Wednesday, August 10, 2022
As we did in this previous article defining circular fashion and its relationship with the textile industry, in this analysis the goal is to establish the close relationship between sustainable fashion and circular fashion. At the end of the post...
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 rest of them. Versatile and dynamic design department. New models arrive at...

The DNA of fast fashion

Deciding and creating quickly.  Through analysis of the Accenture report from the previous post, See Now - Buy Now, we have realized that meeting the demand for "See Now Buy Now" requires agility, versatility and fast, streamlined decision making. Hierarchical...
In recent years the determined and repeated process of buyers of fashion companies, who have had to face the reduction of margins and the constant increase in purchasing costs, has been to change the origin of production to countries...
To establish a measure of the current state of quality inspections, industry professionals surveyed in the report referenced in the previous post - Quality in Global Fashion Supply - were asked to confirm their most important challenges both with...
"In an environment where brands and fashion retailers are cornered by customers' demand to constantly drop prices, by sudden shifts in customers' preferences and by the pressure to create more and more options - alternative designs - companies in...
Comments on managing quality inspectors. When controlling the quality of productions and purchases, companies have three alternatives: engaging the services of a quality control firm; forming their own team of quality inspectors; or choosing a mixed system with a combination...
What will be the new stop of the fashion sourcing caravan? McKinsey asks the same question in the report "The apparel sourcing caravan's next stop: Digitization". As you can see, the very name of the report gives us the answer....
The globalized textile company. The fashion industry has adapted to global changes and responds to consumers’ wishes incredibly fast. The industry has achieved this by shifting and making the processes, flows and requirements among brands, consumers and suppliers more efficient. Essentially,...
"The increase in permanent markdowns in fashion retail continues to expand. Driven by the perception that this offers a solution to difficulties such as overstocking and slow sales growth, managers are betting on this marketing tactic. However, the experiences...
To unleash the full potential of digitization, fashion supply executives must harness technology to accelerate the transformation of internal processes, external partnerships, and organizational culture. There are five foundations that executives can or should start building today to solidly support...
In this previous article on the digital supply chain, which I recommend reading to deeply understand the phenomenon, we described how the speed and versatility that the new digital client instills in the market forces companies to invest in...
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 the market of textile production with plenty of possibilities, what...
According to McKinsey, “the global clothes manufacturing doubled from the year 2000 to 2014, and the number of garments purchased annually by consumers has increased by 60% on average. This situation –which is quite favorable for the textile sector...
China continues to be the factory of the world, but it updates its production model. New changes appear on scene at the world’s biggest manufacturing hub. If we talk about the “factory of the world”, we are undoubtedly talking about China....
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 to plan for them in terms of logistics, to reduce...

Natural Textile Fibers

In the last few months, I have received several questions through the blog regarding natural textile fibers. Evidently, from the perspective of fashion consumers...