Organic Cotton Proactive Planning by the People

This is Part II of the “Organic Cotton Round Table” (OCRT) event at the Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference.  We start by exploring the ideas of the moderator and panel of speakers.  Please... Read more »

Massive fire in New Delhi kills 43 workers

A tragic fire started early on Sunday morning well many victims slept in beds, resting between shifts at the factory in New Delhi.  At this present moment, there are 43 people dead... Read more »

The Climate Emergency and Fashions Proactive Stance

This past week it was well documented that eleven thousand scientists in 153 countries have declared a climate emergency and warned that “untold human suffering” is unavoidable without huge shifts in the way... Read more »

Product quality, your brand, your business, and bottom line

I am writing this post about products consumers purchase on a daily basis. My objective is to discuss supply challenges as it applies to apparel (garments), new business growth (SWOT analysis), education (training),... Read more »

Emerging Chinese brands with manufacturing support

For years, Chinese manufacturers have been looking to take control of their operations by manufacturing their own brands by partnering with foreign and Chinese designers.   One advantage of being based in China... Read more »

China’s importance in Manufacturing, Innovation, and Sustainability

For many years China has retained its position as the largest clothing exporter in the world, but this could change in years to come. China’s gradual move away from labor-intensive manufacturing, such... Read more »

Sustainability and Superior Quality Manufacturing in Bangladesh

Top clothing retailers like H&M, Walmart, JC Penney, Inditex, Zara, Gap, M&S, Uniqlo, C&A, Tesco, Hugo Boss, and Adidas have purchased billions worth of garments from Bangladesh every year. Bangladesh has risen... Read more »

The Expert Advantages of Turkey in Textiles and Apparel

Turkey has a long history of textile manufacturing, that dates back to the Ottoman Empire. It remains one of the world’s most important countries in the global textile and apparel industry.   Turkey... Read more »

Manufacturing in Vietnam an abundance of opportunities

Industry In 2016, Vietnam was recognized as the number three garment exporter in the world, number two went to Bangladesh and number one to China.   In 2017, Vietnam’s textile and garment... Read more »

How to achieve transparency with your Vendor Relationship

I have been working in the apparel supply chain, sourcing, and operations for 30 years. During that time I have built my own million dollar brands, worked for specialty brands, startups, and... Read more »