Suits Manufacturing Pool

The manufacturing pool for suits and also separates shrunk about 10 percent at the elevation of the profitable downturn. But while smaller operations were required to fold, several large enterprises were able to attain 20 percent year-on-year growth.

Of the enduring suppliers, 70 percent are private locally owned and the rest have outside participation. At least half are small plants, one-third is midsize and take it easy are big businesses.

Factories with fewer than 500 workers are usually considered small. They focus on low-end manufacture and carry out only cut-and-sew processes in-house. Most of their output is exported for less than $30 per set to group merchandise chain stores.