While Greater China almost overtakes the U.S. as largest fashion market in the world, key economic indicators create a more cautious mood for the global fashion industry potentially slowing down by 2020. For companies it is crucial to prepare plans to address a possible transformation of global value chains emerging by new opportunities from global consumer spending shifting towards emerging economies as well as trade tensions and uncertainties. A leverage point could be to take a strong position on social and environmental issues, as this is very much demanded by the younger generation.
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