October 2005

Issue Article:

Case Study: Finance Strategies: How HSM is Breaking the Chargeback Cycle

10/01/2005 - By Staci Kusterbeck, Contributing Author

Automated system saves Hart Schaffner & Marx millions of dollars in invalid deductions.

Case Study: Sourcing: Going Out on a Limb: Arborwear's Path to Full Package

10/01/2005 - By Jordan K. Speer, Apparel

After cutting its teeth on U.S.-based CMT, Arborwear has taken the plunge into full-package offshore sourcing.

Country Focus: Bangladesh: Still in the Game

10/01/2005 - By Daniel Kaye, Leanne Arendse, Global Business

Amid huge uncertainty, the garment industry of one of the world's poorest countries is gradually embracing technology to augment its abundance of cheap labor and propel it successfully toward the future.

Event Outlook: Tech Conference to Cover PLM, Color Management, More

10/01/2005 -

A day-long event featuring presentations by technology and other solutions suppliers to the apparel industry, plus tabletop displays of sponsoring firms' solutions.

Event Report: eTail 2005: Online Pioneers, Neophytes Open Up about Going Direct

10/01/2005 - By Kathleen DesMarteau, Apparel

At eTail 2005 in Philadelphia, apparel players were out in force behind the podium, on panels and in the audience. Here's a sampling of what six of them had to say about online commerce.

Inside Apparel: Not Dead Yet - American Apparel Industry Calls for Consortium

10/01/2005 - Jordan K. Speer

The popular refrain that the apparel and textile industry in this country is dead reminds me of a now-infamous scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Letters -- October 2005

10/01/2005 -

I just finished reading your interview piece on VF Corp. with Mackey McDonald

Product News - October 2005

10/01/2005 - by Kathleen DesMarteau, Apparel

This time next year consumers are expected to set foot into a new retail concept called the Epicenter Collection.

Special Feature: Charlotte Russe Banks on IT for Fast-Fashion Payback

10/01/2005 - Special Feature by Kathleen DesMarteau, Apparel

The 400-store apparel retailer, which operates the Charlotte Russe and Rampage mall-based chains, had a need for speed, and invested in systems to give it agility in managing its business -- moving with fashion trends.

Technology Initiatives: Tagless to the Rescue

10/01/2005 - By Steven Frumkin, Philadelphia University

Tagless labeling technology allows for increased consumer comfort, branding opportunities, cost savings and security management.

Trade Update: China: Safeguards, Embargoes Cloud China Sourcing

10/01/2005 - By Kathleen DesMarteau and Staci Kusterbeck, Apparel

There remains a great deal of uncertainty about how the next year is going to shape up for U.S.-China textile and apparel trade.


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