Tuesday, March 2, 2021
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...
Big data and analytics in fashion. I finished the previous post with these questions to which I have added the answers we will analyze in this new article. What competitive advantage does an online sales platform have over traditional brands to...

What is quality?

We often talk about quality but when we ask potential employees, current collaborators, providers or manufacturers, and even professionals within the sector the question “What is quality?”, their answers are very diverse or don’t express a clear idea. In line...
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...
Which one do you think will dominate in textile production? In the last few years, the cotton industry had to endure different fluctuations related to production and use of this natural fiber on a global level. It’s a well-known fact...
Textile production by area. Textile industry in India is organized mostly in the form of “clusters”. A large part of them have been formed naturally, and the current trend is to plan for them in terms of logistics, to reduce...
“On a marketing level, Argentinian brands and retail are very up-to-date” April 1, 2016 ⋅ by Fashion Market news  Fashion Market had the opportunity to interview Gabriel Farías Iribarren, fashion industry professional with extensive experience in the areas of textile and...
Fashion supply, its present and future. Although we can claim that the main global trend in textile sourcing during the last few years has been the search for a substitute for China, we know today that this unique and perfect...
Textile sourcing is global. As we mentioned in the last three articles, we are now experiencing a situation of adjustment in the textile sector because of the hike in costs in China and its new socioeconomic context that is making...
Is low cost of labor the only variable that fashion companies have to be competitive? Of course not. There are other very important variables that companies must identify in order to work on them, so as to apply improvements that will...
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...

Southeast Asia

Brief analysis of current reality of the countries that make up the region. For more than a decade, several countries in Southeast Asia with emerging economies are pushing to become the new “Factory of the world”. With noticeably lower salaries...
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...
The Chinese business culture. During all these years living and working in Asia, my work team and I have discovered some mistakes people repeatedly make when negotiating in China. On the one hand, the success of business deals in "The...
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....
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...

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...