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Ransoms, rickshaws and recognition…
Posted on June 3, 2018 by BuyersEye
MAY 2018 Fresh out of an amazing double win at the Brand and Lifestyle Licensing Awards (B&LLA’s) in April, we are head down in preparation for our next round of overseas supplier visits. The win was for our innovative collaboration … Continue reading →
Posted in Buying, Charity, childrenswear, Clothing, Fashion, homeware, licensing, menswear, negotiation, Retail, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged Bangladesh, business, buyer, buying, challenge, change, clothing, communication, Delhi, design, factory, garments, India, manufacturing, market, negotiation, retail, royal wedding, strategy, talent, travel | 1 Comment
Eat, sleep, work, repeat……..
Posted on May 25, 2015 by BuyersEye
Arriving in the murky, wet greyness of a hot and steamy Sunday evening in Dhaka, my senses are as usual, assaulted by the sights, sounds and smells of a very different culture from the London I left behind. Having negotiated … Continue reading →
Posted in Buying, Charity, Clothing, Fashion, Retail, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged babywear, Bangladesh, boyswear, buying, charity, childrenswear, clothing, dyeing, education, fabric, factory, fashion, garments, girlswear, India, knitting, manufacturing, market, menswear, retail, slums, sourcing, travel | 2 Comments
Posted on March 28, 2015 by BuyersEye
The past few weeks have seen a great many changes, and some real ups and downs, from the excitement of appearing in the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies, to significant changes in senior management and a rollercoaster of emotion, a … Continue reading →
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Posted on July 10, 2014 by BuyersEye
Well, that was one hell of a trip! It started with an early morning departure from Heathrow, travelling with three of my colleagues, first destination Bangalore, India, where none of them had ever been before. This was going to be something … Continue reading →
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Posted on April 21, 2014 by BuyersEye
What I really needed was some time out to recharge my very lacklustre batteries, so a few days off in the run up to Easter was a very welcome antidote to the trials of the last few weeks! Why is it that … Continue reading →
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A difficult summer………..
Posted on November 7, 2013 by BuyersEye
It’s been a while since my last post (this sounds like I am about to confess my sins, which I am not!), and a great deal has happened over the last few months, not all of it easy to write … Continue reading →
Feeling hot, hot, hot………….
Posted on June 4, 2013 by BuyersEye
Arriving in Delhi in the early hours of Wednesday morning, we bunch of weary travellers were greeted by the stifling heat and a missing bag! Cue lots of arm waving and pigeon English as we tried to locate said bag – … Continue reading →
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Standing out from the crowd……….
Posted on April 21, 2013 by BuyersEye
As is always the case in a modern buying environment, it has been a very busy few weeks, and our ever changing business has presented numerous seemingly unsolvable problems. Every problem usually has a solution, but it does not always immediately present … Continue reading →
Wacky races, camels and kebabs……….
Posted on March 3, 2013 by BuyersEye
Leaving home on Sunday afternoon, I had a very odd feeling that this was going to be an eventful trip; if only I’d known just how eventful! It was destined to be a very busy few days! Having made it … Continue reading →
Full speed ahead………
Posted on February 15, 2013 by BuyersEye
Well, the Christmas and New Year Holiday feels a very long time ago and the first few weeks of the year have been non stop; a continuous round of sign offs and planning meetings, supplier visits, ongoing product development for … Continue reading →