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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. What is BlockChain? It is a group of blocks carrying digital information. The blocks have information related…

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…

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…

Fashion and Sustainability-Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Sustainability and issues of climate change issues are ever-present in the media, and not without reason. By now it is widely known that the increase in global temperature is producing many adverse effects on the planet. Some of these effects…

China Extends Olive Branch, Cuts Tariffs

All is fair in love and war. And if we are on the brink of a trade war, it looks like China is trying to show the U.S a little love. It was announced that China plans to cut tariffs…

Amazon Set to Conquer Apparel

We are in the age of Amazon. The e-commerce and cloud computing giant has managed to establish itself as the largest information technology company by revenue. But, it didn’t stop there. After successfully capturing the online shopping industry, Amazon has…

Man Behind the ATS Brand: Jason Prescott

Less than a Week before the very first Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami (ATSM) finds Jason Prescott, founder and CEO of JP Communications and organizer of the Apparel Textile Sourcing shows, talking business with Jim Fried of Fried on Business. The…

Trademarking Style: Fashion’s Appropriation and Trademark Problem

Peanut butter goes with jelly, Bert goes with Ernie and fashion goes with controversy. No stranger to the matter, the industry has a hot topic up for debate- the trademark. In a consumer market where buyers associate brands with specific…

Five Years Post-Rana Plaza: What Has Changed?

Disaster struck five years ago when a structural failure caused the five-story Rana Plaza to collapse, killing 1,134 factory workers. To this day, the incident is considered the deadliest accident to have occurred in a garment factory. If the building…

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