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Sourcing for Profit

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Sourcing for Profit

Understanding what you need to know when sourcing is THE key to successful sourcing Frances HarderWhen you start your design process you will usually start with an idea then you will look for fabrics and trims. This is the beginning of what we term as sourcing. Sourcing is part of the whole production process and having a clear understanding of what you are looking for is critical to your energy output and your wallet output. So, knowing what is involved and educating yourself on your options will be your first important step in the sourcing process. If you start off...

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Sow Good Seeds – Think Before Sowing Bad Seeds

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Sow Good Seeds – Think Before Sowing Bad Seeds

Most of us have been guilty of doing it! It almost comes more natural for us to say negative things about other people and sow bad seeds than to say positive and good things. The damage a few negative comments can make can destroy, or cause such waves of negative repercussions and damage that some people may have their personnel lives, and, or their careers permanently damaged. A few ill-chosen words to the wrong person who is then willing to pass on negative information to others can have devastating long term consequences. Especially in today’s toxic political environment, negative news...

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What is with this trend in the media for the females?

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What is with this trend in the media for the females?

It seems they all HAVE to wear the “Uniform of the Sleeveless, Short Skirted Dresses”!! And the men with their pathetic tie, the only symbol to differentiate themselves from the next guy!! – Again, I just don’t get it!! Why is it that every time I turn on the TV there is a female announcer, or a female expert being interviewed wearing a sleeveless dress sitting on a high chair with a short skirt that exposes most of their upper parts of their thighs. Then, their male counterpart is dressed in their usual boring dark suit uniforms with their SO...

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“Are You Still Doing This Nonsense?” or “When Are You Going to Pack “IT” In? - So how do these two statements make you feel?

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“Are You Still Doing This Nonsense?” or “When Are You Going to Pack “IT” In? -  So how do these two statements make you feel?

  For those of you who know me, then you will know that over my many years in the apparel industry I have worked hard and for the most part enjoyed most of my experiences.  I have been very fortunate to have had some amazing work assignments, and luckily for me I still do. However, I think that knowing me you will also appreciate that I would never accept these many different job opportunities if I did not find them a challenge, and feel confident that I could accomplish the tasks at hand, plus at the same time enjoy them!!...

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Really Ivanka! Business is Business! Politics are Politics!

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Really Ivanka! Business is Business! Politics are Politics!

T This week retail giants Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus, among other bricks and mortar stores, plus online stores Belk, Jet and ShopStyle, have decided to drop Ivanka Trump’s brand. How could that possibly be? Well, it could be that Ivanka’s brand was not selling as had hoped combined with our contentious political situation. But maybe we need to ask what happened to the Trump promise to distance himself from any conflict of interest with his own family for profit businesses? It seems clear with this latest set of tweeting that there is a huge conflict of interest?   Why, if Ivanka’s brand was selling and making...

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