California Apparel News: How Sourcing Managers Are Re-examining Vietnam After the Demise of a Free-Trade Agreement
By Deborah Belgum
[Lanier Clothes' Steve] DiBlasi was speaking on a panel held Aug. 14 during the Sourcing at MAGIC show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The panel, called “Vietnam Continues to Lure U.S. Firms,” coincided with the sourcing show shining a spotlight on Vietnam, which had a pavilion at the show with 40 Vietnamese factories.
The moderator of the panel was Julie Hughes, president of the U.S. Fashion Industry Association, a Washington, D.C., organization that works to break down barriers to importing apparel and textiles into the United States.