Moving Production while Managing a Manufacturing Portfolio

The question: “How can we move our production out of China to domestic or near shore options?” is becoming a daily conversation. Considering that China supports nearly 80 percent of the worlds apparel manufacturing, there is not a simple answer to this question, nor an immediate “flip the switch” solution. With planning and awareness on strengths by country however, there … Read More

Fashion Industry: Evolution Not Revolution

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Throughout my career in the apparel industry, I have been designing and developing fashion lines for clients. Guiding my advice on direction and decisions has been a straightforward phrase: fashion is evolution, not revolution. Today, this phrase rings more accurate than ever, crystalizing the core foundations of success for the fashion industry in our push to a post-COVID world. Lectures, … Read More

There Is No Place Like Home

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A Global Perspective Working for a global apparel company based in St. Louis, MO, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are felt locally in our city, nationally across the United States, and around the world. Being British, I remain connected with family and friends in the UK who share similar fears and concerns, which brings us closer together at this … Read More

Clothing Manufacturers: Taking on the Risk

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When teaming up with an apparel manufacturer to develop your clothing designs, or to help you build an apparel line, you gain much more than simple product development. These experts shoulder a great deal of responsibility to bring your ideas to life in an ethical manner while following legal and financial guidelines. Without their supporting hand, your clothing line can … Read More

Clothing Manufacturers : Responsibilities

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Designer’s responsibilities vs. Manufacturer’s responsibilities Building an iconic clothing line relies on epic apparel, timing, a little luck, and a solid relationship with an expert in the manufacturing process. When you begin discussions with a potential manufacturing partner, it’s important to lay out your expectations and reasonable to expect a clothing supplier to do the same. Show them you care … Read More