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 February 2005
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Issue Article:
"Challenges of the Future"
02/01/2005
Challenges of the Future, a white paper examining new opportunities for small independent retailers, was recently completed.
"There is a constant struggle for equilibrium"
02/01/2005
There is a constant struggle for equilibrium in the global apparel industry, says Boyd Rogers, vice president of global supply chain and technology for VF Corp., which he says is committed to a sourcing strategy that takes into account both lowest price and quickest turn.
An Enlightening Experience: Standardizing the Color Evaluation Process (Product Solutions)
02/01/2005
Author: By David Albrecht, GTI Graphic Technology
Demand for speed to market in the apparel industry is focusing increased attention on color management processes, where there are great opportunities for shortening the back and forth of lab dips and even fabric and sample making.
ANT USA Inc.
02/01/2005
ANT USA Inc. Vans has selected the Buyer's Toolbox line of merchandise and assortment planning software to help it establish chain-wide merchandise planning for its retail and outlet store division.
Apparel Avenue
02/01/2005
At Hemingway Apparel, Flexibility is Key to Keeping Doors Open
02/01/2005
Author: By STACI KUSTERBECK is a free-lance writer based in Long Island, NY, who frequently covers business topics for trade and consumer magazines.
There's one key secret to the enduring success of Hemingway Apparel Manufacturing: Diversification.
Bob Zane, senior vice president of manufacturing
02/01/2005
Bob Zane, senior vice president of manufacturing, sourcing, logistics and distribution for Liz Claiborne, says China will control "a significant portion" of the U.S. apparel market and has "earned the right with better product, service and pricing."
Brand Strategy: Closing the Loop (Inside Apparel)
02/01/2005
Author: By Jordan K. Speer
It's tempting to think of the "brand" in monolithic terms, as imbued with god-like powers to enrich the common man, and sprung fully formed from the mind of its creator.
China Safeguard Issue Ignites Industry (February Cover)
02/01/2005
The apparel and textile industries' uproar over the China safeguard issue is about as close as you can get to Newton's Law of Motion: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
E-tail: Important Ally in Fortifying Brand Identity (Special Feature)
02/01/2005
Author: By Jamie Swedberg, Contributing Author
Most marketing experts agree that projecting a consistent brand image is critical, no matter where that product may be sold.
Expecting to expand into the U.S. market
02/01/2005
Expecting to expand into the U.S. market, Dalian Wanlin Import and Export produces jeans primarily for the Japanese market today.
Incumbent Military Apparel Leader Battles Rising Competition
02/01/2005
Author: By compiled Michael Cole, Apparel
What's the No. 1 challenge for Tennessee-based Tullahoma Industries?
Labels Grow Up (Special Feature)
02/01/2005
Author: By Thomas J. Ryan, Contributing Editor
In the never-ending search for ways to stand out in the consumer's eyes, the apparel industry seems to be rediscovering the product label.
Light Sources 6500K CIE
02/01/2005
Making garments for the U.S. market
02/01/2005
Making garments for the U.S. market that most Chinese could only dream to afford.
Milliken Counsel: U.S. Gave Up Billions for Safeguard Option (Special Online Feature)
02/01/2005
There is some controversy over the origins of the safeguard clause and what the United States gave up to obtain the right to enforce it.
Mortgaging our future and our children's future
02/01/2005
We are mortgaging our future and our children's future, and it's wrong, says Guilford Mills CEO John Emrich, pointing to U.S. reliance on China and other foreign countries to support its debt burden.
Paxar Corp., Americas Apparel
02/01/2005
Seeing color requires an observer, an object and light. If the light is a true white light source, all the primary colors (red, green and blue) are reflected back as the sample dictates.
Perspectives from China
02/01/2005
Author: By Kathleen DesMarteau
The Chinese government announced in December that it would start collecting an export tax on textile and apparel exports in an effort to control the volume of exports hitting the world market after quota elimination.
Product News - February 2005
02/01/2005
Capital Resource and Veristitch have collaborated to release new font packs for their Ezgram Monogram Software program.
Seeing color requires
02/01/2005
Seeing color requires an observer, an object and light. If the light is a true white light source, all the primary colors (red, green and blue) are reflected back as the sample dictates.
Sri Lankan, Pakistani Perspectives on Safeguard Issue (Special Online Feature)
02/01/2005
Author: By Abdul Hameed Hassen Saheed, Special to Apparel
There is a lot of commotion over the China safeguard issue in the United States, but it also is sending reverberations around the world.
Thailand Fights For Prominence (Country Focus)
02/01/2005
Author: By Guillaume de Bassompierre, Global Business Reports
Thailand has acquired an enviable spot among textile and garment producing nations where it has consistently ranked among the top 15 exporters during the past decades.
The success of Sears Holding Corp
02/01/2005
The success of Sears Holding Corp. [SHC] can only materialize from a branding/ positioning strategy that enables SHC to occupy and/or dominate unclaimed or weakly claimed territory in the mind of its consumers; leveraging efficiencies and its increased size for muscling vendors won't be enough.
There are many levels to the China safeguard controversy, and a tremendous amount at stake for those on all sides of the issue.
02/01/2005
There are many levels to the China safeguard controversy, and a tremendous amount at stake for those on all sides of the issue.
Topic of China's Currency Manipulation Strikes a Nerve
02/01/2005
Trend Spotter - February 2005
02/01/2005
Garment and textile sourcing
What is your prediction for the future
02/01/2005
What is your prediction for the future of Sears Holding Corp., the new company formed by the merger of Sears and Kmart?

 


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