Blog: Prime Source agenda turns to sourcing

Joe Ayling | 31 March 2010

It's day two of Prime Source Forum in a rather humid Hong Kong, and attention has turned to the nuts and bolts of this industry - sourcing.

The schedule has kicked off with an update on China, described as "still the workbench of the world".

Global sourcing strategy is up next, with moderator Thomas Nelson, the managing director of VF Asia, certain to drum up the debate.

Nelson met one-to-one with just-style on Monday, and made his views clear on a single set of industry standards for manufacturers. He would like to see an organisation bring clear and consistent sustainability and product safety guidelines to the table.

The sourcing hotspot of Bangladesh is certain to get plenty of air time this morning too.

Yesterday Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers & Exporters Association president Fazlul Hoque told just-style that although its export market was booming, price pressures on suppliers were intense during the financial crisis.

Anyway, the oriental cymbals are beckoning delegates back from their coffee break so here comes the next session...

By Joe Ayling, news editor.


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