2012 revenue: $8.60 billion
2017 revenue: $8.27 billion
The women and girls apparel manufacturing industry has been hit by off-shoring and outsourcing. Revenue is already less that half of what it was in 2012 and has fallen at an average rate of 8.2 percent over the past decade.
There are now 1,196 manufacturing sites making women's and girl's apparel in the U.S., down from 2,272 10 years ago. But there is a silver lining, high-end goods in the industry can't be cheaply produced abroad and have a niche consumer that could help it grow.
Major players in the industry include VF Corporation, Hanesbrands Inc., and Kellwood Company.