Bloomberg UK: Quake Fallout Hits Retailers That Sought Supply Resilience in Turkey

February 2023

The devastating earthquake in Turkey reinforces the notion that you can diversify supply chains to avoid concentration in hubs like China, but ultimately you can’t hide from the forces of nature.

Turkey is among the countries often mentioned as an alternative to Asia for low-cost manufacturing, especially textiles for traditional retailers and the online fast-fashion business.

A map from Open Supply Hub, a crowdsourced supplier website, overlaid with Google’s map of the earthquake strike zone, shows the apparel facilities in that region.

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