Global Apparel Sourcing Practices and Trends

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Current Hot Issues 

U.S. apparel sourcing trends to watch in 2021

Outlook 2021– Key Issues to Shape Apparel Sourcing

The Impact and Insights of Trade – the 2020 Shakeup & the 2021 Outlook for the Fashion Industry

COVID-19 and U.S. Apparel Imports: Key Trends (Updated: January 2021)

New ILO Report: The supply chain ripple effect– How COVID-19 is affecting garment workers and factories in Asia and the Pacific

Sourcing Strategy

New Reports: Time for Change & State of Fashion 2020 (Coronavirus update)

How might Covid-19 affect apparel sourcing and trade

New Report: Fashion’s New Must-have—Sustainable Sourcing at Scale

Battling the Trade War and COVID-19: Rethinking Global Supply Chains in a Time of Crisis

2020 USFIA Fashion Industry Benchmarking Study Released

Interview with Modaes.es on the Latest Trends of Apparel Sourcing and Trade

North American Apparel Market Leaders Talk 

2019 U.S. Fashion Industry Benchmarking Study Released

U.S. Apparel Retailers’ Shifting Sourcing Strategy for “Made in China” under the Shadow of the Tariff War

VF Sourcing Strategy (updated April 2019)

Demystify the “Made in the USA” Apparel Sourcing Strategy

Outlook 2019–Apparel Issues in the Year Ahead

Evolving Sourcing Strategies of U.S. Apparel Companies

2018 U.S. Fashion Industry Benchmarking Study Released

Sourcing Strategy of Leading U.S. Fashion Brands and Apparel Retailers (updated May 2018) 

Outlook 2018: Apparel Industry Issues in the Year Ahead

Apparel Sourcing in 2018: Results from the Just-Style State of Sourcing Survey

2017 U.S. Fashion Industry Benchmarking Study Released

Outlook 2017: Apparel Industry Issues in the Year Ahead

Apparel Sourcing in 2017: Results from the Just-Style State of Sourcing Survey

2016 August Sourcing at Magic Debriefing

2016 U.S. Fashion Industry Benchmarking Study Released

JCPenney’s Global Sourcing Practices

Sourcing Strategy of Leading U.S. Apparel Companies

Social Responsibility Issues in Sourcing 

Rana Plaza six years on – A time for reflection

Two Years after the Rana Plaza Tragedy: What Has Changed?

US Department of Labor: 28 countries were Found Using Child or Forced Labor in Making Textiles and Apparel