WASHINGTON — Despite some glimmers of good economic news, apparel and textile imports to the U.S. continued to falter in March, although the pace of declines moderated.
The Commerce Department’s Office of Textiles & Apparel said Tuesday textile and apparel imports into the U.S. fell 5.8 percent to 3.46 billion square meter equivalents in March compared with a year earlier. Apparel imports declined 5.3 percent to 1.53 billion SME, and textile shipments dropped 6.2 percent to 1.93 billion SME.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"