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Apparel Imports Outlook: Expect More Flight From China and a Search for New Sourcing Standouts

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.

Apparel’s flight from China to dodge stiflingly high tariffs is in high gear with no end to the exodus in sight. As trade talks sputter on in fits and starts, fashion companies realize diversifying their sourcing can be the way to curtail costs and reduce risks. U.S. apparel imports from China dropped 35 percent in October…

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