Even though China continues to dominate the apparel supply chain, the ‘China plus’ strategy and the search for alternative production bases seem set to occupy industry executives in the years ahead.

“Most companies are not putting all of their eggs in one basket; they’re looking at China plus one, China plus two, China plus five,” notes Julia Hughes, president of the United States Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel (USA-ITA).

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