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China’s CPTPP membership could create hurdles for US’ textile industry

China’s CPTPP membership could create hurdles for US’ textile industry

  Textile and apparel companies have been on a high alert ever since China submitted its application to join the 11-member Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). They believe China’s potential accession to the CPTPP could create unprecedented challenges for the West... Read more

Sustainability pressures compel brands to relook raw material choices

Sustainability pressures compel brands to relook raw material choices

   The pandemic has accelerated demand for clothes made from performance fabrics because of its moisture-wicking, anti-odor and cooling properties they offer. As per a Women’s Wear Daily report, consumers are seeking not just presentable but also versatile garments. This has created demand for fabric... Read more

Apparel dominates Brand Finance’s 2021 luxury brands list with 62% value

Apparel dominates Brand Finance’s 2021 luxury brands list with 62% value

  In 2021, 62 per cent of the total value generated by the world’s top 50 valuable luxury and premium brands was from apparel brands reveals 2021 Luxury and Premium 50 report by Brand Finance. The report states, 30 apparel brands dominated the ranking. However, the value of these brands declined due to CO... Read more

Innovations to help China’s luxe brands retain sheen despite official crack…

Innovations to help China’s luxe brands retain sheen despite official crackdown

  New rules by China’s State Administration of Market Regulation for technology firms have halted the bull run of Chinese luxury e-commerce players, who enjoyed uninterrupted growth over the past 18 months. Jing Daily reports, the new rules direct government to fine luxury players for anti-competitive pra... Read more

PLI scheme will make Indian textile industry self-reliant

PLI scheme will make Indian textile industry self-reliant

  Fuelling industrial growth since the pre-British era, Indian textile industry is likely to reach a value of $300 billion by 2035. Currently, textile and apparel exports account for 11 per cent of India’s overall merchandize exports. Export growth is being driven by the growing urbanization and rising in... Read more

Innovation labs helping brands launch new, sustainable materials

Innovation labs helping brands launch new, sustainable materials

  The activewear industry has received a huge push in the last three years with brands from Adidas to Pangaia to Allbirds launching collections made with sustainable materials. While some of these collections are made with materials sourced from other companies, however, much of the materials is now being devel... Read more

Bangladesh: New Accord fails in brands’ legal accountability to suppliers

Bangladesh: New Accord fails in brands’ legal accountability to suppliers

  The recent renewal of the Bangladesh Accord has sparked a debate amongst industry leaders on the feasibility its renewal. While some believe, the agreement has led to substantial improvement in safety standards in Bangladesh factories, others are skeptical about the model’s ability to foster collaborati... Read more

Diversification can help Vietnam lift production amid latest COVID-19 outbr…

Diversification can help Vietnam lift production amid latest COVID-19 outbreak

  The outbreak of COVID-19’s Delta variant has paralyzed Vietnam’s garment industry. Though factories are allowed to operate they have to provide accommodation or transport for workers, leading to a sharp increase in expenses. This has disrupted manufacturing activities in Vietnam, as per a Business... Read more

Cotton prices to be bullish this year predict analysts

Cotton prices to be bullish this year predict analysts

  Cotton futures contract reached a 7.5-year high in August as falling global supply gave a boost to demand from China. A report by execution-only service provider Capital.com says, the benchmark intercontinental exchange (ICE) cotton contract for October delivery hit 96.27 cents a pound (lb) on August 27. Alth... Read more

Collaborations to be key for future textile industry growth

Collaborations to be key for future textile industry growth

  Collaborations are an important part of supply chain management in the textile industry. They help the industry create the right textile product for application. To highlight the importance of partnerships in the industry, MIT and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) published an instruction manual descr... Read more

Luxury brands join the resale bandwagon as demand for sustainability grows

Luxury brands join the resale bandwagon as demand for sustainability grows

  Over the next few years, the resale fashion market is expected to grow 11 times faster than the regular fashion market. By 2025, the clothing resale sector is estimated to reach $47 million, says a new report by resale marketplace Threadup in its 2021 Resale Report. Yet, many luxury brands continue to stay aw... Read more

Despite repeated calls, fashion industry fails to achieve sustainability ta…

Despite repeated calls, fashion industry fails to achieve sustainability targets

  The fashion industry, a major polluter fails to achieve carbon neutrality despite repeated calls by environmentalists and experts. A new survey report by environmental nonprofit Stand.earth shows, around 75 per cent of 47 surveyed fashion and apparel companies do not use clean energy sources. They have been r... Read more

Brand commitment can help American lawmakers address forced labor issues

Brand commitment can help American lawmakers address forced labor issues

  Time and again, American customs officials have detained goods suspected of being made by forced labor. As per an AOL report, the US has been detaining goods suspected of being made by forced labor since 1930. This fiscal year, American Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, detained at least 967 shipments wo... Read more

Production revamp and consumer awareness can boost leather use in fashion

Production revamp and consumer awareness can boost leather use in fashion

  Time and again, industry experts have reiterated the importance of leather as one of the most sustainable materials for the fashion industry. Yet, consumers continue to be lured by global campaigns focusing on plastic-based materials. Also, clothing and footwear manufacturers continue to use plastic-based mat... Read more

Need for large fashion brands to accelerate climate change intiatives: Repo…

Need for large fashion brands to accelerate climate change intiatives: Report

  A recent report by market researcher Kantar accuses Indian consumers of being profit oriented and ignoring their environmental commitments. Titled ‘The Asia Sustainability Foundational Study,’ the report surveys 10,000 consumers in nine countries and over 1,000 big Indian cities. It reveals, tho... Read more

Armenia’s domestic clothing market gets a boost with a ban on Turkish impor…

Armenia’s domestic clothing market gets a boost with a ban on Turkish imports

   Imposed earlier this year, Armenia’s ban on clothing imports from Turkey has given a boost to local garment manufacturers. Many manufacturers have broadened their portfolios to include a wide variety of products instead of the standard innerwear and socks, says Elen Manukya, Co-Founder, Fashion an... Read more

PLI Scheme to boost India’s MMF-based garment exports to Japan

PLI Scheme to boost India’s MMF-based garment exports to Japan

  World’s third largest importer of textiles and apparels (T&A), Japan’s imports in the category grew by 1.2 per cent CAGR from $35.37 billion in 2015 to $37.14 billion in 2019. Meanwhile, exports during the four-year period declined 0.3 per cent from $7.84 per cent in 2015 to $7.74 billion in 2... Read more

Small manufacturers in Bangladesh suffer as brands shift to bigger apparel …

Small manufacturers in Bangladesh suffer as brands shift to bigger apparel makers

  The ongoing global pandemic has been particularly tough on small and less-competitive apparel makers in Bangladesh due to the unhealthy price-cut competition. Large and well-established suppliers have been able to survive and receive larger work orders from big garment buyers. However, these suppliers are bei... Read more

Foreign brands in China go local as nationalist sentiments rule consumer ch…

Foreign brands in China go local as nationalist sentiments rule consumer choices

  A nationalist sentiment is shaping the way consumers shop in China. Instead of foreign-made goods, young Chinese shoppers are opting for products made by domestic brands and companies. A case in point is the Chinese sportswear brand Erke, which sold products worth over 100 million yuan worth in just three day... Read more

Rising rights violations in India highlights need for garment workers empow…

Rising rights violations in India highlights need for garment workers empowerment

  With allegations of human and labor rights violations mounting, most fashion brands are on a mission to reform their supply chains. Criticized by unions and activities, brands in Bangladesh and India are gearing up to tackle labor exploitation issues in their factories. An H&M garment factory in Tamil Nad... Read more

New PLI scheme to help revive India’s ailing textile and apparel sector

New PLI scheme to help revive India’s ailing textile and apparel sector

  For the last few years, India has been losing its edge in the global textile and clothing exports to countries like Vietnam and Bangladesh. COVID-19 has further added to its worries with exports expected to fall around 15 per cent to $28.4 billion in 2020-21. A recent report by Wazir Advisors had predicted, I... Read more

JAAF’s new framework to ensure Sri Lankan apparel sector’s long-term growth

JAAF’s new framework to ensure Sri Lankan apparel sector’s long-term growth

  The newly framed five-point agenda by Sri Lanka’s Joint Apparel Associations Forum (JAAF) aims to organize the industry’s response to COVID-19-induced challenges and boost its relationship with investors’ to ensure a relentless and long-term growth. As per a Knitting Industry report, the age... Read more

Young consumers demand regulatory changes to address fashion’s sustainabili…

Young consumers demand regulatory changes to address fashion’s sustainability issues

  Fashion laws across West Europe and the US have been transforming for the last five years. The new labeling laws and marketing regulations in the US warn buyers to be aware of the quality and sustainability of purchases. They also direct brands to be transparent about the fiber content in their garments and s... Read more

Innovative design and features will drive future growth of fashion masks

Innovative design and features will drive future growth of fashion masks

  The outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020 that made masks mandatory for general public has now emerged as a new fashion category with brands launching own designs. Masks across all price ranges available in the market As per a Euromonitor International research report spanning 46 global markets, Vietnam produced max... Read more

New Vienna project seeks eco-friendly textile recycling for blended fibers

New Vienna project seeks eco-friendly textile recycling for blended fibers

  Textile recycling though prevalent is limited to only one per cent of the clothing industry’s annual production. Most textiles or fibers that are recycled are made from PET (polyethylene terephthalate) obtained from beverage bottles, among other things, says Andreas Barti, Particle Technology, Recycling... Read more

Demand for technical textiles drops in China while nonwovens exports surge

Demand for technical textiles drops in China while nonwovens exports surge

   After rapid surge in 2020, demand for technical textiles in China is slowly stabilizing. Demand for surgical masks, protective clothing and related raw materials is gradually declining, slowing the industry’s annual growth rate. A survey by the China Nonwovens & Industrial Textile Association ... Read more

Coronavirus Impact
LEADERS SPEAK

‘Retailers need to inform customers about the category of masks they are selling’

Bobby Arora, Director, Status Quo

Bobby Arora Status Quo“We wait for customers to come into our stores. At this moment it is important for every offline retailer to reach out to their customers and tell them about the new products they have started selling. They need to tempt and bring their customers to buy their product and when they buy they will obviously come in and buy more products. Sometimes even though we do not want to buy online but the continuous rotation of ads tempt us to buy the product but this doesn’t happen offline. In today’s situation retailers will have to adopt this approach of showing customers the products they need as it could be they are delaying the purchase of these products.” 
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“China’s superiority may remain unchanged even after COVID-19”

Akira Kawashima, Senior Director, Japan Fashion Week Organization/Textile Division
Akira Kawashima Senior Director“Due to the turmoil caused by COVID-19, global apparel and textile industry has been greatly affected. In Japan, many people are forced to work from home and consequently not only individual workers (including freelancers) but also company employees are frightened of large-scale personnel-cuts. Incomes have reduced to 60 per cent of normal. Amid such a situation, people’s desire for ‘dressing’ is low. This tendency will continue for a while even after COVID-19 is over, which will lead to local small-mid-sized textile companies suffering from lack of funds, as they cannot wait for recovery, causing more bankruptcy and/or voluntary closures.” 
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“Discount retailers and value-oriented brands stand to win”

Usha Periasamy, Director, Brands & Operations, Classic Polo
Usha Periasamy Director Brands Operations Classic Polo“Consumer spending is dramatically curtailed during a recession. Consumers have adopted short-term behaviour during the pandemic that in many cases will become permanent, as a lesson learned from such unprecedented occurrences. Not only do consumers become more financially conservative but also credit may become less available and a large cohort may go into default on their debt, dramatically limiting purchasing power. Consumers will wake up from the pandemic in a new economic reality, changing their commercial behaviours in extreme ways.
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“Deferral of some duty payments and import fees would provide needed liquidity” 

Steve Lamar, President and CEO, AAFA
Steve Lamar President and CEO AAFAUS deferred duty payments on some imports for 90 days. American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) President and CEO Steve Lamar agreed the deferral of some duty payments and import fees would provide "some of the liquidity needed to keep more Americans employed and more American companies operational during this crisis."
But he added: "Limiting the goods that qualify for deferral will in turn limit the relief that is provided for America's employers and also limits the beneficial impact for US supply chains that have been mobilised to meet the personal protective equipment shortage we face domestically. We urge that all goods – including textiles, apparel, footwear, and accessories facing Section 301 tariffs – be covered by this deferral action. Every day we have to pay those duties means another day we can't pay our workers." 
Quoted in Just-Style

Don’t use this opportunity to stitch up suppliers’

Simon Carter, Founder, Simon Carter menswear brand, UK
Simon Carter Founder Simon Carter menswear brand UKMy approach at the moment is that if you don’t need the expense, cut it, but don’t use this as an opportunity to stitch up suppliers. We are hearing stories of brands and retailers that are doing that but in my opinion it won’t serve them well in the longer term. The supply chains are going to be ravaged after this and you will need them. People will remember.
Cut costs and try to keep your cash where you can but you will be judged at the end of this. Try and make low level payment plans at the very least. Similarly, the Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme is very generous scheme. Be very careful with the furlough process and don’t abuse it. The government will be checking up. 
Quoted in UKFT

Crisis presents opportunities, and we will be ready to act on those that make good strategic sense”

 Chip Bergh, CEO, Levi Strauss
Chip Bergh CEO Levi Strauss“I also believe that crisis presents opportunities, and we will be ready to act on those that make good strategic sense,” said Chip Bergh, CEO, Levi Strauss , “ not underplay the human cost of the pandemic, or the need to protect employees,” he said, during a conference call with investors.
“Whether that’s taking back underperforming franchise businesses, or upgrading real-estate locations because of retail bankruptcies, or finding great talent in a decimated job market, the crisis gives us an opportunity to not just renew the business, but to reset it for the future.”
“We will play to our strengths, leveraging the strength of the brand, our connection with our fans, and the digital capabilities and omnichannel capabilities that we’ve invested in over the last few years,” he added. 
Quoted in WARC

“Coronavirus lockdown has changed our lifestyles in ways that make buying new clothes particularly irrelevant”

Andrew Lipsman, Principal Analyst, eMarketer
Andrew Lipsman Principal Analyst eMarketerConsumers are actually spending more on essential goods: Grocery stores saw a 26.9% increase in spending and health stores saw a 4.3% increase. This is partly because these are the only brick-and-mortar stores that are allowed to remain open right now, but it is also because consumers are worried about spending money unnecessarily with a significant recession looming on the horizon. Across the board, sectors that rely on discretionary spending have seen declines. “There is a lot of uncertainty and anxiety about the future,” says Andrew Lipsman, principal analyst at the research firm eMarketer. “People are shifting their spending to focus on the things they really need and cutting their budgets on less essential goods.” Quoted in Fast Company
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‘India can take advantage of this situation and increase its textile exports’

G B Aras, Director Textile Engineering Group, ATE
G B Aras Director Textile Engineering Group ATE“One inherent advantage Indian textile industry has is that we are fully independent as far as the supply chain is concerned. Compared to other industries like pharmaceutical, electronics etc, their supply chain is dependent of global suppliers including China. So the industry that can really take advantage from global market with sustainable increase in exports is textile. If the government realizes this and gives proper support the industry will bounce back faster and increase its export share.”
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“Buyers and Sellers should plan together to see how they can sustain”

K K  Lalpuria, MD, Indo Count 
K K Lalpuria MD Indo Count“The current situation is very uncertain, complex and unprecedented. Customers who closed their stores or point of sales have no option but to cancel their orders. In fact, we are unable to ship to even those who have not cancelled their orders. Some have deferred it where there is low impact believing it may start by the first week of June. As the situation has impacted both parties in the business they should take each other’s views in resolving issues; should be open for suggestions and see mutually how they can minimize the loss. They should plan together to see how they can sustain their market share and build on opportunities.
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‘We need to learn from this crisis and push ourselves to be self-dependent’

R K Agarwal, Chairman, Telangana Spinners Association
R K Agarwal Chairman Telangana Spinners Association“Not only India and but the entire world is realizing, we need to have alternate supply sources. Indeed, this is a big eye opener for everyone more so for us since we are in competition with China. There is nothing that stops us from creating large capacities where we will be able to cater to the world’s requirement in various segments, and fulfill the entire value chain in apparel and the downstream industry. I am sure, many entrepreneurs will come forward to assess the pitfalls we are going through and the lessons learnt from them. In future, some investments will go through in fabric and other raw materials that we are sourcing from China. We need to learn from this and push ourselves to be self-dependent.” 
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‘There is an opportunity for India as everyone will look for an alternative source’

Ramesh Poddar, Chairman, Siyaram
Ramesh Poddar Chairman Siyaram“Definitely there is an opportunity for India as everyone will look for an alternative source. Hence, if we are able to exploit this chance, then definitely there is a possibility for India to be the next sourcing hub. China on the other hand has the advantage of bulk production and to get that kind of advantage and to come to their cost structure will take time though our labour costs are comparatively the same and the advantage they have is of mass scale production. I feel India should take this challenge and fill the gap." 
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‘Future apparel sale will depend on the sentiment that prevails after COVID-19’

R K Rewari, Managing Director, Morarjee  Textiles 
R K Rewari Managing Director Morarjee Textiles“It is wait and watch strategy as we have been informed by customers due to the pandemic all orders are on hold. We can prepare ourselves for future challenges of low demand. Low demand means markings are also low and competitiveness is higher in the market this puts pressure on us to go back to basics to see our cost structure, ways of doing business etc. Many things might change. One is low demand, and the other is new rules of conducting business, most of which will be through video conferencing etc. It looks like there could be a systematic change in overall structure. We are preparing ourselves by keeping our morale high, think positive and identifying the gaps that need to be filled to enable us to meet the challenge of demand whether it is low or high." 
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“When will life go back to normal? Hopefully never” 
Marina Gorbis, ED, Institute for the Future
Marina Gorbis ED Institute for the Future"The normal wasn't normal," said Marina Gorbis, executive director of Palo Alto's Institute for the Future. "The normal wasn't good." The Institute focuses not only on forecasting the future but also developing innovative solutions. "What kind of future do we want to live in?" she asks. "What kind of future do we want to create? And what can we do to promote that desirable future?" COVID-19 has disrupted what we thought was normal. Gorbis said we're at the first of three stages. The first is reaction to the crisis. Reset is second when we re-assess and evaluate what happened and why. The third is reinvention. For example, the pandemic has revealed weaknesses in hospital capacity and gaps in who has health coverage. The pandemic has exposed the need for government help with many households vulnerable when a paycheck ends. "The fact that millions of people don't have $400 in savings in case of emergency is unacceptable. That's not normal," "I don't want to go back to normal," she concluded. "We need to create a new normal."

“I do not think any country is equipped to replace China including India”

Thomas Verghese, Former-Chairman, CII Marketing, Retail and Textile Councils
Thomas Verghese Former Chairman CII Marketing Retail and Textile Councils“Lack of credibility and trust will lead to many large brands looking for alternative sourcing to China but I do not think any country is equipped to replace China including India.  India does not have that kind of capacity to feed global demand and are not in a position for bulk manufacturing of normal commodity items. We do more of customized exports. We don’t do manufacturing of bulk items. We don’t have that capacity and infrastructure at the moment. It will take two to four years minimum even if everyone is aligned and the government gives supporting fiscal and tariff benefits. Given the reality of Indian industry and government’s policy support measures, it seems an unrealistic expectation.”
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‘Once the country opens up, we will face severe worker issues’

R D Udeshi, President, Polyester Chain, Reliance Industries
R D Udeshi President Polyester Chain“Once the country opens up after the lockdown, at the onset, we will face severe worker issues. Textile industry is a labour-intensive industry and with large number of workers having returned to their native bases before and during the lockdown, availability of labour would be scarce. This is generally noticed after festivals and we are likely to face a greater challenge in bringing them back to work. However, we expect things to normalize by May, assuming that the lockdown is partially and reasonably eased by April. Some units will restart aiding workers to return back to their manufacturing hub and situation would gradually stabilise” 
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A slowdown in demand will be seen for fairly a long time 
Arvind Mathur, CEO, Raymond UCO Denims
Arvind Mathur CEO Raymond UCO DenimsThe garment industry is facing a challenging situation. While buyers have stopped orders as they are facing their own problems and production have been cut down but what is bothering is that payments are being held back in most cases. As for our own operations, due to the national lockdown we are adhering to government directives and have stopped work. Once the lockdown opens in India and globally, we will decide the market as most of our products are export based and we do not foresee any immediate change in the situation. There will be a substantial cut down of orders and orders that are on hold or pending may or may not come back soon. I feel, India’s lockdown may continue for a longer time even though I hope it does not extend beyond April 14. Even the domestic market may not be normal once the lockdown is over. A lot of thing has shifted dramatically during this period the impact is going to be for long term. A slowdown in demand both from domestic and export market will be seen for fairly a long time after the lockdown.”

In short to midterm, it would impact as there’s disruption in global supply chain

Dilip Gyanchandani, Country Manager, India, Wool Mark Company
Dilip Gyanchandani Country Manager India Wool Mark CompanyFrom the textile and garment industry prospective there would be short- to mid- term business impact on volumes as due to the lockdown working factories have come down to minimum production levels. From September onwards, normalcy should be restored but it will take about three to four months for the industry to bounce back. Things are looking good now but it is an uncertain period and is difficult to say something at this stage because it looks like we are containing the pandemic.
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‘Once everything normalizes there will be a big momentum’

Debabrata GoshOerlikon, General Manager India 
Debabrata Gosh General Manager India Oerlikon“Once everything normalizes there will be a big momentum. The advantage is that we have a huge potential and such big domestic market hence we are not dependent on exports alone. I don’t see any threat for the textile industry. As for opportunities, we are expecting more export orders in future because the same has happened in the yarn segment and it will happen in the fabric segment also and the world will take India more seriously as a manufacturer. So far everybody was dependent on China. Since they offered cheaper rates, people switched to China but now the world will think in a different way to keep the supply chain active from India.”
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Creativity, innovations to help brands face the COVID-19 storm: McKinsey study

Creativity, innovations to help brands face the COVID-19 storm: McKinsey study

Spurring the biggest economic contraction since World War II, COVID-19 has hit every sector from finance to hospitality. Its discretionary nature makes the sector particularly vulnerable, say McKinsey... Read more

COVID-19 Impact: Unchartered way forward for Bangladesh’s denim industry

COVID-19 Impact: Unchartered way forward for Bangladesh’s denim industry

Top global brands/retailers have been flocking to Bangladesh for the quality of denim products at competitive prices. A new relatively new entrant in denim, Bangladesh expects strong demand for their ... Read more

COVID-19 is not the only reason for decay of brands and retailers today

COVID-19 is not the only reason for decay of brands and retailers today

Even before COVID-19 pandemic, most Western brands and retailers were struggling to survive. In the new millennium, brands and retailers increased their reach to new geographies by opening more and mo... Read more

McKinsey suggests five strategies for fashion companies to combat COVID-19

McKinsey suggests five strategies for fashion companies to combat COVID-19

Even as brick-and-mortar shut down, fashion firms can position themselves for recovery when the COVID-19 pandemic fades, says a McKinsey study. However, to achieve these objectives, firms need to firs... Read more

Time for brands to protect the industry by standing by their commitments

Time for brands to protect the industry by standing by their commitments

CANCEL the shipments, is not the right word at the moment, perhaps to HOLD could be more reasonable. Brands should stand by their commitments as their orders are already in process. This is the only ... Read more

 
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