In “Who Makes The Clothes On Your Back?” [Forbes.com], author Lauren Sherman writes about the diminishing appeal for the Made In U.S.A. label. “Most consumers have accepted the fact that our clothes were produced somewhere else,” she says, “It’s all about quality and price, not where the product was made.” What has accounted for this shift? Panjiva CEO, Josh Green, shared his thoughts.
“There are manufacturers in China that employ highly-skilled workers who can produce goods that measure up against what’s made in the U.S. or Western Europe…In the 1990s, we saw declining transportation costs [between countries], declining communication costs and easier border control. People spotted the opportunity [to save money by manufacturing abroad], went after it and never looked back.”
Read the rest of “Who Makes The Clothes On Your Back?” to learn more about how growing interest in overseas production is changing the apparel industry.