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An Introduction to Guangzhou – China‘s Textile Heaven

While Guangzhou is certainly a well-known household name in China, even overseas designers are now familiar with the famous Guangzhou fabric markets.

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The Magic of Flexible Supply Chain

Today, I want to talk about the importance of making your supply chain as flexible and smart as possible. First, I’d like you to ask yourself these questions:

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Managing Cost in Your Fashion Business

Recently, I had coffee with one of my customers who owns a boutique fashion brand in Australia. As we talked, I was surprised to note that when my friend calculated her retail price, she actually ignored many of the implicit costs of her business.

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Protect Your Brand

No matter how small your fashion brand is, it’s your baby, and you don't want anyone to hurt it or steal it!

As a designer, you’re in the business of creating intellectual property (IP). Every time you create something new or original, you generate IP. So knowing how to protect your IP is a very important part of running your business.

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MADE IN CHINA: On Its Way Towards Greater Sustainability

Recently, China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) launched a new "blue sky" protection campaign.

This campaign aims to control air pollution in key regions of China from June 2018 to April 2019, to reduce air pollution and "make skies blue again."

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Fashion Manufacturer Inspection Checklist

As many of you will know, finding a good supplier can be a challenging task. However, sourcing the right supplier for your business is one of the most important steps in making your fashion company a success.

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Where is the Next Generation of Fashion Manufacturers?

A recent conversation with a friend left me thinking about the impact of the younger generation on China’s fashion manufacturing industry.

My friend Ms Zhao, a factory owner who I have worked with for many years, was in Australia to visit her only son at university here.

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Hate MOQ?

If you are a start-up fashion brand owner, you may find yourself struggling with MOQ on a daily basis. Sound familiar?

MOQ, which stands for Minimum Order Quantity, is the lowest set amount of stock that a supplier is willing to sell. If you can’t purchase the MOQ of a specific product, then the supplier won’t sell it to you.

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Why We Are Not Ready to Bring Fashion Manufacturing Back to Australia

Recently I read an article about bringing fashion manufacturing back to Australia. There are many reasons we are eager to manufacture our garments locally – shorter lead time, better quality, and more reliable social responsibility, to name a few.

However, while I am always happy to see passionate people in the industry striving to bring manufacturing back from Asian countries, I don't believe we are ready to do so at this stage.

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Alibaba.com Can Be Your Treasure Cave – You Just Need to Know How to Use it

If you work in the textile and apparel industries, you’ve no doubt heard of Alibaba.com.

Launched in 1999, the Alibaba.com website has grown to become the world's leading platform for global wholesale trade, serving millions of buyers and suppliers around the world.

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Internet influencers are not only taking your customers but alsostealing your suppliers

Have you noticed the recent rise of internet influencers in the Chinese fashion market?

There’s no doubt that internet influencers are having a significant impact on China’s retail market, transforming the industry and affecting customer bases and supply chains.

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