Quality, compliance have replaced price in sourcing
Founded in 1998, United Arab Emirates-based Texlynx is one of the largest buying houses globally. The team at the company understands countries' culture, purchasing practices, mill capabilities, logistics and the quality assurance methodology adapted by manufacturers to help businesses source successfully. It has regional offices in Pakistan, India, Italy, Spain, Bahrain and Bangladesh. Imran Lateef, CEO, Texlynx talks about factors impacting sourcing trends globally in an interview with Fibre2Fashion.
Ethical sourcing and sustainability issues are more important in the textile supply chain now more than ever. How has this changed sourcing?
How do you make sure sustainable sourcing practices are maintained? What percentage of vendors or companies you are associated with stick to sustainable practices?
What kind of trade agreements can help India boost its textile exports?
How has textile sourcing evolved from what it was 8-10 years back?
Which three major international political factors currently have a major impact on textile sourcing?
How does collaboration with your vendors work? How many vendors and from which geographies do you work with?
From which countries has sourcing increased and decreased? Which new geographies are being explored?
How big is the design team at Texlynx? How does the team keep itself informed of trends?
Which are the major sourcing hubs for - home textile, apparel, hospitality, workwear, yarn & fabrics?
Has the 'Make in America' movement affected apparel and textile sourcing?
What are the five rising sourcing trends in textiles?
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