NEW YORK — All the elements are there — a revival for U.S. manufacturing, lower cotton prices, rising consumer demand and a real commitment to innovation — to believe a new era has dawned for the global textile industry.
With serious attention being paid to sustainable fabrics and production methods, and renewed enthusiasm for organic, natural and recycled textiles, the exhibitors, attendees and show organizers at the recent round of textile and sourcing trade fairs here agreed there is a new reality in their industry. The consensus at Première Vision Preview, Spin Expo, Texworld USA, the International Apparel Sourcing Show and the Kingpins Show was that the days may be over of rushing to the lowest-priced factory or country, paying only lip service to environmental concerns or shunning product development in favor of cranking out basic, commercially safe goods.
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