Tag Archives: sourcing
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 →
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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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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 →
No rest for the wicked (or in this case, a busy buying team)……..
Posted on November 10, 2012 by BuyersEye
We had just over a week to recover from the exertions of Bangladesh, and then we were off again, this time further afield, to Hong Kong, and then on to either Indonesia or Sri Lanka. Under normal circumstances I would have tried to … Continue reading →
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Diary of a Bangladesh buying trip…….
Posted on October 21, 2012 by BuyersEye
Leaving home at 5.30am on Sunday morning, to meet the buyer and designer travelling with me at the airport, I was clear in the knowledge that this was going to be a long and tiring week. What I hadn’t really … Continue reading →
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A very bumpy ride…….
Posted on September 21, 2012 by BuyersEye
Yet again, just when we think we’re making great strides forward, catastrophe strikes! This time in the form of a key supplier who has suddenly decided that they are not going to make garments any more (it’s too complicated and … Continue reading →