Sunday, November 17, 2019

The Shifting Balance of Power and the ‘Trade War’

Before diving into this article, note that there has been an ongoing major shift in yarn, fabric and apparel production in Asia from China to...
Wrangler: Proudly Naming Names In Jeans, T-Shirt Supply Chain - Features 4 AAPN Members

New Textile World Report on Wrangler’s Latest Collection Features 4 AAPN Members

The Wrangler Rooted Collection takes the unusual step of revealing the various members of the supply chains from cotton farm to finished product.

Sourcing from the Americas Versus China: The Score

I'm very honored to learn that Sourcing Journal just published the following article profiling the Americas. Do give it a read if you have a few...

FORBES: Tariffs Should Hasten Apparel Manufacturing’s Move Out Of China And Back To U.S.,...

This is a very interesting read indeed, based on a study conducted by our friends at The Sourcing Journal. How much of it do...

Your Copy of ‘The State of Skills in the Apparel Industry 2018’

Global fashion innovation company and AAPN member Alvanon has partnered with 13 leading apparel organizations to survey professionals throughout the fashion industry on the skills gaps,...

In a U.S. Manufacturing Hub, No Illusions About Tariffs and Jobs

In trade deals between countries, once they are signed there are two quick stages. The first is rationalization - who makes it faster, better, cheaper. The...

Is Local-for-Local or On-Demand Apparel Production Really Happening?

Take a few minutes to check out this piece in The Sourcing Journal authored by our good friend Ed Gribbin. Talk about on-demand apparel production...

U.S. Department Of Commerce, Bureau Of Industry And Security Issues Report On U.S. Textile...

The long-awaited report from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) assessing the U.S. textile and apparel industry was released...

The Difference Between A $5 White Tee And A $125 White Tee

This is certainly a question that is hard for anyone not in our industry - ie, the average consumer - to answer accurately, but...

Why Amazon and Rival Retailers Are Uniting to Defend the U.S. Postal Service

While most retailers may be warring with Amazon over many things, as this Forbes piece explains, it seems that there is at least one...