Apparel: Personal outfit, garments or clothing etc. including headwear & footwear. Typically, clothing is made of fabrics or textiles, but over time it has included garments made from animal skin and other thin sheets of materials and natural products found in the environment, put together. Apparel means all garments or items of clothing any part of which is a textile produced by weaving, knitting, or felting; and all shoes and other footwear.
Apparel Industry: The industry which makes ready-to-wear clothing. The apparel industry holds significant importance in the economy and the growth of any nation.
Apparel Manufacturing Technology: The processing steps and techniques involved in the manufacturing apparels for large scale production on industrial basis for business purpose is called garments manufacturing technology.
History of apparel industry
As early as 1860, manufacturing ready-to-wear clothing became one of Cleveland’s leading industries. The garment industry probably reached its peak during the 1920s, when Cleveland ranked close to New York as one of the country’s leading centers for garment production during the depression, and continuing after World War II, the garment industry in Cleveland declined. Scores of plants moved out of the area that was sold or closed their doors local factors certainly played their part, but the rise of the ready-to-wear industry in Cleveland and its decline paralleled the growth and fall of the industry nationwide. Thus, the story of the garment industry in Cleveland is a local or regional variant of a much broader phenomenon. In the early 19th century, clothing was still handmade, produced for the family by women, or estimated for the more well-to-do by tailors and sewists. The first production of ready-to-wear garments was stimulated by the needs of sailors’ slaves, and miners. Although still hand-produced, this early ready-to-wear industry laid the foundations for the vast expansion and mechanization of the industry. For various reasons, the ready-to-wear sector grew enormously from the 1860s to the 1880s; increasing mechanization was one factor. In addition, systems for sizing man’s and boy’s clothing were highly developed, based on millions of measurements obtained by the U.S. during the civil war. Eventually, accurate sizing for women’s clothing was also designed. Industrial cities such as Cleveland also experienced rapid growth, and it was during the 19th and early deceases of the 20th century period that Cleveland’s ready-to-wear clothing industry blossomed. JOSEPH and FEISS co a leading manufacturer of men’s clothing. H Black and co, which would become a significant Clevel and manufacturer of women’s suits and cloaks, started as a nation’s house.
Nowadays, china is the number one country on the list of top garment industries, and India is the world’s second more significant producer of textile and garment industry. Asia has become a larger garment industry area in the whole world.