.  They assist to help match designers and brand label developers meet NYC's high quality garment manufacturers.

West Coast

Fashion Business Incorporated (FBI) [Los Angeles]  Fashion Business Inc. (501c3) provides California's apparel entrepreneurs with the resources and training to turn their vision into a profitable reality. The FBI Resource Center along with their website and business partners offers their members industry specific business & compliance education, sourcing, networking and marketing and consulting services. These services promote the success of FBI members and insure the future vibrancy of California's fashion industry. It is the goal of the FBI to make said services available at low or no cost to it's members. Providing professional development, mentoring, business and management training to owners and prospective owners of small apparel businesses. Offering opportunities for networking and introductions to industry services, resources, suppliers and products. Marketing and promotion of members' products. Creating a common ground for the diverse sectors of the Los Angeles Apparel Industry to join together for their mutual benefit. Creating a crossroads of manufacturers and contractors. Supporting and reinforcing downtown as the center of the Apparel Industry in Southern California through real estate location services. Enhancing employment and tax revenues through the growth of small businesses.


The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) is dedicated to fashion made possible by global trade. USFIA represents brands, retailers, importers, and wholesalers based in the United States and doing business globally. Founded in 1989, USFIA works to eliminate tariff and non-tariff barriers that impede the fashion industry’s ability to trade freely and create jobs in the United States.


Learn how to comply with clothing industry requirements such as garment labeling, identification numbers, etc., from the Federal Trade Commission.

Federal Trade Commission Clothing & Textiles - How to comply with requirements for labeling products made of cashmere, cotton, down, feather, fur, wool, rayon made from bamboo or other materials; attaching care instructions to garments; making truthful “Made in the USA” claims, and more.

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