FASH455- Travels of a T-Shirt Questions Ch.13-15

FASH455- Travels of a T-Shirt Questions Ch.13-15 - Travels...

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“Travel’s of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy” Chapters 13, 14 and 15 1. To how many countries does the U. S. export “used” clothing? The U.S. is the world’s largest exporter of used clothing. Between 1995-2007, the U.S. exported nearly nine billion pounds of used clothing and other worn textile products to the rest of the world and now the industry has customers in more than 100 countries. 2. What is meant by “Snowflakes” and “Mining? “Snowflakes” is referred to as the used clothing because every item of clothing that enters the trade is unique. The snowflake factor means that the most successful firms in the industry are those with highly developed expertise in picking out special snowflakes, and with worldwide but personal relationships that allow them to match snowflakes with customers. “Mining” refers to how used clothing is sorted (by amount of wear, value, etc.) in industries like Trans- America; requires expertise and skill. 3. What percent market share does the U. S. have of the world’s total clothing exports? The U.S has 40% market share of the world’s total clothing exports. between the EU and the US, about 80%.
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