Global Material Sourcing for the Clothing Industry

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This guide deals with the dynamics of the global textiles and clothing supply chain, including the need for garment manufacturers to develop alternative sourcing and supply management approaches. The publication reviews historical background; discusses China’s advantage in the international garment industry; explains different stages involved in material sourcing process; and discusses politics of trade. It also includes case studies; summary of United States rules of origin; measures and conversions, and a glossary of shipping and related terms.

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All about trim

Trim is often the forgotten category in the manufacturing process. Fabric accounts for 60%–70% of garment FOB cost while trim accounts for 10%. Designers and buyers rhapsodize over fabric – the hand, the feel, the texture. In the entire history of the garment industry, no designer has ever fondled a zipper and no buyer has ever spoken of a beautiful hook-and-bar.

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