Purchase Process

Sourcing fashion garment suppliers in Asia and other continents

Asia is the current hot spot for all fashion garment buyers. High quality and low quality garments are purchased in this region of the world. ... Continue Reading

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Purchase Process

Responsible sourcing in China

Strikes, suicides, accident in China factories manufacturing for big brands have shocked the world and affected the brands reputation as well as turnover. Responsible sourcing ... Continue Reading

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Quality Management

Performing a factory audit to select a reliable supplier

Finding suppliers of interest is fairly easy. Buyers should visit fairs, we are currently in the highest season for trade fairs in China and Hong ... Continue Reading

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Quality Management

Supplier requirements for a factory audit based on ISO 9001

A factory audit should gather useful and comprehensive information for buyers to get to know the factory. The two main objectives are usually to check ... Continue Reading

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Quality Alerts

Bangladesh labour laws update

Bangladesh labour laws update have been announced by the government following several tragic incidents in factories of the country. The new regulations cover four themes: ... Continue Reading

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Purchase Process

Ethical manufacturing in Asia: WRAP

Established in 2000, WRAP is one of the largest certification programs focusing on ethical manufacturing. Most of the buyers and suppliers interested in this certificate ... Continue Reading

Quality Management

Quality Control’s 3 I’s: Independence, Impartiality & Integrity

One of the important reasons why buyers send a 3rd party quality control company to inspect their shipment is for the ability to provide independent, ... Continue Reading

Quality Alerts

Chinese Labor Laws: Maternity Leave

On April 28,2012, China’s State Council published the Special Provisions on Labor Protection of Female Employees. The aim is improve Chinese labor practices to enhance ... Continue Reading

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Sourcing in Bangladesh: Breakdown of costs

If you are sourcing in Bangladesh or even in China or elsewhere, have you ever wondered where your money goes? Check out this graph showing ... Continue Reading

Purchase Process

Social Audit: Forced Labor in China

We have written a few times in the past about the value of Social Audit for imports from Asia. Never more has this been apparent than ... Continue Reading