| In This Issue|
| Magazine Sections|
|The Factoring Business: How Times Have Changed|
Author: By Harold I. Dundish, Senior Vice President and Division Manager for IDB Factors, a division of IDB Bank
The landscape of the factoring business has evolved over the past several decades.
|Inside Apparel: Fear and Clothing in America: Reflections on CAFTA-DR |
Remember the Iran-Contra Affair?
|Issues & Updates: Retailers: U.S. Bottlenecks Slowing Supply Chain|
Author: Compiled by Michael Cole, Apparel
At a recent supply chain seminar, sourcing and logistics-focused executives expressed concerns about railroad and other transportation inefficiencies.
|Letters - August 2005|
|Marketplace Update: Urban Wear: Moving to a New Beat |
Author: JORDAN K. SPEER
Ask Phat Fashions founder and CEO Russell Simmons what urban wear is, and he'll tell you he doesn't know.
|Product News: On the Market - Coming Soon|
Author: By Kathleen DesMarteau, Apparel
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, a Spanish fashion and lifestyle designer, is opening her first U.S. store in New York's SoHo district this fall.
|Special Feature: China Appeals to U.S. Buyers with 'Supply Chain Cities' |
Author: By Staci Kusterbeck, Contributing Author
Despite safeguards that promise to create confusion around Chinese apparel sourcing for at least the next few years, China remains the most-desired sourcing locale for many U.S. firms that value its low labor costs and integrated supply chain.
|Special Feature: Chinese Firms Persevere Amid Uncertainty |
Author: By Jan Kot, Special to Apparel
Chinese apparel enterprises are steering through a challenging intersection as they drive toward ambitious long-term expansion goals
|Technology Initiatives: Confronting RFID: Where Do We Go from Here? |
Author: By Michael Cole, Apparel
In a webinar produced by Apparel and sponsored by PAXAR, panelists who developed RFID's EPC standards shared insights about the technology's evolution, cited ROI benefits beyond basic compliance and offered an upbeat prognosis of its capabilities for the apparel industry.