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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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Politics in Fashion or How I Grew to Love Ramie

We in the fashion industry pride ourselves on making the products our customers want.  If my fourteen-year-old son wants the baggy pants look, talented designers working with the most professional merchandisers swing into action to ensure that he too can … Read More

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