Global Material Sourcing for the Clothing Industry

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This guide deals with the dynamics of the global textiles and clothing supply chain, including the need for garment manufacturers to develop alternative sourcing and supply management approaches. The publication reviews historical background; discusses China’s advantage in the international garment industry; explains different stages involved in material sourcing process; and discusses politics of trade. It also includes case studies; summary of United States rules of origin; measures and conversions, and a glossary of shipping and related terms.

English Spanish, French


The politics of trade

The purpose of this book is to empower you, the factory, and to show you how, in the post-2005 quota-free market, you can succeed through your own efforts. The immediate subject – how to develop the capability of sourcing materials both locally and globally – is certainly one of the most important services you can provide to your customer. These and other skills that your clients will be demanding can be gained through your own efforts.

English French, Spanish

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