EU Textile and Apparel Industry and Trade Patterns (Updated January 2022)

The EU region as a whole remains one of the world’s leading producers of textile and apparel (T&A). The EU’s T&A production value totaled EUR135.6 bn in 2019, down around 6% from a year ago (Note: Statistical Classification of Economic Activities or NACE, sectors C13, and C14). The EU’s T&A output value was divided almost equally […]

Retail Trends That Will Shape Consumer Expectations in 2022

The retail industry has had to do a lot of maneuvering over the last 18 months. But that hasn’t stopped businesses from adapting to the changing marketplace and finding innovative solutions.  Some retailers were forced to close shop for weeks or months at a time, placing a great deal of stress on brick-and-mortar locations. Investing […]

Year in Review: ‘Uncontrollable,’ ‘Tsunami’ — the Supply Chain in 2021

The supply chain was so problematic in 2021, it made its way into mainstream memes. “Virgil Was Here”: A Look at the Life and Death of Virgil Abloh Top 10 Men’s and Women’s Shows of 2021 Nicole Miller Pre-Fall 2022 That’s certainly a first for the back office and once back-of-mind underground of consumer goods. […]

COVID-19 and US Apparel Imports: Key Trends

First, US apparel imports continue to rebound in November 2021 as companies build the inventory for the holiday season. Thanks to US consumers’ strong demand and the upcoming holidays, the value of US apparel imports went up by 15.7% in November 2021 from a month ago (seasonally adjusted) and increased by as much as 39.7% from […]

The 10 Apparel Sourcing Countries to Watch in 2022

Methodology The scores of 27 of the world’s leading apparel sourcing countries were taken from data that can be found exclusively in the GlobalData Apparel Intelligence Center. It is based on a maximum score of 75 with each sourcing destination receiving a score out of five for the 15 main factors that would affect a […]

TOP 10 Garments Suppliers on Alibaba in 2021

Why choose Alibaba? Alibaba is the huge E-Commerce platform around the world cause it is safe foe the buyers, and its also have thousand of product for buyers to choose. However, the buyers will also need to pay attention for scams and frauds. At this points, Alibaba do a great job to protect from the […]

5 Emerging Procurement Trends for 2022: Observations, Insight & Advice

There’s good reason to be optimistic about the future of procurement in the coming year and beyond. Despite facing some downright intimidating challenges, it’s an exciting time to be in this field. Indeed, experts at the recent Art of Procurement Mastermind Live event offered a fresh look at budding procurement trends, the renaissance of procuretech and the increasingly […]

B2B Best Shipping Quote to Make More Profit in Your Company

If you’re importing products from China, suppliers are not the only party you will deal with, you also need to negotiate with freight forwarders in order to get the best shipping quote. We know that the shipping cost can play such an important part in your bottom line. Sometimes, a good product can become unprofitable […]

How To Negotiate A Low MOQ With Chinese Suppliers

To start a small business, dropshippers can not undertake the pressure of stacking items. So, how to negotiate a low MOQ order with a Chinese supplier? Let’s find out. You can’t run away from MOQ standards when ordering from Chinese suppliers.  We won’t know whether it has promising quality as advertised, how compatible they are […]