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    3 years later: How COVID-19 exposed the vulnerability of suppliers and workers to the power of big buyers

    A tidal wave of order cancellations in early 2020 had dire repercussions for laborers and their families. The consequences are still being felt.

    By Ben Unglesbee • March 31, 2023
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    China tariffs lifted US production but hurt downstream industries: report

    Part of a 315-page report from the U.S. International Trade Commission analyzed how much tariffs reduced the value of cut-and-sew apparel imports from the country.

    By Ben Unglesbee • March 23, 2023
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    David’s Bridal releases wedding gown collection made partly from recycled fibers

    The company said it wants to appeal to consumers who are looking for more sustainable options for big purchases.

    By March 23, 2023
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    Next Level Apparel strikes partnership with Dominican Republic textile manufacturer

    The California-based apparel maker said it was working with Grupo M to increase sustainability and transparency in its supply chain.

    By March 22, 2023
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    Nike discontinues use of kangaroo leather, following Puma

    Following the announcement, Adidas is the only remaining major player in the soccer category with ties to the kangaroo leather industry.

    By March 16, 2023
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    Puma introduces kangaroo leather-free version of King soccer cleat

    The new Puma King Supercharge edition replaces kangaroo leather components with a proprietary nylon core upper that contains at least 20% recycled material.

    By March 7, 2023
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    How manufacturers can tackle supply chain costs in 2023

    With budgets tightening in an uncertain economy, experts weigh in on how companies can plan for the year ahead and stay resilient.

    By Kate Magill • Feb. 14, 2023
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    Shein questioned on potential forced labor in its supply chain

    Three U.S. senators are asking whether the fast-fashion giant's clothing contain banned cotton from China’s Xinjiang region. 

    By Ben Unglesbee • Feb. 14, 2023