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 »

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 »

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 »

Opportunities and the importance of USMCA

The importance of trade between the USA and Mexico, exploring the Mexican statistics, the culture, the exports, and the USMCA. U.S. goods and services trade with Mexico totaled an estimated $671.0 billion... Read more »

The future of Sustainability and Near Shoring

Two decades ago, the USA and European apparel brands and retailers rushed to shift production to Asia to gain a cost advantage.  Now they are moving production to better cost-efficient regions with... Read more »

Opportunities and Challenges in Textiles and Apparel in India

The recently re-elected government needs to rethink its policy on turning around India’s second-largest job provider as the textile and apparel sector continues to gasp for growth. Three years after key regulatory... Read more »

This month in Toronto, come see what all the fashion is about

The ATS (Apparel Textile Shows), has partnered with CCCT, to highlight the private label strengths of eight brands during the ATS Toronto show in the Avenue section, this August 19 – 21,... Read more »

Trump imposes a tariff on remaining $300 billion

This morning Donald Trump tweeted about the constructive conversations about a future trade deal with China as the worlds two largest economies try to ease tensions.  Donald sounds optimistic about the future... 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 »

Is Vietnam next on Tariffs and a Trade War?

Vietnam has been one of the world’s biggest US-China trade war winners, as global supply chains shift production away from tariff-hit China and towards the low-cost Southeast Asian nation.  But it may... Read more »