Clothing is important, this is a blatantly obvious fact. Not only is clothing important for covering the parts of ourselves that we very much want to cover, but it is also ideal for protecting our bodies from the elements. With clothing, we can keep ourselves warm or we can keep our skin out of direct sunlight. We can help to regulate the temperature of our bodies in a way that our bodies are not capable of doing on their own. But clothing, aside from being incredibly functional, can be used for creative expression as well. The world of fashion has taken off not only here in the United States but in many other parts of the world as well. Fashion and style play an important role in the lives of many, be they extravagant dressers or those who like a more simple look. With the many uses and purposes of clothing, the apparel industry here in the United States is not only one that is surviving, but one that is also thriving.
In fact, by the time that the year of 2016 had drawn to a clothes, the apparel market of the United States had reached a market value that exceeded more than three hundred billion dollars and hit around three hundred and fifteen billion dollars when all was said and done. And this market value is only supposed to continue to grow in the years that are to come, hitting an anticipated value of three hundred and eighty five billion dollars by the time that we reach the year of 2025, less than ten years away from our current date here in the tail end of the year of 2018. With consumer spending topping more than one thousand and five hundred dollars per person on apparel alone each and every year, it is no shock that the market for it is exceeding expectations, doing better and better with each year that passes by.
This market for apparel has also been great for job creation here in the United States, something that is often considered to be much needed (though this does depend on the current state of the economy). Specialty professions like that of the tailor and the custom sewer are currently thriving, with more than seven thousand and one hundred such people currently employed all throughout the country, with even more people employed as workers for them. But making clothing has never been easier, especially when it comes to customizing t shirts.
T shirts are a particularly popular piece of apparel here in the United States, as they are easy to produce, comfortable to wear, and highly versatile. With the use of the typical heat transfer technology (which usually involves a specialty heat press transfer machine), t shirts can be customized in many different ways. For instance, heat transfer technology allows for sports heat transfers, which provide sports team all throughout the country with a cheap and effective way to create team gear. Of course, this heat transfer technology can also be used to create gear to be sold for the fans as well, helping the team to turn a profit and stay funded for – hopefully – many seasons to come. Heat transfer technology has also been instrumental in creating t shirts that can be used for advertising purposes. T shirts as advertisement is directly related to heat transfer technology and the ability to use a sublimation heat press, a specialty heat press, or even a manual heat press. The type of heat press that you use will depend on the type of shirts you are making as well as the volume of shirts, but it is heat transfer technology that makes each and every type of heat press mentioned a possibility in the first place.
The industry of apparel is a hugely important one here in the United States. After all, clothes are very much a part of our everyday lives. Without clothing, we would not be as protected from the world as we are or as able to express ourselves.