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 Revenues 18+ billion
Worker Incomes 6.4+ 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 California 97,384
L.A. County Workers 77,512
N.Y.C. Workers 47,069
Regional Wholesalers 42,076
Apparel Mfg. 45,500
Textile Mfg. 6,700
Independents (commission sales, agents, etc.) 8,995
Fashion Designers 3,770
Cosmetics 5,590
Jewelry 6,985
Footwear 5,904
L.A. Knitting Machines 2,000
Centers for Higher Education 12
Southern California Establishments 10,524
Overall Fashion Jobs 127,578
Apparel Direct and Indirect Jobs 191,635

PROPORTION OF U.S. JOBS IN SOUTHLAND IN 2011

Apparel Manufacturing 36%
Wholesalers (Importers) 18%
Textile Mills 6%

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

Textile Mills and Apparel Manufacturing 667
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