Statistics

FAST FACTS

February, 2014

(Source: CIT sponsored Fashion Industry Profile)

TEXTILE & APPAREL 5-COUNTY MACRO

Apparel & Textile Imports into LA Customs District$46+ billion
Apparel & Textile Company Revenues18+ billion
Worker Incomes6.4+ billion

LA PAY (averages)

Fashion Designers (Average)$35 an hour ($78K to $100K++)
Wholesalers (Importers)$25 an hour
Apparel & Textile Factory Employees$15 an hour

JOB COUNTS

Apparel, Textile & Wholesale Direct W-2 Employees (2012-2013)

Southern California97,384
L.A. County Workers77,512
N.Y.C. Workers47,069
Regional Wholesalers42,076
Apparel Mfg.45,500
Textile Mfg.6,700
Independents (commission sales, agents, etc.)8,995
Fashion Designers3,770
Cosmetics5,590
Jewelry6,985
Footwear5,904
L.A. Knitting Machines2,000
Centers for Higher Education12
Southern California Establishments10,524
Overall Fashion Jobs127,578
Apparel Direct and Indirect Jobs191,635

PROPORTION OF U.S. JOBS IN SOUTHLAND IN 2011

Apparel Manufacturing36%
Wholesalers (Importers)18%
Textile Mills6%

L.A. COUNTY COMPANIES WITH $1 MILLION OR MORE IN REVENUES IN 2013

Textile Mills and Apparel Manufacturing667
Wholesale (Importers)870

Reports & Analysis

2014 Los Angeles Area Fashion Industry Report Executive Summary

For CFA Members Only:

  • Apparel / Textile Industry 2014
  • Economic Impact Report for So. Calif.
  • Glossary of International Terms
  • Glossary of Technical Terms
  • Glossary of Environmental Terms
  • Current Outline of Fashion Industry Legal Issues: Copyrights & Trademarks
  • Labor Law Compliance Manual
  • 2014 California Salary Survey