NEW YORK — In today’s quickly evolving world of global sourcing, where once-stable aspects such as cotton prices and manufacturing in China have become uncertain, apparel and textile executives are looking for answers to lots of complicated questions as they set their purchasing and production plans for upcoming seasons.
They’ll be looking for the best country from which to buy their fabric and produce their clothing, try to figure out what blends will be most cost-effective and accepted by the consumer, and how to find the best factory for large lots or short runs. Many of these companies are likely to seek out answers, make new connections, and scout for fresh products and approaches next week at a full course of trade shows here.
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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?"