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Editorial: Price Hikes Hit Textile and Clothing Trade Hard
published in Issue 155, April 2012
The recent hike in raw material prices has caused widespread dislocation to the textile and clothing industry. Although the extreme price volatility witnessed in 2009-11 has moderated, the future remains uncertain. If anything, price volatility may be something which the fibre, textile and clothing industry will have to live with for the foreseeable future. In this report, Robin Anson provides valuable insight and analysis on the effect that the recent price increases in raw materials and production costs have had on the industry. He looks at the causes of the raw material price hike and, in particular, analyses the impact of the hike on EU and US imports. He also speculates on the future of cotton production in relation to other fibre types, and comments on work being done on life cycle assessment (LCA) in the cotton textile chain.
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