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drivers and challenges of fashion's digitization

The drivers and challenges of fashion’s digitization

Fashion is slowly making the shift from analog to digital processes – but it’s not an easy transition. Strong traditions across global industry players as well as a heavy reliance on physical interactions make the change a challenging one. Learn more about what’s driving the shift versus hindering it.

Fashion industry goes digital

Fashion’s digital transformation

The fashion industry is in the midst of some big changes right now – and for good reason, too. For decades, the apparel and footwear market has been laden with inefficiencies and practices that harm the Earth. Thankfully, that’s starting to change now. Here, we dig in to what’s happening when it comes to digitization in fashion today.

Textile workers vs chickens

Why do chickens have more rights than humans?

Consumers who purchase a carton of eggs at the grocery store are given clear options about their options with labels like “free-range” and “caged.” The clothing industry has no such labels, meaning it’s up to the consumer to do their own research. Perhaps it’s time for the fashion industry to take a page from the food industry.

Sourcing smart with your heart with colorful thread

Sourcing smart with your heart

Is the sourcing we’re doing today smart enough? Is keeping up to date with sourcing strategies, landed costs, duty rates, global trade regulations, and economic conditions sufficient? Does staying in the know of all your sourcing data, analytics, time and action charts, vendor contract details, efficiency, and lead times make you better? Has all this smart sourcing caused anything that isn’t smart?