The 21st century brings Asia to the forefront. The worldwide currency fluctuations, the potentially huge market, the production of low labor costs all contribute to the shift of the textile and clothing industry to this region. Staying in the heart of Asia, we see the opportunity and challenge to produce the right quality of products in order to meet the mandatory requirement set by different new markets.

The seminar “The Challenges and Opportunities of Fashion and Textile Industry in the 21st Century” was hosted by SGS Hong Kong Ltd. together with the Vocational Training Council of
Hong Kong last May 27, 2011 in Hong Kong. The seminar was held to help the textile and fashion industry adapt to the changing market conditions, seize opportunities and face new challenges ahead. The global apparel supply chain network and procurement strategy together with an overview of the global sourcing environment also was covered.

Experts in the area were invited to speak in the seminar and shared with the audience information on key issues about Asian regulatory updates and global apparel supply chain network and procurement strategy. Participants including industry leaders from retailers, suppliers, buyers, and merchandisers gave positive feedback about the seminars. We are looking forward for future collaborations with our affiliates in the fashion and textile industry that bring new and innovative insights.

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