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While U.S.

textiles and apparel

Rags & industries took a hit during last

year’s holiday season, analysts

suggest that new off-shore

sourcing strategies and retailing

Riches Leaders in the textiles, apparel,


differentiation may generate a

turnaround this spring. Our

research department examines

three key sectors to determine

who has led so far, and which

companies are poised for a


and footwear trade
move to the top shelf.
B Y W O R L D T R A D E R E S E A R C H D E PA R T M E N T
—Patrick Burnson

A P PA R E L / C LOT H I N G COMPANIES THAT MANUFACTURE, DESIGN, MARKET AND SELL


MEN’S, WOMEN’S AND CHILDREN’S CLOTHING
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#1 Sara Lee 25 1,364 Intimate Apparel for Bali,Hanes,L’eggs,Playtex, 2002:$6,455 Worldwide producer with
www.saralee.com Men/Women,Hosiery,Socks Just My Size most sales from U.S.

#2 VF Corporation 11 148 Jeans,Lingerie Lee,Rustler,Brittania,Chic, 2001:$5,519 #1 Seller:Jeans


www.vfc.com Outdoor Gear and Apparel Wrangler,Gitano and Rider;
Infants/Children’s Clothes Vanity Fair,Lily of France,
The North Face; Healthtex

#3 Levi Strauss & Co. None 81 Jeans,Sportswear Levi’s,Docker’s,Slates 2001:$4,258.7 Brands sold in more than 100
www.levistrauss.com countries

#4 Jones Apparel Group,Inc. 6 872 Women’s designer career Jones New York,Evan- 2001:$4,048.3 Broad consumer appeal
www.jny.com clothing lines and shoes Picone,Rena Rowan through varied clothing lines
Easy Spirit,Enzo Angiolini,
Bandolino

#5 Liz Claiborne,Inc. 4 262 Men’s/Women’s clothes and Laundry,Liz Claiborne,Crazy 2001:$3,448.5 Leading seller of apparel and
www.lizclaiborne.com accessories Horse and Dana Buchman accessories for women in U.S.

# 6 Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. None 156 Apparel,accessories and fra- Polo,Lauren,Chaps,Club 2002:$2,363.7 Large network of licensees
www.polo.com grances Monaco and contract manufacturers
worldwide

#7 Kellwood Company 19 150 Women’s clothing lines;lin- Kathie Lee Collection,Koret, 2002:$2,281.8 Distributes via dept.stores,
www.kwdco.com gerie;men’s,children’s clothing Sag Harbor and Cricket mass retailers,specialty stores
Camping goods Lane; American Recreation and catalogs
Products (camping)

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#8 Tommy Hilfiger Corporation NA NA Men’s/Women’s sportswear and 40 product lines under 2002:$1,876.7 Casual wear targeted to the
www.tommy.com denim wear,athletic wear,chil- “Tommy”branded name teens and the trendy; sold in
dren’s clothes and accessories dept.& specialty stores

#9 Benetton Group S.p.A. 2 NA Casual knitwear and sports- United Colors of Benetton 2001:$1,869.6 Sold in over 100 countries
www.benetton.com wear for men,women and and Sisley through franchises and mass
children retailers

#10 Wacoal Corp. NA NA Lingerie,Nightwear,Children’s Wacoal,Donna Karan 2002:$1,227 Japan’s leading maker of lin-
www.wacoal.co.jp Underwear,Outerwear and (licensed name) gerie – accounts for most of
Sportswear sales; also markets in China,
France & the UK

FOOTWEAR & ACCESSORIES COMPANIES THAT MANUFACTURE, DESIGN, MARKET AND


SELL FOOTWEAR AND APPAREL ACCESSORIES – INCLUDING
LUGGAGE, HANDBAGS, BELTS, PURSES AND OTHER
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#1 NIKE,Inc. 5 160 Shoe,athletic apparel and NIKE,Cole Haan 2002:$9,893 #1 Shoe co.worldwide; Share
www.nike.com equipment of US athletic shoe mkt.–
approx.40%

#2 adidas-Salomon AG NA NA Athletic shoes and apparel, Adidas 2001:$5,414 #2 maker of sporting goods –
www.adidas.com sporting goods worldwide

#3 Reebok International Ltd. 6 233 Athletic shoes,sportswear and Reebok,Greg Norman men’s 2001:$2,992.9 #2 US maker of athletic shoes;
www.reebok.com accessories casual wear,Rockport walk- runs chain of retail stores
ing shoes,Weebok

#4 Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings) NA NA Branded footwear NIKE,Reebok,adidas,New 2001:$1,779.7 Mfg.of branded footwear;
www.yueyuen.com Balance,ASICS,Timberland, operates retail stores in China
Rockport

#5 C&J Clark International Ltd. NA NA Casual shoes Clarks,Bostonian,K Shoes 2002:$1,324 Manufacturer and seller of
www.clarks.co.uk casual shoes worldwide; Large
share of UK market

#6 The Timberland Company 0 52 Footwear for Men,Women & Timberland 2001:$1,183.6 Operates company-owned
www.timberland.com Children; Outerwear,shirts, and franchised stores across
pants; Accessories Europe,Latin America & the US

#7 New Balance Athletic Shoe,Inc. 0 12 Adult athletic shoes,fitness New Balance (known for 2001:$1,160 Targets aging baby boomers;
www.newbalance.com apparel and children’s shoes Wide-with shoes) Founded in 1906

#8 Skechers U.S.A.,Inc. 2 66 Trendy footwear – oxfords, Skechers 2001:$960.4 Distributed through dept.&
www.skechers.com boots,sneakers,sandals and specialty stores in over 100
semi-dressy shoes countries; operates co.-owned
retail/outlet stores

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#9 Fila Holding S.p.A. NA NA Running shoes Fila 2001:$842.3 Owned by Italian-based luxury
www.fila.com goods & publishing firm

#10 Safilo S.p.A. NA NA Eyeglass frames,sport gog- Smith,Carrera 2001:$748.4 Sells products worldwide;
www.safilo.com gles and sunglasses Licensed:Burberry,Christian nearly half of sales generated
Dior,Diesel,Gucci,Kate in North America & Europe
Spade,Polo Ralph Lauren combined

T E X T I L E M A N U FAC T U R I N G COMPANIES THAT MANUFACTURE AND MILL A VARIETY OF


PRODUCTS, INCLUDING APPAREL FABRICS, BEDDING AND
ACCESSORIES, HOME FURNISHING FABRICS, CARPETS AND
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#1 Toray Industries,Inc. Approx. NA Fibers & Textiles Segment: NA 2002:$7,657 Worldwide producer of syn-
www.toray.co.jp 200 spun yarns,woven & knitted thetic fibers & textiles and
nylon fabrics,polyester fabrics other products

#2 Shaw Industries,Inc. None Appro Woven and tufted broadloom Cabin Crafts, Queen, 2001:$4,012 #1 Carpet mfg.worldwide;
www.shawinc.com x.70 carpet Designweave, Philadelphia exports worldwide

#3 Milliken & Company Inc. None 58 Maker of fabrics and chemicals NA 2002:$3,600 One of world’s largest textile
www.milliken.com for broad range of products; companies;holds over 1,300
patents

#4 Mohawk Industries,Inc. 4 353 Woven and tufted broadloom Mohawk,Aladdin,Bigelow, 2001:$3,445.9 Leading maker of residential
www.mohawk.com carpets/rugs Durkan and Karastan and commercial carpets/rugs;
2nd behind Shaw in U.S.

#5 Toyobo Co.,Ltd. NA NA Synthetic & natural Spandex NA 2002:$2,888 Top producer in Japan
www.toyobo.co.jp yarn,incl.textiles for airbags

#6 Chori Co.,Ltd. NA NA Textiles,chemicals,machines NA 2002:$2,860.5 Mfg.plastics,synthetic resins


www.chori.co.jp & metals & household goods

#7 Coats plc NA NA Coats,Branded clothing and Jaeger (coats) 2001:$1,809.4 Majority of revenues gener-
www.coats.com home furnishings ated from Coats div.

#8 Nisshinbo Industries,Inc. NA NA Mfg.cotton materials for bed- NA 2002:$1,702.6 About one-third of sales from
www.nisshinbo.co.jp ding,shirts,etc. textile business;started in 1907

#9 Saurer AG NA NA Textile spinning,twisting and NA 2001:$1,438


www.saurer.com embroidery machinery

#10 W.L.Gore & Associates,Inc. NA NA Fluoropolymer products,incl. Crosstech,Dryloft and 2002:$1,230 Gore family owns large stake
www.gore.com GORE-TEX fabric Windstopper in co.

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