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How to make the best knitwear in the world! – Part Two

This article is a continuation of Part One, about "Managing the PLM, S&OP, Supply Chain and Sourcing" in knitwear. In this article, I look at the different processes and a few case studies when converting yarn fibers into fabric and sweaters. This is a top-level...

Tecnología usable y más allá, Mexcostura, Issue 78

Hola, I am writing to share with you "Wearable Technology and Beyond" article that was published in the Mexcostura Magazine, issue 78 (Jan - March 2017) for the Latin America markets. You can view this article online, by clicking the above (Spanish) and below...

Manufacturing – Supplier Choices

One thing we learn about life, is we all have a choice. This dives deep into personal and business decisions.  My one question for today, is why do we choose to buy off that supplier or individual for that type of product or service? There is many reasons and I will...

Case Study – Large Scale Manufacturing in Apparel

The objective of this article is to share my 25 years of passion, expertise and experience in brand building and manufacturing of apparel.  Previously, I was the director of an activewear (sport apparel) brand that sold to fortune 500 and speciality retailers and I...

Perception or Deception

What is really true, how will you ever know? Do you believe everything you are told in a 3rd world country, especially from a distance.  Do you utilize an untrained or experienced eye that regularly adds value to your supply chain (people and product)? Managing your...

Manufacturing – dishonest practices

This is a very touchy subject to write about as many don't like the negativity attached to it. I have posted a few photos of this practice with famous brands (Nike, Fila, Diesel, LVMH, Prada, Gucci, and many more companies) but the repercussions of posting too many...

Manufacturing – Together Alone

I am writing this post in regards to production that is placed with third parties around the world. Mostly in developing countries. I choose Together Alone, as you are making with the factory as you believe in their abilities, quality, price, delivery and much more....

Premiere Vision – Shanghai 2011

Today, October 27th I planned to attend the Premier Vision (PV) tradeshow in Shanghai which I believed to be from October 26 - 27, 2011.  As I did previously I searched the dates on Google, and below is a few of the long list of links in regards to the show: The first...