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Hurricane Florence Threatens the Carolinas’ Textile Supply Chain

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.

As Hurricane Florence barrels toward the North Carolina coast, the cotton fields and textile and apparel factories that lie in its path could take a hit. Speaking on CNBC, Dan Leonard, senior energy meteorologist at The Weather Company, said the Carolinas’ biggest crop is cotton, and considering that this is a critical time for cotton…

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