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.

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The 15-year crisis

On 1 January 2005, garment export quotas worldwide were scheduled to be phased out, forever altering the international garment industry as we know it today. Government and garment industry leaders in developing countries everywhere realize the impending quota phase-out will disastrously affect not only their local industries but their overall economies as well.

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