When we talk about how Foreign Trade Zones are full of easy ways for apparel companies to save — we’re not talking about the money you’ll save when an FTZ helps you improve your speed-to-market and get those fantastic faux-fur fedoras in front of those customers who’ve been “looking for something exactly like this for months!” Nor the money you could save by dodging the need to charge higher prices to make up for the duties you could have avoided at customs with a little bit of smart FTZ-related supply chain management. Nor the savings often not reaped by companies who end up hiring an extra gaggle of attorneys to help sort through the opaque legalese fog that governs the messy world of import laws. [More...]
Posted: 1/25/2012 3:48:12 PM by Global Administrator | with 0 comments

With apparel warehousing, inventory management, fulfillment and distribution to worry about, who has time for to climb inside the fashion lobe of the human mind?

As we mentioned last week, Pantone recently released its "Color of the Year" - the color that best embodies the upcoming year's "spirit and essence" (check out the history of Pantone's Color of the Year in the infographic we drew up).

Posted: 1/19/2012 3:35:07 PM by Global Administrator | with 0 comments

Since 2000, in a commitment to encapsulate the approaching year's spirit and essence, Pantone releases their prized Color of the Year. Setting the standard for all things color, Pantone's annual hue guides the interests of many an industry and proactively paints their choice pigment into the public eye.

Pantone chose to highlight Tangerine Tango in 2012. Find out more about the Pantone Color of the Year in the Infographic below. [More...]
Posted: 1/10/2012 11:07:21 AM by Global Administrator | with 0 comments

As we mentioned a few weeks ago, more than 40 percent of all holiday gift-receivers in America take to the return lines in the weeks after Christmas with at least one gift in hand. In fact, the day after Christmas is now the second busiest shopping day of the entire year (following the day after Thanksgiving), most likely due to the fact that A) giftcards have become a dominant form of gift-giving and B) folks looooove to return gifts.

Posted: 1/6/2012 12:43:28 PM by Global Administrator | with 0 comments

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