Thursday, October 1, 2020
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...
The production costs of garments and fashion accessories in Asia have increased steadily and considerably over the years, so producing in Asian origins is no longer as profitable as it used to be. Asian factories have been efficiently managing...
Below I share with you Silvia Riera's article on the commercial war between the US and China and its effects on the fashion sector, published in the Premium section of Modaes. Thank you Silvia and Modaes for your trust and...
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...
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...
Textile industry, today. Now, in the second half of this year 2016, as a six-monthly balance, I would like to share with you the vision and expectations of professionals and businessmen of the textile industry that I was able to...
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...
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...
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...
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....

Importing from China.

Reasons why it is difficult to purchase or produce in small quantities in China. Many companies, business men and entrepreneurs want to produce or buy their product in China, but that is not always the best option. There are three important...
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...
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...
Control and assessment of providers and their factories After attending the Canton Fair and having contacted a provider whose analysis was positive –including his affirmative answer to the original question  “You own a factory, right?”—we arranged a meeting. In effect, we...

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...

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...