BROMSGROVE, England, October 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
There has been a lot of talk this year by apparel retailers, brands and importers on both sides of the Atlantic about increasing the amount of products they source closer to home.
But how realistic is such a move and is it likely to prove more than a passing trend?
The key drivers, benefits and challenges of moving apparel manufacturing closer to markets in the US and western Europe will be explored in just-style's latest webinar - 'Near-sourcing: a new opportunity for apparel firms'.
The webinar takes place on 25 October 2012 at 1600 BST.
Leonie Barrie, managing editor of just-style, will outline the key findings of a new white paper - Is there a future for garment near-shoring? - which will be available for all attendees to download after the event.
In addition, Judy Gnaedig, Lectra's Director of Strategic Projects - Fashion, will look at the role played by technology in enabling and supporting a shift in production closer to retail. She will also explore how the combination of technology and expertise has allowed brands to reap the benefits of near-shoring.
The webinar is free to join, and will include a Q&A session allowing attendees to put their questions to the experts.
Register now at: just-style.com
Established in 1999, just-style is a leading online resource for global apparel and textile sourcing industry and retailers, publishing around 15 news articles, analysis features and insights every working day. Under the direction of Managing Editor Leonie Barrie, its experienced team of journalists, consultants and analysts provide a unique blend of apparel, textile and footwear industry news,interviews and research that is delivered to over 100,000 business executives per month.
Via its web site, webinars and in-depth management briefings just-style offers insight into apparel sourcing and supply-chain trends, brand and corporate strategies, CONSULT research platform, enterprise technologies such as PLM and ERP, technical textiles and manufacturing developments and how clothing and footwear retailers perform around the world.
For details of how just-style is "helping decision makers make decisions" visit http://www.just-style.com.
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