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‘Alarming’ Discounts Crush Garment Suppliers: Report

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.

The en-masse cancellations that occurred just as Covid-19 gripped the globe have dealt garment factories a body blow, and now labor researchers say that brands and retailers are “leveraging desperation” to demand steep discounts on new orders as buying begins to pick up again. Indeed, buyers have asked suppliers to lower their prices for the…

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