Sunday, September 15, 2019
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...
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...
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...
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...
For some time now, we have been observing an increasingly nationalist dialectic in public opinion. This leads irremediably to a protectionist position that has been adopted by several countries with projects such as "Made in China 2025" and "Made...
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...
Although low-cost sourcing origins remain a fundamental part of the global apparel supply chain, there is a growing trend of nearshoring and relocation. This ongoing process is driven by the pressure that companies and fashion brands face to increase...
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...
I share with you the interview of María Bertero - Modaes - Dossier: "Latin America, the future for fashion". As always, it is a great pleasure to collaborate with the most important publication in the Spanish textile and fashion sector....
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...
La formula del fast fashion- gabrielfariasiribarren.com

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...
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...
Fast fashion and the production in proximity. One of the consequences of the global textile industry phenomenon known as fast fashion –mass production of clothes, swiftly and with high rotation of collections—is the production in proximity of large fashion hubs...
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...

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