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A brief summary of what's really driving the US-China trade troubles.

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The clever use of smart technology could help suppliers meet price and speed challenges. Manufacturing is the leader in the Industrial Internet, in real applications as well as in theory.  At the heart of this tranformation is the Internet of Things (IoT).It’s a core component of Industry 4.0 (the fourth Industrial Revolution) and it’s already being increasingly used in manufacturing a wide variety of products right now.IoT refers to typically non-smart devices that have em...

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Garden City has built its success on becoming an expert in shirt production.Like many successful companies in this region, Garden City Fashion Pvt Ltd. started out as a small family business.  Founded in 1988, has grown into one of the nation’s leading garment manufacturers. Now the company employs more than 2800 workers and produces around 500,000 shirts each month. Quality Focused ProductionQuality is what differentiates Garden City from other Indian suppliers. With more than t...

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With the launch of its private label apparel and footwear brands last year, Amazon stepped firmly into the fashion sector.  In less than a year, the online platform has become a favorite place for both women and men to shop for apparel.Coresight Research surveyed 1,699 U.S. consumers and found that despite Amazon’s huge marketshare, Walmart was the top ranked retailer,in terms of shopper numbers in 2017. When asked where they had purchased apparel or footwear in the last twelve months...

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NEM Vietnam, the second largest women’s apparel maker in the country, and Stripe International, a Japanese fashion retailer, have begun negotiations for Stripe to acquire a stake in NEM.According to the Hanoi Times, Stripe wants to take over the fashion business of NEM, which has huge potential with 44 stores across the country targeting women aged 20-40. NEM’s revenue is expected to rise by 20 percent this year to $26 million.The acquisition of NEM is part of Stripe’s plans to...

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Three Gun shows that with the right formula a legacy brand can remain strong in China’s highly competitive intimate apparel market.Every day old brands die off are replaced by up and coming new brands. Nowhere is this truer than in China’s domestic market, where survival in this highly competitive market is not an easy task. And it’s almost a miracle to remain an industry leader for two decades.  This is exactly what underwear brand Three Gun has done - not only has it bee...

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Online isn’t what’s driving brands out of business.  It’s a lack of direction and focus that’s doing it.There’s a lot of evidence that if you can get your sales assistants to really engage with customers – and find out what their real needs are – and give them advice that is authentic and plausible, that’s something very difficult to get in a purely online experience.“It requires a shift in behavior.  Most organizations are very loo...

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China’s unique market environment has cultivated a group of highly successful (2 words – menswear and brands) menswear brands. By 2016, China’s womenswear market had reached US$131 billion (RMB 513.11 billion) annually, nearly twice the size of its menswear market.  The menswear market was smaller, but still large US$77 billion (RMB 513.1), according to statistics from the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). However, the nation’s womenswear sector is a class...

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Kitex realized that efficiency and sustainability start to outperform cheap labor so they began investing in state-of-the-art equipment. While India has built a reputation for being a technology center, one rarely thinks of it as a center for apparel or textile technology.Although many of the nation’s apparel producers are still driven by low cost manual labor, the industry leaders are looking to technology to boost efficiency and quality.One of the leaders in tech-driven manufacturin...

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 “Currently, the capacity of our Xinjiang facility is 500,000 spindles. We plan to expand its capacity to 1 million spindles within three years,” said Tina Lee, deputy general manager at Huafu Top Dyed Mélange Yarn Co., Ltd., discussing Huafu Top Dyeing Melange Spinning’s production facility in Xinjiang.   The company is one of the biggest mélange yarn manufacture in China. The company also has set up it own top-dyed yarn production facility in...

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