Global sourcing in the U.S. apparel industry
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This article analyzes the sourcing patterns of the U.S. apparel industry using a global supply chain perspective. Retailers, marketers, and branded manufacturers are the lead firms that organize the bulk of apparel imports into the U.S. market. U.S. apparel sourcing patterns are shifting, with an increased emphasis on imports from Mexico and the Caribbean Basin rather than Asia.
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Professor Emeritus of Sociology
Gary Gereffi's major ongoing research projects are: (1) a book (co-authored with Frederick Mayer) on the uptake of the global value chain paradigm by major international organizations in the economic and social development arena; (2) a forthcoming co-edited volume with Valentina De Marchi and Eleonora Di Maria on Local Clusters in Global Value Chains: Linking Actors and Territories Through Manufacturing and Innovation (Routledge, 2017); (3) work with the World Bank and the Inter-Ame