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...
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,...
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...

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...