The Covid-19 pandemic, coupled with a damaging trade war with China, made 2020 an unprecedented year for US apparel trade and sourcing. How have fashion companies adjusted their sourcing strategies in response to the turbulent business environment? And how will US apparel sourcing patterns evolve in 2021? Here Dr Sheng Lu, associate professor in Fashion and Apparel Studies at the University of Delaware, digs into the trade data to shed some light on the latest trends in US apparel imports and critical issues to watch in the year ahead.