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Global Garment Manufacturing: Turning Fabric into Fashion

Cut, make, trim – value and scale of garment manufacturing

This part of the fashion industry takes the fabric from textile mills and other components that make up a garment (such as trims, zippers, buttons etc.) and turns them into a wearable garment. This part of the process is commonly called the ‘cut, make, trim’ stage.

In 2016, the garment manufacturing sector was valued at between about $514.6 billion and $842.7 billion depending on a variety of sources in wholesale sales. If the garmen…