China's Shein Emerges as a Rising Star in Fast Fashion

by Polly Chen on 3 Aug 2021 | 0 Comments
In this week's roundup, learn more about the fast-emerging Chinese fashion brand Shein, sunscreen product recall, and the world's second-largest smartphone maker.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Consumer Electronics, Social Compliance, garment importers

9 Requirements of an SA8000 Social Compliance Audit Checklist

by John Niggl on 3 Sep 2019 | 5 Comments
Social Accountability 8000 (SA8000) is a good starting point for importers that are new to compliance. Here are 9 requirements of a SA8000 social audit checklist to help you evaluate your supplier and identify compliance issues.

Topics: Social Compliance, Auditing Factories, Working with Factories

I Am in Living Hell: Indian Home Workers Sew Your Clothes for $0.15/hr

by Maegan Burkhart on 3 Mar 2019 | 0 Comments
How your Indian factory might be outsourcing garment work to home workers, Honda's Brexit decision to leave the UK and increased FDA drug supply chain monitoring in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Social Compliance, Working with Factories

Children Mine Cobalt for Your Electronics. But Blockchain Can Fix That.

by Synnove Vandal on 3 Feb 2019 | 0 Comments
Blockchain solution for child labor, paid loyalty programs and Bangladeshi factory worker strike in this week's roundup.

Topics: Consumer Electronics, Social Compliance, Sourcing, Textile Products

U.S. Importers Can Legally Avoid Tariffs with This Unknown Loophole

by Synnove Vandal on 27 Jan 2019 | 0 Comments
Tariff loophole for U.S. importers, tackling ecommerce packaging challenges and Cambodia garment industry improvements in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Social Compliance, Textile Products, Packaging

Chinese Forced Prison Labor Poses Risk to Garment Supply Chains

by Synnove Vandal on 13 Jan 2019 | 0 Comments
Garment supply chain forced labor, Johnson & Johnson talc QC and Chinese government drops "Made in China 2025" in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Social Compliance, Sourcing, Textile Products

Indian Entrepreneurs Could Reduce Online Garment Returns with AI

by Synnove Vandal on 30 Dec 2018 | 0 Comments
AI garment-sizing solution, UPS' 2018 rate increases, Vietnam trade war relocation, Accord on Fire and Building Safety and Silicon Valley supply chains in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Consumer Electronics, Social Compliance, Textile Products

Holiday Spending on Track to Reach $1 Trillion in Sales

by Synnove Vandal on 9 Dec 2018 | 0 Comments
Holiday shopping trends, high-tech supply chains, overseas drug manufacturing, sustainable fashion and Shenzhen's copycat culture in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Consumer Electronics, Social Compliance, Textile Products

China's Environmental Crackdown on Manufacturers to Continue in 2019

by Synnove Vandal on 25 Nov 2018 | 0 Comments
China's environmental crackdown, contract signing scam, counterfeits, IoT threat and 3D printing in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Consumer Electronics, Social Compliance, 3D Printing

Is Your eCommerce Business Prepared for a Cybersecurity Attack?

by Synnove Vandal on 11 Nov 2018 | 0 Comments
Cybersecurity attacks, supplier relationships, sustainable fashion, simple design and protecting IP in this week's roundup.

Topics: Best in Manufacturing, Social Compliance, Textile Products

4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging