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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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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 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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December 27, 2017

7 Reasons Why Apparel Brands Fail to Succeed

It’s no secret that there are no quick-wins for starting a business. Unfortunately, the majority of small businesses fail within the first few years of its lifespan, specifically apparel brands. This ...
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December 21, 2017

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

The fashion industry is dynamic, complex and rife with competition. Running a successful fashion brand and maintaining success over the long run comes with many industry challenges and unfortunately, ...
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November 30, 2017

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 wou...
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November 15, 2017

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 bra...
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November 10, 2017

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 incorporat...
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November 1, 2017

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 th...
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October 19, 2017

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. Bu...
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