August 25, 2013
Forum on Color and Quality Management of Textile & Garment
The High-Level Forum on Color and Quality Management of Textile & Garment Brands was held in Shanghai August 20th and 21th. The forum was cosponsored by the China Textile Information Center (CTIC) and the China Fashion & Color Association (CFCA), and organized by CNCSCOLOR Global Technical Service Center and the China National Textile & Apparel Council (SongJiang) Testing Center in cooperation with Innovation Park for China Textile & Apparel Brand CTIC and SDL Atlas Ltd.
Hu Song, the Vice Director of CTIC, and General Manager of Innovation Park for China Textile & Apparel Brand CTIC, gave the opening address and introduced the professional service system of Innovation Park for China Textile & Apparel Brand in detail. More than 70 delegates from more than 30 textile and apparel companies, universities, testing institutes and equipment suppliers attended this forum, including Perry Ellis, PVH, IKEA, Hugo Boss, Datacolor, SDL Atlas, Columbia, Toread, Ningbo Shanshan, LUTHAI, Fulida, Anoky, Kaken and Hongkong Poly-University. Guests and representatives discussed various subjects with the theme of “Color and Quality Management in China Textile & Garment Supply Chain” and presented reports on the core topics, including “How to Improve the Color and Quality Management Level of Textile & Garment Supply Chain”, and “How to Control and Optimize Cost”and “How to Speed to Market”.
In addition to the keynote speech, special topic forums were presented including, “The Application of Color Management in Textile and Garment Supply Chain” and “Product Quality Management in the Textile and Garment Supply Chain”.
Chen Jun and Cai Tao, the Marketing Director and the Sales Manager of the CNCSCOLOR Global Technical Service Center introduced Color Management, the product series and color solution for fashion of CNCSCOLOR.
Robert K. Lattie, Product Management Director for SDL Atlas and Former Chairmen of AATCC, made a speech entitled “Winners Don’t Race To The Bottom”. The speech explored the argument that offering lowest price is the start of the race to the bottom. His speech explained how to convey the products’ advantages and characteristics in three following respects: absolute advantages, comparative advantages and competitive advantages. SDL Atlas also demonstrated the Fabric Touch Tester (FTT), Moisture Management Tester (MMT) and other advanced instruments.
Mohamed Noorulla, Vice President of Perry Ellis International, introduced the color management and supply chain management of Perry Ellis. He spoke about color approval, color management and speed-to-market and provided a method of instruction of color supply chain management.
Lu Guohua, Manager of Kaken, explained the quality management experience detailed by Japanese garment laws, standards, and responsibilities. Chen Baishun, Technical Director of Beijing Toread Outdoor Products Co. Ltd, introduced their standardization strategy and quality management practices. Wu Chongliang, Sales Manager of TSC Textile Department of Datacolor Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd, expounded on the application of digital color management in domestic and international garment brands. Tang Xiaofei, Director of Technical Shanghai Anoky, spoke of how Anoky and garment brands co-developed color, the application of Anoky, and construction of development & technique support capability. Dr. Hu Junyan, Senior Researcher of Hongkong Poly-University, introduced his research group and their latest developments in functional material evaluation, the Fabric Touch Tester, and how to conduct the technology-industrialization transfer.