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May 31, 2021

How to Help Ensure Reliable Supplier Self-Inspections

It is well understood that working with good, reliable suppliers prevents production disruptions that can cause quality issues, extended time to market, and financial losses. However, there are additi...
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Successful Apparel Brands: How H&M, Patagonia & Zara Do It

Successful Apparel Brands: How H&M, Patagonia & Zara Do It

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April 29, 2021

Every Step Counts: Four Key Challenges Facing Footwear Today

 An incredible 24.3 billion pairs of shoes were produced in 2019, with nearly 90% manufactured in Asia. But while footwear is a necessary fashion feature of every wardrobe, styles and quantities vary:...
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December 23, 2020

Denim: Technical Answers to Recurring Inconsistencies

Denim icons pervade the fashion timeline, from 1970s Daisy Dukes to Bruce Springsteen’s classic 1984 album cover to Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake’s infamous denim date in 2001. As fashion’s mos...
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November 30, 2020

Fashion Forward: The Tech Trends Redesigning the Fashion Industry

SgT is celebrating 30 years of textile quality expertise and is more than ever engaged for the future.  Indeed, impressive technology developments are transforming every aspect of the multi-billion-do...
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July 21, 2020

Sourcing Diversification: Producing in the EMEA Area

Challenges such as the US/China trade war, the current global pandemic or the heavy dependence of South East Asian countries on Chinese raw materials lead many companies to seek to diversify their poo...
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June 2, 2020

What Is A Quality & Safe Fabric Face Mask?

[this article is not about PPE or other medical device] With the easing of lockdowns in many countries across the globe, many governments are requesting their citizens to wear face masks in public are...
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March 31, 2020

A Look at Your Supply Chain in Times of COVID-19

Despite significant efforts to contain the spread and global impact of COVID-19, the situation has worsened, affecting people and companies all around the globe. The full implications of COVID-19 on t...
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February 28, 2020

Preventing Issues Once Production Has Started: Final Inspections Are Not Your Best Option

While final inspections still represent a major part of many textile brands’, retailers’ and manufacturers’ quality budget, they are not always the best option for preventing quality issues.
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January 21, 2020

3 Best Practices to Prevent Chemical Risks in The Textile Supply Chain

It is well known that the textile, footwear and leather industry is high-polluting and uses a large amount of chemicals. Each year this industry consumes over 9 million tons of chemicals globally and,...
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December 30, 2019

2020 Fashion Industry Trends: A Focus on Sustainability & Raw Materials

The 4th annual State of Fashion report by the Business of Fashion and McKinsey & Company was released last month and reveals the 10 key trends that will shape the fashion industry in 2020. And among t...
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