Blog: Leonie BarrieNot made in China

Leonie Barrie | 17 March 2006

Descriptive or disparaging?...you decide. A Gibraltar firm called Alvito Holdings has applied to the EU to trademark the phrase ‘Not Made in China.’ Is this a way to distance itself from rows over cheap imports into Europe and the US, or a clever ploy from a company that can’t compete with Chinese prices to turn this into its own unique selling point?

From the Chinese point of view of course it’s nothing short of a slur, an “act of discrimination against Chinese articles” according to the People’s Daily.

Trademark row


BLOG

Likely shifts in the sourcing landscape in 2017

Continuing our look at what lies ahead for the apparel industry and its supply chain in 2017, the panel of industry experts consulted by just-style last week tackled likely shifts in the sourcing land...

BLOG

Trump trade policies and China tensions top concerns

This week our focus turns to first thoughts from a panel of industry experts consulted by just-style on the challenges and opportunities likely to face the apparel supply chain in 2017, with prospects...

BLOG

Happy New Year – and a first look at 2017

Welcome back after the holiday break, and from the team here at just-style I’d like to wish all our readers a happy and prosperous New Year....

BLOG

New re:source to help unravel sourcing decisions

Apparel sourcing is a complex process built on a mix of location, logistics, lead-time, price, compliance, risk and reliability. And it's in a constant state of flux as retailers, brands and manufactu...

just-style homepage



Forgot your password?