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Jonathan Dyson

Articles by Jonathan Dyson

Fast fashion brands should consider using suppliers in a number of countriesFast fashion: Options for sourcing closer to market 3 November 2015

It is a fair assumption that sourcing closer to a market will usually shorten delivery times. But before considering where, or indeed whether, to source closer to home, brands must first consider their company’s objectives.

Brands must keep quality in mind when assessing fast fashion decision-making strategiesFast fashion: How to get orders right first time 2 November 2015

Brands operating in the fast fashion sector face numerous challenges, in particular ensuring they make decisions ensuring they get orders right the first time.

Sourcing shifts: Is reshoring really happening? 3 June 2015

It is early days when it comes to measuring reshoring in the clothing and textile sector, the return of production to mature markets from the Asian outsourcers who have dominated supply for the past decade. But industry experts and players in both the UK and US are sure that it is happening.

Ayka Addis Textile is Ethiopia’s top textile and garment exporterAyka Addis expects to ride growth in Ethiopia outsourcing 30 September 2014

Ayka Addis Textile - the Ethiopian subsidiary of the Turkish textile and garment manufacturer Ayka Tekstil - has told just-style it is anticipating strong growth in its sales over the coming years due to a growing number of European retailers looking to source from Ethiopia.

Turkey is aiming to increase its total clothing exports to US$19bn in 2014Turkey sets sights on sourcing business shed by Asia 4 June 2014

Brands and retailers in the UK and other parts of Europe are "coming back" to Turkey as a source of textiles and clothing as they seek to diversify their supply chains away from Asia.

ETHIOPIA: In talks on major Turkish textile investment 6 May 2014

Final negotiations are underway to secure a planned investment by Turkish textile manufacturer Akber to construct the biggest textile plant in Ethiopia so far.

Turkey looks to strong clothing export growth in 2014 13 February 2014

Turkey's clothing industry is anticipating stronger export growth in 2014, despite growing concerns within the sector about increasing pressure on price from European retailers.

Macedonia's clothing and textile industry employs around 40,000 peopleMacedonia looks to expand clothing export reach 3 January 2014

The Macedonian government has embarked on a new expansion strategy for its textile and clothing sector as it looks to grow its exports to the European Union (EU) and other global markets.

The Croatian government is preparing a new strategy designed to grow manufacturingSpotlight on...Croatia clothing eyes boost from EU membership 1 July 2013

The Croatian Chamber of Economy (CCE) has told just-style that the country plans to utilise European Union (EU) funding to help boost its textile and clothing industry after it becomes the 28th EU member state today (1 July).

Global unions are urging an end to violence in TurkeyTurkey clothing makers deny disruption amid demonstrations 7 June 2013

The group representing Turkish clothing manufacturers has reiterated to just-style that there has been no disruption to its delivery of orders following the civil unrest that has been taking place in the country for more than a week.

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