In fairness, the actual story consists of:
Taiwan’s Makalot announced on February 9 a double-edged policy on the US in its 2017 “$5 bn – $10 bn” worldwide investment plans.
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 Textile, the country’s largest apparel manufacturer, announced on December 8 it was closing its last Chinese production plant.
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
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.
Despite years of widely denied decline, British garment-making showed serious signs of a revival in the second half of 2015.
The New York State plant formerly known as New Buffalo Shirt Factory will close on June 1, eliminating about 80 jobs.
In the April 3 Sourcing Journal Online, I look at the continuing fall in US apparel making jobs.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
““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.