A very original question

Countless times, in market fairs and meetings with providers, we have heard the following question from the western buyer to the Chinese vendor: Do you own a factory? Or a similar question but expressed with “a sense of need”, not 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...
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...
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...
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...
The world is globalized to produce a T-shirt, but it is not coordinated to stop a virus. Living globalized has not been a sufficient condition to generate the necessary organization and joint action, even when the circumstances required it. Today's...
The return of fashion manufacturing in the vicinity is uncovering a series of needs and new objectives regarding the operating model, organization, CSR and sustainability, supplies and structure of the textile and fashion industry. The productive muscle of fashion in...
On the way to 2025. As a continuation of the previous article, we analyze global trends of the textile sector and their impact on Indian companies according to the vision of Wazir Management Consultants. Third trend: The increase in domestic supplies...
In this new article we continue to analyze the incredible process of the return of apparel and fashion manufacturing from Asia to nearby locations. I have called this budding phenomenon "the neorelocalization of fashion production" to distinguish it from...
This is the third and last article in the series, based on the detailed report The State of Quality Inspections in the Global Supply Chain: 2018 Edition by Sourcing Journal & Inspectorio, about the current quality level of fashion...
We analyzed in the previous post the process of digitalization in the sector and how to implement it. We also mentioned that in the next post we would list and analyze the four main applications of digitization according to...
I would like to share with you the interview I had with Silvia Riera, which is part of the Modaes Dossier - Portugal: key partner in supply. At the end of the article you will find the link to download...
A new global and digital customer has changed the rules of the market with their desire to immediately buy the garment they have just seen on social networks or that their favorite influencer is wearing. They want that item...

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...
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....
Why do Chinese providers often make a wrong estimate? Thanks to your experience producing or importing products from China, you know it’s quite common for estimates to be handled inaccurately. There are a few perhaps vary basic reasons –and very...

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...