Organization chart of a textile company Structure and organization of a fashion brand or company. Companies are partially defined and determined by their structure. Through that structure we are able to see its management flow, its organization, its corporate culture, its...
The Institut für Textiltechnik - ITA - is one of the leading research institutes in the field of materials, production processes and products for technical applications of textile structure. Together with the international consulting firm McKinsey and several technology...
Carlos Eduardo Botero Hoyos, President of Inexmoda, tells us in the Paper "A 2018 to open our eyes": "Technology, innovation, creativity and training are pillars to look our day-to-day with different eyes. With this document we expose the position proposed...
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 they represent. Supplementary infographics here. I hope you will find it...
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...
On the way to 2025. The large number of changes, both in the financial and technological landscape, as well as the social and political scenario, has triggered an irreversible impact on the way companies will work on a global scale...
We began the previous article by stating, "To ensure sales and to achieve planned profitability, it is no longer enough for today's fashion brands to be on the cutting edge. In seconds, from anywhere in the world, even without...
It is a pleasure to share with you a great article by Silvia Riera in Modaes on the current situation of the fashion sector, retail and the future of supply, with a paradigm shift that I have personally called...
I share the interesting article by Cristian De Ángelis and Carmen Juárez in Modaes. They have analyzed with extreme good sense and clarity the impact of the Coronavirus on the supply chain of fashion. I take the opportunity to...
It is clear that digitization has enormous potential to accelerate transformation in apparel provisioning. But where are textile and fashion companies and their suppliers today on the road to digitization? We know, and the results of surveys by international consulting...
I have called neorelocalization the process of the return of fashion manufacturing to locations near the European and U.S. markets. My objective in putting the prefix "neo" before the word relocalization is nothing more and nothing less than to...
Gabriel F. Iribarren (Ripley): “Latin America needs political stability to compete in sourcing”. Gabriel Farias Iribarren is a specialist in textile sourcing. With over twenty years’ experience in the fashion industry, he has been a Director for China and South...
Is low cost of labor the only variable that fashion companies have to be competitive? Of course not. There are other very important variables that companies must identify in order to work on them, so as to apply improvements that will...
Throughout 2018 and even in the immediately preceding years, the common denominator of fashion and retailing has been volatility. During all this time I have tried, with more or less success, to shed light on the sector and industry...

Resilient Fashion

The fashion industry is undergoing a seismic change. We can see and analyze this change through the latest news about the sector, in specialized media and in the reports of international consultants. The report The State of Fashion 2018- FOB...
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...

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...