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Pandemic Threatens Progress in Sustainable Material Uptake—But Could Catalyze Sector, Too

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.

With the mega-focus on coronavirus and the health and economic impact on society, there are concerns it might supersede and potentially circumvent progress and ongoing efforts toward adoption of more sustainable materials in textile and apparel. Risks to progress In an interview with IHS Markit vice chairman Daniel Yergin, Dow chairman and CEO Jim Fitterling said,…

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