Speakers at FASHCON HK

Case Study:  The Agile Organization - Empowering your teams to do more, do it faster - do it smarter!

Case Study: The Agile Organization - Empowering your teams to do more, do it faster - do it smarter!

 The new, agile organization is a strategy that releases employees from the old corporate hierarchy - and allows them to be their best selves - to perform faster and make smarter decisions.  Not just textbook theory or hypothesis - Kiabi is actually doing this now. Kiabi has restructured their Hong Kong sourcing operation so that instead of a rigid hierarchy they now have cross functional teams.  Each team is empowered to make decisions.  This leads to faster decisi...
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Game Changing New Developments in Biodegradable Synthetic Fibers

Game Changing New Developments in Biodegradable Synthetic Fibers

  The race to create the next generation of synthetic fibers, that help address the environmental challenges facing leading apparel brands, has energized innovators across the textile and polymer industry. Intrinsic Advanced Materials is one such innovator that has worked on this challenge - and has developed biodegrable synthetic fibers, including polyester. CiCLO is a patent pending technology that reduces synthetic microfiber pollution caused by garment washing and minimizes la...
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Retail Revolution:  Critical Changes and Hidden Opportunities

Retail Revolution: Critical Changes and Hidden Opportunities

 The retail scenario is changing - and its changing fast! Traditional formats are underperforming - at best.  Online is proving to be a lot more complicated (and a lot less profitable) than most people thought it would be.  And then there's the consumer.  What exactly do they want these days?  What looks like a winning strategy one day, looks a lot less promising 6 months later.  Even in today's chaotic market, there are overlooked opportuniti...
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Case Study: How to Build a Plastic-Free Supply Chain

Case Study: How to Build a Plastic-Free Supply Chain

For most brands it's a goal that seems almost impossible to achieve - a supply chain that elminates the use of plastic.  From those ubiquitous poly bags to garment hangers - getting rid of all plastic is a daunting task.  Especially while also managing cost and lead times. Industry pioneer Dr. Stephen Patton, Regional Mgr at Liverpool Sourcing Asia, has tackled this challenge - finding innovative new materials and creative strategies for working with suppliers to achieve this ...
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Malaysia:  An ASEAN Apparel Source with Unique Opportunties

Malaysia: An ASEAN Apparel Source with Unique Opportunties

 As brands look for alternative sources in Asia, they often overlook Malaysia.  It might not be the cheapest source in the region, however Malaysia several important advantages including key trade agreements, ASEAN membership, and good productivity. In 2018, Malaysia exported about USD3.7 billion of textiles, apparel and footwear products to the world. From that amount, USD374.6 were to North America, USD347.4 million were to Europe and USD63.9million were to Latin America.&n...
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Crossborder Supply Chain Innovation to Win in Southeast Asia's Fast Growing Markets

Crossborder Supply Chain Innovation to Win in Southeast Asia's Fast Growing Markets

Logistics has gone from the back office to the boardroom.  Today, getting the right products to the right places, at the right time can make - or break - a brand's success (it's the reason why many good brands are underperforming online).  The infrastructure (hard and soft) continues to evolve as vendors and brands tackle this multi-pronged challenge.  What you'll learn:  Rethink about what is relevant to your end customer to ensure Quality and tim...
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Creating a Transparent Pan-Asia Supply Chain

Creating a Transparent Pan-Asia Supply Chain

Increasingly, customers want to know what their textiles are made of and how they are made. Sustainability and traceability are not simply buzzwords, they are becoming fundamental to manufacturing.  As supply chains morph, shift and become more transparent, brands and retailers face new challenges to link and trace them.  Join us at FASHCON and listen to Karin Malmstrom, Director, China and Northeast Asia, Cotton Council International  present opportunities and solutions to connec...
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Navigating China's Changing Consumer Market - and Winning

Navigating China's Changing Consumer Market - and Winning

Have you been considering selling your brand into the China market?  Or maybe you're struggling to grow your sales to this complex consumer?Come listen to Daini Xu, founder of O2Bra, a successful Shanghai-based online platform that for over five years has been navigating China's challenging online channel - and winning!- Learn how Diani identified a strong market niche - and then developed it into a profitable retail business.- Discover what's changed in how to market to mainlan...
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