Sourcing Journal: Importers Concerned Over China’s Pollution Crackdown, but Impact Seems Minimal

By Arthur Friedman

Julia Hughes, president of the U.S. Fashion Industry Association, said, “We have heard about this from several of our members and we are concerned about it. We’re trying to track it down and see is if it’s really having an impact on apparel and textiles factories.”

The USFIA represents textile and apparel brands, retailers, importers and wholesalers based in the U.S. and doing business globally.

Hughes said she’s seen some reports that indicate that it is, but she hasn’t heard from any members that any particular factories have been closed down.

“Nobody has said to me that they have had a factory shut down or an order stopped at a factory that they are doing business with,” Hughes said.

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