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The Coronavirus Effect on the Global Textile/Apparel Industry

Upcoming Events for the Sewn Products Industry

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Friedlander Highlead

Coronavirus Cripples Garment Supply Chain in Vietnam and Cambodia
The coronavirus outbreak is wreaking havoc on Southeast Asia's garment supply chain, threatening the inventories of international brands such as Uniqlo, Gap, and Nike.
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How the Coronavirus is Affecting Asia's Travel and Retail
Asia is currently going through widespread economic and business disruptions caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), which originated in Wuhan, Hubei province in China, and the stringent government measures to contain it, threatening to stall the economic growth of major markets in Asia.
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Henderson Sewing

Indian Textile Lobby Warns of Hurdles if Coronavirus Contagion Continues
The Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI) has warned that the Indian textile importers, as well as exporters of raw material, could suffer amid the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak in China, which has led to a partial clampdown across its apparel manufacturing units.
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Pathfinder

Coronavirus Sends Adidas China Business Down 85%, Puma Warns of Impact
Sneaker stalwarts Adidas and Puma are getting out ahead of a coronavirus-induced drop in sales with newly released insights into the virus's impact on their businesses.
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US Firms Have Inventory Input 'Cushion' Against Coronavirus Disruption
U.S. businesses are in good shape to brace against potential supply chain disruption from China's coronavirus outbreak, according to Wells Fargo Securities, but risks remain if factory shutdowns and transportation challenges drag on.
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Methods Workshop

Suppliers Prepping for NY Market
Despite a shifting showroom landscape and Coronavirus impacts on samples from China, New York Home Fashions Market will proceed as usual next month.
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C and C

Virus Outbreak in China Could Slow Supply Chains, Affect Trade Deal
Medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, auto parts, microelectronics, and strategic raw materials are among the sectors whose supply chains could be impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China, according to a recent report from the Congressional Research Service.
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Messe Frankfurt

Turkish Apparel Industry Sets $19B Export Target Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
Turkey's apparel sector seeks to further increase exports this year and expects a noteworthy surge due to the coronavirus outbreak in China, as a halt in operations in the mainland is expected to shift orders toward Turkey.
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Apparel Supply Concerns Hit as Coronavirus Impact Builds
Novel coronavirus (now officially named 2019-nCo) is continuing to shake up China's supply chain. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), as of 17 February 2020 there had been 71,329 confirmed cases in 26 countries - with by far the majority (70,635) in China.
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