With the strained relationship between the U.S. and China hitting its nadir, textile and apparel importers are increasingly testing the waters in other sourcing locales. The nearshoring exploration has persisted for several years, with American denim brands and mills turning to Mexico with hopes that the synergies between the two countries will result in a long-lasting, symbiotic sourcing partnership. Greensboro, N.C.-headquartered Cone Denim is betting on that future.