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China Leads Pandemic-Fueled US Apparel Imports Nosedive in First Half

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.

It was a first half to forget for U.S. apparel importers. With their businesses devastated by the economic impact of COVID-19, domestic apparel importers decreased their shipments from foreign suppliers by 30.37 percent compared to the same period in 2019 to $27.88 billion. Many companies have owned up to cancelling or slashing orders from factories…

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