Tuesday, March 2, 2021
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...
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...
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...

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...
You and your provider. The goal was clear. You had to make a purchase in China or Asia and try to avoid this situation. But maybe you couldn’t make it and you have worked with a provider who simply wasn’t...
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...
Meaning and magnitude of the Chinese New Year. The Chinese New Year,  also known in China as the Spring Festival or as the Lunar New Year in the West, is the most important traditional celebration of the year in the Chinese calendar, and it is...

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...
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...
Instability of factories in China. Law firms and every other professionals who provide legal services for foreign businesses operating in China receive calls or emails from their clients because their Chinese supplier has sent them a product with quality issues,...

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...