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Top 4 Apparel Industry Challenges Brands Experience Today

The apparel industry is one of the most globally integrated industries in the world, but because of its fickle nature, brand owners can find it difficult to thrive against fierce industry competition. Due to globalization, there are many apparel industry challenges that brands experience which has forced them to adapt significantly over the past decade. How can… Continue reading Top 4 Apparel Industry Challenges Brands Experience Today

How 3D Virtual Sampling For Softlines Is Your Apparel Brand’s Future

30 years ago if you were to suggest that paper sketches of new garment designs would be going ‘extinct’ by the early 21st Century, or that product samples would exist solely online, fashion brands would say you were crazy. But that future is here now as computer generated 3D modelling hits the fashion world. If… Continue reading How 3D Virtual Sampling For Softlines Is Your Apparel Brand’s Future

How ensuring social compliance can help grow Turkey’s textile industry

Social compliance is essential in any manufacturing sector. In the apparel industry, adhering to set standards, practices, industry rules and government regulations can mean the difference between brand failure and brand success.

Production Automation for Softlines: Sewbots Replacing Workers

In the midst of the fourth industrial revolution, more textile brands and manufacturers are considering the shift towards advanced manufacturing technologies and automation of production by incorporating robotic sewing machines and connected systems for their softlines.

How Not Understanding the Cost of Quality Hurts Your Brand

In the apparel sector, many organizations tend to misunderstand the Cost of Quality (COQ) because the term often gets incorrectly associated with the price of creating quality products, rather than the costs incurred as a result of manufacturing products incorrectly.

Do Apparel Brands’ Customers Really Care About Ethical Sourcing?

With the rise of the ethical consumer, more and more fashion brands are announcing their new efforts to commit to becoming more sustainable in the long run and engage in ethical sourcing practices. But, are consumers actually living up to their word when it comes to investing and buying ethical fashion products?

The Best Quality Assurance Methods for Apparel Brands

In the fashion industry, competition runs exceptionally high amongst fashion brands. If your quality is not up to scratch, you risk failing to meet industry and customer demands, waste a great deal of time, money and resources and inevitably fall behind your competition. Many apparel brands are also pressured to increase their output and maximize profits… Continue reading The Best Quality Assurance Methods for Apparel Brands

4 Proven Ways To Improve The Quality Of Your Softlines

Producing high-quality softlines should be the end goal for all garment manufacturers and importers. But, in the highly competitive, complex fashion industry, if your product does not meet the lofty industry standards and consumer expectations, your brand can suffer immensely in terms of loss of sales and a damaged brand reputation. So, what to do… Continue reading 4 Proven Ways To Improve The Quality Of Your Softlines

[VIDEO] Understanding the Cost of Quality in the Apparel Industry

The fashion industry, devoted to the business of making and selling clothes, is a multi billion dollar global enterprise and is one of the largest and most value-creating industries in the world. The global apparel market is valued at 842.7 billion dollars in 2016, up 5.5% from 2015 and constitutes 2 percent of the world’s… Continue reading [VIDEO] Understanding the Cost of Quality in the Apparel Industry

Textile Quality Management: Is AQL Your Only Option?

In the fashion industry, AQL is one of the most frequently used terms, specifically in the apparel export industry. It is referred to as the ‘Acceptable Quality Level’ and is defined as the percentage of defective pieces which are tolerated/accepted by the buyer from the manufacturer. In other words, it’s the quality level that is… Continue reading Textile Quality Management: Is AQL Your Only Option?