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Classification Phraseology as of:
1/1/2018
 
Classification Code:
2501(1)
 
Phraseology:

CLOTHING MFG. — including embroidery manufacturing

Footnote:

This classification applies to the manufacture of clothing and to the sewing of clothing for other concerns on a fee basis. This classification also applies to the manufacture of leather garments. This classification also applies to specialty operations, including but not limited to:

  • Embroidery work,
  • Attaching labels, trim, buttons, snaps and zippers onto clothing,
  • Cutting clothing parts, and
  • Inspecting and repairing new clothing.

This classification includes stone washing, bleaching, sanding or dyeing of clothing when performed incidental to clothing manufacturing operations by the employer. Stone washing, bleaching, sanding or dyeing of clothing when performed for other concerns on a fee basis not in connection with clothing manufacturing operations shall be classified as 2585(2), Dyeing.

This classification includes clothing manufacturers that design garments, even if some or all of the sample making, production sewing or assembling operations are subcontracted. Employers that do not design or manufacture the garments in California, but purchase garments for wholesale distribution shall be classified as 8032, Stores — clothing, shoes, linens or fabric products — wholesale.

This classification also applies to the manufacture of water bed bladders, inflatable mattresses and sewn products not specifically described by another classification.

The manufacture of hats and helmets shall be classified as 2501(2), Hat Mfg.

The manufacture of custom tailored garments or altering garments for other concerns on a fee basis shall be classified as 2501(4), Tailoring.

The manufacture of pillows, quilts, comforters, cushions, stuffed animals, sleeping bags and similar non-clothing products that are filled with insulation such as batting or down shall be classified as 2571, Pillow, Quilt, Comforter or Cushion Mfg.

The spinning and weaving of natural and synthetic fibers shall be classified as 2222, Spinning or Weaving.

Machine knitting operations shall be classified as 2362, Knitting.

The bleaching, dyeing, mercerizing and finishing of fabric shall be classified as 2413, Textiles.

The manufacture of fabric goods, including but not limited to awnings, tarps, canopies, tents, automobile covers, boat covers and sails shall be classified as 2576, Awning, Tarp or Canvas Goods Mfg.

The manufacture of leather goods other than clothing shall be classified as 2688, Leather Goods Mfg.

Clothing manufacturers that only maintain a distribution center in California shall be classified as 8032, Stores — clothing, shoes, linens or fabric products — wholesale.

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Effective DatePure Premium RateNote
1/1/2018$6.95New/Renewal
7/1/2017$6.53New/Renewal
1/1/2017$7.08New/Renewal
Prior Phraseology and Footnote:
Shown below is the previously published phraseology and footnoteEffective Date

Phraseology:
CLOTHING MFG. — including embroidery manufacturing

Footnotes:
This classification includes clothing manufacturers that design garments, even if some or all of the production sewing or assembling operations are subcontracted. Employers that do not manufacture or design the garments in California, but purchase garments for wholesale distribution shall be classified as 8032, Stores – clothing, shoes, linens or fabric products — wholesale.

Clothing manufacturers that only maintain a distribution center in California shall be classified as 8032, Stores — clothing, shoes, linens or fabric products — wholesale.

1/1/2016
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