The U.S. Textile and Apparel Manufacturing industry has lost millions of jobs to outsourcing since the 2000s. Apparel companies sent manufacturing overseas where labor is cheaper and at different skill levels allowing companies to stay competitive and profitable. However, there are drawbacks to this practice which can adversely affect the industry as a whole.
We have done some research and distilled the data we found into a handy infographic.
Download the infographic.