Blossom PV:  High End Mills See an Improving Market

Blossom PV: High End Mills See an Improving Market

Blossom Premiere Vision (Paris, July 4-5, 2017) kicked off the AW’18/19 fabric season with a positive vibe as mills said that they were optimistic about the coming season.Most mills agreed that business has been slowly improving over the past few seasons and that this is likely to continue.  So while no one was expecting a boom year, there was a quiet confidence that the market has stabilized and is now moving forward.“I have no complaints.  Compared with last year, things ...
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eShop Talk Asia: Why Offline Retail Remains Crucial in the Digital Age

The non-stop buzz about the exponential growth of online sales (as well as a general fascination with the platform itself) has made it seem like online was the only place to be if you wanted to drive retail sales. The reality is somewhat different.Despite claims by so-called marketing gurus and the media that physical retail is a dying format, a new group of experts is telling a different story. Retail “right-sizing”Many industry experts are now recognizing that physical re...
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Global Sources:  Upgrading is Becoming the Answer

Global Sources: Upgrading is Becoming the Answer

As the industry steadily shifts away from big volume orders, suppliers are increasingly facing the reality of the situation and are trying to find ways to be more flexible.At the recent Global Source Fashion exhibition (Hong Kong, April 27-30), about a third of the exhibitors displayed signage saying “Accept Small Orders”, hoping to attract those small to medium sized buyers who previously they would have shunned.Recognizing that for most companies selling online means selling on Ama...
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Kingpins HK: For Volume Players, It’s Still a Price Fight

Kingpins HK: For Volume Players, It’s Still a Price Fight

For the high end denim sector business is somewhere between ‘not bad’ to ‘very good.’   Not so for the volume end of the business, which continues to suffer. At Kingpins Hong Kong (May 24-25), market feedback from manufacturers and suppliers was very different than at the Amsterdam show in April. One of the key reasons was that the European market is focused on quality and innovation, while other markets are still pretty much price and volume driven. The hard re...
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UPW Trend Workshop:  Reshaping the Apparel Industry Through More Responsive, Personalized Fashion

UPW Trend Workshop: Reshaping the Apparel Industry Through More Responsive, Personalized Fashion

“Consumers want something unique and interesting and they want to be able to buy it immediately,” said Stephen Trigg, Creative Director at UPW, at an event co-sponsored by Inside Fashion and UPW and held at UPW’s exquisite new showroom in Dongguan, China. “There is a revolution happening in the industry, the key is to be able to offer consumers the right product at the right time,” he added.“Some of the designers and niche brands are now experimenting with a &...
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Fashion Access: Finding New Growth Points in a Changing Market

Fashion Access: Finding New Growth Points in a Changing Market

Despite the talk about shrinking markets, suppliers weren’t seeing a significant decrease in orders. On the other hand, they weren’t seeing many new customers either.  What concerns them most today is how to find new growth points for the future.At Fashion Access Hong Kong (March 29-31, 2017), one of world’s biggest trade fairs for bags, footwear, leather goods, and fashion, suppliers confirmed that the market is stable and many said that they managed to maintain their cus...
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Kingpins Amsterdam: A Stable Market Driven by Innovation

Kingpins Amsterdam: A Stable Market Driven by Innovation

Suppliers are relying on R&D to help them move away from price-focused selling The denim market is ready for a rebound! At Kingpins Amsterdam (April 20-21), manufacturers and suppliers took R&D even higher than in previous seasons, rolling out an extensive showing of interesting new developments – the kind of innovation that is set to stir up the denim market, and convince consumers to buy more jeans.No one’s denying that it’s a tough market, however, from the feed...
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APLF: Adapting to the Post ‘Volume Order’ Era

APLF: Adapting to the Post ‘Volume Order’ Era

What happens after the big orders that fueled Asian manufacturing are gone? Right now, that’s the challenge that all manufacturing sectors are facing as consumers in the world’s top consuming nations (US, EU and Japan) shift from binge buying to more thoughtful (which translates as ‘fewer’ and more ‘selective’) purchases.
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Denim Searches for Growth in a Stable Market

After enjoying a solid market in 2016, mills are quite optimistic about 2017, despite the intensity of a highly competitive market.“The market has been stable this year and from what I see it is going stay the same next year,” Marcus Fung, director at Unique Denim told Inside Fashion.“The demand for denim fabric is steady, yet people keep looking for more cost-efficient products, and due to oversupply on the fabric side, it still is not easy,” added Andy Zhong, sales mana...
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Spinexpo Shanghai

05 Mar, 2019 — 07 Mar, 2019    Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center - No. 1099, Guozhan Road Pudong Shanghai China
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Fashion yarns, knitwear and technology
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APLF

13 Mar, 2019 — 15 Mar, 2019    Hong Kong Convention And Exhibition Centre - 1 Expo Drive Wanchai Hong Kong
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Leather, components, machinery, chemicals
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Cashmere World

13 Mar, 2019 — 15 Mar, 2019    Hong Kong Convention And Exhibition Centre - 1 Expo Drive Wanchai Hong Kong
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Cashmere yarns and finished goods
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    13 Mar, 2019 — 15 Mar, 2019
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Fashion Access

13 Mar, 2019 — 15 Mar, 2019    Hong Kong Convention And Exhibition Centre - 1 Expo Drive Wanchai Hong Kong
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Footwear & Leathergoods
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    13 Mar, 2019 — 15 Mar, 2019
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    1 Expo Drive Wanchai Hong Kong

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FASHCON 1

22 Mar, 2019 — 22 Mar, 2019    Cordis Hotel - 555 Shanghai Street Mongkok Kowloon Hong Kong
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The forum for thought leaders in the apparel supply chain to share ideas, discover new products and services, and network with colleagues.
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Join us for a dynamic 1 day event.  We'll be sharing ideas, discussing best practices, and discovering new materials and services.

Plus FASHCON is a great opportunity to catch up with industry colleagues - and network with people you might not have met yet.

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    22 Mar, 2019 — 22 Mar, 2019
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    555 Shanghai Street Mongkok Kowloon Hong Kong

Cordis Hotel