What are the new opportunities in the modern fashion supply chain?

Dec 13, 2023  |  by Zhong Mengxia
The modern fashion supply chain is a crucial component in the development of a contemporary textile industrial system. The level of sophistication, intelligence, and sustainability of the fashion supply chain is integral to the integrity, safety, and advancement of the modern textile industry. To facilitate the growth of the modern fashion supply chain, it is essential to focus on key areas and promote them collectively. At the 16th Global Textile and Apparel Supply Chain Conference, Sun Ruizhe, the President of the China National Textile and Apparel Council, stated.

From October 16th to 18th, the 16th Global Textile and Apparel Supply Chain Conference was held in Shengze, Jiangsu Province. The conference was held with the National High-end Textile Advanced Manufacturing Cluster Innovation and Development Conference and the 12th Jiangsu (Shengze) Textile Expo. The event captured the latest trends and future developments in the global garment and textile industry.

The conference focused on the themes of 'green driving force', 'wisdom empowerment', and 'building a modern fashion supply chain'. In addition to the main conference, a series of special activities were held to explore the important values and realistic paths towards modernizing the development of the fashion supply chain.
Sun Ruizhe stated that digitalisation and sustainability are key drivers of the new wave of industrial transformation, presenting opportunities for the global fashion supply chain. It is crucial to understand the current state of the global industrial system and supply chain, adhere to industrial operation principles, establish a modern industrial system, and seize the initiative to capitalise on these opportunities.
Enhance collaborative innovation in the fashion supply chain
Shengze, a fashion town and textile hub in China, has continuously promoted the integration of industry, market, and city. This effort has resulted in significant achievements in product development, fashion design, brand cultivation, digital transformation, overseas expansion, and green development.

On October 17th, Shengze government, China Textile Information Center, and Swiss TESTEX held the 'Signing Ceremony for Strategic Cooperation in Supply Chain Certification' to promote international exchange and business cooperation between Shengze’s enterprises and global textile and garment customers.
Enhance collaboration within the fashion supply chain

  Before the conference, the guests visited two local representative enterprises in Shengze: Suzhou ROMROL Fashion Group Co., Ltd. and Wujiang Hengxin Weaving Co., Ltd. During the visit, guests gained insights into the development and advanced experience of the Shengze industry. The guests engaged in a warm exchange and discussion regarding new technologies and designs in the field of textiles and clothing.
To enhance communication and cooperation between upstream and downstream enterprises in the industrial chain, the organizer conducted a preliminary investigation on brand purchasing demands. They then accurately matched suppliers and purchasers based on category and use. This achieved a double harvest of efficiency and effect.
The 'Matchmaking Meeting between International Guests and Shengze Fabric' also attracted 34 fabric buyers from Pakistan, India, South Korea, Yemen, Bangladesh, and other countries. The attendees included Fazal & Fida Trading Co, Kasi Seal, Avive International, Glory Textile, Al-sharabi fahd, and Shaoxing Reiy.
Promot the value of the fashion supply chain
The textile and garment industry boasts a robust manufacturing system and a well-established industrial chain operation mode. Technological advancements have accelerated the industry's transformation and upgrading, leading to the emergence of new models and formats, and the gestation of new growth drivers.
At the 'CEO Club of China Textile Association Product Development Base' activity, guests from the China National Textile and Apparel Council, Wujiang District, and Shengze Government, along with nearly 30 outstanding entrepreneurs from the man-made fiber, spinning, weaving, dyeing and finishing, clothing, and other industries, gathered to discuss the latest trends and innovative practices in high-quality development. The discussions revolved around hot topics such as science and technology innovation, product development, brand building, digital transformation, and sustainable development.
The textile industry is a global sector that transcends national borders, fostering cultural exchange and communication, and catering to diverse material and spiritual needs. Establishing a contemporary fashion supply chain has emerged as a crucial factor in linking all corners of the globe. The Global Textile and Apparel Supply Chain Conference held successfully in Shengze has facilitated the integration and cooperation of textile and apparel industry chains across various countries. It has also encouraged all sectors of the industry to collaboratively explore new channels and patterns for modernizing and upgrading fashion supply chains.






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