Since the outbreak of the coronavirus in 2019, the apparel and textile sector has been seriously impacted. It is estimated that the sales of textiles and apparels would decrease by 50% due to the virus that began in Wuhan, China. Apart from the above problem, others cut across the painful sacking of employees by fashion companies, an increase in the cost of the textiles, and a breakdown in new investment schemes that should have helped to improve the industry.
With the outbreak of the virus, the industry has to re-strategize and come up with an adequate plan targeted at alleviating the problems of the fashion industry in the pre-virus world. Some changes that are bound to occur are;
- On-demand manufacturing
On-demand manufacturing is projected to be more economical and sustainable than the old method. While traditional manufacturing has the clothing fabrics made weeks and months beforehand, on-demand manufacturing guarantees sales. …