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Apparel and Textile Design

Use this guide to find resources related to apparel design, fashion merchandising, the fashion industry, textile design, and trend forecasting.


This guide contains a selection of resources related to CTD447, Textiles and Apparel in International Trade. Use these resources to evaluate the country you are considering for production and select an apparel contractor. 

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  • China and "apparel industry"
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  • Mexico and "trade quota" and fabrics

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