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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 material sourcing process – stage II: The factory side

The factory enters the material sourcing process when it receives the sample package from the buyer and its designer which includes the detailed spec sheet, the detailed tech sheet, the buyer’s line plan and the sample. At least, in theory it does. The reality is somewhat different. In garments, as in life, things seldom arrive in neatly tied packages.

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