As stay-at-home living now becomes the norm, ease, comfort and function are among consumers’ top priorities when it comes to apparel. Recognizing the need for buyers to source products that will drive businesses in 2021, we at Global Sources have compiled a list of the apparel trends that are set to take the spotlight this year.
No doubt 2020 will go down in history as the year that changed it all. The coronavirus outbreak had not only wrought global health havoc, but it had also gravely affected almost every industry, forcing many businesses to close. While 2021 continues to be a process of navigating the uncharted, it brings some exciting fashion […]
Dealing with suppliers is perhaps the most challenging part of sourcing. It’s where your negotiation skills are put to the test, and the outcome can have enormous repercussions for your business. Here are five practical tips for successfully negotiating with suppliers and handling the situation when they throw curveballs at you. Communicate with suppliers In […]
Digital transformation in the B2B sector didn’t come out of nowhere – but the coronavirus pandemic accelerated it dramatically. Amid travel restrictions, lockdowns and social distancing measures, the world has had to rely on digital solutions to cope. Digitization has bridged the gaps and been crucial in navigating these challenging times. Now more than ever, […]
With the cost of wages in China tripling over the past decade, the ongoing US-China trade tension, and an epidemic that upended international trade flows and halted production in China, many importers and buyers have pursued other alternatives – focusing their efforts on the Southeast Asian markets.