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What Coronavirus Means for America’s Clothiers

The pandemic is causing a reconsideration of supply chains

China becomes a powerhouse

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Photo: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Photo: Dr. Sheng Lu

Trump’s trade war

Bringing it back home

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Photo: American Apparel

…it is apparent that the fashion industry is just at the beginning of its struggle. By causing blows to both supply and demand, the pandemic has brewed a perfect storm for the industry: a highly integrated global supply chain means companies have been under immense strain as they tried to manage crises on multiple fronts as lockdowns were imposed in rapid succession halting manufacturing in China first, then Italy, followed by countries elsewhere around the world.

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