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US Apparel Imports Tumbled 45 Percent in April

Where are fashion’s priorities? How sustainability will fare post pandemic is just one of many open questions. Join SJ on July 15 at 11 am for a webinar on how the crisis will affect future sourcing decisions and how to better measure progress.

Epitomized by a $1.1 billion decline in cotton apparel and household goods imports in April, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), the global coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on sourcing. With most apparel stores shut down and importers canceling or slashing  orders due to the economic fallout from COVID-19 and government stay-at-home…

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