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November 8, 2018

The Future of Softline Sampling is Virtual

Image Source: Optitex These days, it seems that everything has the word “virtual” in front of it to hype yet another advance in technology.  From virtual reality goggles to virtual money such as Bitco...
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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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November 1, 2018

Textile and Apparel Growth Opportunity in East Africa and Madagascar

In the last few years, opportunities have been extended to East African countries that indicate strong growth potential in the textiles.  The enactment of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)...
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August 21, 2018

Sustainable Fashion Transformation: Recycling and Reuse

The textile and fashion industry is experiencing a radical transformation. The global demographic growth, digitalisation, scarcity of resources, and accelerating climate change challenge the current b...
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July 12, 2018

China Environmental Policy and the Textile Industry in 2018

While many news stories on the environment in China focus on smog and air pollution, less attention has been paid to the problems of water supplies and damage to water tables. In recent years, the pro...
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July 11, 2018

A Measured Path – The Higg Index and Sustainability

In the age of instant information via the internet, trends, news and information move at an accelerated rate. Moreover, as access to information grows, so has the awareness of the world around us and ...
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July 4, 2018

The Leather Supply Chain’s 5 Key Risks And How To Overcome Them

Leather’s supply chain has numerous issues with sustainability, but what else makes the supply chain particularly difficult for importers? In this post, we’re going to look at the 5 key risks importer...
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June 19, 2018

How Sustainable Is Your Leather Material Supply Chain?

The leather material supply chain is complex creating multiple challenges for leather product importers as it is traditionally horizontal with many middleman and transformation steps where issues can ...
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April 13, 2018

Sourcing Apparel: Vertical VS Horizontal Integration (Pros & Cons)

With  almost 70% of direct garment cost in textile products coming from raw materials , finding the structure that delivers the lowest cost when sourcing textiles and apparel can be challenging. Many ...
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April 12, 2018

3 Risks Apparel Importers Face When Sourcing Sustainable Fabrics

 For those of us in the textile and apparel industry, sourcing sustainable fabrics poses some unique challenges. While it is certainly desirable for apparel brands to promote sustainability in the sup...
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December 29, 2017

4 Ways Top Apparel Brands Improve Quality by Investing in Employees

The retail industry is evolving like never before. Thanks to advancements in digital technology and innovations in delivery and data, retailers can predict and understand what their customers want, su...
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