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Global Apparel Markets
Issue 49:
January 2022

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Talking strategy: apparel supply chains hit by perfect storm as costs rise on multiple fronts (6 pages)
Prospects for the textile and clothing industry in Pakistan, 2022 (49 pages)
Global apparel markets: product development and innovations, January 2022 (29 pages)
Global apparel trade and trade policy: leading textile and clothing exporters and key import markets, 2022 (35 pages)
Global apparel markets: business update, January 2022 (22 pages)

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Talking strategy: apparel supply chains hit by perfect storm as costs rise on multiple fronts

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Global apparel supply chains are under pressure. Finished goods have been taking longer to reach their destinations as shortages of containers and outbreaks of COVID-19 have halted operations and caused delays at ports. Prices of cotton and other textile materials are rising, energy costs are soaring and costs of freight are escalating. Moreover, the passing into US law of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) in December 2021 places the onus on importing companies to ensure that "goods mined, produced, or manufactured wholly or in part with forced labour & are not imported into the United States". The Act was signed following allegations that Uyghur Muslims were being subjected to serious human rights abuses in Xinjiang province, China, and companies seeking to continue importing goods made in Xinjiang must provide "clear and convincing evidence" that the goods were not manufactured with forced labour. As such, the Act shifts the burden of proof away from customs officials. In order to ensure compliance with the Act, companies may be forced to introduce comprehensive supply chain mapping and intensify their due diligence processes if they wish to continue sourcing from the region. Reluctance by companies to do so could take a huge proportion of the world's cotton supply off the market as Xinjiang province accounts for around 90% of the cotton produced in China and 20% of the cotton produced worldwide.

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Four times a year, Global Apparel Markets provides essential and up-to-date analysis and insight into the global apparel industry.

Reports contain updates on developments in the apparel sector, trade and trade policy, research-based information on individual market sectors, business news and expert opinions on strategy to keep retailers, manufacturers and investors informed of the facts and figures which will affect their businesses.

Each issue contains:
a detailed research-based report or company profile covering information on sourcing, developments in technology, colour and/or fabric trends, market sectors such as discount retailing, or other issues which affect companies in the apparel industry;
a round-up of industry developments and innovations in the apparel sector;
a feature on trade and trade policy;
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