By Emily FoslienJune 28, 2018 7:04pmThe textile industry is the largest employer in the United States and the second-largest in the world, and it is the one industry where it seems every company is trying to cut costs.
But there’s one thing that’s been holding back those plans: outsourcing.
The textile industry employs more than 200,000 people and has long struggled with how to keep workers from moving to other industries.
The problem is, the textile industries are one of the few industries that can be outsourced.
The United States has long been known as a destination for outsourcing, and the world’s largest apparel manufacturer, H&M, is one of several companies that have tried to bring its workers overseas.
But this isn’t just a business opportunity for companies like H&am, which is working with a new company called Sustainably Imports to bring some of its manufacturing back to the United Kingdom.
Sustainably imports products from around the world in order to help companies with sustainability and environmental concerns.
This includes clothing and footwear, food, and pharmaceuticals.
The company is also working with several other textile suppliers to help them reduce their own emissions, as well as those of their suppliers.
“We’re looking at sourcing all of our production in the UK,” said Matthew Kockel, the president of Sustainable Imports.
“We’ll be sourcing from the likes of H&ams, and from other companies that are doing some of the same things.”
Sustainable imports are a great way to bring textile production back to U.S. shores.
But the textile and apparel industry can also be a source of new jobs for American workers, as the apparel industry is expected to lose some 1 million jobs over the next five years.
And that could have a major impact on the United State’s economy.
“There’s a lot of opportunity here, and we can do things here to really bring those jobs back,” said Michael H. Lappé, a professor of economics at Georgetown University who specializes in the textile sector.
“And we’re going to have to have a lot more careful analysis about what those jobs are going to be and what they’re going back to.”
The textile sector’s outsourcing is a great example of what’s been happening to other manufacturing industries as a result of globalization.
The American textile industry has been hit hard by globalization, and in many ways it has struggled to adapt to the new rules of the marketplace.
But some industries have seen their share of outsourcing go up.
The clothing industry, for example, has seen its share of its jobs go from 35 percent in 2016 to 50 percent in 2020.
And apparel manufacturing jobs are projected to be cut by more than one-third in the next 10 years, according to a recent report from the Council on Foreign Relations.
“This industry has had some big challenges in terms of supply chain management, logistics, and so on, and I think it’s just been very hard to get them to get that right,” said Kocke.
“But it’s a great opportunity for us.”
Sustainable Imports, which recently launched in the U.K., is already using this new opportunity to help other textile companies find jobs in the country.
In fact, the company’s CEO, Peter R. Brown, is looking to help out textile suppliers like Hormel and Laundrydirect, two companies that provide many of the companies that Sustainally Imports is working on.
Sustainable imports is also trying to change the way companies look at their supply chain.
Sustainability Imports has worked with Hormels to set up an environmental audit center in its manufacturing facilities.
But there’s another way that Sustainable Imorts is helping to change how companies are thinking about how they’re sourcing their products.
“Our customers don’t just buy our clothing, they buy our products and we’re the ones who actually deliver them,” said Brown.