By  on March 26, 2013

WASHINGTON — Ethical sourcing, Made in America and the search for low-cost production alternatives to China remain the top priorities for fashion companies.

They were also the central themes addressed by executives at the three-day American Apparel & Footwear Association’s annual summit.

Apparel executives gathered here for the conclave put a premium on efforts to improve factory fire-safety conditions in places such as Bangladesh and Pakistan following tragic garment-factory fires that have killed hundreds of workers in the past several months and forced the industry to rethink corporate social responsibility.

 

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