The Apparel Business Blog

2 Ways Apparel Manufacturing is Like the Telephone Game — And What You Can Do About It

Telephone Game

Where is your clothing from, really? While it can feel good to buy a garment with a “Made in America” tag, finding a piece of clothing that is truly domestic all the way down is sort of like trying to find an album created by only one musician. By the time a recording makes its way to your computer or smartphone, it’s gone through multiple hands: the performers, the recording engineers, the mixer, the producer and the mastering studio.

A Look Back At Our First MFG Day!

October 7 marked MFG Day 2015, and ABS was honored to help give students from Philadelphia University a firsthand look at a successful apparel manufacturer right in their backyard. A Wish Come True, one of the few manufacturers of dance and performance clothing in the US, graciously allowed students from Assistant Professor Nioka Wyatt’s Apparel Technology class to take a tour of their production facility. ABS joined A Wish Come True to show where software and technology come into the fold.

ABS Pays it Forward With First MFG Day


When you think about fashion, you tend to think about the people whose names are splashed across runways at Fashion Week. Of course, fashion isn’t just about big names — it’s also about who can efficiently get that dress off of the runway and into stores so consumers can buy them.

How Warehouse Management Software Can Help You Redesign Your Warehouse For Success

Warehouse management software

Finding the optimal layout for your warehouse can be the difference between success and failure. From picking and packing procedures to general layout, your business depends on your ability to move items in and out as quickly as possible. In the past, working to find the best layout for your warehouse was a tedious game of trial and error, but advances in warehouse management software make those shots in the dark a thing of the past. Modern warehouse management software can help you understand every aspect of your business better, and it gives you the power to analyze and correct any problems that are holding up your process.

Ports, Labor Disputes, and Your Apparel Supply Chain

Ports and the apparel supply chain

Recent troubles at ports worldwide have slowed the transit of goods to a halt — whether it’s labor or capacity issues, it seems like you can’t go a week without hearing about one port or another shutting down operations. The best recent example was the work slowdown at America’s West Coast ports over the past few months.