Unless other negotiations take place to reverse any of the actions of the USTR between the US and China, American consumers can expect either increased prices or more of their goods to read “Made in Vietnam,” “Made in India,” or “Made in Bangladesh.”
If companies choose to keep their manufacturing in China, their prices will inevitably rise. Another option for them, of course, is to move their clothing manufacturing to America. This will raise costs on some line items because the U.S. has stricter labor laws, but it may balance out others when they save money on transportation costs, get faster turnaround times, and achieve improved environmentalism.
Additionally, the money that would be put towards the tariffs that would be funnelling through to the government, could better be invested into the supply chain or product. That 25% tariff cost could be put towards better quality fabrics, ethical labor, more sustainable processes, and more. By investing into the supply chain with the m oney that would have otherwise been put towards tariffs, the money is being put back into the pockets of American workers, instead of to the government. That money is being cycled back into the economy, which can ultimately help the manufacturing sector in the U.S. to grow to having greater capabilities. Moving manufacturing back to the US could be the smartest move for many American clothing companies, especially as Americans increasingly turn their attention to sustainably and transparently made clothes - and prove again and again that they’ll pay a premium for them. Our hope is that American consumers will start seeing more “Made in America” labels than ever before as fashion brands and entrepreneurs protect themselves against trade wars and see the real value and return in sustainability. .
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