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Some apparel manufacturing is returning to the United States, but ramping up at a greater scale necessitates greater automation, higher-skilled employees, better training, an industry image makeover and some serious investment.

You might be surprised to find out what’s made here in the States.

In the most amazing combination of revolutionary and totally boring ever, we as consumers have evolved from shopping in stores, to ordering online and waiting, to ordering online and picking up from a locker, back at the store.

Walmart, Amazon, JD.com and Alibaba.com are among retailers optimizing core business while innovating new ones. You should too.

In case you missed these in 2018, it's not to late to catch the top 10 stories of last year.

With unified enterprise systems for greater inventory visibility, algorithms designed to gain deeper product and customer insights, 3D for faster and more efficient design and development, and much much more, this year’s Innovators are addressing and fulfilling consumer demand.

Whether or not tariffs will be effective in addressing the long-term policies of foreign governments is anybody’s guess. In the meantime, they are likely to affect your current supply chains. How should you respond? What is your tariff strategy?

This week I had the pleasure of being a guest on The Suuchi Podcast, hosted by Lorenzo Gerena. We discussed a wide range of topics, from offshore vs. U.S. manufacturing to the growing importance of visibility and sustainability, and how technology is changing the industry.

Slowly but surely, a small amount of textile and apparel manufacturing is springing up in the United States. Although developments are incremental, the trend shows signs of gaining momentum. Here we take a closer look at four relatively new companies producing stateside.

The manufacturing facility, which will allow U.S. companies to produce closer to home, expects 100 employees on board by year’s end.

In addition to its earth-friendly end of life, organic cotton enables brands and manufacturers to be nimble, says Tara St James, founder of the ethical women's wear label Study NY and production coordinator and research fellow in zero waste manufacturing at the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator.

As instant fashion becomes the norm, the sourcing and production side of the apparel industry must evolve.

A smart approach to producing locally can be less expensive – and less risky – than producing in Asia. 

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