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January 2009
Industry Highlights
Survey Results — Trends in Sourcing:
Will the United States Expand Production?

Sourcing decisions made by brands and retailers have considerable influence over global patterns of production, and apparel manufacturing currently occurs in over 150 countries. The FIBER journal asked two experts to discuss trends in global manufacturing of apparel, along with consideration of labor standards and working conditions, and contemplate whether there is any chance that a notable volume of production will move back to the United States. See what Gregg Nebel and Michael Londrigan conclude.

Pie chart of survey results