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300+ Major Clothing Companies and Brands

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This list of the top clothing companies in the world also features famous clothing brands. What are the most successful clothing companies? There are popular name-brand American labels like Abercrombie & Fitch, Nike, and Ralph Lauren, along with newer upstarts CLE Clothing Co., aka Cleveland Clothing Company. International high fashion clothing line names such as Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, and Prada are here, too. The lengthy list of major clothing companies includes the largest and most profitable clothes businesses, corporations, agencies, vendors and firms in the world. 

If you're thinking of working in the clothing industry, a good place to start is with this clothing brands list. In general, you might want to ask yourself, "What are the biggest clothing companies in the world?" Another topic to consider is the rise of ethical clothing companies. Slow fashion brands like Stella McCartney and Patagonia are apparel industry companies that produce quality product, but also makes a positive impact and supports sustainability. 

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    10 feet

    Clothing
    10Feet is a Dutch fashion label, based in Amsterdam and is a subsidiary of Herb Industries. The label was founded in the late 1990s, and has since grown to the point where its clothes are now offered...  more
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    55DSL

    Clothing
    55DSL is a company founded in Italy as a 1994 spinoff from Diesel Clothing that sells male and female clothing in stores all around the world, including in the brand's own proprietary stores....  more
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    A Bathing Ape is a Japanese clothing brand founded by Nigo in 1993. The brand specializes in men's, women's and children's lifestyle and street wear, running 19 stores in Japan, including Bape...  more
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    Abercrombie & Fitch

    Family Clothing Stores, Clothing
    Abercrombie & Fitch is an American retailer that focuses on casual wear for young consumers, and is headquartered in New Albany, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. It has over 400 locations in the United...  more

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    Acne Studios

    Fashion, Clothing
    Acne Studios is a multidisciplinary luxury fashion house based in Stockholm, Sweden with own-brand retail stores in locations around the world. It was founded in 1996 as part of the creative...  more
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    Acushnet Company

    Clothing, Manufacturing
    The Acushnet Company is an American company and a subsidiary of Fila Korea, Ltd. that makes golf equipment and clothing. Prior to May 2011, it was a subsidiary of the Fortune Brands Corporation....  more
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    Adidas

    Fashion accessory, Sports equipment
    Adidas AG is a German multinational corporation that designs and manufactures sports shoes, clothing and accessories. The company is based in Herzogenaurach, Bavaria, Germany. It is the holding...  more
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    Aéropostale

    Clothing, Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
    Aéropostale, Inc. is an American shopping mall-based specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories, principally targeting 14-to-17-year-old young women and men through its Aéropostale stores...  more
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    Aigle

    Textile, Clothing
    Aigle is a French footwear and textile company founded in 1853 as the Compagnie du Caoutchouc Souple in Montargis by the American businessman Hiram Hutchinson. Hutchison had obtained a license in...  more
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    Airness

    Textile, Clothing
    Airness is a footwear trademark founded in 1999 in Saint-Denis by Malamine Koné....  more
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    Akademiks

    Clothing
    Akademiks is an American brand of streetwear clothing popular with devotees of hip hop music. art and fashion. The label was founded by two brothers, Donwan and Emmett Harrell, along with another...  more
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    Alain Figaret is a French luxury shirt brand....  more
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    Alpha Industries is an American clothing manufacturer founded in 1959 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Initially as a contractor to the United States military, the company grew into an international...  more
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    American Apparel

    Clothing, Retail
    American Apparel is an American clothing manufacturer, distributor, and retailer based in Los Angeles, California, created by Dov Charney who was born in Montreal, Quebec. It is a vertically...  more
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    American Eagle Outfitters

    Family Clothing Stores, Clothing
    American Eagle Outfitters is an American clothing and accessories retailer, headquartered in the Southside Works Neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1977 by brothers Jerry and...  more
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    Amir Adnan

    Clothing
    Amir Adnan is a Pakistani fashion label for men. It claims to have re-introduced the sherwani into modern fashion, and to be Pakistan's first international menswear label....  more
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    AND1

    Sports equipment, Clothing
    AND1 is an American athletic shoe company specializing in basketball shoes and clothing. Founded in 1993, the company's headquarters were located in Paoli, Pennsylvania before being relocated to...  more
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    Aquascutum

    Fashion, Clothing
    Aquascutum is a UK-based luxury clothing manufacturer and retailer. In April 2012, it was sold by Jaeger to YGM Trading, a Chinese fashion retailer....  more
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    Arc'teryx

    Clothing, Backpacking
    Arc'teryx is an outdoor clothing and sporting goods company founded in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in 1989. The name and logo of Arc'teryx refer to the Archaeopteryx, the earliest...  more
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    Ariston S

    Clothing
    Ariston S is a company for production of ladies' fashion. The two brands of the company: Ariston S and A’S....  more
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    Aritzia

    Clothing, Retail
    Aritzia is a Canadian women’s fashion boutique that was started in Vancouver, British Columbia by CEO Brian Hill in 1984. Aritzia has locations in select cities across North America, including...  more
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    Ashworth

    Textile, Clothing
    Ashworth is a golf-apparel company, maker of Ashworth, The Game, Kudzu and Callaway Golf Apparel. On October 14, 2008, Ashworth was acquired by TaylorMade-Adidas....  more
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    ASMclothing

    Clothing, Fashion design
    ASMclothing is a clothing company located in Cleveland, Ohio. ASMclothing was established in September 2005 by James Hagedorn, Chris Arpajian, Kris Wernet and Rob Thompson....  more