Christine Duff
Christine wants to live in a world filled with cutting edge fashion, beautiful words and and an endless supply of leather jackets and boots. A product development grad of FIDM, she was the Editor-in-Chief of MODE Magazine where she reignited her love of storytelling. She has diverse experience within the industry with trend research, art direction and styling editorial spreads. She gained her most notable experience working in Los Angeles at the satellite operation for GQ and Vogue Thailand. Christine is passionate about social science and the role it plays in the consumer goods industry and apparel in particular.

Automation in the Supply Chain

In a digital world, fashion remains one of the most labor-intensive industries. For decades, the industry has had to continuously follow the regions in which labor was the most cost-effective. This has... Read more »

Top Ten: E-commerce Platforms

When running an e-commerce business, its platform impacts brand image, functionality, and scalability over the long term. Here are the top ten choice best online store starter solutions for e-commerce in the... Read more »

Nearshoring for a Sustainable Future

The tides have shifted. The new modern consumer is increasingly “woke.” There is a growing awareness of how their buying preferences have an impact that reaches much further than their wallet.  The... Read more »

The Resurgence of “Made in America”

The notion of bringing manufacturing back to America has ended free trade agreements, started a trade war and won an election. More than a desire for the “Made in America” label, other... Read more »

Drop Shipping Platforms

Drop shipping is a fulfillment method that allows retailers to sell merchandise directly from the manufacturer to the consumer. Its rise in popularity is because retailers don’t have to keep merchandise in... Read more »

Rising Sourcing Costs Will Affect Margins

The apparel and textile industry is one fraught with razor-thin margins. Its increasingly tricky trajectory involves staying on top of fickle consumer demand and navigating a flagging retail landscape. Now, the issue... Read more »

NCTO Endorses USMCA

After an arduous negotiating process between the three North American leaders, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) was signed into effect. Although the textile industry won’t see any new regulations until around 2020,... Read more »

Mexico: The Answer to Nearshoring for U.S. Companies

Nearshoring has quickly become the term du jour regarding sourcing and production.  Increasingly attention has been shifting to bringing operations back from overseas. A lack of worker’s rights and laws have kept... Read more »

Meet the Newest Disruptor: The Micro Brand

Social media has brought upon a new era of consumerism, one where we’re knee deep in selfies and instant gratification. The consumer market, especially among younger generations are foregoing heritage brands for... Read more »

Go Green with Consolidated Shipping

The rise in e-commerce is leaving a massive carbon footprint.  It’s not just the increased ground and air transportation of goods, but one-time use packaging that are pressing concerns. Traditional shipping methods... Read more »