Product Development & Sourcing
All Articles

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...

Spin Expo, March 2011

I am writing about the first and second day of 17th edition Spin Expo that is at the Pudong Expo in Shanghai from March 8 – 10th, 2011.  As mentioned previously the Spin Expo is one of the greatest shows in the apparel industry and is the best show for yarn and fibers...

Canton Fair – November 2010

This post is in regards to the canton fair (apparel portion) which ran from October 31st – November 4th, 2010 in Guangzhou, China. As usual it was difficult to find a last-minute hotel and airfare to Guangzhou during the fair, so it was a costly trip ($1,000 USD for...

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics Fair

I am writing about the Intertextile trade fair that was held in Shanghai, China from October 19 – 22, 2010.  The show was held in conjunction with the Cinte Techtextil China Fair which ran in one hall (W5) from October 19 – 21.  The Intertextile fair was held in ten...