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
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
Posted in Customer Strategies, Factory Strategies, Global Issues, U.S. Government
Tagged garment factories, garment imports, Globalization, protectionism, tariffs, U.S. Government Policy, Vietnam, Yarn Forward Rule
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
1960-1990 was era of the Asian Dragons: Japan and the “little dragons” Taiwan, Korea and Hong Kong. For decades all four enjoyed double digit annual economic growth, but Japan was the great economic dynamo.
In 30 years, Japan moved up … Read More