Changes in global economic, social, and political environments are having major impacts on the textile industry. Manufacturing technology is changing. Consumer trends are changing. There is a rapidly growing middle class and an increasing cost of doing business in China — once the world’s cheapest country in which to manufacture textiles and apparel. The speed-to-market of products has never been more important. Proposed policy changes and U.S. border tariffs are making companies consider shifting production capacity to the United States. For these reasons, the United States is finally seeing a resurgence in the textile industry.
Background on Textile Industry Exodus
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