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Is apparel manufacturing coming home? - McKinsey
Tomorrow’s successful apparel companies will be those that take the lead to enhance the apparel value chain on two fronts: nearshoring and automation. Both must be addressed, and in a sustainable way. Apparel brands and retailers in Europe and the United States can no longer do business as usual and expect to thrive.
global-supply-chain  last-mile-delivery  logistics  reshoring  nearshoring  textiles-clothing-industries  business-globalization  Around-the-web  this-week-439-top 
7 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Your Clothes Could Be Made in the USA Again - Bloomberg
Europeans and Americans have grown used to buying clothes made in Asian countries. But apparel-industry sourcing executives are sure that’s changing: By the middle of the next decade, much more of our clothes will be made closer to home.
reshoring  this-week-439  Around-the-web  nearshoring  textiles-clothing-industries  industry-reports  business-globalization 
7 weeks ago by areadevelopment
With nearshoring, garment production may move from China to Mexico and Turkey - Quartz
But shifts now taking place in China and across fashion could eventually redraw the world’s garment-manufacturing map. A new report by the management consultancy McKinsey finds that rising costs in China and the imperative for fashion brands to deliver goods faster than ever are making it more cost-effective for Western brands to produce their simple styles in low-cost countries nearer at hand.
china  industry-reports  global-supply-chain  textiles-clothing-industries  mexico  turkey  nearshoring  Around-the-web  this-week-439 
8 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Fashioning a hub: Effort to base clothing design, manufacturing in Detroit gains steam - Crains
A year-old effort by current and former Detroiters to establish a hub for fashion design and manufacturing in Detroit is starting to show signs of progress.

A local coalition of clothing makers that includes Carhartt Inc., Detroit Denim, Lazlo and Shinola is planning to start a pilot manufacturing plant in February that will contract with apparel companies on small clothing orders and serve as an ongoing apprenticeship training center.
textiles-clothing-industries  small-manufacturing  Metros  detroit  industry-clusters  Around-the-web  this-week-436 
12 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Factory Tour: Inside One of the Only Remaining U.S. Knitwear Factories - Fashionista
Los Angeles's PDR Knitting is a go-to for brands like Baja East and John Elliott, which are dedicated to producing things domestically, despite the high costs.
shop-floor  textiles-clothing-industries  u.s.-manufacturing  small-manufacturing  los-angeles  Around-the-web  this-week-435 
september 2018 by areadevelopment
Textile Industry Shattered by China Trade Embraces Trump Crusade - Bloomberg
While there’s no shortage of doom and gloom coming from corporate America about President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, there is at least one U.S. industry cheering him on: textiles.
this-week-431  Around-the-web  Matt  textiles-clothing-industries  NAFTA  china  manufacturing  supply-chain  logistics  trade  imports  exports 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Joseph Abboud Growth Has Doubled Its US Manufacturing Workforce - Bloomberg
Joseph Abboud, designer and Chief Creative Director of Men’s Wearhouse, on growth, manufacturing in the U.S., and how tariffs could impact the apparel industry.
u.s.-manufacturing  tariffs  trade-agreements  textiles-clothing-industries  this-week-431  Around-the-web 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
What Impact Will the Robot Revolution Have on the Fashion Industry? - Fashionista
While it's generally accepted that automation and digitalization will increase supply chain productivity and greatly improve the fashion industry's sustainability performance, the panel was less united on where these innovations will leave workers.
textiles-clothing-industries  automation  Around-the-web  this-week-425 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
The Robots Are Coming for Garment Workers. That’s Good for the U.S., Bad for Poor Countries - WSJ
Automation is reaching into trades that once seemed immune, transforming sweatshops in places like Bangladesh and bringing production back to America
textiles-clothing-industries  automation  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-413 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
American Giant’s Hoodie Can’t Save US Manufacturing By Itself - Racked
So you might see a story like this and click it but realize you also need to get started on making dinner or finish those other tabs you have open, and also there are a lot of other really important concerns in the world, and how about that stuff, huh? And anyway, good luck with that American manufacturing thing, you’re really rooting for them, you’ll definitely try to read it later, but you know what they say: Business is business. Business, like the heart, wants what it wants.

Bayard Winthrop, CEO of American Giant, wants you to know that it is not that simple.
u.s.-manufacturing  textiles-clothing-industries  backshoring  Around-the-web  this-week-413 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Clifton brothers get chance of a lifetime to outfit U.S. Olympic team - northjersey.com
Contracted by Ralph Lauren to make two sets of heated jackets to be worn by the Team USA at the opening and closing ceremonies, the fledgling Clifton textile manufacturer recognized the tremendous opportunity they'd been handed.
textiles-clothing-industries  new-jersey  small-manufacturing  backshoring  Around-the-web  industry-reports  this-week-412 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Alabama's Sock Queen opens new shop as small-town manufacturing changes with the times - AL.com
Inside a squat metal building on the outskirts of Fort Payne, Ala., huge spools of cheerfully colored thread hang like nursery mobiles above rows of blue knitting machines the size of office copiers.

It's loud in this part of the mill, and Gina Locklear has to shout to be heard. Her eyes light up as she talks about her newest set of machines, installed last January, that can knit a sock with a seamless toe. It's a  It's a capability the mill's older machines don't have. Those were originally built to manufacture white athletic socks, a business that has largely left the country.
this-week-409  Around-the-web  textiles-clothing-industries  alabama  regional-reports  industry-reports  small-manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Clothing giant Stitch Fix buys Mohnton Knitting Mills - Reading Eagle
An up-and-coming San Francisco-based apparel company that uses fashion consultants, data analysts and complicated mathematical algorithms to dress its clients, and that had sales of nearly $1 billion last year doing so, now has a foothold in Berks County.
textiles-clothing-industries  Pennsylvania  regional-reports  small-manufacturing  e-commmerce  Around-the-web  this-week-405 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Made in the USA: Dead or Alive? - BoF
In North Carolina, once a booming textiles and apparel hub, there are signs of struggle — and life.
industry-clusters  industry-reports  textiles-clothing-industries  north-carolina  Around-the-web  this-week-404 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Adidas Prepares to Open Its First U.S.-Based Robotic Manufacturing Speedfactory In Georgia - Hypepotamus
As automated technology — robotics — for textile manufacturing becomes more common, sportswear giant adidas is preparing to open its first robot-driven “Speedfactory” in the U.S. in Cherokee County, Georgia.
this-week-399  Around-the-web  Matt  adidas  textiles-clothing-industries  advanced-manufacturing  manufacturing  Georgia  south-atlantic  technology  3D-printing 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Gets a Public Reminder to Save the Garment Center From Designers and Supporters – WWD
Manufacturing accounts for roughly 1 million square feet in the Garment District, and as indicated in the letter sent to de Blasio Saturday, the proposed industrial space in Sunset Park only represents a fraction of that.
textiles-clothing-industries  fashion-district  new-york-city  urban-planning  Metros  u.s.-manufacturing  small-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-397 
september 2017 by areadevelopment
Save New York City’s Fashion Factories - The New York Times
Manufacturing in New York City’s garment district is in jeopardy of unraveling at its seams. The city’s Economic Development Corporation may soon begin the certification process to lift the zoning laws that have protected fashion and apparel businesses in these few blocks in Midtown Manhattan for decades.
industry-clusters  textiles-clothing-industries  new-york-city  urban-planning  Metros  small-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-395 
august 2017 by areadevelopment

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