Our mission is to

build a bridge between profit and csr

Areas of expertise

Power of the collective

Our company is based on a selection of qualified sector experts. We have the capability of covering a variety of disciplines within the sector supported by our team of specialists. As we all have different talents we feel that a collective has the maximum power to make a change. The different disciplines we represent are:

  • Building Export capability
  • Enhancing competitive edge
  • Sales & marketing strategy
  • Chemical and quality management
  • Sourcing
  • Production efficiency improvement
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Women empowerment
  • Design & product development innovation hub
  • Management training on the implementation of creativity within an organisation

Building Export capability

We find out from stakeholders what the main supply chain constraints are. We can then reliably identify what is going to make the difference. We develop informed interventions which will bring about lasting transformation. We have found below model, which harnesses the power of the collective, a great way to implement transformation and reduce risk for manufacturers.

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Enhancing competitive edge

In mature markets where competition is intensifying, brands need to optimise their supply base in order to maintain their competitive edge. The capability and accessibility of manufacturing locations change rapidly creating new opportunities for brands to differentiate their product offer. Forward in fashion helps by ensuring a brand’s sourcing policy is still aligned to the goals of the business and achieves the best fit in terms of innovation, quality, value, chemicals and risk.

Sales & Marketing Strategy

Forward in Fashion works with international organisations to develop strategies for sales growth based on identifying their USP and getting the message out to the market. We devise structures and implementation plans to deliver the targeted sales. Through master classes we coach the team on how to attract new customers and convert interest into confirmed orders.

Chemicals & Quality management

As the chemical and quality requirements are getting stricter we understand the importance of meeting customer and legal requirements. We have developed a chemical and quality management system that enables brands, retailers and manufacturers to control the use of chemicals and the quality in the process and develop a supply chain that secures meeting the strictest chemical and quality requirements. We have the expertise in house to advise companies from the minimum legal requirements towards Zero Discharge Hazardous chemicals (ZDHC).

Sourcing

Forward in Fashion has a large production experience in many countries and can help you to optimize your production landscape. Detailed factory information that covers all product groups. From fast fashion to large volumes or sustainable productions. We can advice on the sourcing strategy and help to source and develop suppliers to comply to the defined standard. We are very experienced in building a network of reliable suppliers that supports the company strategy.

Production efficiency improvement

As the business of garment manufacturing and competitiveness is focussed around efficiency and therefore production speed we understand the importance of maximizing efficiency. We have developed an efficiency improvement program that will improve efficiency throughout the supply chain. Improving efficiency and implementing procedures will help both customer as well as factory to maximize the result and smoothen the cooperation.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Forward in Fashion facilitates communication amongst all participants in the supply chain with a focus on improving the livelihoods of the workers. We demonstrate that with an innovative perspective and greater transparency, we can bring about improved mutual understanding. This allows supply chains to become more agile whilst simultaneously enhancing the social impact for workers, their families and entire communities.

Women’s empowerment

Women have long been recognised as change agents within society. Forward in Fashion runs week long courses coaching creativity and entrepreneurial skills, boosting confidence amongst local women. Our participants have described feeling more confident and better equipped to apply for a job, and to take on increased responsibility across many sectors from micro finance, agriculture and in manufacturing. Currently running in Myanmar with plans to scale this up across other developing countries.

Design & product development innovation Hub

Forward in Fashion is a centre for creative thinking believing that innovation is the lifeblood of the fashion industry. The challenge is to spot the innovation which best fits your brand and to customise it before your competitors do. We can help you with this important challenge and broker relationships with leaders in the field. We cooperate with Fashion for Good where we support and help innovative start-ups to develop their business and match them to the right partners from B to C. We have many years of experience in designing and building collections based on the set strategy and projected market. We have a large database of sustainable materials and can advice on the implementation of these new materials into your collection. We can help you develop your collection from idea to paper pattern and final sample.

Management training on the implementation of creativity within an organisation.

We experienced that an organization that has difficulties in implementing change need some help and training on exploring a different mind set. As the market changes daily it is very important that both people and organization can adept to this change. Change is opportunity but sometimes requires a different way of thinking to be able to change this opportunity into new business development. Also check out our other initiative www.w-o-m.nl

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