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

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

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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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November 30, 2019

The 'Made In Indonesia' Alternative to China

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June 10, 2019

Modular approach: How experienced brands allocate their quality budget

In order to maximize production efficiency, textile manufacturers and brands have to navigate a twofold path - minimizing cost while maximizing production quality. To do so, they need to find cost-eff...
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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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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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