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Poking and Jabbing for our Shot at Recovery

Lingering questions clutter recovery road ahead    How soon until we untangle COVID-19 from our supply chain?    Will the unbalanced vaccine roll out outpace the mutant strains & third wave?    Extend lockdowns or gradually ramp up?    How…

The Apparel Textile Sourcing 2021 Product Category Championship Bracket

March Madness Means Brackets. First, for those unfamiliar with how tournament brackets work – brackets are designed for sports tournaments, giving a rank, order and process that creates a pathway to determine one ultimate winner, typically via a series of…

Movie Posters are Super Cool. Let’s Copy them.

The Trade Show Guy Report I used to work at a movie theatre back in high school.  I did everything from selling popcorn to being the projectionist.  I became a big fan of movie posters, which are called one-sheets in…

Yesterday’s Smoking Ads, Today’s Road Construction & Tomorrow’s Mask-less Hugs

The Trade Show Guy Report Anyone old enough to remember black and white ads, movies or tv shows where the main characters would be smoking and promoting brands of cigarettes? Nowadays that seems so awkward-looking, right?! Speaking of looking awkward,…

Textiles and Trade Shows, Swords, Socks, and Sourcing

The Trade Show Guy Report I once placed the booths of two medieval sword manufacturers, both from the same Middle Eastern town, directly across the aisle from each other at a Las Vegas trade show.   Trust me, You never want…

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…

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