Retail supply data & Perspective. CBX Software's Retail Sourcing Report provides research and analysis to inform about sourcing and purchasing decisions for retailers, brands and other sourcing professionals. Each quarterly edition includes an overview of key information that impacts global sourcing,...
Is fashion production being relocated? With this rhetorical question McKinsey creates its report - Is apparel manufacturing coming home? - and uses it to interpret current events and clear future trends in the production of fashion clothing and accessories. In...
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...
When industry executives were asked to conceptualize the fashion industry in one word, they expressed three words that outperformed all others: "uncertainty," "challenging," and "changing". They also said that dealing with uncertainty and global economic changes is their biggest...
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...

Sustainable textile industry

In the previous article, we analyzed the current situation of the fashion industry in terms of its sustainability and corporate social responsibility through the "Pulse of the Fashion Industry" Report by the Global Fashion Agenda & The Boston Consulting...
New developing countries want to challenge China for the title of “the factory of the world”. “Together with dynamic and very versatile countries like Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia and Thailand, Southeast Asia consolidates itself as a new and powerful...
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...
With this last article we conclude the analysis of Accenture's "See now - Buy now" report. At the end of the article you can download this interesting report on the most important commercial trend of today and the new...
In the previous article - The New Model of Fashion Sourcing - we stated that digitalization should not be understood individually, as a possibility of salvation in itself, but rather as an integrating element within the fashion supply chain....

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...
As in other industries, the ability to bring in talent will be a key advantage in achieving success in the supply chain of the future. The greatest complexity in such recruitment today is in advanced digital production and in...
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The Formula of Fast Fashion

Near-shore manufacturing is not enough. Continuing with the analysis of the previous article from the Blog on the “fast fashion” model and why not all fashion labels can integrate this system into their organization, we know that part of the...
How we manage purchases and production in China. China presents itself as an excellent opportunity when it comes to manufacturing or buying our product. The total scale of production in China and the huge number of Chinese products and suppliers mean...
No report or content on digitization and its impact on the fashion, textile and apparel industry would be complete without a focus on production automation. Obviously, this would lead to a thorough revision of the sourcing strategy with a...
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...

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...