NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 315

Subsector 315

NAICS Subsector Code 315 – Apparel Manufacturing

Definition of NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 315: Industries in the Apparel Manufacturing subsector group establishments with two distinct manufacturing processes:

  1. Cut and sew (i.e., purchasing fabric and cutting and sewing to make a garment), and
  2. The manufacture of garments in establishments that first knit fabric and then cut and sew the fabric into a garment.

The Apparel Manufacturing subsector includes a diverse range of establishments manufacturing full lines of ready-towear apparel and custom apparel: apparel contractors, performing cutting or sewing operations on materials owned by others; jobbers performing entrepreneurial functions involved in apparel manufacture; and tailors, manufacturing custom garments for individual clients are all included. Knitting, when done alone, is classified in the Textile Mills subsector, but when knitting is combined with the production of complete garments, the activity is classified in Apparel Manufacturing.

Three Digit Subsector Breakdown for the North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry, and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If NAICS Subsector 315 does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 31-33: Manufacturing
    • Subsector 315: Apparel Manufacturing
      • Industry Group 3151: Apparel Knitting Mills
        • Industry 31511: Hosiery and Sock Mills
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 315110: Hosiery and Sock Mills
        • Industry 31519: Other Apparel Knitting Mills
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 315190: Other Apparel Knitting Mills
      • Industry Group 3152: Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
        • Industry 31521: Cut and Sew Apparel Contractors
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 315210: Cut and Sew Apparel Contractors
        • Industry 31522: Men’s and Boys’ Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 315220: Men’s and Boys’ Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
        • Industry 31524: Women’s, Girls’, and Infants’ Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 315240: Women’s, Girls’, and Infants’ Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
        • Industry 31528: Other Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 315280: Other Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
      • Industry Group 3159: Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing
        • Industry 31599: Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 315990: Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing

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NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 315