FASH455- Travels of a T-shirt Questions Ch.9-12

FASH455- Travels of a T-shirt Questions Ch.9-12 - Haley...

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Haley Cohen Discussion Questions “The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy” Chapters 9-12 By Pietra Rivoli PART III “Trouble at the Border” Chapter 9 – “Returning to America” 1. What is meant by the statements: a. “An army waiting on shore?” a.i. Drawing an analogy of all these t-shirts meaning there is an army coming towards them. She is talking about the organizations that want to inspect the goods and want to keep the foreign goods out of here. The US has been the most protective of the textile and apparel trade referring to the US army border protections that wants to inspect the goods and wants to keep the foreign goods out of our country. They are waiting on shore, ready to fight any invaders. b. “The Textile and Apparel trade is the most managed and protected manufacturing trade in U. S. history?” b.i. She is referring to a whole number of companies that had an interest in coming offshore. It is “the most spectacular and comprehensive protectionist regime in existence.” 2. Who is Auggie Tantillo? What is AMTAC? a. He is an executive director of the American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition (AMTAC), an advocacy group dedicated to preserving manufacturing jobs in the US textile and apparel industries. Auggie worked for a senator and part of his role was to be helpful to the garment industry. 3. Who are Auggie’s soldiers? Where did they end up? 1
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a. They are the presidents of the companies in the south that Auggie did business with and the various associations trying to convince the government to protect them. 4. What are alphabet armies? a. They are the American Yarn Spin Associations, the Textile Association, and The Apparel Association. They were trying to influence the US and at the end of the day we lost this battle and a lot of companies subsequently went bankrupt.
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