Fast And Secure Trade

Fast And Secure Trade

Since C-TPATs enactment after 9/11 in the United States, the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) has grown to be one of the largest public and private partnerships in the world. Enter 2016, 15 years after C-TPAT was implemented, it still plays an equally import role in international trade with 53 Countries deploying mutual recognition “Authorized Economic Operator” (AEO) programs.

As the world gets smaller, does it get bigger?

As the world gets smaller, does it get bigger?

Been an operational head that works cross-functionally with global brand teams and various regional Asia-based sourcing, development, production and quality facilities, it is fascinating the challenges that are faced daily.

Are vendor shakedowns on the raise in China?

Are vendor shakedowns on the raise in China?

Are intimidation tactics on the rise to settle labor and trade disputes in China? Consulate officials, insurance companies and businesses engaged in protection and evacuation all report a definite yes.

Fabric Inspection  – Are you performing a 4 point inspection?

Fabric Inspection – Are you performing a 4 point inspection?

Ask a soft goods manufacturer what do they do when they receive the fabric? You will be surprised how many will say we check the roll length and the usable width to ensure we received what we paid for. Yes, this is fair enough but it is not the answer I am looking for, I want to know the quality level received is acceptable.

Jack Ma Supports Fake China

Jack Ma Supports Fake China

For years, criticism has been rampant about fakes and knockoffs manufactured in China. International brands yearly spend millions of dollars protecting their intellectual property and trademarks.

Chinese Consumerism – Luxury Goods “DOWN” Canned Air “UP”

Chinese Consumerism – Luxury Goods “DOWN” Canned Air “UP”

Chinese over the past several years have kept the global consumption of luxury goods at record high levels. Chinese been the primary force behind the growth of the luxury market, but recently this increase has been in decline.

LinkedIn Premium – NOW –  Has Fake Profiles

LinkedIn Premium – NOW – Has Fake Profiles

LinkedIn is full of fake profiles, daily I receive one or two that are clearly false, this has been going on for years. Does anyone do anything about it, no they don’t!

Why isn’t my style development on time?

Why isn’t my style development on time?

The development centre or sample room of any apparel organisation is a critical part of the process, and as such needs to be thoroughly evaluated in the initial sourcing qualification of any new vendor.

Can you deliver your Crowdfund project?

Can you deliver your Crowdfund project?

The age of dreaming up new innovative concepts and been able to turn them into a reality has arrived. Crowd funding is now a way for new and old entrepreneurs to get their project off the ground through this global funding phenomenon.

Do only China factories produce bad quality?

Do only China factories produce bad quality?

How often have I heard, “China factories produce bad quality” or “I didn’t get what I wanted from China”. I think we have all heard this expressed, or know someone who has first-hand experience.