Macro Woes Require Micro Management

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Overview

Against a backdrop of currency ups and downs, zigzagging raw material costs and ever-cautious customers, textile and apparel suppliers are increasingly relying on their quick wits to turn a profit.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Première Vision runs Sept. 19 to 21.

Markets

International Trade Show Calendar

Listings are accurate as of press time, but attendees are encouraged to confirm dates and locations.

clock May 16, 2012WWD Staff

The next China Sourcing Fair in Hong Kong runs Oct. 27 to 30.

Markets

China Fairs in Transition Phase

Organizers look to upgrade their shows as China manufacturing changes.

clock May 16, 2012Kathleen E. McLaughlin

A Ringhart shirt.

Government and Trade

Macro Woes Require Micro Management

Textile and apparel suppliers are increasingly relying on their quick wits — and beefed-up services — to turn a profit.

clock May 16, 2012Samantha Conti and Arthur Friedman

Kuyichi shows at Bread & Butter.

Ready To Wear

Berlin Ready for July Blockbuster

Established venues are being joined by new exhibitions.

clock May 16, 2012Melissa Drier

Pitti Uomo strives for an international audience.

Ready To Wear

Italians See Slow Progression

Exports key for second-half growth.

clock May 16, 2012Cynthia Martens

The Rooms show in Tokyo is set for Sept. 11 to 13.

Markets

Japan Getting Back on Track

Trade show organizers are reporting that buyer and exhibitor numbers are back to pre-disaster levels, and in some cases even on the rise.

clock May 16, 2012Kelly Wetherille

Checking out fabrics at the Textile Forum.

Markets

Patriotic Theme Lifts London Show Scene

There is no doubt that Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympics are having a halo effect on the wholesale fashion business.

clock May 16, 2012Tina Baraga

The next edition of the multiplatform Who’s Next Prêt à Porter Paris opens June 30.

Markets

Paris Fairs Spring Forward

Shows move up on calendar for better compete.

clock May 16, 2012Katya Foreman

Essentialist

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Nick Kamen in Munich in 1987.

Eye

Industry Pays Tribute to Model Nick Kamen

clock May 6, 2021Tianwei Zhang

Social Studies

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