Jeffrey Clark
A management professional with 25 years of global experience working with fortune 500 and specialty brands, specializing in lean manufacturing, product, supply chain management, procurement, sourcing, and operations. Proven proactive leadership, vision, creativity, and successful strategic business skills to drive revenue and profit growth in highly competitive domestic and global markets. A strong relationship builder functions effectively as an integral member of a cohesive senior executive team. Proven ability to source, identify and capitalize on emerging trends and niche market opportunities.

US – Kenya Opportunities through Strategic Alliances

In 2019, Kenya had an estimated GDP (gross domestic product) of $99 billion, with a 5.8% annual increase from 2018 – 2020, making it the 62nd largest economy in the world.   Previously... Read more »

IAF Antwerp; Radical Transition in the Future of Fashion

The IAF (International Apparel Federation) has announced that the 36th IAF World Fashion Convention will be held in Antwerp, Belgium from November 9 – 11, 2020.   IAF is the only global network... Read more »

The Corona Virus Threatens the Global Apparel Industry

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) is a global epidemic with unprecedented effects on the Asia and International Supply Chains that go beyond the health threats.  Many factories are not allowed to return to work... Read more »

Strong Government Support for Indian Textile Industry

India’s textile sector is one of the oldest industries dating back several centuries. Today, the industry employs over 45 million workers and 60 million indirectly.   It accounts for 15% of the nation’s... Read more »

Asia New Innovation and Sustainability in Textiles

Asia is the International hub for the textile and apparel industry. Asian suppliers are the greatest contributors to the global textile market.  By 2025, the global textile market will be valued at... Read more »

The growth, opportunities, and risks in Ethiopia Production

There has been plenty of talk in the international apparel community about the growth of Ethiopia as the “new kid on the block” in the apparel and textile industries. The government has... Read more »

Signing Day – Details of Phase One Trade Deal

The Phase One trade deal signed on Wednesday includes pledges by China to buy US$200 billion of US goods over two years in four industries. The president said the U.S. and China... Read more »

The positive growth of the US Textile Industry

Textile manufacturing is one of many industries negatively affected by increased competition from the decline of the U.S. manufacturing sector, particularly from the competition of foreign cotton importers.  Employment at textile and... Read more »

The Growth of Hemp Fiber processing in the USA

The U.S. hemp industry was made possible due to the passage of the federal Hemp Farming Act of 2018.   This has increased the demand for both hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) products, growers... Read more »

China and America Phase-One Trade Negotiations

Last week there have been lots of media coverage concerning the final details about the USA and China Trade War and the 86-page Phase One Agreement.   The phase-one deal has been announced... Read more »