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On-Demand Apparel Manufacturing at its Finest

During this epidemic, actually tradeshows have been canceled; we highlight one of Apparel Textile Sourcing exhibitors, OnPoint Manufacturing (OPM).  OPM is a company producing on-demand clothing in Florence, Alabama.  I sat down with Kirby Best, who is the founder and…

Rapid Changes Required for Sustainability in Fashion

Speed to market is affecting the fashion and footwear industries.    The use of tweets, Instagram, and social media has accelerated the fashion industry making it challenging to keep pace with new trends.  Previously, we published an article called “Measuring Impact…

Blockchain: Transforming the Fashion Industry – Part II

In part I of this article “Blockchain: Transforming the Fashion Industry – Part I” we discussed the techniques and values of the new technology.  We continue by discussing supply chain management via Blockchain and IP protection.  Supply Chain Management Blockchains…

Blockchain: Transforming the Fashion Industry – Part I

Blockchain has started to transform the operations of many businesses around the world. It makes the textile, apparel, and footwear industries more transparent.   In January, we published an article about “Measuring the Impact in the Textile Supply Chain” that…

The Biggest Fear in Business is Uncertainty

In this article, we comment on some of the ideas in an interview between Wilson Zhu, COO (Chief Operating Officer), Li&Fung and Anna Tehan, EVP Corporate Communications, Fung Group.   How many of us were delighted to see “a return to…

Regulatory Problems in the Garment/Footwear Industries

It is essential that the fashion industry has established regulations to sustain the apparel and footwear industries.   Above all, we must establish a wide range of regulations to promote the well being of the industry.  It is extremely important to…

Measuring Impact in the Textile Supply Chain

Reporting from the Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference, in this article I cover the event “Measuring Impact in the Textile Supply Chain” with Jenn Swain (Jenn) from Burton, Tony Alvarez (Tony) from Volcom, and moderated by Mark Prosé from Control Union….

The UK, the Government, and the Fashion Industry

Last week, Boris Johnson from the Conservative party won a majority government.  What does that mean to the UK fashion industry?  The British Fashion Council said that it would “keep working with the government to make sure the interests of the…

USMCA gets approval to replace 25-year old NAFTA

The US, Mexico, and Canada have finalized a trade deal that will replace the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Back in September, our friends at Manufacturer.com published an article about “Exploring business and the USMCA in the USA.”…

International working standards in the apparel industry

This article was inspired by a recent article discussing Amazon’s business practices in developing countries; looking at how Amazon chooses to do business with suppliers who have been banned (blacklisted) by others in the fashion industry.   We explore compliance, labor,…

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