Tag Archives: Globalization

The Decline of the U.S. Garment Industry

The United States is home to the world’s largest garment consuming country.  Yet it has virtually no viable domestic garment making industry.

This is a remarkable state of affairs.  The United States invented the clothing ready-to-wear industry.  At the end … Read More

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TPP Free Trade Agreement for Garments: Plan B

For over 20 years all negotiations for U.S. garment related free trade agreements have been governed by 2 assumptions.

1.    Without the support of the textile industry, the U.S.  Congress  will reject any proposed garment free trade agreement.

As a … Read More

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The Chinese Puzzle

2011 was the worst garment-export year for China  in a decade.  As of the 10 months ending 31 November 2011, China’s U.S. market share as measured both in units and by value was down over 4% compared with the same … Read More

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