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How Covid Fueled Demand for Performance Home Fabrics

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.

Last spring, Anderson Gibbons wondered if he’d be the last generation to work in the family textile business. The nearly 60-year-old company, North Carolina-based STI Fabrics, produces upholstery for both indoor and outdoor furniture applications. But when the economy shut down in the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, it set a chain reaction in…

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