The textile and apparel industry employs more people worldwide than any other industry.
Manufacturing has gone offshore for the purpose of reducing supply chain costs.
As many as five countries can contribute to manufacturing one product.
Bottom line for a company is cost of production and lead time.
Maybe cost-effective to have item cut in one country, sewn in another, packed in another and shipped to the distribution center.
Multiple Countries to Manufacture One Garment United States Corporate Headquarters China Fabric Source Philippines Notions Source Honduras Cutting Mexico Sewing and Shipped United States Packaged, tagged, and shipped to the distribution center