The fashion industry consists of four levels: the
production of raw materials, principally fibres and textiles but
also leather and fur; the production of fashion goods by designers,
manufacturers, contractors, and others; retail sales; and various
forms of advertising and promotion. These levels consist of many
separate but interdependent sectors, all of which are devoted to the
goal of satisfying consumer demand for apparel under conditions that
enable participants in the industry to operate at a profit.