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  • Taiwanese textile makers reviewing more investment in US

    In fairness, the actual story consists of:

  • Makalot policy on US policy split in $5bn-$10 bn 2017 capital investment programme

    Taiwan’s Makalot announced on February 9 a double-edged policy on the US in its 2017 “$5 bn – $10 bn” worldwide investment plans.

  • Why did industry forecasters miss 2016’s biggest story?

    I think the biggest event of 2016 for our industry was the outright opposition to international trade on which America’s Republican Party campaigned successfully in the Congressional elections.

  • Taiwan’s Eclat reviewing setting US plant – as it closes China production

    Taiwan’s  Eclat Textile, the country’s largest apparel manufacturer, announced on December 8 it  was closing its last Chinese production plant.

  • Everest Textile plans first production plant outside Asia – in North Carolina

    The Everest Textile subsidiary of Taiwan’s Far Eastern Group announced on December 6 it would invest $18.5 million in a new manufacturing plant in Forest City, North Carolina, creating 610 jobs over five years

  • Post Trump and Brexit: there’s more than one way to skin the international retailing cat

    While American voters were confounding practically all observers on November 8, on the other side of the Atlantic Britain’s Marks & Spencer unveiled a strategy that may be designed for a post-Brexit, post-Trump world.

  • Is UK apparel onshoring finally gaining momentum?

    Despite years of widely denied decline, British garment-making showed serious signs of a revival in the second half of 2015.

  • Gildan closes New York State facility

    The New York State plant formerly known as New Buffalo Shirt Factory will close on June 1, eliminating about 80 jobs.

  • For all the onshoring hype – US apparel jobs keep falling

    In the April 3 Sourcing Journal Online, I look at the continuing fall in US apparel making jobs.

  • Accounting firm says reshoring “unlikely” in mass UK apparel manufacturing

    Accountancy company Ernst & Young concluded in a February 16 report that “there is unlikely to be a significant reshoring impact” in volume garment making. But it still insisted more government spending, and lower taxes, were “urgent” to exploit an opportunity it failed to identify.

  • Spain’s garment exports soar while production slumps

    Official EU data seems to present a picture of Spain’s garment making industry totally at odds with the conventional perception of Inditex’s commitment to sourcing locally.

  • Canadian intermediary explains reasons for abandoning Pakistani manufacturing

    Ontario-based Kanati Clothing announced on January 15 it was “ bringing our entire production home to Canada.” On January 30, the company’s CEO explained why

  • Onshoring Europe

    2014’s Next Big Things that weren’t.
    2: Onshoring

    In spite of endless newspaper articles about onshoring, there’s not actually been any serious, specific, forecast of substantial growth in rich-country garment production. Just as well, since there simply wan’t a shift to onshore garment manufacture in 2014.

  • Tesco signs deal with garment manufacturing union for improved domestic supply chain

    Tesco and UK union Community (the successor to the National Union of Knitwear, Footwear and Apparel Trades – KFAT) announced on December 4 they would be working together to improve worker representation, welfare and conditions in Tesco’s UK garment supply chain.

  • AT Kearney sceptical on reshoring so far

    ““While the so-called reshoring trend has helped improve the mood of U.S. manufacturing since the Recession, the reality is that the import value of manufactured goods into the U.S. from 14 low-cost Asian countries has grown at an average of 8 percent per year in the last five years” says a survey from consultancy AT Kearney.