Blog: The new Millennium Bug?
Leonie Barrie | 23 February 2004
Several times in recent months I've heard the abolition of quotas at the end of 2004 likened to Y2K, otherwise known as the Millennium Bug. We all remember the run-up to 1 January 2000 and the expected global computer meltdown when systems and software attempted to register the date as 01-01-00. Whether we were saved by the actions of IT consultants on exhorbitant fees, or not, we'll never know. But what is certain is that the same level of hysteria seems to be breaking out in the clothing industry as firms try to ease their passage into the quota-free era. Will China take over the world's apparel supply chain? Will the value of world textile exports decrease? Who knows for sure, but what is certain is that we'll all be talking about it for the next 12 months at least. In a new feature that went live on the site today, consultant Mike Flanagan makes another valid point. He believes what we will be concerning ourselves with after 2004 will be anticipating regulatory change and government indecision. Now that really will be tough to fathom.
Some of just-style’s more eagle-eyed readers might have noticed a small change to the menu bar on the homepage: the addition of the word re:source. Yes it might be a small change – but it marks the co...
Over the past week just-style has continued to try to unravel the potential ramifications of Donald Trump’s election as the next president of the United States....
One event dominated the international airwaves last week, and on just-style too we took a closer look at the surprise election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States....
As the Brexit roller-coaster continues to twist and turn, and the US presidential election campaign nears its unpredictable and possibly protectionist end, there's no doubt these events – and the perc...
- Why do modern robotics elude sportswear makers?
- Traditional financing is a misfit for fast fashion
- Trump trade policy – Who knows what he'll do?
- Planning is key to an effective inventory strategy
- How would end of NAFTA affect US apparel industry?
- US Q3 in brief - G-III Apparel, Express
- Bagir exports first trousers for H&M from Ethiopia
- Film documents Cambodia garment workers' stories
- Esquel efficiency drive continues to boost brands
- Pakistan suspends India cotton imports
- Outdoor performance apparel 2016: A broader perspective
- Global market review of lingerie – forecasts to 2022
- Global apparel markets: product developments and innovations, October 2016
- Footwear Top 5 Emerging Markets Industry Guide_2016
- REPORT BUNDLE: Africa-Med, Southeast Asia and Central America strategic sourcing pack