Apparel: Second Chance for Western Hemisphere Sourcing


By Susan A. Nichols

...A lot of retailers won’t give the Western Hemisphere a second look. They’ll stay in China or pull up stakes to move into Vietnam, Bangladesh or elsewhere. But there are those who are thinking about a “China plus one strategy,” says Julia Hughes, president of USA-ITA, an association that represents importers and retailers of textile and apparel products. “We’re hoping to reintroduce a discussion about the Americas,” she notes.

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