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A plain white cotton T-shirt retails at American Apparel for $24. A similar white V-neck constructed from modal and cotton retails at Forever 21 for a sixth of the price. The cost of this price disparity is made possible by outsourcing labor to factories that hire workers for pennies.
This week, data releases will shine a light on U.S. job growth in April and the trade gap for March, plus offer updates from the manufacturing sector in the U.S., China, Japan and other major economies.
The prospect of automated driving, and the so-called platooning of heavy trucks, has taken another step towards reality with a live on-highway demonstration from Daimler in March. But they see it as just one part of a much bigger picture.
The concept of sustainable manufacturing is difficult to pin down. To critics, the notion of truly sustainable manufacturing is a pipe dream. But to creative minds with an eye toward the future, sustainable manufacturing is an ideal to march toward with zeal.