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Circular Business Models: Bridging the Gap in the Apparel Sector

In the past two decades, we have seen a dramatic decrease in the number of times clothes are worn. According to Amsterdam based Circle Economy, the shift towards fast fashion has meant that today’s average consumer buys 60% more items than they did 15 years ago and wear them for half as long. They also state that […]

The Death of Fast Fashion

Over the course of 2019, we have watched multiple apparel brands file for bankruptcy and shock the industry with crumbling supply chain efforts. Brands that were once considered industry titans are now being swept to the side by brands who had the foresight to establish a strong supply chain and smaller brands who have been […]

Changing the Fashion Industry with Cloud-Based Technology

Suspicious and untrusting, the fashion industry has been quite reluctant to adopt the latest innovation as a tool for their business. Usually labeled as a ‘fad’, today’s technology has been mainly resisted by traditional companies unwilling to leave the days of hand-written orders to their suppliers and factories in the past. As time ticks on, […]

Supply Chain Analytics are the Solution to the Retail Apocalypse

As the apparel industry stands at the crossroads of what’s next to innovate the industry, many of the top leaders are unsure of where to go. Many brands have turned to microtrends, such as fast fashion, that have very quickly shown that they are not long term solutions. Forever 21’s recent bankruptcy is a clear […]

Forever 21 & the Importance of Sustainability & Digital Integration

It is no secret that in the past few years, quite a few retailers, like Sears, Nine West, and Claire’s have closed down. More recently, American retailer Forever21 fell from grace. Marketed as trendy and affordable, the fast-fashion chain sold, accessories, beauty products, home goods and clothing for women, men and children. A firm favorite with […]

Teemill: Building a Circular Economy on the Cloud

Did you know that a truckful of clothes is disposed of in landfills every second and that less than 1% of the material used to produce clothing is recycled into new clothing? As the advancement of technology continues to propel the fashion industry towards a more positive direction, UK based company Teemill might have found […]

Why Supply Chain Visibility is Essential for Fashion Brands

It is no secret that the majority of consumers would prefer fashion businesses to disclose their supply chain, but unfortunately, the manufacturing of fashion has never been an open book. This is why consumers must use their purchasing power to encourage brands further to take traceability seriously, which includes knowing exactly where all the stages […]

Is Early Adoption of Blockchain Technology Advisable?

Earlier this year, Gartner, Inc. predicted that 90% of Blockchain-based supply chain initiatives would experience ‘Blockchain Fatigue’ by 2023. It was a survey that explored the role that technology plays in supply chains and how supply chain organisations leverage technology for competitive advantage. It also explored the changing views on how best to exploit technology […]

The Top 5 Traits Your Apparel Manufacturing Partner Must Have

Choosing the right manufacturer for your apparel brand is the most important decision you will make as a brand. It needs to be a partnership with a company that has the same vision, values, and qualities that you are building out in your mission statement. Your manufacturer will need to be able to foster and […]

A Conversation With Supply Chain Expert Lisa Morales-Hellebo

Lisa Morales-Hellebo is a disrupter and a well respected supply chain expert. Not a newbie to the fashion tech scene, Morales-Hellebo is a VC, entrepreneur, seasoned product strategist, creative director and founder of New York Fashion Tech Lab, which she launched in 2014. A Carnegie Mellon University alumni,  Morales-Hellebo previously participated in TechStars in 2012 […]