SIC & NAICS Codes

Industry Profiles

Industry Financials & Statistics

Industry Forecasts

Trade & Industry Associations

News, Trade & Industry Publications

Government & Regulatory Agencies

Companies

Links to Textile, Apparel and Footwear Industries resources including Textile Mills, Clothing Manufacturers, Athletic Shoes and other Footwear and Accessories. For general assistance researching an industry see our Subject Guide on Company & Industry Research.

SIC & NAICS Codes

STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION (SIC)
When using many databases and reference sources it is useful to know the SIC code for the industry you are studying. SIC codes for these industries include the following:

  • SIC 2211 Broadwoven Fabric Mills, Cotton
  • SIC 2253 Knit Outerwear Mills
  • SIC 2273 Carpets and Rugs
  • SIC 2385 Waterproof Outerwear
  • SIC 3143 Men's Footwear, Except Athletic
  • SIC 3144 Women's Footwear, Except Athletic

This is not a complete list of codes for these industries, merely a sample. See the SIC MANUAL for additional codes, also in the Cole Library at REF HF 1042 .A55.

NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS)

The SIC system has recently been replaced by the NAICS. Only a few sources are now using these codes, but more will be making the switch in the near future. NAICS codes for these industries include the following:

  • NAICS 31321 Broadwoven Fabric Mills
  • NAICS 31411 Carpet and Rug Mills
  • NAICS 315291 Infants' Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
  • NAICS 316213 Men's Footwear (Except Athletic) Manufacturing
  • NAICS 316214 Women's Footwear (Except Athletic) Manufacturing

These are samples, not complete lists, of SIC and NAICS codes for these industries. Use the following sources to identify additional SIC and NAICS codes for your company or industry.

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Industry Profiles

Standard & Poor's apparel and footwear, and textiles Industry Survey (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Obtain a substantial overview (about 30 pages), statistics and outlook for the industry. Includes a comparative analysis of statistics for the industry's major players.
Special Directions: select "Industry" from the horizontal blue menu bar at the top of S & P's home page.

Location: REF HC 106.6 .S74

Business Source Premier (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Apparel Manufacturing (also Clothing and Clothing Accessory Stores)
Use the Business Searching Interface to find global industry profiles from leading market research sources.

Value Line Research Center Apparel and shoe Industry Descriptions (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Retrieve a one page overview and forecast, as well as some industry statistics, for the industry. Also available in the library in print.

Hoover's Industry Records (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Retail
Get a detailed industry overview including key people and a ranking of key companies. Find industry news, company lists, news, and industry-related website links. Hoover's provides detailed sub-industry links, SIC and NAICS codes, and industry family trees.

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Industry Financials & Statistics

Standard & Poor's apparel and footwear, and textiles Industry Survey (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Obtain a substantial overview (about 30 pages), statistics and outlook for the industry. Includes a comparative analysis of statistics for the industry's major players.
Special Directions: select "Industry" from the horizontal blue menu bar at the top of S & P's home page.

Also available in the library in print.
Location: REF HC 106.6 .S74

Retail Industry Center
Use the Statistics area to find information on size of market segments, revenues, and sector employment.

CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORT - APPAREL from the US Census Bureau

CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORT - FOOTWEAR from the US Census Bureau

CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORT - BROADWOVEN FABRICS from the US Census Bureau

CURRENT INDUSTRIAL REPORT - KNIT FABRIC PRODUCTION from the US Census Bureau

Value Line Research Center Apparel and Shoe Industry Descriptions (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Retrieve a one page overview and forecast, as well as some industry statistics, for the industry. Also available in the library in print.
Location: Business Reference Area

MERGENT'S INDUSTRY REVIEW (BUSINESS REFERENCE AREA, formerly MOODY'S INDUSTRY REVIEW) See entries Apparel and Textiles.

SHOE STATS (From the American Apparel and Footwear Association)

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Industry Forecasts

US INDUSTRY & TRADE OUTLOOK (REF HC 101 .U54) See chapters on Textiles, Apparel and Footwear.

Trade & Industry Associations

Business & Company Resource Center (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Find associations related to the industry using Business & Company Resource Center. Use the Advanced Search and select Associations in the Content Area pull-down menu. This gives you online access to the International, US National, and Regional, State & Local volumes of the Encyclopedia of Associations.

Additional resources for finding associations are in the guide to Finding a Trade, Industry, or Professional Association.

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News, Trade & Industry Publications

Search the Cole Library's list of electronc full text journals using the Electronic Journals: A-Z list.

ABI/Inform (ProQuest) (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Search for full text articles from trade publications related to the retail industry.

Business Source Premier (EBSCO) (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Search for full text articles on the retail industry from trade and business sources.

FOOTWEAR NEWS, WWD, APPAREL INDUSTRY MAGAZINE, TEXTILE WORLD and many others are available through LexisNexis Academic. See our Databases page.

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Government & Regulatory Agencies

US DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Companies

Find lists of major companies in the industry using these databases:

Mergent Online (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
See the Industry Reports or search by NAICS or SIC.

Standard & Poor’s Industry Surveys (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
See the Comparative Company Analysis section.

Hoover’s (Rensselaer at Hartford login ID and password required)
Search one company in the industry and use the Competitors link to see others. Industry keyword search and browsing are also available.

See Locating a Company on the World Wide Web for guidance in finding the Web sites of companies.

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Updated: 2013-01-16, 14:30