A Profile of the Textile Manufacturing Industry

A Profile of the Textile Manufacturing Industry

by Erin Parrish


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The textile manufacturing industry (NAfICS 313) has played an important role in the history of the United States and continues to be a major industrial employer, not only in the US, but also around the world. Textiles are mainly considered a component part of the supply chain, with end uses ranging from apparel to home textiles to industrial goods to medical textiles. Even though apparel is the largest end use of textiles and has increasingly moved offshore to low-cost labor countries, there remains a growing textile manufacturing industry in the US for capital and technology-intensive products, such as nonwovens and those with military end uses.

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ISBN-13: 9781606495483
Publisher: Business Expert Press
Publication date: 08/30/2016
Pages: 76
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Dr. Erin D. Parrish is an associate professor at East Carolina University where she teaches courses in the global economics of textiles and apparel; green manufacturing; branding of textile and apparel products; and an introductory course on the textile, apparel, and home furnishings industry. Her research has focused on competitive strategies of the US textile and apparel industries and on how economic factors impact textile manufacturing. Dr. Parrish has a PhD in textile technology management, an MS in textiles, and a BS in textile and apparel management, and a BA in international studies, all from North Carolina State University.

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