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Is Death of Physical Shops Over Exaggerated?
Is Death of Physical Shops Over Exaggerated?

The death of physical shops was inevitable, and not a result of the short-term COVID-19 pandemic, which has only hastened the end. Much has been written on this subject recently, especially in...

2021: Fashion Retail Diagnosis and Action Plan
2021: Fashion Retail Diagnosis and Action Plan

The year 2020 is probably the worst ever for many: COVID-19, social movements, terrorism, populism, hurricanes and wildfires. You may have lost a close friend or a family member, or lost your job or...

Balancing the Act
Balancing the Act

A brand’s perspective on sourcing and supply chain strategy in facing covid-19 challenges. The late 19th century saw the birth of brands and retailers such as Harrods (1849), Levi´s (1853), Macy´s...

Fashion retail: Redefining Strategies
Fashion retail: Redefining Strategies

Indian fashion retailers are leveraging technology and redefining strategy to cope with the new normal. Ever since covid-19 has become a reality, most economic sectors around the globe have...

In a Spot
In a Spot

The fashion industry today is dominated by marquee designers, populated by upcoming talents and influenced by fashion metropolises. All leading companies, designers and fashion houses in cities...

Retailing A People’s Story
Retailing A People’s Story

The precipitous drop in retail spending coupled with the exodus of workers from the cities and towns has all but brought the economy to its knees. Kickstarting it would take some doing, but there are ...

Turmoil in US Apparel Trade & Retail Industry
Turmoil in US Apparel Trade & Retail Industry

According to the Commerce Department's Office of Textiles & Apparel (OTEXA), most of the apparel stores in US were shut down and importers were either cancelling or slashing orders due to the...

'RIDE': Recipe for Assured Apparel Quality
'RIDE': Recipe for Assured Apparel Quality

Of all the definitions of quality, the most accepted is the degree to which something meets or exceeds the expectations of its consumers. The definition is fine, but this is from customers'...

MSMEs need tech wand to surf the wave
MSMEs need tech wand to surf the wave

With a little over 4.1 million confirmed cases and nearly 285,000 deaths, COVID-19 continues to play havoc around the world. And, given the viral nature of SARS-CoV-2 that has caused this disease,...

Time for Change in Apparel Retail
Time for Change in Apparel Retail

Change is the only constant. But in present day, change does not occur by choice but by ‘force’, which is beyond anyone’s control and which has put the world on pause. The apparel retail industry had ...

expert speak VIEW ALL

Is your business ready for Textiles 4.0? Before you can say, 'Yes', 'No', 'May be' or 'I don't...
Posted by
Aseem Prakash | Apr 25,2016
Effective quality management starts with a quality policy. Effectiveness is the extent to which...
Posted by
Pradip Mehta | Jan 23,2016
A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) survey concluded that a majority of US companies are having...
Posted by
Bill D’Arienzo | Oct 10,2019
It was not very long ago that people who shopped online in India were considered 'ahead of time'....
Posted by
Arun Sirdeshmukh | Jan 21,2016
A few years later, the same process is now taking place in textile printing, and this has never...
Posted by
Gabi Seligsohn | Feb 04,2016
Imagine a cricketer, once an exciting player but now aged 45, having put on oodles of weight, too...
Posted by
Rahul Mehta | Sep 11,2015
The focus in research and development (R&D) is now more and more set on new sustainable products...
Posted by
Fanny Vermandel | Jun 24,2016
Indians are too enamoured of Hollywood. We can’t help it. We have been conditioned this way. The...
Posted by
Anurag Batra | Sep 02,2015
Luxury is a lifestyle, and fashion is just a minuscule part of it. Businesswise-the most visible or ...
Posted by
Abhay Gupta | Dec 23,2016
Why do I ask if India can afford to miss the bus again? Because whether we like it or not, whether...
Posted by
Rahul Mehta | Aug 12,2017