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Textile sourcing, mobility and labor flexibility.

Some independent thoughts and curiosities in this year. This fascinating year 2015 is ending. I take the opportunity of this last article to share some things I consider relevant and...

China and the current situation of foreign companies.

A Great Dragon of two faces. Today, China is not the same it was ten years ago. We all agree with this statement, right? Has the “golden age” of foreign companies in...

The 12 most common mistakes made while negotiating in China.

The Chinese business culture. During all these years living and working in Asia, my work team and I have discovered some mistakes people repeatedly make when negotiating in China. On the...

The impact of the Chinese New Year in our production.

Meaning and magnitude of the Chinese New Year. The Chinese New Year,  also known in China as the Spring Festival or as the Lunar New Year in the West, is the most important traditional celebration...

What is quality?

We often talk about quality but when we ask potential employees, current collaborators, providers or manufacturers, and even professionals within the sector the question “What is quality?”, their answers...

New fashion trends using technological fabrics.

Fashion and technological fabrics. Just as we discussed in the first article of this series, one of the goals of the textile industry is to make us see fabrics as...

Technical and smart fabrics.

Sports clothing is the pioneer of new fabrics. Sports clothing and materials, whether for professional athletes or the general public, is the most innovative sector within the clothing industry. That...

The new fabrics in fashion.

Traditional fabrics vs. technological fabrics. Traditional fabrics are becoming a thing of the past and they are giving way to new technological fabrics, even within the fashion sector. But still, part...

India, its textile manufacturing areas and infrastructure.

Textile production by area. Textile industry in India is organized mostly in the form of “clusters”. A large part of them have been formed naturally, and the current trend is...

India, leader in fashion industry.

India goes for leadership in textile manufacturing. In a context where China is becoming more expensive, giving way for other competitors like Vietnam, Cambodia or Myanmar, among others, to enter...

Who will be the world leader in footwear?

China, the world leader in footwear manufacturing. One frequent question in the footwear sector is, “Who will be the next China?”. Giving you a glimpse of the article’s conclusion, I...

Vietnam, an Asian tiger in textile sourcing.

Vietnam wants to be a world benchmark in textile sourcing. In view of the rise of production costs in China, countries in South East Asia want to take advantage of...

Current State of Chinese Factories.

Instability of factories in China. Law firms and every other professionals who provide legal services for foreign businesses operating in China receive calls or emails from their clients because their...

Successful fashion brands. Creative departments managing information.

Information management for the decision making process. In the previous article, we analyzed three of the similarities that globally successful textile companies share. In this occasion, we will analyze the...

Successful fashion brands – Centralized structure.

Similarities among successful fashion brands. What similarities do we currently find among textile companies or fashion brands with international success? What are they doing right and in a similar manner...

SWOT Analysis of Asian Textile Producing Countries.

SWOT Analysis. As promised in this previous article, we will analyze, through DHL International Supply Chain,  each Asian textile producing country in terms of their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities they offer and threats...