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Manufacturing – Women’s Fashion Shoes

In this article i will cover everyday fashion shoes for women, reporting on the many types of suppliers in Mainland China, which started as an innocent visit with the brand owner (buyer) to the showroom to meet with the merchandisers, inspection staff, management, and...

Wearable Technology and Beyond

Over the last few years I started making wearable technologies to enhance the function of sport clothing, it's an industry with lots of attention and going through tremendous growth. As I love business, I am touching on the wearable technology industries, as it has my...

Manufacturing – Sport shoes

The evolution of the sport shoes, from a track meet to the runway, how to capitalize on the opportunities. A few challenges in shoe manufacturing: Having a trusted (transparent) supplier or many suppliers as we can see from the following photos there is more than one...

Kit and Ace – Market domination

I have been watching the Kit and Ace brand grow over the last year from one store to an international chain of more than 50 stores (Canada, USA, Australia, and the UK), with more than 750 employees. That is huge accelerated growth in less than a year that only a rare...

Adidas, The Product Speaks

Adidas was a difficult company for me to report on, as its very personal as I grew up wearing the coolest Adidas clothing and footwear in the 80's... Iconic for making a statement and setting a mark on stylish products with quality to last almost a lifetime. Lots has...

Under Armour, Product Talk

On a Friday afternoon I decided to visit the Under Armour store located in the Kerry centre in Shanghai, China.  The purpose of my visit was to look at their apparel products, the quality, strategic sourcing, demand planning and more. The mall and store traffic was...

Nike, Quality Issues

Is Bigger better? A 30 minute store visit to the Nike store at People's Square in Shanghai, China to look at their product, supply chain, strategic sourcing, demand planning, and store operations.  I actually wanted to cover quality and size issues on this article but...

Honey Drop Fall 2003

This post is in regards to the Honey Drop Fall 2003 collections that were released in the Spring of 2003.   Design of this collection started in the summer of 2002. We choose four themes for this season and they were: Goth Military Multi-Media Essentials I was...

Tailored Clothing

As some of you may know I have been involved in the Fashion business for over 20 years in Asia and for the past two years well living in Shanghai I have been making tailored clothing with actual factories and utilizing my 10,000+ contacts for suppliers. I started off...