WASHINGTON — Vietnam and Cambodia posted the largest increases in apparel and textile imports to the U.S. in May compared with a year earlier, driving the overall gain in combined shipments for the month.
Combined shipments from the world to the U.S. rose 3.2 percent to 4.8 billion square meter equivalents in May compared with a year earlier. Apparel imports were up 7.6 percent to 1.9 billion SME from a year earlier, while textile imports edged up 0.4 percent to 2.6 billion SME for the period.
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?"