Workers in the apparel sector turn materials provided by textile companies into clothes and accessories sold in retail outlets around the country. Workers in this profession assist in keeping us warm, dry, and fashionable by cutting and stitching textiles or other materials such as plastics, leather, furs, and rubberized fabrics
The garment business was traditionally made up of manufacturing employees who cut and sew on an assembly line. Despite developments in technology and employment standards, this industry is still labor-intensive. Even though many workers do this job in the United States, the industry is increasingly building facilities in other nations or outsourcing out manufacturing tasks to overseas vendors to take advantage of reduced labor costs in other countries. An increasing number of clothes producers are focusing only on the entrepreneurial aspects of apparel production, including acquiring raw materials, designing garments and accessories, organizing the production and distribution process, and selling the final product.
The computerization of equipment and material transport systems are examples of technologies that have influenced the apparel industry (Jhanji, 2018). Many operations, such as cutting designing, and patternmaking, are aided by computers. Other new innovations meant to make the processing facility more efficient include wider looms, more computerized equipment, and the increased application of robotics to transport material throughout the factory. Despite these advancements, the apparel industry has remained much less automated, particularly the sewing function.