Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / “Explore new opportunities” - Australian High Commissioner
“Explore new opportunities” - Australian High Commissioner
17
Oct '08
At a market development workshop under the TCF sector training and productivity support program held in Suva, capital of Fiji, the Australian High Commissioner James Battley said, “future success of Fiji's textile and clothing industry would require new thinking and change in strategy from its enterprises”.

Mr James said “end of and imminent conclusion of long standing preferential trade agreements had significant implications for companies and countries which had benefitted from these arrangements”. “Even before the recent global financial turmoil, there was ample evidence of a tightening retail environment”, he added.

Giving out figures he said that in the current year, apparel sales in Australian market were reportedly down by 8.8 percent in comparison to last year, so the key challenge he said was the need to make gains by exploring new opportunities in markets which have begun to contract.

Mr James further added by saying that standards of quality and service continue to evolve and just as Fiji based enterprises recognise the need to raise performance, so too do the competitor countries like China, Cambodia and Bangladesh.

He suggested that the Fiji should grow at a faster rate than its competitor countries to gain an advantage over them. He also spoke about the effect on Fiji traders of the impact of the dramatic changes in value of Australian dollar.

He ended by saying “All of these challenges in some way create an impact on the industry's ability to market itself successfully”.


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Fashion Revolution/Fashion Transparency Index

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Apr 2018

Transparency helps in swiftly alerting brands

Disclosing key supplier, supply chain and operational information...

Japan’s clothing imports up 4% in fiscal 2017

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Apr 2018

Japan’s clothing imports up 4% in fiscal 2017

Japan’s imports of clothing and accessories increased by 4 per cent...

Courtesy: Fashion Revolution/Fashion Transparency Index

Fashion | On 23rd Apr 2018

Top global fashion brands now more transparent

Fashion Revolution’s Fashion Transparency Index 2018 reveals Adidas...

Interviews View All

Top executives
Textile & apparel bodies

Textile industry would like to see inclusion of cotton yarn under MEIS and ...

Rahul Bhadani
Looksgud

Navigating through catalogues is a bit hasslesome

Smith Vaghasia
Sanado India

Online remains the best destination for shopping

Abhishek Pachauri

Reckon Industries adapts latest systems for manufacturing from designing...

Harsh Shah

Established in 1956 with a small beginning, Embee today manufactures a...

Riddhi Jain

Conceived in Europe and curated in New Delhi, NeceSera is a...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


April 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.9%
No
12.6%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 103

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.1%
No
29.1%
Skip
7.8%

Total Votes: 103

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.4%
No
8.7%
Skip
3.9%

Total Votes: 103

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.5%
No
7.8%
Skip
9.7%

Total Votes: 103


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search