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A Review of Past Recessions Points to Problems for Apparel and Textiles as Another Downturn Looms

When it’s deliver-or-die, supply chains become the lifeblood of a company. To that end, the fashion industry has embraced technology to navigate today’s hyper-complicated supply chain, with myriad solutions shaping the first, middle and last mile. Call it Sourcing 2.0.

Once again, as the economic cycle seems to point to a recession on the horizon, the U.S. apparel and textile industries are at the heart of issues that have economists forecasting a downturn. The U.S.-China tariff-fueled trade war, echoing government actions that led to previous economic down cycles, has been a key factor impacting everything…

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