As the Trade War with China continues with no resolution in sight, many American apparel companies are faced with a dilemma of whether to continue outsourcing production and materials from China and risk the impact of higher costs or look for suppliers elsewhere and risk a disruption to their supply.

Currently, billions of dollars in imports from China are taxed as high as 25 percent. The increased tariff, when coupled with consumer pressure on cost, can cause a decline in apparel businesses’ margins.  According to The Wall Street Journal, 40 percent of all clothing and 70 percent of shoes sold in the United States are made in China, and though there are alternatives to Chinese suppliers, changing vendors is often easier said than done. Read More