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Global Supply Chain Strategy

(A.ctive, S.ustainable, T.echnical, I.nnovative, R.esponsible...P.rofessional)

Chi In Lee

Lea Truc Le

Shenetha R. Chisholm

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Contents Introducing Astir P. 4

Costing 112

Company Profile Mission & Vision The Objective Product Information The Market Men’s Apparel The U.S. Urban Commuter Consumer Research Target Market Competitor Analysis

Initial Costing by Style & Country The Line Sheet

Strategy Development Process 20 Values

Sourcing Guidelines Why Develop A Strategy? The Line Plan

Final Costing 128 Costing Preliminary vs. Final Margins Preliminary vs. Achieved vs. Target

The Sourcing Strategy 130

Country & Supplier Selection The Strategy Distribution Strategy Supply Chain Solutions

Conclusion 138

Country Analysis 26 Initial Research

Bibliography 142

Appendix 144 Spring/Summer 2014 Tech Pack

The Countries Country Ratings Country Selection

Supplier Analysis 62

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Initial Research The Suppliers Supplier Ratings Supplier Selection

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Introducing Astir P.

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The Company

boutique connects Nordstrom to the community with events and 100% profit donations to local charities. Retail partnerships, mobile shopping, and free shipping and returns are some of the services offered to its customers.

Performance-Commuter Fashion Astir P. is a start-up company aiming to initially become a medium-sized enterprise with up to 250 employees. Astir P. is vigilant in its pursuit of knowledge, design, and style in order to provide urban commuter apparel for the performanceminded man interested in blending his urban, active lifestyle with his corporate identity while keeping in mind his need for natural comfort, protection, function, fit, and style.

Neiman Marcus Group For over a century, The Neiman Marcus Group has focused on satisfying the needs of the luxury market for distinct merchandise and first-rate customer service. The company provides an upscale assortment of apparel, accessories, jewelry, beauty, and decorative home products. The Group is comprised of specialty retail stores Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman. The Online segment works with online and print catalogs for Neiman Marcus stores, Bergdorf Goodman, Horchow, and Last Call.

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Mission

To refine the boundaries of fashion surrounding natural comfort, protection, function, fit, and style for the professional, performance-minded urban commuter man.

Vision

Astir P. is a responsible team that lives in the present and plans for the future with values and aims of growth through being attentive to the environment, to human dignity, and to the community as a means for contributing to positive global progress.

Number of Bikes New York, NY Washington, DC Miami, FL Portland, OR Minneapolis, MN Boston, MA Denver, CO Madison, WI Boulder, CO Chicago, IL

Top Transit Systems New York, NY Chicago, IL Los Angeles, CA Washington, DC Boston, MA Philadelphia, PA San Francisco, CA Atlanta, GA Seattle, WA Miami, FL

Baltimore, MD Houston, TX Portland, OR Denver, CO San Diego, CA Minneapolis, MN Dallas, TX Honolulu, HI

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Ideal Store Locations

Where to Buy Astir P.

Astir P. products will be located in top urban centers known for their number and usage of bicycles, mopeds, scooters, and public transit systems such as bus and light rails. Asitr P.’s headquarters will be located in the center of fashion for the United States as well as a major fashion center for the world, New York City. The city is also number one in the number of bicycles and features one of the top transit systems in the U.S.

Portland, OR 10, 0

*(Note): Since Astir P. is wholesaling to department stores, final individual store distribution will ultimately be determined by the retailer. The cities on the following map located to the right of this page are ideal Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus locations for Astir P. products.

Minneapolis, MN 3, 0 Chicago, IL 11, 3

Department Stores

As a startup company, Astir P. does not want the responsibility of brand-owned stores. Since Astir P.’s brand image will be built around its high-quality, urban products, Astir P. seeks to be featured in premium department stores that have an established, prestigious reputation and locations throughout the U.S. that cater to the midhigh price range products and the affluent, well-educated consumer. Nordstrom For more than 100 years, Nordstrom.Inc has worked towards becoming a leading global fashion specialty retailer providing apparel, shoes, and accessories for men, women, and children. Nordstrom is committed to providing quality customer service and has the drive to exceed customer’s expectations through personalized service and relationship marketing. Currently, the company has 117 full-line stores, 127 Nordstrom Rack, 2 Jeffrey boutiques, 1 clearance store, and Nordstrom.com in 33 states and 44 countries. Private subsidiary HauteLook provides customers access to exclusive limited-time sales events for top fashion brands. NYC’s Treasure & Bond

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Denver, CO 7, 2

Boston, MA 13, 1 New York, NY 19, 3 Washington, DC 20, 1

Nordstrom Neiman Marcus

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Function & Style The Product

Astir P.‘s products are infused with performance-minded design concepts of high-tech function, premium fits, and a sleek fashion ethos merge with an understated city slick, minimal aesthetic, taking the busy urban man from day to night.

Natural Comfort

Natural fibers and their performance capabilities set the standard for Astir P.’s sleek commuter wear. Tailoring fabrics and dress shirting come with irreplaceable performance qualities like anti-odor, breathability, friction-free, anti-wrinkle all wrapped in a natural, 2-way stretch.

The Price

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Astir P.’s dress shirts are staple apparel items with high-quality performance fabrics, treatments, and components. Based on this, the following price ranges have been composed. Lower priced items are more basic in style, trims, and have the least special treatment and finishing options applied. Retail price increases as the complexity of style and number of special treatments and finishings are applied. Yet, Astir P. recognizes the buying habits and the view of men’s dress shirts as a basic, staple good. Therefore, as a new brand, Astir P. seeks to enter the market just under its competitors to encourage consumers to view Astir P. as an alternative with exceptional quality and value. Image: Stylesight.com

Short Sleeve: $80--$98

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Long Sleeve: $120--$148

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Spring/Summer 2014 Liam S. Style # 140011

Benjamin Style # 140012

Benjamin P. Style # 140013

Bob Style # 140021

Bob B. Style # 140022

Liam B. Style # 140023

Bobbie P. Style # 140001

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Bobbie. Style # 140002

Liam C. Style # 140003

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The Market U.S. Men’s Apparel

Market Size & Forecast

Overview

The recession saw sales decline between 2008 and 2009. However, the men’s apparel market fared better than many other markets. Due to economic improvements and an increasing interest in fashion, the men’s apparel market is rebounding and is expected to grow over the next five years. For 2012, the market was expected to grow to $57.4 billion. There are many factors that have impacted the menswear market, including the change in the U.S. male population, especially the growth of Hispanic males, male obesity levels, changes in consumer confidence, and lifestyle changes, such as men marrying later in life.

Total retail sales for men’s apparel in 2011 were $57.4 billion. For 2012, that number was expected to reach $57.9 billion. Despite a decline in sales during the recession, the U.S. Men’s apparel market is expected to grow by 14% between 2011 and 2016 reaching $65.5 billion. This is due to optimism in consumer perceptions and attitudes, an increase in consumer confidence and positive economic prospects for the future.

Segment Performance: Tops

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Will younger men’s interest in fashion and style drive growth in the market? Young men under the age 35 are more likely to be interested in fashion and style compared to their older counterparts. According to a Mintel survey, 59% of men aged 18-24 and 61% of men aged 25-34 agree with the statement, “I am interested in clothes/fashion.” More than half of the men surveyed in both age groups stated that they want their clothes to stand out and that they strive to look unique. However, men in these age groups are likely to have lower spending power, especially on the younger end. Many are still in school or just entering the workforce. Therefore, they do not have a lot of discretionary income to spend on clothing. Retailers and manufacturers are taking note of this trend of men’s interest in fashion and style. This creates an opportunity for Astir P. to target men who seek out the latest fashions, is interested in expressing their unique style, and are demanding additional clothing items.

What are the primary reasons men purchase clothing? Despite the interest in fashion and style among younger men, most men (67%) buy clothing to replace old or worn-out items. 36% purchase clothing in order to update their wardrobes. Lastly, 31% are impulse reasons, such as something being on sale. According to research, men typically wear their clothes for a long time and do not buy clothing items until they wear out. Astir P. seeks to encourage additional purchase occasions, particularly for men who want to continuously update their wardrobes, by offering a greater array of styles including slim or boxy fit, short sleeves, invisible plackets, and pocketing options as well as various fabric colors, prints, and treatments.

Who shops for men’s clothing? Most men shop for themselves, around 71%. However, there is a significant number of men who indicate that others shop for them. Almost 50% say that their spouse/partner shops for them. 47% say that their spouse/ partner influence their purchasing decisions when it comes to apparel purchases. By offering natural, performance-enhanced fabrics with the latest technology in treatments and finishes, Astir P. seeks to build a strong reputation for high-quality, innovative performance dress shirts. This reputation will encourage men and those who influence their purchase decisions to buy into the Astir P. lifestyle and brand.

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In 2011, men’s tops were estimated to be $21.8 billion in sales and are forecasted to be around $29.1 billion by 2016. Tops represent the largest segment among men’s clothing. This is due to the fact that tops can quickly and easily update one’s wardrobe and can be worn for multiple occasions from work, school, and social outings. Also, tops tend to be less expensive than suits, outerwear, sportcoats, and bottoms. It is likely that men will return to spending in this category first as a more affordable option to updating wardrobes. Therefore, men will typically own different tops for various occasions.

Total U.S. retail sales and forecast of men’s tops, at current prices, 2006-16

Source: Mintel/U.S. census bureau, Economic census, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Expenditure Survey, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income & Program Accounts

This trend in tops coupled with the overall forecasted growth in menswear, presents a positive forecast and excites Astir P. due to its potential increase in sales, exposure, and future brand expansion.

Market drivers

The overall male population is expected to increase 5% by 2016. Men aged 25-34 are expected to grow by 6% and men aged 55-64 are expected to grow by10.5%. As the population of males increase, demand for men’s clothing is also expected to increase. Younger men aged 25-34 who enter the workforce begin earning money. This will likely increase demand for men’s clothing. Men are staying single longer and marrying later in life. According to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau, the average age of first marriage has increased from 27 in year 2000 to 28. Average age was 23 in 1950. The overall percentage of married persons has decreased from 57% in 2000 to 54% in 2010. This has increased one-person households to 27% from 25%, making men more responsible for household and personal purchases, including clothing. Men are more likely to shop for themselves and are discerning about brands, retailers, and products.

The U.S. Urban Commuter Bicycles

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As economic uncertainty persists from the economic recession in 2008 and gas prices rise, customers will continue to perceive bicycles as a low-cost, healthy alternative mode of transportation compared to high fuel price and maintenance of car ownership. Americans are already driving fewer miles. Vehicle miles traveled decreased1.2% in 2011, the lowest since 2003 according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Though the bicycle unit and accessory revenue declined at the beginning of the economic downturn, the market rebounded in 2010. Problems that hurt the car market aided the bike market. Estimates are around $4.5 billion for the bike and accessory market for 2011, reflecting market growth of 20% between 2006 and 2011.

Among residents, the most common commute pattern is within city limits since they are less likely to own a car. This includes the least wealthy which are more likely to commute within city limits. As the second most common use of public transportation, suburban-to-urban commute is most likely to take place in Northeastern U.S. When it comes to income, wealthier households are likely to commute from the suburbs to the city. These commuters do not want to deal with interstate congestion and want to enjoy the convenience and the speed of light rail.

Astir P.’s Target Market

Increased spending at the federal, state, and city level in infrastructure is also helping the bicycle market. Federal dollars increased 249% for bicycle and pedestrian walking projects between 2000 and 2010. Funding for states and cities went towards improving bike lanes, safety programs, and trail creations. Following the success of Europe, bike sharing programs for commuters and tourists are increasing at kiosks in cities across the U.S. Large fleets of bikes are available for short-term, low-cost transportation to decrease road congestion, promote healthy lifestyles, help the environment, and allow people to interact with the city in a more personal, meaningful way. Growth in overall bicycle ridership is expected. 72% of bicycle commuters in the U.S. are men. This may be due to several factors, one being that men still represent a significant proportion of the workforce.

Mopeds & Scooters

October 2012 marked the average fuel price at the pump as its highest in 10 years, costing $3.75 per gallon. It was $1.42 per gallon the same week in 2002, yielding a 164% difference. Following in the footsteps of the bicycle market, the scooter and moped market has also benefited from the increase in gas prices. The U.S. market has yet to expand significantly, yet interest has been generated among consumers. Consumers are exploring more fuel-efficient travel alternatives, including hybrid vehicles, bicycling, public transit, and scooters/mopeds. Scooters and mopeds are cheaper to purchase with lower maintenance and better fuel efficiency than cars or trucks. Scooter mpg ratings fall between 50 mpg to 120+ mpg, becoming another cost-effective alternative to get around town for work, errands, and school. Men are more likely than women to purchase scooters/mopeds for socializing, commuting, and overnight trips. Similar to motorcycle culture, there is opportunity in this market for expansion and cultural development as a practical mode of transport since men are more willing to experiment with new forms of travel and embrace the more visceral elements of these types of vehicles such as open-air travel, speed, and maneuverability. Image: Outlier.cc

Moped and Scooter owners aged 18-44 are the highest group to use these vehicles to attend social functions and ride with groups or significant others. Millennial age groups (born 1977-1992) want to see how these vehicles fit into their routine and are more likely to use them for work or school commute. They are also more open to nontraditional purposes such as group rides, attending social functions, riding with significant others, and traveling overnight. Older consumers see these vehicles as an escape from their routine and are more inclined to riding for fun and run errands.

The Transit

Urban planners have always worked to include public transit as part of its development for outlying neighborhoods and downtowns. The intent was to shuttle people across short distances within areas of high density. Therefore, most industrialized cities developed public transit as one of its core features.

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Astir P. targets the young, professional man aged 25-45 with middle to upper-middle class status living in an U.S. urban city with more than 1,000 people per sq. mi. The Astir P. consumer is aware, active, and avid. He is familiar with and active in public transit or other alternative modes of transportation such as biking, skateboarding, and walking. He believes it to be more convenient and cost saving than driving, especially living in urban areas where high density and traffic congestion pose serious problems. Transit is used for commuting to work, running errands, or visiting friends and attending social events. Living in the city, his commute is usually between 15-30 minutes. As a city dwellers, he tends to be younger and unmarried, utilizing more in-city transit. Once he hits middle age, he will likely marry and move to the suburbs, thus altering his commuting patterns to commuting only for his job. However, much of corporate life still occurs within city centers. Therefore, he will often commute from the suburbs into the city. Modern life creates a desire for simplicity. The Astir P. consumer is scaling back and looking for simpler ways to do things and have become tired of over-consuming. He seeks simplicity, intellectuality, and strong ties to nature’s rhythms. The target market wants to engage with and search for superb design, awe-inspiring technology and products that really enhance his life.

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Persona 1: Kevin (Kev) Daum

Persona 2: John (Jack) Madison

An Experiencer: Informed, Self-expressive, Contemporary Demographics

Age: 24 Gender: Male Marriage status: Single

Profession

Occupation: Graduate Student University Major: Business Management

Commuting Habits

Methods: Bike, Subway/Rail, Walks Travel time: 10 - 15 minutes Travel Frequency: Daily: All events Image: http://tapiture.com

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A Thinker: Informed, Reflective, Content Demographics

Age: 42 Gender: Male Marriage status: Partner

Profession

Occupation: Senior Account Executive--Advertising Income: $87,724/yr Work Hours: M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm

Commuting Habits

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User Goals

Daily Commute

Life Goals

Kevin commutes to and from school twice a day by bike. By bike, his commute is only 10-15 minutes. Kev’s bike also gets him to social functions like visiting friends or meeting for coffee and run errands like grocery shopping. For longer commutes, Kev attaches his bike to public transit vehicles like the city bus or brings aboard the subway. Every morning, he enjoys the fresh air while biking. He often checks the iPhone weather forecast.

- Successful, fun college life - Meet new people & experiences - Gain respect from friends, peers, parents & teachers - Minimize environmental impact

Experience Goals

- Be prompt in daily appointments - Avoid rush hour madness - Enjoys connecting & sharing experiences with other people

Product Goal

- Maintain a minimalist aesthetic & comfort while traveling

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User Goals Life Goals

- Enjoy both his work & free time - Climb the corporate ladder

Experience Goals

- Get things done smoothly & efficiently - Peaceful & comfortable commute as downtown from work

Product Goal

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Daily Commute John works as a Senior Account Executive for an Advertising firm. John’s job has been stressful as he’s made his way up the corporate ladder. He is busy constantly managing client relationships, deadlines, and overseeing teams. He is focused, likes to be efficient and does not like to be distracted while he is on the way to work. Kevin usually reads books and trade magazines or handles business on his smartphone on the rail or streetcar since he rides for a longer period of time.

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Competitive Analysis

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Outlier came out in the Spring of 2008, in Brooklyn, NY. Founder Abe Burmeister and Tyler Clemens had been experimenting with making a better pair of pants for bike commuters. Thus, Outlier’s original garment, the OG Pants became their main product. Abe and Tyler publicly launched the OG Pants on their website. Shipping worldwide from Brooklyn, the first sale came from Australia officially putting Outlier on the map as an Internet-based business. The company has continued experimenting, iterating, and refining; developing more products built around the idea of using world-class technical fabrics to bring menswear.

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Designed to become a symbol of extreme research on fibers and textiles and innovative design, Stone Island was established in1982. Through the study of uniforms and work wear, Stone Island believes in evolution according to new requirements of use, thus defining function in clothing and never just aesthetics.

Outlier wants to build the future of clothing. Their philosophy is that clothing should be liberating. They make garments that evolve around the boundaries of fashion using a function-driven design process and high technical fabrics.

Stone Island’s strength comes from ongoing research and investigation in the properties and processing of fibers and textiles. This has led to the discovery of new materials and production techniques never-before used in the clothing industry. The company also possess the unique ability to intervene on the finished item, perform continuous testing on dyeing and treatments carried out in the company’s color laboratory. Over the year, Stone Island has combined advanced technology, experience, and human capacity to develop more than 60,000 different recipes of dyes.

Outlier provides shirts, pants, outwear, and accessories for men and women. Outlier’s target customers exhibit an intense need for freedom and exhilaration in their apparel to fit their outdoor, urban lifestyle. Prices range from $98-$675 for all product categories excluding accessories. For men’s shirts, price ranges from $98-$168.

Stone Island’s target market is interested in an utilitarian product with functional-looking style. Stone Island provides a range of product categories from shirts, pants, denim, outerwear, swimwear, footwear, and accessories for men, baby, and boys. Men’s shirt prices range from $160-$433.

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Strategy Development Process

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Astir P.’s Core Values

Sourcing Guidelines

The Group: Astir P. and Its Suppliers, Manufacturers, & Sub-contractors Lawfulness, transparency, & integrity are of the utmost importance

Astir P. and its contractors will act in accordance to integrity, correctness, and transparency. The group shall operate in compliance with current laws, regulations, and internal standards and procedures and shall never pursue interests that are contradictory to the principles of lawfulness and correctness.

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Profit should never be the only reason a company exists. A successful company creates value that extends far beyond money. Astir P.’s core values go beyond profit and into an active, healthy professional lifestyle, seeking to help improve the lives of its employees, the community, and the surrounding world. They are the cornerstone of Astir P.’s decisions and behavior as a company, as well as, business relationships and sourcing strategy with contractors worldwide.

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Environment: Respecting the future of the Earth Advancement: Being ambitious & Aspiring to higher levels

Environmental concerns are among the highest priorities

Zero tolerance for harassment & abuse

The group provides a safe and healthy workplace setting and takes necessary steps to prevent accidents and injury arising out of, linked with or occurring in the course of work or as a result of the operation of contractor’s facilities. The group shall implement systems that detect, avoid, and respond to potential risks to the safety and health of all employees.

Employees are at least 16 years or over the age for completion of compulsory education or the country legal working age, whichever is higher. Employees under 18 are not employed in conditions dealing with hazardous materials.

Personal Growth: Continual learning, development of new skills, self-awareness

Appearance: Looking good, dressing well, keeping fit

Employment is voluntary

Teamwork: Cooperating with others toward a common goal Creativity: Being innovative & finding new ways to do things

The group will not utilize forced labor, including prison labor, bonded labor, indentured labor, or any other forms of forced labor.

Community: Living where neighbors are close & involved

Compensation is timely paid

Employees are paid in a timely manner at least the minimum wage required by country law and are provided legally mandated benefits such as leaves and holidays, and statutory severance when employment ends. There are no disciplinary deductions from pay.

Partners: Continual development of a winning network of customers & suppliers to create mutual, enduring value

Recognition: Recognizing positive, effective efforts

We respect employee diversity

Employees are treated with respect and dignity. Discrimination in employment, including hiring, compensation, promotion, or discipline based on age, gender, race, social or ethnic origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, nationality, political opinion, trade union affiliation, or any other status protected by country law will not be tolerated.

No tolerance for child labor

Health: Enhance & Maintain physical well-being

Employees do not work in excess of 60 hours per week, or over the regular and overtime hours allowed by the laws of the manufacturing country, whichever is less. Any overtime hours are consensual and compensated at a premium rate. Employees are allowed at least 24 consecutive hours rest in every 7-day period.

The Workplace is safe and healthy

The group protects human health and the environment by exceeding applicable regulatory requirements including air emissions, solid/hazardous waste, and water discharge. The group adopts reasonable measures to mitigate negative operational impacts on the environment and strives to continuously improve environmental performance through initiatives such as reducing its carbon footprint, energy efficiency, and recycling programs.

Integrity: Acting in line with your beliefs

Working hours are not excessive

There is a zero tolerance policy against physical, sexual, psychological, or verbal harassment or abuse.

Employees have the right to freedom of association & collective bargaining The group respects the right of its employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining to the extent permitted by the laws of the manufacturing country. This includes the right to form and join trade unions and other worker organizations of their own choosing without unlawful interference, harassment, or retaliation.

The Code of Conduct is fully monitored & implemented As a condition of doing business with Astir P., suppliers, manufacturers, and sub-contractors shall implement and integrate the minimum requirements outlined in this Code and applicable laws into its business and submit to verification and monitoring. An internal Committee of Ethics, Whistle-blowing Channel for employees, and external agencies will be used to evaluate and monitor the business activities to ensure compliance. The group shall post this Code in the language(s) of its employees in all major workspaces and train employees on their rights and obligations as defined by this Code and applicable country law.

Astir P. reserves the right to reject or terminate new and existing contracts if any of its business partners fails to promote and ensure compliance with its sourcing guidelines.

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Why Develop A Strategy? Astir P. aims to offer high-quality performance dress shirts for the active, professional man. To ensure that Astir P. meets and exceeds its customers’ expectations in quality, availability, performance, and core values, the company must develop a supply chain strategy plan outlining product design and development, sourcing, costing, and distribution initiatives. The plan provides several opportunity and risk analyses pertaining to countries and suppliers in order to source and produce the high-quality products Astir P.’s customer expects without sacrificing margins and quality. The ultimate goal of the supply chain strategy is provide resources to make informed business decisions that maximize opportunity and minimize risk for both Astir P., its customers, and its business partners.

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Country Analysis

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Initial Research

Regional Global Trends East Asia & Pacific

U.S. Imports of Men’s Shirts of Cotton, Not Knit, NESOI HTS: 6205202066 Category: 340 Data in DOZ Data for Feb. 2013

Ranking

Country World

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Year to Date Year to Date 2/2013 2/2012 1,805,422

China 639,740 Bangladesh 498,594 India 170,922 Vietnam 104,359 Indonesia 76,773 Mexico 54,395 El Salvador 46,538 Sri Lanka 39,496 Honduras 28,787 Pakistan 25,291 Turkey 17,921 Philippines 12,192 Mauritius 11,774 Malaysia 7,365 Italy 6,119 Hong Kong 6,104 Nicaragua 5,602 Dominican 4,955 Republic Egypt 3,944 Thailand 2,895

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2012

2011

1,437,808

8,835,213 9,409,934

484,565 380,325 124,348 71,695 81,865 56,706 20,677 24,142 30,265 22,277 20,576 12,688 14,185 8,850 7,936 4,007 12,655 7,925

2,778,471 2,217,438 710,762 493,070 468,552 329,141 324,424 266,568 201,710 118,336 131,645 82,866 103,306 46,838 44,859 23,485 40,555 55,114

2,707,939 2,262,217 770,260 869,981 652,495 356,394 69,795 248,123 284,099 138,276 92,751 58,860 103,485 41,070 54,403 50,266 55,309 69,465

4,737 2,099

41,467 22,494

221,955 65,799

Initial research began with the number of U.S. Textiles and Apparel Imports by category trade data provided by The Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) for Men’s and Boy’s cotton shirts, not knit. Top countries among the highest number of imports for the most recent data, Year to Date 2/2013, were selected based on category 340 which closely matched Astir P.’s HTS Code 6205.20. Astir P. chose this method for initial research since these countries are already conducting a high level of business with the U.S. Next, global regional trends were analyzed to reveal overall trends that affect growth and consumption in these areas.

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Growing at 7.5% in 2012, the highest growth rate in the world, the developing economies of East Asia and Pacific region remain resilient despite the fragile global economy. Governments are pursuing monetary and fiscal policies that boost investment and consumption, supporting domestic demand and growth across the region. As a result, the region accounts for 40% of global growth in 2012.

As efforts are continued to improve external conditions and increase domestic demand, regional growth is expected to increase to 7.8% in 2013, while adjusting back to 7.6% in 2014. China is re-balancing with expected growth of 8.3% in 2013 to 8.0% in 2014. Other developing economies performed well in 2012, growing at 6.2% and is expected to grow at 5.7% in 2013. If global demand revives and recovers at a higher than expected rate, the East Asian and Pacific economies may reach their limits of productive capacity. According to the World Bank, policy makers must strike a balance between managing short-term risks and increasing and sustaining inclusive growth in the medium-term by increasing quality improvement in infrastructure and skills of the growing labor force.

South Asia

Over the past 20 years, South Asia has experienced a long period of strong growth, averaging to 6%. This growth has led to improvement in human development and decreased poverty. This region is home to many of the developing world’s poorest. However, the proportion of poor is lower than its been since 1981. The percentage of people living on $1.25 a day declined from 61% to 36% between 1981 and 2008. Image: Freeworldmaps.net

Weak global demand heightened region-specific factors like weak investment growth, policy uncertainties, electricity shortages, and a weak monsoon. Down from 7.4% in 2011 to 5.4% in 2012, growth in South Asia has weakened due to a sharp slowdown in India. Yet, Driven by improved export demand, agricultural production, stronger investment opportunities, and policy reforms in India, regional GDP is expected to grow by 5.7% in 2013, 6.4% in 2014, and 6.7% in 2015. South Asia has the potential to change global poverty. With the world’s largest working-age population and 1/4 of middleclass consumers, South Asia will play a major role in global development.

Latin America & The Caribbean

Over the past decade, 73 million people rose above poverty and 50 million joined the middle class. Despite weakening global conditions, Latin American economies are expected to grow from 3.3% in 2013 to 3.5% in 2014 due to strong domestic demand. This region is still very unequal with 82 million people living on less than $2.50 a day. The region’s economic powerhouse is Mexico. Yet, due to slow economic recovery in the U.S., Mexico is predicted to grow at 3.6% in 2013, down from 4% in 2012. Image: Freeworldmaps.net

Labor income has led to stronger domestic demand and is a fundamental factor in reducing inequality. Social and economic advances are backed by solid growth and sound economic policies. However, citizen security has deteriorated and is becoming a development challenge. Considered an “epidemic” by World Health Organization standards, regional homicide rates are more than 10 murders per 100,000 people.

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Bangladesh Introduction

Bangladesh is a country in Southern Asia. It is located on the Bay of Bengal and is bordered by India on all sides except for a small border with Burma. Bangladesh has flat plains and most of the country is situated on deltas of large rivers flowing from the Himalayans. The government system is parliamentary democracy. The chief of state is the President and the head of government is the Prime Minister.

Climate & Natural Disasters

Bangladesh’s climate can range tropical, mild winter and hot humid summers. The country had warm rainy monsoon in June to October. Image: cia.gov

The Environment

Quick Facts Location: Southern Asia Area: total: 143,998 sq km Area Country Comparison in the world: 95 Capital: Dhaka Most populated city: Dhaka (capital) Nationality: Bangladeshi(s) Population: 163,654,860 (2013 est.) GDP per capita (PPP): $2,000 (2012 est.) Monetary unit: Taka (BDT) Government: Parliamentary democracy Major languages: Bangla, English Literacy Rate: 56.8% Major religions: Muslim, Hindu, other Main exports: Garments, knitwear, agricultural products, frozen food, jute and jute goods, leather

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Many people are landless and forced to live on and cultivate flood-prone land. Waterborne diseases prevalent in surface water. Water pollution, especially of fishing areas, results from the use of commercial pesticides, ground water contaminated by naturally occurring arsenic, intermittent water shortages because of falling water tables in the northern and central parts of the country, soil degradation and erosion, deforestation, severe overpopulation.

Government

Bangladesh government type is parliamentary democracy. Dhaka is capital of the country, and Bangladesh has 7 administrative divisions; Barisal, Chittagong, Dhaka, Khulna, Rajshahi, Rangpur and Sylhet.

Legal System

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Bangladesh has mixed legal system of mostly English common law and Islamic law.

The Economy Arabian Sea Bay of Bengal

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In real terms Bangladesh’s economy has grown 5.8% per year since 1996 despite political instability, poor infrastructure, corruption, insufficient power supplies, and slow implementation of economic reforms.

Communication

Bangladesh telephone system is inadequate for a modern country; the country is introducting digital systems. In domestic, fixed-line teledensity remains only about 1per 100 persons; mobile-cellular telephone subscribership has been increasing rapidly and now exceeds 50 telephones per 100 persons.

Transportation

Bangladesh has 18 airports in 2012, 2,622 km railways (64th in the world), 62 marchant marines (64th in the world). Ports and terminal include Chittagong and Mongla port.

The People

Most of the Bangladeshis are Bengali and their official language is Bangla. The top religion is Muslim which takes about 90 percent, and Hindu is the second religion.

The Population

Bangladesh population is 163,654,860 (8th in the world), and population growth rate is 1.57 percent in 2012. The median age is 23.6 years with a life expectancy of 70.06 years. There is a 1.04 male-to-female sex ratio and majority of the population is between the ages of 25-54 (37.6%) with the 2nd largest group being 0-14 (33%). 28% (2010 est.) of the total population live in urban areas.

The Business Climate

Bangladesh environment is very difficult. Corporate financial information is rarely available and when available usually unreliable. The legal system makes debt collection very unpredictable. The institutional framework has very serious weaknesses. Inter-company transactions can thus be very difficult to manage in the highly risky environments.

The Workforce

Bangladesh has the biggest employer in apparel industry. Availability of cheap labor has been one of the key reasons the industry has flourished over the past 30 years. It is now the biggest industrial employer in nation. More than 3.5 million people, most of them women, work in around 4,500 factories around Dhaka and in other parts of the country. The minimum wage for a 19 year old worker is $41/month with a ratio of minimum wage to value added per worker at 0.41. The standard workday in manufacturing is 8hours with a maximum of 6 working days per week. In case of seasonal increase in production, a 50-hour work week is allowed for 2 months a year. There are no premiums or restrictions with night work in case of continuous operations.

Textile and Apparel Industry

Textiles have been an extremely important part of Bangladesh’s economy for a very long time for a number of reasons. The textile industry is concerned with meeting the demand for clothing, which is a basic necessity of life. It is an industry that is more labor intensive than any other in Bangladesh, and thus plays a critical role in providing employment for people. Currently, the textile industry accounts for 45% of all industrial employment in the country and contributes 5% of the total national income.

Raw Materials Availability

The country does not produce enough of the raw materials necessary, unfavorable trade policies, and inadequate incentives for expansion. As a result, Bangladesh’s textile industry relies heavily on imports, and the country does not earn as much foreign exchange from its textile industry as it should.

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Trade Organizations & Agreements

Bangladesh’s foreign relations are strongly influenced by its dominant neighbour India as well as by its position as a major recipient of foreign development assistance. Talks have commenced with India on a free trade agreement. Bangladesh plays an active role in forums such as the Commonwealth and the UN, and participates in many multilateral agencies. It has also provided large numbers of personnel to UN peacekeeping operations around the world, including in Cambodia, Bosnia, Somalia, Haiti and East Timor. Bangladesh has been active in promoting regional and sub-regional cooperation. It supported the concept of sub-regional cooperation between India, Bhutan and Nepal as a means of strengthening the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), of which Australia is now an observer. Bangladesh is also a founding member of BIMST-EC, an association of the countries of the Bay of Bengal (Bangladesh, India, Burma, Sri Lanka and Thailand). In 2001, Bangladesh became a member of the Indian Ocean Rim — Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC).

Risk Assessment Growth supported by domestic demand From the strength of domestic demand, growth accelerated in 2011. Activity is expected to remain buoyant in 2012, driven by vigorous private consumption. As the main growth engine, consumption is expected to remain solid, underpinned by rising incomes in the farm sector, which employs over half the economically active population, and by sustained transfers from expatriate workers. Investment is likely to benefit from an expansion in the public component (up from 5.3% in 2011 to 6% of GDP) and FDI inflows from India, Russia and China. On the supply side, agriculture and services are expected to post solid performances, while industry could suffer from constant energy shortages and the drop in external demand.

Transnational issues

Bangladesh referred its maritime boundary claims with Burma and India to the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea; Prime Minister Singh’s September 2011 visit to Bangladesh resulted in the signing of a Protocol to the 1974 Land Boundary Agreement between India and Bangladesh, which had called for the settlement of longstanding boundary disputes over undemarcated areas and the exchange of territorial enclaves, but which had never been implemented; Bangladesh struggles to accommodate 29,000 Rohingya, Burmese Muslim minority from Arakan State, living as refugees in Cox’s Bazar; Burmese border authorities are constructing a 200 km (124 mi) wire fence designed to deter illegal cross-border transit and tensions from the military build-up along border.

Strengths

•Competitive garment manufacturing sector due to low cost, hard-working workforce •Large inflows of transfers from emigrant workers employed mainly in the Gulf •International aid making it possible to cover financing needs •Moderate indebtedness

Weaknesses

•Sensitivity of the economy to the development of global competition in the textile sector •Very low per capita income •Business environment shortcomings •Lack of infrastructure

Having increased sharply in 2011, inflation is expected to fall noticeably in 2012 in response to reduced customs duty on imported goods and stable raw materials prices, especially for food (60% of consumer price index) and gas. The fall in inflation will though probably be limited by the buoyancy of domestic demand and a probable depreciation of the Taka against the Dollar.

Worsening financial position The fiscal deficit, which remained stable in 2011, is set to widen in 2012 due to significant social spending, investment (intended in particular to reduce energy shortages) and subsidies. Despite a recent rise, fiscal income will remain low at around 12% of GDP. Strong import growth in 2011, driven by dynamic domestic demand, reduced the current account surplus. In 2012, this worsening of external accounts is likely to continue and will result in a current account deficit. The country remains highly dependent on imports due to its substantial energy requirements. In addition, investment and production, especially in the textile sector, make intensive use of imported inputs, such that robust growth results in higher imports. However, the current account deficit is expected to remain limited, due to sustained transfers by emigrant workers (who account for 36% of non-manufacturing income). In this context of worsening external accounts, foreign exchange reserves will remain low, and in consequence, exchange rate volatility will increase significantly.

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Vietnam Climate & Natural Disasters

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Legal System

Quick Facts Location: Southeast Asia Area: total: 331,210 sq km Area Country Comparison in the world: 66 Capital: Hanoi Most populated city: Hochiminh Nationality: Vietnamese Population: 92,477,857 (July 2013 est.) GDP per capita (PPP): Monetary unit: Vietnam Dong Government: Socialist Republic of Vietnam Major languages: Vietnamese Literacy Rate: 97% Main exports: Coffee, Rice, food processing, seafood, oil, textile and garment, chemicals, Metals

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Because of differences in latitude and the marked variety in topographical relief, the climate tends to vary considerably from place to place. During the winter or dry season, extending roughly from November to April, the monsoon winds usually blow from the northeast along the Chinese coast and across the Gulf of Tonkin, picking up considerable moisture. Consequently, the winter season in most parts of the country is dry only by comparison with the rainy or summer season. The average annual temperature is generally higher in the plains than in the mountains, and higher in the south than in the north. Temperatures vary less in the southern plains around Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta

Civil law system; note - the civil code of 2005 reflects a European-style civil law unicameral National Assembly or Quoc Hoi (500 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve fiveyear terms) elections: last held on 22 May 2011 (next to be held in May 2016) Supreme People’s Court (chief justice is elected by the National Assembly on the recommendation of the president for a five-year term)

The Economy

In 2012, Vietnam’s nominal GDP reached US$138 billion, with a nominal GDP per capita of $1,527, according to the International Monetary Fund. Vietnam has been, for much of its history, a predominantly agricultural civilization based on wet rice cultivation. However, the Vietnam War destroyed much of the country’s agrarian economy, leading the post-war government to implement a planned economy to revitalize agriculture and industrialize the nation. The collectivization of farms, factories and economic capital was implemented, and millions of people were put to work in government programs. For a decade following the Vietnam War, Vietnam’s economy was plagued with inefficiency and corruption in state programs, poor quality and underproduction, and restrictions on economic

activity. It also suffered from the post-war trade embargo instituted by the United States and most of Europe. These problems were compounded by the erosion of the Soviet bloc, which included Vietnam’s main trading partners, in the late 1980s. Growth remained strong even in the face of the late-2000s global recession, holding at 6.8% in 2010, but Vietnam’s year-on-year inflation rate hit 11.8% in December 2010, according to a GSO estimate. The Vietnamese dong was devalued three times in 2010 alone. Manufacturing, information technology and high-tech industries now form a large and fast-growing part of the national economy. Though Vietnam is a relative newcomer to the oil industry, it is currently the third-largest oil producer in Southeast Asia, with a total 2011 output of 318,000 barrels per day (50,600 m3/d). Deep poverty, defined as the percentage of the population living on less than $1 per day, has declined significantly in Vietnam, and the relative poverty rate is now less than that of China, India, and the Philippines. [95] This decline in the poverty rate can be attributed to equitable economic policies aimed at improving living standards and preventing the rise of inequality; these policies have included egalitarian land distribution during the initial stages of Doi Moi investment in poorer remote areas, and subsidizing of education and healthcare. According to the IMF, the unemployment rate in Vietnam stood at 4.46% in 2012.

Communication

Vietnam is putting considerable effort into modernization and expansion of its telecommunication system. All provincial exchanges are digitalized and connected to Hanoi, Da Nang, and Ho Chi Minh City by fiber-optic cable or microwave radio relay networks; main lines have been increased, and the use of mobile telephones is growing rapidly. Country code - 84; a landing point for the SEA-ME-WE-3, the C2C, and Thailand-Vietnam-Hong Kong submarine cable systems; the Asia-America Gateway submarine cable system, completed in 2009, provided new access links to Asia and the US; satellite earth stations - 2 Intersputnik (Indian Ocean region) (2011)

Transportation

Much of Vietnam’s modern transport network was originally developed under French rule to facilitate the transportation of raw materials, and was reconstructed and extensively modernized following the Vietnam War. The six largest ports in the country are Cam Pha Port, Da Nang, Haiphong, Ho Chi Minh, Phu My, Quy Nhon. Vietnam operates 17 major civil airports, including three international gateways: Noi Bai in Hanoi, Da Nang International Airport in Da Nang, and Tan Son Nhat in Ho Chi Minh City. Tan Son Nhat is the nation’s largest airport, handling 75 percent of international passenger traffic. According to a state-approved plan, Vietnam will have 10 international airports by 2015 – besides the aforementioned three, these include Lien Khuong International Airport,Phu Bai International Airport, Cam Ranh International Airport, Phu Quoc International Airport, Cat Bi International Airport, Can Tho International Airportand Long Thanh International Airport. The planned Long Thanh International Airport will be built on an area of 50 square kilometres (19 sq mi), and will have an annual service capacity of 100 million passengers. Vietnam’s road system includes national roads administered at the central level; provincial roads managed at the provincial level; district roads managed at the district level; urban roads managed by cities and towns; and commune roads managed at the commune level. Bicycles, motor scooters and motorcycles remain the most popular forms of road transport in Vietnam’s urban areas, although the number of privately owned automobiles is also on the rise, especially in the larger cities. Public buses operated by private companies are the main mode of long-distance travel for much of the population. Road safety is a serious issue in Vietnam – on average, 30 people are killed in traffic accidents every day.[105]Traffic congestion is a growing problem in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, as the cities’ roads struggle to cope with the boom in automobile use.

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Vietnam’s primary cross-country rail service is the Reunification Express, which runs from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, covering a distance of nearly 2,000 kilometres. From Hanoi, railway lines branch out to the northeast, north and west; the eastbound line runs from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay, the northbound line from Hanoi to Thai Nguyen, and the northeast line from Hanoi to Lao Cai. In 2009, Vietnam and Japan signed a deal to build a high-speed railway using Japanese technology; numerous Vietnamese engineers were later sent to Japan to receive training in the operation and maintenance of highspeed trains. The railway will be a 1,630-km-long express route, serving a total of 26 stations, including Hanoi and the Thu Thiem terminus in Ho Chi Minh City. Using Japan’s Shinkansen technology, the line will support trains travelling at a maximum speed of 360 kilometres (220 mi) per hour. The high-speed lines linking Hanoi to Vinh, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City will be laid by 2015. From 2015 to 2020, construction will begin on the routes between Vinh and Nha Trang and between Hanoi and the northern provinces of Lao Cai and Lang Son.

The Workforce

Vietnam’s workforce is estimated at around 42 million of which around 45% are younger than 35 years of age. The labor force is growing an average of 3.5 - 4% a year – faster than the average population growth of 1.4%. Every year, 1.3-1.5 million new workers enter the market. The trend of shifting labor from agriculture to industry and service continues although the pace remains slow. Vietnam is well-known for a disciplined, hard-working, and fast-learning population. Traditions emphasizing learning and respect for authority as well as low wages and a high adult literacy rate are often cited by investors as among one of the most attractive aspects of the country’s investment environment. The World Value Survey confirms the unusual willingness to work hard of Vietnamese workers. According to the survey, many respondents in Vietnam declare that work is an important part of their lives, while only 7 percent of Vietnamese respondents see leisure as an important part of their life, a remarkably low percentage even by the standards of other hard-working societies such as Japan (40%) or the United States (43%).

Textile and Apparel Industry

Textiles and garments industry is one of fast and steady growing industries of Vietnam in many years. It plays an important role in social-economic development process of this country. In international competition environment, Vietnam is the 10th leading exporter of textiles and garment products in the World. Textiles and garments products being made in Vietnam are not only just simple products such as tents, sails, curtains…..but also diversified categories of products meeting export requirements. Popular products being exported to the U.S, EU and Japan are trousers, shorts, jackets, shirts, T-shirts, under-wares, blousons, children garment products, etc In overall, Vietnam’s textiles and garments industry has around 2,000 enterprises using 2 millions of labors and their factories are mainly based in Southern Vietnam, especially in Ho Chi Minh City and southern provinces of Binh Duong, Long An and Dong Nai.

Risk Assessment: Benefits

STRENGTHS •Equipment using in the Textiles & Garments Industry have been being modernized up to 90 percent. Thus, product quality has been highly improved and accepted by difficult markets i.e. U.S, EU and Japan. •Vietnamese exporters have good networking with many international leading importers and big distributors •Capacity of Vietnamese manufacturers satisfies large production requirement. Many of its enterprises are wellorganized and can make quality, complicated styles. •Labor cost is still competitive & highly technical skilled and hard working labor

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•Very stable political regime; •Vietnam actively integrated into regional and world economic areas, expanding markets for exports in general and for textiles and garments industry in particular. OPPORTUNITIES •Movement of production of garments and textiles products toward developing countries, including Vietnam. This trend helps creating more both export opportunities for approaching new production technology, capitals, management experience and highly qualified skills from developed economies •Vietnam has integrated into regional and world economies which create more favorable conditions for the country to approach new markets. Vietnam is having many treaties and free trade agreements (“FTA”) at bilateral level (with Japan) and multilateral level (ASEAN-Australia, ASEAN-New Zealand, ASEAN-Korea, ASEAN-China); •As a WTO’s member, Vietnamese manufacturers exports freely their products based on market’s requirements without being limited by quota regime. Made-in-Vietnam products will be equally treated as local-made products in that particular market, in terms of taxes, fees and other regulations relating to sales, competition, etc. •Vietnam’s commitments on economic development and administrative innovation have helped attracting foreign investors, opening entrances to new markets and new cooperation relations •Vietnam’s domestic market with 86 million people is another factor attracting great attention of foreign investors and international

Risk Assessment:

WEAKNESSES •Technology is largely imported •Limited management skills •Most of Vietnamese manufacturers of textiles and garments products are processors for international buyers; •Depending much on the imports of raw materials and accessories from China •Lack of marketing, branding names as well as long-term development strategies for the textile and garment enterprises. THREATS •Big markets such as the U.S and EU have also been applying barriers on hygiene and safety, technical, environment, social obligation, anti-dumping etc. on made-in-Vietnam products in order to protect their domestic production industry. Such trade barriers are more and more sophisticated, especially in the context of global financial crisis and economic downturn •Most of Vietnam’s SMEs have no enough financial capabilities to persuade anti-dumping lawsuits, causing losses in commercial disputes for themselves.

Transnational issues

Southeast Asian states have enhanced border surveillance to check the spread of avian flu; Cambodia and Laos protest Vietnamese squatters and armed encroachments along border; establishment of a maritime boundary with Cambodia is hampered by unresolved dispute over the sovereignty of offshore islands; the decade-long demarcation of the China-Vietnam land boundary was completed in 2009; China occupies the Paracel Islands also claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan; Brunei claims a maritime boundary extending beyond as far as a median with Vietnam, thus asserting an implicit claim to Lousia Reef; the 2002 “Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea” has eased tensions but falls short of a legally binding “code of conduct” desired by several of the disputants; Vietnam continues to expand construction of facilities in the Spratly Islands. In addition, minor producer of opium poppy; probable minor transit point for Southeast Asian heroin; government continues to face domestic opium/heroin/methamphetamine.

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India Introduction

As the world’s largest democracy and 2nd most populous country, India is located in southeast Asia between Burma and Pakistan, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, important Indian Ocean trade routes. India is the 2nd largest country in Asia after China. Emerging as a major power player in the 1990s, India has a strong military, major cultural influence, and a fast-growing, powerful economy.

Climate & Natural Disasters

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Quick Facts Location: Southeast Asia Area: total: 3,287,263 sq km: Slightly more than 1/3 the size of the U.S. Area Country Comparison in the world: 7 in the world Capital: New Delhi Most populated city: New Delhi Nationality: Indian(s) Population: 1,220,800,359 (July 2013 est.): 2nd in the world GDP per capita (PPP): $3,900 (2012 est.): 166th in the world Monetary unit: Rupee (r) Government: Federal republic Major languages: Hindi, English and more than 20 other official languages Literacy Rate: 61% Major religions: Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism Main exports: Agricultural products, textile goods, gems & jewelery, software services & technology, engineering goods, chemicals, leather products

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The Environment

Deforestation; soil erosion; overgrazing; desertification; air pollution from industrial effluents and vehicle emissions; water pollution from raw sewage and runoff of agricultural pesticides; tap water is not potable throughout the country; huge and growing population is overstraining natural resources

Government

India has a federal republic government system. Administrative divisions include 28 states and 7 union territories. Power is shared between the central government and the 28 states.

Legal System

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India’s common law is based off on the English model. Separate personal law codes apply to Muslims, Hindus, and Christians. There is judicial review of legislative acts.

The Economy

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India’s climate can range from tropical monsoons in the south to temperate in the north. Extremes of weather are diverse as the country’s geographic diversity. The country suffers from natural hazards such as earthquakes, droughts, volcanism, severe thunderstorms, flash floods, and widespread destructive monsoonal rains.

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Since opening up to outside world in the 1980s, India has been developing into an open-market economy, encouraging foreign investment and economic reform. Today, India is now “courted” by the world’s largest economic and political powers, including a previous foe, China.

International companies are especially interested in India’s large, skilled workforce for outsourcing and growing expertise in the field of information technology. India has a growing urban middle class.

Export Partners UAE 12.7%, US 10.8%, China 6.2%, Singapore 5.3%, Hong Kong 4.1% (2011)

Import Partners China 11.9%, UAE 7.7%, Switzerland 6.8%, Saudi Arabia 6.1%, US 4.9% (2011)

Communication

Influenced by the recent liberalization and deregulation of telecommunications laws and policies, India is one of the fastest growing telecom markets in the world with 32.685 million telephone landlines (10th in the world) and 893.862 million cellular phone subscribers (2nd).

Transportation

India has 352 airports (22nd in the world), 63,974 km of railways (4th), 3,320,410 km of roadways (3rd), 14,500 km of waterways (9th), and 340 merchant marine (29th). Ports and terminals include Chennai, Jawaharal Nehru Port, Kandla, Kolkata (Calcutta), Mumbai (Bombay), Sikka, and Vishakhapatnam.

The People

India is highly diverse with many cultures, languages, and religions. Hindi is the most widely spoken language. However, English has the status of subsidiary language and is the most important language for commercial, national, and political communication. Hindu and Muslim are the top 2 religions.

The Population India has the 2nd largest population in the world, following China. The median age is 26.5 years with a life expectancy of 67.14 years. There is a 1.12 male-to-female sex ratio and majority of the population is between the ages of 25-54 (40.4%) with the 2nd largest group being 0-14 (28.9%). 30% (2010 est.) of the total population live in urban areas.

The Business Climate

Indian business culture is very diverse varying across regions, sectors, and ownership patterns. A large number of Indian businesses are family-owned or owned by members of different social communities. Parsi, Marwari, Gujarati and Chettiar communities are the prominent ones. Many businesses are modern/western in their operations and follow the international norms for doing business. However, there are some differences between the government-owned public sector companies and the private sectors. Government-owned companies are hierarchical and bureaucratic. The private sector and the ‘new economy’ service sector companies (IT, telecom, and insurance) are more flexible and egalitarian than the traditional manufacturing-sector firms. There are regional differences in business etiquette. Southern Indian companies are more conservative than the north or west. These sectors are more individualistic and assertive than eastern India.

Intermediaries, protocols, and the negotiating process American, European, and Japanese companies have been doing business in India for more than two decades.

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Foreign joint ventures and technical collaborations are not new. Indians are comfortable and open to negotiation for well-known global companies. An intermediary is not required to establish one’s credentials. For smaller companies, it’s helpful to get some referrals from clients or partners in India. Indian laws and bureaucracy are intricate and cumbersome. Besides the statutes of the Central government, legislation can differ across the states. Hiring an Indian lawyer or liaison will help in maneuvering through the system. Hierarchy matters in India. As a sign of respect, subordinates stand up when the boss enters the meeting room. This is a normal phenomenon in the Indian context. Respect for age, loyalty to one’s family, community or group, and practice of certain religious rituals are still observed in Indian work-settings. Relationships and feelings play a large role in decisions. Therefore, building a relationship is often a prerequisite to doing business. People take larger risks if they trust a person’s intentions and do not directly jump into business negotiations. Credibility and trustworthiness are critical in negotiating a deal. Women executives, especially in senior positions, are still relatively new. Women will normally find people respectful and courteous, but not completely comfortable in working with them for business deals. Due to the bureaucratic nature of many Indian organizations, Indians are somewhat lax about time. Decisionmaking is often a long-drawn out process. Often, scheduled meetings may start with some delay.

The Workforce

With 498.4 million (2012 est.), India has the 2nd largest workforce in the world, after China. It is also younger with the average age being 23 years compared to China’s 35 years. This difference in age leads demographers to believe that India’s population will surpass that of China by 2030. The minimum wage for a 19 year old worker is $29.7/month with a ratio of minimum wage to value added per worker at 0.16. The standard workday in manufacturing is 9 hours with a maximum of 6 working days per week. In case of seasonal increase in production, a 50-hour work week is allowed for 2 months a year. There are no premiums or restrictions with night work in case of continuous operations.

Textile and Apparel Industry

Able to provide a useful blend of design, quality, textures, patterns, fashion, colors, and finishes, India is recognized today as one of the best sourcing options for textiles, garments, accessories, and finishes. Manufacturers are willing and able to innovate with integrity, take a hands-on approach to quality control, and be flexible with quantities and deadlines. Processes are competitive with skilled and economical labor. Technological developments, superior design capabilities, and companies with integrated logistic solutions and support systems. The textile and clothing industry is one of the mainstays and largest contributing sectors of India’s exports worldwide. India’s exports of textiles are projected to equal $64.41 billion by the end of March 2017. The texiles industry employs 45 million people and accounts for 14% of industrial production, equally 4% of GDP. From April 2012 to January 2013, ready-made garments accounted for 39% of total textile exports. Cotton and apparel textiles together accounted for 72% of total textile exports. Indian textile products, including handicrafts and handlooms, are exported to over 100 countries. The U.S. and EU account for 2/3 of India’s textile exports. Other major countries include China, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., Bangladesh, Turkey, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Brazil, Egypt, and Canada.

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Exports of textiles and clothing products in India have steadily increased over the last several years, especially after 2004 when the quota on textile exports was eliminated. In this liberalized, post-quota era, buyers from all over the world have looked to India as a major sourcing destination. Several reputable clothing and textile houses have opened offices in India including Marks and Spencer, Castle, Boules Trading Company, Haggar Clothing, Little Label, Quest Apparel, Kellwood, and Alster International. Retailers are looking to increase their sourcing opportunities in India and Indian manufacturers are pro-actively seeking ways to enhancing capactiy to meet the increased demand. Among global textiles, India ranks 3rd behind EU-27 and China. In global clothing exports, India ranks the 5th behind Bangladesh, Hong Kong, EU-27, and China.

Raw Materials Availability

India’s natural assets of high-quality raw materials play a large role in boosting the garment industry. India is the world’s largest producer of jute and the second largest for cotton, silk, and cellulosic fiber, the third largest for raw cotton, and the fourth largest for synthetic fiber.

Trade Organizations & Agreements

There are friendly government policies towards exports and political and cultural connections with importing countries that has nurtured this industry, making it bigger and stronger every year.

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Global economic and trade alliance between Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, and Sri Lanka. India signed in 2003. Key elements include a FTA in goods, services, and investment, as well as economic cooperation. • Trade Facilitation: non-tariff measures, customs cooperation, trade financing, and business visa and travel facilitation, accreditation procedures, standards, and technical regulations, conformity assessment, mutual recognition agreements • Sectors of Cooperation: agriculture, fisheries, services, mining and energy, transport and infrastructure, communication, manufacturing (automotive, drugs and pharmaceuticals, textiles, petrochemicals, garments, food processing, leather goods, light engineering goods, gems and jewelery processing), human resource development • Trade & Investment Promotion: fairs and exhibitions, business sector dialogues, ASEAN-India weblinks

Agreement on South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) Signed January 2004 by all members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), SAFTA came into effect January 1, 2006 to promote the welfare of the people of South Asia, accelerate economic growth and social progress, strengthen cooperation in international forums on common interests, cooperate with international and regional organizations with similar goals, and to promote active collaboration in economic, social, cultural, and technical and scientific fields. Members include India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, Maldives, Bhutan, and Bangladesh. • Elmininate trade barriers and facilitate cross-border movement between member nations • Promote fair competition in the free trade area to ensure equitable benefits based on respective levels and patterns of economic development •SAFTA will be implemented through: Trade Liberalization Program, Rules of Origin, Institutional Arrangements, Consultations and Dispute Settlement Procedures, Safeguard Measures, and any other instrument that may be agreed upon

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Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) Formerly known as the Bangkok Agreement, this agreement was signed July 31st 1975 as an initiative of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). It serves as a preferential tariff arrangement promoting intra-regional trade through mutually agreed concessions. The purpose is to promote economic development through continuous trade expansion and international economic cooperation. Original signatories include India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Republic of Korea, and Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Lao People’s Democratic Republic has not issued any tariff concessions and is not considered an active member. China entered into the agreement in April 2000.

Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) This sub-regional economic cooperation was formed in December 1997 and visualized as a bridge, membership includes 5 members of SAARC (India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, & Sri Lanka) and 2 members of ASEAN (Thailand & Myanmar). Areas of cooperation are trade and investment, technology, energy, transport and communication, tourism, fisheries, agriculture, cultural co-operation, environment and disaster management, public health, people-to-people contact, poverty alleviation, counter-terrorism and transnational crimes.

Risk Assessment: Benefits Strong growth driven by firm domestic demand Domestic demand and exports help continue economic recovery in 2011. An easing of monetary policy and high capacity utilization rates spurred investment. The manufacturing of textiles, iron, steel, and capital goods and services have been growth engines. Private consumption remains strong as a result of the labor market’s good performance. Several favorable trends drive private investment, such as a strong demand for Indonesian raw materials (agricultural, energy, and mining), favorable credit terms, tax exemptions in high priority sectors, and the growing middle class expanding at a rate of 7 million people a year. On the supply side, services, (retail and wholesale, transport, and communication) benefit from strong domestic demand and manufacturing, particularly capital goods are expected to accelerate. The raw materials sector continues to grow strongly with exports of oil, gas, metals, coal, rubber, palm oil, and wax equally 65% of sales abroad.

Foreign Relations & India’s Membership in International Organizations India’s size, population, strategic location, growing economic strength, military prowess, and scientific and technical capacity give it a voice in international affairs. The country remains a leader of the developing world and the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). Currently, India is strengthening its political and commercial ties with the U.S., the European Union, China, Japan, Iran, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. India is an active member of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). India has a long tradition of participating in UN peacekeeping operations and is an active member of the United Nations. The country holds a non-permanent seat on the Security Council 2011-2012 and seeks permanent membership.

India is also a member and the current chair of the Indian Ocean Rim-Association for Regional Cooperation (IORARC). In November 2012, the U.S. was admitted as a dialogue partner in the IOR-ARC with India’s support.

Risk Assessment: Threats

India is still tackling major economic, social, and environmental issues. Economic activity is limited by the slow, uneven pace of structural reforms and lack of infrastructure. Weaknesses persist in corporate transparency with accounts rarely available and questionable reliability. Also, problems with corruption persist with the lack of a well-functioning legal and regulatory framework, remaining slow and costly. The governmnet maintains an extensive presence in the economy through state-owned enterprises and wasteful subsidies that result in high budget deficits. Efforts conintue with reform measures announced in 2012 to reduce government subsidies and encourage foreign direct investment. However, plans to open key service sectors have been reversed and no significant reforms have been successfuly implemented in recent years.

Transnational issues Ongoing Disputes with Pakistan The vast Indian sub-continent was under foreign rule from the 1800s up until the defeat of the British Raj in 1947. The resulting partitioning of the sub-continent has sparked continuing conflict and territorial disputes. There has been three wars between India and Pakistan, two around the disputed territory of Khasmir. Despite continued tension over Khasmir and multiple high-profile bombings, a peace process began in 2004, but in 2008 paused due to attacks on Mumbai by Islamic militant groups overwhelmingly organized and originating from Pakistan.

Communal Strife Despite the discrimination being illegal and various measures taken to empower disadvantaged groups, India’s high level of diversity across languages, cultures, and religions continues to be haunted by its political past of segregation of the Hindu caste system. The vast majority of the rural population remains impoverished and caste, communal, and regional tension continue to have the potential to threaten its long-standing, secular ethos.

Strengths

•Strengthened banking sector •Diversity of natural resources (agricultural, energy, mining) •Good competitiveness thanks to low labor costs •Consolidation of political stability •Dynamic tourism

Weaknesses

•Low investment rate •Weak bank inter-mediation •Lack of infrastructure •Persistent corruption and lack of transparency •Inter-ethnic tensions exacerbated by high rates of unemployment and poverty

India and the U.S. share membership in several international organizations like the United Nations, G-20, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and World Trade Organization. The U.S. supports a reformed UN Security Council that includes India as a permanent member. India is an ASEAN dialogue partner, an Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development partner under its Enhanced Engagement program, and an observer to the Organization of American States.

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Indonesia Introduction

Spread between Asia and Australia, Indonesia is a chain of thousands of islands. It houses southeast Asia’s largest economy and the world’s largest Muslim population. The country has made the transition to democracy, devolving power away from the centralized government, holding its first direct presidential elections in 2004 after decades of dictatorship.

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Quick Facts Location: Southeast Asia Area: total: 1,904,569 sq km: Slightly less than three times the size of Texas Area Country Comparison in the world: 16 Capital: Jakarta Most populated city: Jakarta Nationality: Indonesian(s) Population: 251,160,124 (July 2013 est.): 4th in the world GDP per capita (PPP): $5,000 (2012 est.): 157th in the world Monetary unit: Rupiah (Rh) Government: Presidential Republic Major languages: Indonesian, 300 regional languages Literacy Rate: 90.4% Major religions: Islam Main exports: Oil and gas, plywood, textiles, rubber, palm oil

Located around the equator, Indonesia’s climate is characterized by tropical climate with high humidty, heavy rainfall, high temperature, and low winds. Located near an intersection of shifting tetonic plates, “The Ring of Fire,” Indonesia is prone to volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.

The Environment

Indonesia has the world’s 2nd-largest tropical forest and the fastest deforestation rate. Consequently, it is the 3rd largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions, behind the U.S. and China. Other current issues concerning the environment are deforestation, water pollution from industrial wastes, sewage, air pollution in urban areas, smoke and haze from forest fires.

Government

Indonesia has a multi-party presidential republic form of government that is democratic and recognizes the sovereignty of the people. Administrative divisions include 30 provinces, 2 special areas, and 1 special capital city district. China

Legal System

Indonesia’s civil law system is based on the Roman-Dutch model and influenced by customary law.

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Stemming from a resurgence from the 1997 Asian financial crisis, Indonesia has become one of the world’s major emerging economies, attracting investors interested in its rich natural resources, large consumer base, and political

stability. Indonesia’s government plays a significant role in its market-based economy. There are 141 state-owned enterprises. The government administers prices on several basic goods like fuel, electricity, and rice.

Export Partners Japan 16.6%, China 11.3%, Singapore 9.1%, US 8.1%, South Korea 8.1%, India 6.6%, Malaysia 5.4% (2011)

Import Partners China 14.8%, Singapore 14.6%, Japan 11%, South Korea 7.3%, US 6.1%, Thailand 5.9%, Malaysia 5.9% (2011)

Communication

Influenced by the recent liberalization and deregulation of telecommunications laws and policies, Indonesia is one of the fastest growing telecom markets in the world with 38.618 million telephone landlines (8th in the world) and 249.8 million cellular phone subscribers (4th). There are 1.344 million Internet hosts and 20 million Internet users.

Transportation

Indonesia has 676 airports (10th in the world), 5,042km of railways (35th) , 437,759 km of roadways (14th), 21,579 km of waterways (6th), and 1,340 merchant marine (8th). Ports and terminals include Banjarmasin, Belawan, Kotabaru, Krueg Geukueh, Palembang, Panjang, Sungai Pakning, Tanjung Perak, and Tanjung Priok.

The People

Indonesia is ethnically highly diverse with more than 300 local languages and inhabitants ranging from the modern, urban elite to the rural hunter-gatherers.

The Population Indonesia has the 4th largest population in the world, following China, India, and the U.S. The median age is 28.5 years with a life expectancy of 71.62 years. There is a 1.05 male-to-female sex ratio and majority of the population is between the ages of 25-54 (42.32%) with the 2nd largest group being 15-24 (17.1%). 44% (2010 est.) of the total population live in urban areas.

The Business Climate

Relationships are based on trust and respect and taking the time to develop long-term, solid relationships is essential when doing business in Indonesia. Time to establish good will means several trips over a period of months. Indonesian business culture is extremely hierarchal. The most important people are introduced first. The eldest or most competent member assumes the role of leader. Superiors come from chosen families or come from high ranks in the army. Seniority, age, and military determine rank. Superiors are treated with massive deference and any flaws in their behavior is overlooked. They are told what they want to hear in the presence of the group. Criticism or candid comments must be done in private and by a close friend. Protecting the superior from bad news in public is a way of giving honor to that person. The practice of “asal bapak senang” (keeping father happy) makes it difficult for foreign mangers to obtain accurate reports from Indonesian employees since they are more likely to say whatever they think will please their boss. Therefore, foreign managers must establish a network where they can be told the truth in public. Western educated Indonesians can be valuable contacts and a huge asset in communication and cultural differences.

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Losing face or “malu” is a major disappointment and something that should be avoided at all costs. Losing control over one’s emotions or any other form of embarrassment is frowned upon and seen as unworthy of trust and respect. Remaining calm at all times demonstrates one’s ability to control their emotions instead of letting their emotions control them. A person’s reputation and standing rest upon “saving face.” The level of English is low, so it is important for foreign managers, during meetings, to discern if their audience understands them. In an effort to “save face,” no one will admit in front of others that the are having difficulties.

plans to boost its fashion industry. They will collaborate with the Minstry of Trade, Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Cooperation, and small and medium enterprises. The strategy is to develop and establish expertise in trend forecasting, design, material development, production, logistics and distribution, marketing, and training. The purpose is to better equip local fashion producers with the tools they need to better serve the needs of international consumers. To counteract the declines in the American and European markets, Indonesia looks to increase exports to its members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2013.

Company literature, materials, and presentation should be translated into the native language, Bahasa Indonesia. All official correspondence with the government must be in Bahasa Indonesia. It is also mandated in advertisements and publications.

Raw Materials Availability

Indonesians are friendly and appreciate that friendliness be reciprocated. Politeness is a necessary for conducting business as Indonesians are more likely to buy from those who treat them with deference and genuineness.

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The pace of business negotiations is slower than the U.S. with less emphasis on punctuality, deadlines, and efficiency. Public and municipal meetings often begin at least an hour late. Therefore, it is important to remain patient and accommodating in all affairs. Indonesians are used to living in concentrated groups and are used to being crowded and require little personal space. The group is more important than the individual in Indonesian business culture. The individual identity is included in the group. It is the group that is addressed. Individuals are uncomfortable being singled out in public for undue praise or criticism.

Indonesia is a member of the World Trade Oraganization (WTO) and the Association of Southeast Asia Nations Free Trade Agreement (AFTA). Indonesia has several preferential trade relationships with other Asian countries. It is currenty negotiating bilateral agreements with Australia, Pakistan, Iran, India, and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA). Joint studies have been done on the benefits of potential FTAs with Chile, South Korea, Turkey, Egypt, and Tunsinia. The country is also looking towards the possiblity of a trade agreement with EFTA.

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Import duties from ASEAN countries are applied at 0-5% with some exceptions. ASEAN continues to negotiate FTAs with India, Australia, the European Union, and New Zealand.

It is normal to “haggle” over a business deal and Indonesians tend to be clever negotiators as they are used to negotiating most bargains and purchases in their daily lives. Those who seem the most reserved should not be underestimated as business people. Hard bargainers are respected as they believe that there are no fixed prices and initial prices may seem too unreasonable.

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The position of Indonesian women is different than other women in Muslim countries. They have never been secluded or veiled. Women have full rights, can vote, and hold leadership positions. Female business travelers are likely to be accepted as a significant proportion of Indonesian women work as professionals. It is advised that women dress and act conservatively and professionally at all times. Though women are expected to be as competent as men, overtly aggressive, domineering behavior is not well received. They must calmly assert their authority and influence in a restrained, firm way.

Risk Assessment: Benefits

Bribery, or ‘facilitating payments,’ is common at most levels of society.

Strong growth driven by domestic demand

The Workforce

The minimum wage for a 19 year old worker in manufacturing is $151.10 with a ratio of minimum wage to value added per worker of 0.42. Fixed term contracts for permanent tasks are prohibited with a maximum length being 36 months, including renewals. Maximum working days per week is 6. The standard workday in manufacturing is 8 hours for 5 workdays a week and 7 hours for 6 workdays a week. A 50-hour workweek is allowed for 2 months a year in case of a seasonal increase in production.

Textile and Apparel Industry

Indonesia is commited to reduce tariff and non-tariff barriers and investment restrictions. The six original ASEAN members (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, & Brunei) agree to reduce import duties to 5% or less by 2010, and for the four latest members (Laos, Vietnam, Burma, & Cambodia) by 2015.

As Southeast Asia’s largest economy, Indonesia has implemented wide-reaching reforms to address issues in infrastructure and improve competitiveness. Recent reforms seek to improve regulatory efficiency, enhance regional competitiveness, and create a more vibrant private sector with a modernized financial sector. Indonesia is located on one of the world’s largest trade routes.

High capacity utilization rates and the easing of monetary policies in 2011 has fueled investment and domestic demand and exports leading to continued economic recovery. Manufacturing in textiles, steel, iron, and capital goods and services have been growth engines. Growth was expected to continue in 2012 with an increase in private consumption and the labor market’s good performance. There is a strong demand for Indonesian raw materials in mining, agriculture, and energy. Indonesia’s middle class is expanding by 7 million people a year and their appetite is growing. Several high priority sectors enjoy good credit terms and tax exemptions. Manufacturing and capital goods are expected to outperform while services like wholesale, retail, communication, and transport benefit from strong domestic demand. The raw materials sector strongly grows with exports of oil, gas, metals, coal, rubber, palm oil, and wax representing 65% of sales overseas.

Indonesia exported $13.4bn in garment and textiles in 2011. As a springboard to accelerate economic growth, Indonesia has set out to become one of the world’s leading fashion hubs by 2025. The Indonesian government, Indonesian Fashion Designer’s Association (APPMI), and the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy outlined

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Sound financial situation Indonesia has experienced a decrease in the public debt ratio and fiscal deficit. Foreign debt is likely to remain under control. For 2012, foreign exchange reserves were expected to remain at satisfactory levels. The Indonesian banking system has been outperforming with high capitalization and profitability ratios and an improved rate of non-performing loans.

Risk Assessment: Threats

Indonesia’s growth potential remains fragile due to an inefficient legal and investment systems. The risk of doing business increases due to political interference in the private economy that discourages dynamic economic expansion. A weak judicial system exacerbates a pervasive system of corruption. Beginning in 2012, the Indonesian government reintroduced investment and trade barriers that include places limits on ownership of banks and mines and export taxes.

Persistent shortcomings in business environment Economic activity continues to be limited by the lack of infrastructure and slow pace of structural reforms. Weaknesses persist in corporate transparency. Accounts are rarely available and their reliability is questionable. Problems with corruption persist and the legal system remains expensive and slow.

Transnational issues Demands for provincial independence Encouraged by the success of East Timor in 1999, secessionists in several provinces are demanding their independence.

Militant Islamic groups Militant Islamic groups have become active over the past few years. Some are believed to have links with AlQaeda and the 2002 Bali bombings that killed a little over 200 people.

Transportation Risks According to the International Maritime Bureau, there is a high risk of piracy and armed robbery against ships in the territorial and offshore waters of the Strait of Malacca and South China Sea.

Strengths •Strengthened banking sector •Diversity of natural resources (agricultural, energy, mining) • Good competitiveness thanks to low labor costs •Consolidation of political stability •Dynamic tourism

Weaknesses •Low investment rate •Weak bank inter-mediation •Lack of infrastructure •Persistent corruption and lack of transparency •Inter-ethnic tensions exacerbated by high rates of unemployment and poverty

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Mexico Introduction

Mexico is crossed by two mountain ranges known as Sierra Madre Oriental and Sierra Madre Occidental, which are the extension of the Rocky Mountains from northern North America. The government system is a federal republic. The chief of state and head of government is the President. Mexico has a free market economy in which the prices of goods and services are determined in a free price system.

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Quick Facts Location: North America Area: total: 1,964,374 sq km Area Country Comparison in the world: 14 Capital: Mexico City Most populated city: Mexico City (capital) Nationality: Mexican(s) Population: 116,220,947 2013 est.) GDP per capita (PPP): $15,300 (2012 est.) Monetary unit: Mexican peso (MXN) Government: Federal Republic Major languages: Spanish Literacy Rate: 86.1% Major religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jehovah’s Witnesses, other, unspecified Main exports: Manufactured goods, oil and oil products, silver, fruits, vegetables, coffee, cotton

Mexico’s climate is varies from tropical to desert. Tsunamis along the Pacific coast, volcanoes and destructive earthquakes in the center and south, and hurricanes on the Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean coasts.

The Environment

Mexico has scarcity of hazardous waste disposal facilities; rural to urban migration; natural freshwater resources scarce and polluted in north, inaccessible and poor quality in center and extreme southeast; raw sewage and industrial effluents polluting rivers in urban areas; deforestation; widespread erosion; desertification; deteriorating agricultural lands; serious air and water pollution in the national capital and urban centers along US-Mexico border; land subsidence in Valley of Mexico caused by groundwater depletion.

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Mexico has a free market economy in the trillion dollar class. It contains a mixture of modern and outmoded industry and agriculture, increasingly dominated by the private sector. Recent administrations have expanded competition in seaports, railroads, telecommunications, electricity generation, natural gas distribution, and airports. Per capita income is roughly one-third that of the US; income distribution remains highly unequal.

Communication

Mexico has adequate telephone service for business and government. Mexico is improving telephone service quality and increasing mobile cellular availability, with mobile subscribers far outnumbering fixed-line subscribers. Mexico has domestic satellite system with 120 earth stations. Domestic fixed-line teledensity is less than 20 per 100 persons mibile-cellular teledensity is about 80 per 100 persons.

Transportation

Mexico has 64 airports and 329,532 km of roadways. Mexico has 7 major ports located in Ensenada, Guaymas, Manzanillo, Lázaro Cárdenas, Veracruz, Tampico, and Altamira.

People

Mexico has several ethnic groups. Mestizo (Amerindia-Spanish) is predominant group, other groups are Amerindian and white. Most of the Mexican speak Spanish. Mexican preponderate religion is Roman Catholic, next is Protestant, Jehovah’s Witnesses and other Evangelical Chrches.

The Population Mexico has the 11th largest population in the world. The median age is 27.4 years with a life expectancy of 76.66 years. There is a 0.96 male-to-female sex ratio and majority of the population is between the ages of 25-54 (40.7%) with the 2nd largest group being of 0-14 (27.4%).(2013 est.) 78% of the total population live in urban areas (2010 est.), and Mexico City is the second-largest urban agglomeration in the Western Hemisphere, after Sao Paulo (Brazil), but before New York (US).

The Business Climate

Mexico has federal republic government type. The capital is Mexico City, and time difference is 1 hour behind Washington, DC during Standard Time. Mexico has 31 states and 1 federal district.

The country received a score of 82 for business freedom dropping it from a global ranking in this category of 18th in 2011 to 29th in 2012. This ranking reflects an increase in costs for various forms of licensing business need. However, Mexico’s rankings for labor freedom and monetary freedom increased over the last year which will make it easier for businesses to operate freely. The World Bank finds that Mexico is about average when it comes to the ease of opening a foreign business within its borders. On average, foreign businesses in Mexico will take 31 days and 11 procedures to reach approval from the government. However, it seems that Mexico is committed to reducing the time and effort needed to open a new business.

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Mexico has civil law system with US constitutional law theory influence, and judicial review of legislative acts. 92.7% of Mexican only speak Spanish and largest population of religion is Roman Catholic.

The minimum wage for a 19 year old worker in manufacturing is $121.40 with a ratio of minimum wage to value added per worker of 0.10. Fixed term contracts for permanent tasks are prohibited with a maximum length being 36 months, including renewals. Maximum working days per week is 6. The standard workday in manufacturing is 8 hours for 5 workdays a week and 7.5 hours for 6 workdays a week. A 50-hour workweek is allowed for 2 months a year in case of a seasonal increase in production.

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expenditure aimed at encouraging job creation and the large-scale investments being made by the state-owned company Petroleos de Mexico (Pemex) amounting to 2% of GDP. Closed to FDIs, the sector relies completely on government finance for its investment projects. Moreover, maintaining Pemex’s productive capacity is strategic since the revenues it generates represent over a third of government revenue.

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Despite the increase of oil exports, the current account deficit grew in 2011 as a result of much higher imports, drawn in by buoyant domestic demand. In 2012, the additional imports should be offset by the increase in emigrant worker remittances and tourist revenues. The decline in oil production will be offset by higher prices.

While Mexico does not currently grow its own cotton, it is the number one importer of U.S. cotton worldwide. Due to Mexico’s favorable relationship with the U.S., there is never any danger of a shortage of cotton for Mexican production.

Mexico had a huge upswing in 1990s after entering into NAFTA with Canada in 1994, becoming the world’s one of the largest textile manufacturers. With the NAFTA agreement the sales hiked and Mexico attained large chunk of market share. It assumed to provide US with the biggest Textile and Apparels market, but with Asian and Central American markets becoming cheaper, envisages did not turn out to be that fruitful. Over the past decade, Mexico’s textile sector has derived some of its greatest benefits from tariff reductions that resulted from the country’s numerous free-trade agreements. That’s especially true in the U.S. market, where Mexico has been the leader for years. However since 2000, Mexico is facing budding competition from China. This Asian gigantic has given headaches not only to the textile sector but to most Mexican productions, taking a lead in the market share of U.S. textile markets.

Transnational issues

Abundant rainfall in recent years along much of the Mexico-US border region has ameliorated periodically strained water-sharing arrangements; the US has intensified security measures to monitor and control legal and illegal personnel, transport, and commodities across its border with Mexico; Mexico must deal with thousands of impoverished Guatemalans and other Central Americans who cross the porous border looking for work in Mexico and the United States; Belize and Mexico are working to solve minor border demarcation discrepancies arising from inaccuracies in the 1898 border treaty.

The Mexican Textile sector comprises of natural, artificial and synthetic fibers, textiles, apparels, and textile madeup. It has shown a great viability and vitality during the last years, chiefly after the initiation of NAFTA. This is one of the manufacturing sectors that have developed the most, at an annual rate of almost 13% from 1997 to 2000. Textile sector ranks second after metal products, machinery and equipments. In 2000, Mexico sold US$10.23 billion in textiles and clothing to the United States, representing a 117.21% increase over 1996. However, the overall textile imports and exports fell.

Strengths

Trade Organizations & Agreements

Weaknesses

Mexico is a member of the World Trade Organization. Mexico has been a respected member of this organization and also participates in other international groups. These include the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation which is comprised of 20 WTO members and the G-20 which is a group of developing countries who support agricultural reforms.

•Manufacturing sector sustained by the North American Free Trade Agreement •Moderate foreign debt •Relatively healthy banking sector •Favorable demographics

•Dependence on the USA for export, investments and transfers form emigrant workers •Vulnerability of public finances to the decline of oil reserves •Socio-political obstacles to structural reforms (energy, telecoms, education, labor, legal system) •Business environment undermined by bureaucracy, inadequate infrastructures and insecurity

Mexico is a part of the North American Free Trade Agreement which is available to trade free with the United State and Canada. Mexico is also part of the Mexico-Costa Rica FTA, Mexico-Nicaragua FTA, Mexico-Chile FTA, Global Agreement, Mexico-Israel FTA, Mexico-Northern Trade FTA, Mexico-European FTA, and the Economic Partnership Agreement.

Risk Assessment: Benefits Continued growth Mexico’s growth should continue through 2012 thanks to rising US demand leading to benefits for manufacturing industry and tourism. Transfers from expatriate workers (13 million Mexicans live in the US) should continue to increase. Domestic demand will continue to drive growth, drawing strength from the per-electoral measures, implemented by the government ahead of July’s elections, to bolster household consumption, private investment, credit and job creation.

Risk Assessment: Threats Relatively sound financial situation Mexico increased revenues, particularly from oil and the moderation of spending enabled a reduction in the public deficit in 2011. The government is expected to continue its prudent fiscal policy and the central government deficit is accordingly expected to decline further. However, this prudence will be mitigated by

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El Salvador Introduction

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Quick Facts Location: Central America, bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and Honduras Area: total: 21,041 sq km Area Country Comparison in the world: 153 (smaller than Massachusetts) Capital: San Salvador Population: 6,108,590 (July 2013 est.) GDP per capita (PPP): $6830.63 Monetary unit: United States dollar Government: Constitutional republic, Presidential system Major languages: Spanish Main exports: food processing, beverages, petroleum, chemicals, fertilizer, textiles, furniture, light metals

El Salvado is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America. It borders the Pacific Ocean on the south, and the countries of Guatemala to the west and Honduras to the north and east. In 2010 El Salvador ranked in the top 10 among Latin American countries in terms of the Human Development Index and in the top 3 in Central America (behind Costa Rica and Panama), due in part to ongoing rapid industrialization. U.S.-Salvadoran relations remain close and strong. U.S. policy towards the country promotes the strengthening of El Salvador’s democratic institutions, rule of law, judicial reform, and civilian police; national reconciliation and reconstruction; and economic opportunity and growth. U.S. ties to El Salvador are dynamic and growing. More than 19,000 American citizens live and work full-time in El Salvador.

Climate & Natural Disasters

Tropical; rainy season (May to October); dry season (November to April); tropical on coast; temperate in uplands. Mostly mountains with narrow coastal belt and central plateau, therefore El Salvador appears frequently in the Global Climate Risk Index on the annual index. In 2011, extensive floods and landslides caused damages worth over $1 billion. In addition, this country is also known as the Land of Volcanoes; frequent and sometimes destructive earthquakes and volcanic activity; extremely susceptible to hurricanes.

The Environment

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El Salvador has tropical forests and overall forest cover has expanded by nearly 20% from the year 1992 -2010, making it one of the few countries experiencing reforestation. This country also experience soil erosion; water pollution.

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Conventional long form: Republic of El Salvador The Salvadoran Government maintained fiscal discipline during post-war reconstruction and reconstruction following earthquakes in 2001 and hurricanes in 1998 and 2005, but El Salvador’s external debt has been mounting over the last several years.

Legal System

Civil law system with minor common law influence; judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court. Supreme Court or Corte Suprema (15 judges are selected by the Legislative Assembly; the 15 judges are assigned to four Supreme Court chambers - constitutional, civil, penal, and administrative conflict)

The Economy

The smallest country in Central America geographically, El Salvador has the third largest economy in the region. With the global recession in 2009, real GDP contracted by 3.1%. The economy slowed even further during 201012. Remittances accounted for 17% of GDP in 2011 and were received by about a third of all households. El Salvador has promoted an open trade and investment environment and has completed a wave of privatizations extending to telecom, electricity distribution, banking, and pension funds. Taxes levied by the government include a value added tax (VAT) of 13%, income tax of 30%, excise taxes on alcohol and cigarettes, and import duties. The VAT accounted for about 51.7% of total tax revenues in 2011. El Salvador’s external debt amounts to about one-fourth of GDP. In 2012, El Salvador successfully completed a $461 million compact with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) - a United States Government agency aimed at stimulating economic growth and reducing poverty - in the country’s northern region, the primary conflict zone during the civil war, through investments in education, public services, enterprise development, and transportation infrastructure. In January 2013, the MCC approved El Salvador as eligible for a possible second MCC compact.

Export Partners US 45.1%, Guatemala 13.3%, Honduras 8.6%, Nicaragua 5.2%, Germany 4.1% (2011)

Import Partners US 39%, Guatemala 9.8%, Mexico 7.7%, China 5.2% (2011)

Communication

Multiple mobile-cellular providers are expanding services rapidly and in 2011 tele-density exceeded 135 per 100 persons; growth in fixed-line services has slowed in the face of mobile-cellular competition. Domestic: nationwide microwave radio relay system

Transportation

By air through El Salvador International Airport, Ilopango International Airport, El Tamarindo airport. The airport of El Salvador offers 17 places for aircrafts, a modern cargo terminal and hangars for aircrafts. By ports and harbors through Acajutla, Puerto Cutuco, La Libertad, La Unión, Puerto El Triunfo of total: 10,029 km. By highways through the RN-21 (Bulevar Monseñor Romero) (East–West) is the very first freeway to be built in El Salvador and in Central America. The freeway passes the northern area of the city of Santa Tecla, La Libertad. It has a small portion serving Antiguo Cuscatlan, La Libertad, and merges with the RN-5 (Autopista Comalapa) (East–West, Boulevard de Los Proceres/Autopista del Aeropuerto) in San Salvador. The total length of the RN-21 is 9.35 kilometres (5.81 mi) and is currently working as a traffic reliever in the metropolitan area. The RN-21 was named in honor to Monseñor Romero. The first phase of the highway was completed in 2009, and the second phase in November 2012. Railways system only contotal: 602 km (single track; all traffic suspended; note - some sections abandoned, unusable). Railway was proposed to connect Mexico with Panama.

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The People

El Salvador is the smallest and most densely populated country in Central America. It is well into its demographic transition, experiencing slower population growth, a decline in its number of youths, and the gradual aging of its population. The increased use of family planning has substantially lowered El Salvador’s fertility rate, from approximately 6 children per woman in the 1970s to replacement level today. At least 20% of El Salvador’s population lives abroad. The remittances they send home account for close to 20% of GDP, are the second largest source of external income after exports, and have helped reduce poverty. Medium age: 24.7 years (male: 23.4 years, female: 26.2 years (2012 est.)

The Business Climate

El Salvador is ranked 112nd out of 183 economies in Doing Business 2012, with an unchanged overall score compared to last year. 1. According to the latest Enterprise Surveys (2010), the top 3 obstacles to running a business in El Salvador are Practices of the Informal Sector, Crime, Theft, and Disorder, and Access to Finance. 65.2% of firms report competing with unregistered or informal firms, compared to 62.3% regionally, and 56.2% for all countries surveyed. 2. In the World Bank’s Worldwide Governance Indicators report, El Salvador ranks between the 50th and 60th percentiles all indicators except for the Rule of Law indicator, where it ranks near the 20th percentile. 3.El Salvador’s economic freedom score is 68.7, making its economy the 41st freest in the 2012 Index. Its overall score is about the same as last year, with declines in business freedom and trade freedom largely offset by improvements in four of the 10 freedoms. El Salvador is ranked 5th out of 29 countries in the South and Central America/Caribbean region, and its overall score remains well above the world average.

CECATEC-RD is composed by the business associations and chambers of the textile and apparel industry of the CAFTA-DR region. Cámara de la Industria Textil y de la Confección de El Salvador (CAMTEX)

Raw Materials Availability

Offshore assembly products, Coffee, sugar, textiles and apparel, gold, ethanol, chemicals, electricity, iron and steel are El Salvador’s main exports. The leading imports are raw materials, consumer and capital goods, fuel, food, petroleum, and electricity. The United States is by far the largest trading partner.

Trade Organizations & Agreements

In 2006, El Salvador was the first country to ratify the Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement. CAFTA has bolstered exports of processed foods, sugar, and ethanol, and supported investment in the apparel sector, which faced Asian competition with the expiration of the Multi-Fiber Agreement in 2005. In anticipation of the declines in the apparel sector’s competitiveness, the previous administration sought to diversify the economy by promoting the country as a regional distribution and logistics hub, and by promoting tourism investment through tax incentives. Currently, there are a total of 15 free trade zones in El Salvador.

Transnational issues

International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled on the delimitation of “bolsones” (disputed areas) along the El SalvadorHonduras boundary, in 1992, with final agreement by the parties in 2006 after an Organization of American States survey and a further ICJ ruling in 2003; the 1992 ICJ ruling advised a tripartite resolution to a maritime boundary in the Gulf of Fonseca advocating Honduran access to the Pacific; El Salvador continues to claim tiny Conejo Island, not identified in the ICJ decision, off Honduras in the Gulf of Fonseca. Transshipment point for cocaine; small amounts of marijuana produced for local consumption; significant use of cocaine.

The Workforce

Some of the Central American countries of the region have done a difference in the minimum wage that applies to the workers of the textile and apparel industry; below is the minimum wages of $176.11. Labor organizations - Electrical Industry Union of El Salvador or SIES; Federation of the Construction Industry, Similar Transport and other activities, or FESINCONTRANS; National Confederation of Salvadoran Workers or CNTS; National Union of Salvadoran Workers or UNTS; Port Industry Union of El Salvador or SIPES; Salvadoran Union of Ex-Petrolleros and Peasant Workers or USEPOC; Salvadoran Workers Central or CTS; Workers Union of Electrical Corporation or STCEL; business organizations - National Association of Small Enterprise or ANEP; Salvadoran Assembly Industry Association or ASIC; Salvadoran Industrial Association or ASI

Textile and Apparel Industry

El Salvador has 51 Apparel companies, 24 textile mills, and employs 70,389 people. To move from full package to ready-to-wear or even to brand is quite a challenge. At this moment the DR-CAFTA region is an option to be a partner in a currently successful supply chain where many U.S. brands are participating together. The value of the strategic alliances between full-package garment makers in the region and U.S. retailers gives the industry the opportunity for everyone to focus on what we are best at. The Central American region can also produce quality apparel according to the environmental compliance and supply goods to the final stores, as well as a wide variety of accessories for the apparel industry. The textile and apparel industry have taken the leadership in the implementation of different programs of Corporate Social Responsibility, for this reason that the industry has taken the lead in implementing various programs for corporate social responsibility e.g. Weaving dreams and promoting opportunities.

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Trading Across Borders DoingBusiness.org

U.S.

Bangladesh

India

Vietnam

Indonesia

Mexico

El Salvador

22 21

119 120

127 125

74 74

128 130

61 63

80 72

4 6 1,090 5 5 1,315

6 25 1,025 8 34 1,430

9 16 1,120 11 20 1,200

6 21 610 8 21 600

4 17 644 7 23 660

5 12 1,450 4 12 1,780

8 14 980 8 10 980

Days US $ Cost

Days US $ Cost

Days US $ Cost

Days

US $ Days US $ Cost Cost

Days

US $ Cost

Days US $ Cost

Documents preparation

2

230

14

225

8

415

12

160

11

150

6

200

4

380

Customs clearance and technical control

1 2 1 6

60 400 400 1,090

3 5 3 25

150 450 200 1,025

2 3 3 16

130 225 350 1120

4 3 2 21

100 150 200 610

1 2 3 17

169 165 160 644

2 2 2 12

150 200 900 1,450

4 3 3 14

100 100 400 980

Customs clearance and technical control

2 1

205 90

22 3

370 150

8 4

400 200

12 4

130 95

13 4

210 125

5 2

290 240

3 2

380 100

Ports and terminal handling

1

420

7

650

5

250

4

175

4

165

3

300

3

100

Inland transportation and handling

1 5

600 2 1,315 34

260 1,430

3 20

350 1200

1 21

200 600

2 23

160 660

2 12

950 2 1,780 10

DB Rank 2013 DB Rank 2012

East Asia & Pacific

South Latin America Asia & Caribbean

OECD

Indicator Documents to export (number) Time to export (days) Cost to export (US$ per container) Documents to import (number) Time to import (days) Cost to import (US$ per container)

Nature of export procedures

Ports and terminal handling Inland transportation and handling

Totals

Nature of import procedures

Totals

Documents preparation

6 21 923 7 22 958

8 32 1,603 9 33 1,736

6 17 1,268 7 19 1,612

4 10 1.028 5 10 1,080

400 980

What is Measured?

Numbered from 1-185, economies are ranked on their ease of doing business. A high ranking, (a low number) indicates a more conducive environment for starting a local firm. The firm’s ability to trade overseas depends on several factors, including infrastructure, port operations, documentation requirements, customs’ procedures, and inspections and audits from governmental agencies. Trading Across Borders looks at the procedural requirements for exporting and importing a standardized cargo of goods. All official documents from the every contractual agreement between two parties to the delivery of goods are counted and the time necessary for completion is included. The data presented is the most recent from June 2012.

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Ease of Doing Business

What is Measured?

Astir P. Country Ranking

Business Climate Based on the doing business ranking, Mexico(48st) has the highest Business Climate ranking and next was El Salvador(113rd), Bangladesh(129st), Vietnam, and India(132nd) and Indonesia(128st) have the same ranking.

COUNTRY  RANKING

Scale  of  1  to  10  with  1  being  the  worst  and  10  the  best Mexico

El  Salvador Bangladesh  

India

Vietnam

Indonesia

Business  Climate

9

8

6.5

6.5

7.5

6.5

Costs

8

8

9.5

9.5

9

7.5

Government

8.5

8

6.5

7

7.5

7

Location

10

9.5

5.5

6

5

5

Risks

8.5

8

7.5

6.5

7

7

Social  Stability

7

7

6.5

6.5

8

8

Sourcing  Guidelines

9

8.5

7

7

9

7.5

Textile  Industry

6

7.5

8

9.5

8.5

8

Trade  Agreements

10

10

4

0

4

4

Trained  Work-­‐force

8.5

7

8.5

9

9

8

Socio-­‐eco-­‐political

8

8

4.5

6.5

8

8

Total

92.5

89.5

74

74

82.5

76.5

Average

8.4 1

8.1 2

6.7 5

6.7 5

7.5 3

7.0 4

Costs In the men’s dress shirt business, Bangladesh’s labor costs is $0.05, Vietnam is $0.06, Indonesia is $0.08, India and El Salvador is both $0.10, and Mexico is $0.13. As Bangladesh’s labor cost is the cheapest between has the highest score in Costs. Although Indonesia labor costs has the third cheapest costs Indonesia’s government increased the apparel labor costs in 2013, Astir P. ranked the lowest score. Government From the free trade agreement, NAFTA and CAFTA, South American governments are friendly to the U.S. business companies. Vietnam has the next ranking because the government has a slow community system. Following by Indonesia and India. Bangladesh has the lowest score. Location Since Mexico is the nearest country to the United States, it has the highest score, 10 in Location. Next are El Salvador, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Vietnam. Risks According to the investment grade that Mexico has BBB, and El Salvador has BB, both countries have the high score. On the other hand, India has BBB-, it has the lowest score between six countries. Social Stability Six countries have similar score for Social stability. Vietnam and Indonesia have very stable conditions so they have 8, the highest score. However, Bangladesh and India have the lowest score because there are religion conflicts and lots of social problems. Sourcing Guidelines Comparing the Sourcing Guidelines, Mexico and India have the high score as both countries are working with many well-known international retailers. They have better sourcing guidelines than other countries. Textile Industry In the Textile Industry, India has a well-developed apparel industry. Vietnam government intensifies its textile industry to make premium quality than China. Although, Mexico has a good supporter U.S. and Canada textile suppliers based on free trade agreement, its men’s dress shirt industry was limited than other countries is has the lowest score. Trade Agreements As there are free trade agreement, NAFTA and CAFTA in Mexico and El Salvador, both countries have 10, the highest score. Other countries like Bangladesh, Vietnam and Indonesia have 4, because they have a trade agreement with Asia. However, India has none of the trade agreement and has the lowest score. Trained Work Force India and Vietnam have plenty skilled, trained and hardworking work force and they have the highest score Trained Work-force. El Salvador has the lowest score 7, because it has the low level of human capital which also show low work force in textile industry. Socio-eco-political Most of the countries have the similar score for sociological, ecological, and political. However, Bangladesh has the lowest 4.5, because it has weak infrastructure in the society and political issues.

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Initial Research Based on the countries selected for initial research in the country analysis section, suppliers from each country were selected for initial research based on the HTS Code 6205.20 for men’s woven shirts and other relevant key words, as well as the number of shipments to the U.S. featured on Stylesight’s Online sourcing partner Panjiva.com. Country textile and apparel association websites and Google searches provided supplier names for countries who had a limited amount of suppliers listed on Panjiva such as Mexico and El Salvador. Since Astir P. is a start-up American country, the company requires suppliers to have previous experience with conducting business with the U.S. This will aide in decreasing risk associated with Astir P.’s lack of experience in conducting global business and to ease import processes. Priority was given to those who had the highest number of matching shipments to the U.S. The top 10 suppliers for each country were then selected based the criteria above and their current customer list featuring companies similar to Astir P.’s brand and quality requirements. Research for the top 10 suppliers included the availability of contact information, port locations, customer lists, relevant websites, and other shipment information. After researching the top 10 suppliers for each country, the top 3 were chosen. Further detailed analyses were conducted on the top 3 including products and services available, capacity, quality, sourcing guidelines, and other relevant criteria. Astir P. seeks suppliers who can provide similar or better quality as its competitors. After comparing and rating the top 3 suppliers for each country, the top 3 overall were selected for further analysis and comparison with country ratings.

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The Suppliers: Bangladesh 5. The Overseas Apparels & Embroidery Ltd.

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Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh Website: http://www.ctgfashion.com

About The Overseas Apparels & Embroidery Ltd. is one of Chittagong Fashion Group. The compnay established in 1984, and major export destinations are USA, Canada, Europe, Japan and Dubai. The company produces men’s dress shirt, sports shirt, ladies’ bloue and men’s shirt with special gift pack. The company’s manpower is approximately 550, the machinery is 422 and the space is 55,000 sqft. Production Capacity is 4000 per day.

6. Kimberly Fashions Ltd. Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh Website: http://www.kimberlyfashions.com/

About Kimberly Fashion Ltd. is producing shirts and men’s apparel. According to Panjiva, the company had U.S. 67 total shipments between July 1, 2007 to April 26, 2013. Total volume was 406,894 kg, and average shipment size was 6,073 kg. The company’s main customers are Shane Tex Inc, Nara Trading Inc., and Pubali Bank Ltd. Astir P try to contact Kimberly Fashions, but the company didn’t response. Also the company’s website wasn’t existing anymore.

1. Concorde Garments Ltd.

2. Mohammadi Group Ltd.

7. Men’s Fashion Ltd.

8. Dress Shirts Ltd.

About Concorde Group, based in Bangladesh, is a group of Industries with sustained goodwill and expertise in exports oriented ready-made garment manufacturing. Concorde Group founded in 1983 by Mr. Sayeeful Islam, the current Managing Director, and it is the 7th garment factory in Bangladesh. Concorde set up with the help of German and Korean technicians. According to Panjiva, the company has U.S. 358 total shipments data from July 1, 2007 to April 26, 2013. Total volume was 3,120,897 kg, and average shipment size was 8,717 kg. The company’s main customers are Oxford Shirt Group, Dewhirst, and Phillips Van Heusen.

About Mohammadi Group is one of the leading garments manufacturers in Bangladesh. Starting its operation in 1986 with only 52 workers, today we employ over 8,000 people. Currently the comapny manufacturs woven shirts and blouses in the woven units. Also, the company manufacturs sweaters. The company’s customers include many world renowed brands like H&M, C&A, Zara, Esprit, Sears, WalMart, Target Stores and etc. According to Panjiva, the company has U.S. 148 total shipments data from July 1, 2007 to April 26, 2013. Total volume was 1,068,421 kg, and average shipment size was 7,219 kg.

About Men’s Fashion is mainly produces men’s dress shirt. According to Panjiva, the company has U.S. 31 total shipments data from July 1, 2007 to April 26, 2013. Total volume was 631,270 kg, and average shipment size was 4,818kg. The company’s main customers are Philips Van Heusen Corporation, Kohl’s and Pyh Corp. However, the company doesn’t have any contact information nor company introduction.

About Dress Shirts Ltd. produce men’s garments and cotton apparels. According to Panjiva, the company had U.S. 85 total shipments between July 1, 2007 to April 26, 2013. Its total volume was 331,310 kg and average shipment size was 3,897 kg. Dress Shirts’ main customers are Kohl’s, Pvh Corp, and Jun Rui Apparel. However, Dress Shirts doens’t share the company information to Astir P.

3. Parico Clothing

4. B.H.I.S Apparels Ltd.

9. Young International Garments (Bd) Ltd.

10. Dressmen Garments Ltd.

About Parico Clothing is Bangladesh based company, with sales office located in Dhaka, and joint venture factory in gazipur, mainly doing textile business. Parico Clothing start garment business in 2003, main products are T-shirt, Polo Shirts, Woven Shirt, Sweatshirt, Hoddie, Sweater, Jeans , Trouser, Cap and Home Textile. Products are exported to oversea market such as Germany, Austria, Czech republic, France, Ghana, South Africa, US, Austarlia, Canada etc. Starting from 2010, the company also supplies towel, hats and other sundry goods.

About B.H.I.S is a men’s dress shirt manufacture which is located in Gazipur, Bangladesh. According to Panjiva, the company had U.S. 115 total shipments data from July 1. 2007 to April 26, 2013. Total volume was 499,762 kg with an average shipment size of 4,345 kg. Also, their top three customers are Oxford Shirt Group, Aramark Uniform Services, and Woodbridge Industries LLC. Beyond Panjiva, there is no information available online. However, the company response quickly to Astir P’s request and its customer service was highly rating than other Bangladesh suppliers.

Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh Website: http://concordegarments.com

Location: Chittagong, Tebangladesh Website: www.paricocl.com

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Location: Bangladesh Website: http://www.mohammadigroup.com

Location: Gazipur, Bangladesh Website: N/A

Location: Chittagong, Tebangladesh Website: N/A

Location: Chittagong, Bangladesh Website: N/A

About Young International Garments Ltd. is a men’s wear manufacture which is located in Chittagong, Bangladesh. According to Panjiva, the company has U.S. 105 total shipments data from July 1, 2007 to April 26, 2013. Total volume was 768,994 kg, and average shipment size was 7,323 kg. The company’s main customers are Ciel Inc., New Generations Enterprises, and Lollytogs Ltd.

Location: Chittagong, Bangladesh Website: N/A

Location: Gazipur, Bangladesh Website: N/A

About According to Panjiva, the company has U.S. 442 total shipments data from July 1, 2007 to April 26, 2013. Total volume was 2,624,054 kg, and average shipment size was 5,936 kg. The company’s main customers are Oxford Shirt Group, Oxford Apparel, and Ross Procurement Inc.

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1. Concorde Garments, Ltd.

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Location: Plot M-3, Road 5, Sec. 7, Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1216 Website: http://concordegarments.com E-mail: concordefc@dhaka.net

About

Concorde Group, based in Bangladesh, is a group of Industries with sustained goodwill and expertise in exports oriented ready-made garment manufacturing. The company founded in 1983 by Mr. Sayeeful Islam, the current Managing Director, and it is the 7th garment factory in Bangladesh. Concorde set up with the help of German and Korean technicians.

U.S. Shipment Data

358 total shipments (July 1,2007—April 26, 2013) Total volume: 3,120,897 kg Average shipment size: 8,717 kg

Customers

Oxford Shirt Group, Dewhirst, Phillips Van Heusen

U.S. Ports

The Port of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina New York/Newark Area, Newark, New Jersey The Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Image: Concordegarments.com

Abilities Concordee Garments Group has been in the shirt manufacturing business for three decades, and the company claim to be a market leader and trend-setter in apparel industry in Bangladesh. Throughout the decades of existence, the company concentrated on specializing in the production of a single category: woven tops such as shirts and blouses, and created their own niche in the market. The company has over 2500 workers and a highly trained, skilled, efficient and dedicated manpower and management system. New and state of the art machinery enables the company to continue to sustain a high quality production and a prompt delivery schedule. The company has achieved “Global Security Verification” and conforms to appropriate security standards as required by US Bureau of Customers and Border Protection (C-TPAT). Concorde Garments Group serves the vendors with professional merchandising, production, quality product, and on-time delivery.

Management Concordee Group has successfully harnessed the benefits of its investments and managerial expertise to cater exclusively to high street retailers. Innovative and higher quality products, response to fashion trends and market needs as well as large production capacities have established it as a key vendor.

Customers Concorde supplies to world renowned buyers including Oxford Product Industries Ltd. (Tommy Hilfiger, Sears, Target, Metro London, Walmart, US Polo, Daniel Bishop, Solley, Macy’s, Burlington), Dewhirst (Marks&Spencer), Phillips Van Heusen (Van Heusen, Arrow, Izod), Li &Fung (Target, Walmart), Daewoo Internationa (Sears, Saks, K-mart for), G- tex ( John Forsyth, Walmart for Canada) and etc.

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lished codes of social accountability and ethical business practices. It recognizes and respects cultural differences and employs individuals solely on the basis of thier qualification for the job.

Capacity Concorde Garments Ltd. has 14 production lines; 700 sewing machines, about 40% of which are auto-trimming, 1850 employees, 95,000 sq. feet factory area. The company’s monthly production capacity is 450,000 to 500,000 pieces. The company also has specialized production capacity out of total capacity such as Armhole and Side Seam Fused shirts - 300,000 pieces each per month; Fully taped/Fused shirts - 250,000 pieces/month.

Strategic/Forward Thinking Modern apparel manufacturing techniques have been adopted to ensure optimum efficiency. The factory has the latest in labor saving and time efficient machinery to enable it to compete in their world market. Style analysis, risk analysis, layout planning and production targets based on Standard Minute Values (SMV) are designed by the Industrial Engineering Department to ensure that planning is meticulous and shipments are on time. Production monitoring system using bar coded tickets ensures accurate recording of work-in-process and provides management with live production data. This helps production management to be proactive in correcting potential imbalances within the process and provides invaluable data to monitor operators’ efficiency.

Customer Service Concorde Garments Ltd. has own C&F agency to help import and export its products. The company’s personnel are located at all regulatory port areas like Dhaka Airport, Dhaka ICD, Chittagong Port, Benapole Port, etc. Having own C&F agency helps the company to release imported goods quickly, at relatively competitive cost. This also helps while exporting the goods. The company also has its partnered transport agency to transport raw materials from various ports to production units and export the same to nominated ports. These reduces the hassle to wait for transportation in case of urgency and during rush season.

Value Added Services Osman Interlinings Limited (OIL), a concern of Concorde Garments Group, was formed in 1992 to supply high quality interlinings to the garments industries. In 2003, OIL teamed up with Doublegull Interlinings Ltd., the largest interlining manufacturer in the Peoples Republic of China, and formed OTL-Doublegull Manufacturing Company, a joint venture company that currently manufactures interlinings, and is located in the Export Processing Zone (EPZ) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Currently, OTL-Doublegull Manufacturing Company is the largest manufacturers of woven and non-woven interlinings in Bangladesh. OTL-Doublegull Manufacturing Company’s interlinings are nominated for all high-end buyers. Interlinings are made here under strict quality controlling mechanisms.

Sourcing Guidelines Concordee Garments Group is a responsible apparel producer and embodies, both in spirit and practice, internationally estab-

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2. Mohammadi Group Ltd.

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Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh Website: http://www.mohammadigroup.com Email: info@mohammadigroup.com rubana@mohammadigroup.com

About

Mohammadi Group is one of the leading garments manufacturers in Bangladesh. Starting its operation in 1986 with only 52 workers, today we employ over 8,000 people.

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Abilities Mohammadi Group’s woven division is the flagship of the company. The company has been manufacturing dress shirts and ladies blouses for over 20 years. Currently they are operating 20 lines in 4 different units. The company’s monthly production capacity is 500,000 pcs.

148 total shipments (July 1,2007—April 26, 2013) Total volume: 1,068,421 kg Average shipment size: 7,219 kg

Mohammadi Group is divided in four sections; The first group is MG Shirtex Limited (a company of Mohammadi Group), and manufacturing Men’s & Boys Dress and Casual Shirts, Ladies Blouses. The group’s production capacity is 180,000 pieces per month, and production area is 45,000 sft. The second group is Mohammadi Group Limited. This group produces men’s dress and casual shirts. Its production capacity is 180,000 pieces per month, and its production area is 35,000 sft. The third group is The Mohammadi Limited, which produce men’s dress and casual shirts. The group’s production capacity is 110,000 pieces per month, and production area is 27,000 sft. Lastly, there is Arrow Apparels Limited group in Mohammadi Group. The group’s production range is men’s dress and casual shirts. This group has the highest production capacity. It produce 200,000 pieces per month. Arrow Apparels Limited’s production area is 50,000 sft.

Customers

Management

Currently the company manufactures woven shirts and blouses in the woven units. Also, the company manufactures sweaters. The company’s customers include many world renowned brands like H&M, C&A, Zara, Esprit, Sears, Wal-Mart, Target Stores and etc.

U.S. Shipment Data

Haggar Clothing Co. National Bank Ltd. Amc Revenue Number

U.S. Ports

The Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Georgia Ports Authority, Savannah, Georgia Port of Long Beach, Long Beach, California

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Mohammadi Group is a family based company. The companies founder Mr. Annisul Huq is one of the most well known business entrepreneurs in Bangladesh. He has served in the board of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers Association (BGMEA) for over a decade. He also served as the President and Vice-President of BGMEA over different terms. Currently Mr. Annisul Huq is the President of Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI). This is the apex trade body in Bangladesh. Mr. Huq is a key business personality in the country and helps the government in forming many of its business and economic policies. The Managing Director of the group is Mrs. Rubana Huq. Besides running the day to day operations of the group Mrs. Huq is well known for her contribution in the literary and cultural

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circle in Bangladesh.

Strategic/Forward Thinking MG Shirtex Limited is a 100% export oriented garments industry of Mohammadi Group in Bangladesh. The factory was established in 2005 with all the advanced technology, latest computerized machinery, and specialist technicians.

Customer Service Experts setup the factory with a space 45,000 square feet with high quality machineries from Japan, Germany, Korea and Singapore. It is located at Gazipur, about 35 (Thirty five) minutes driving distance from Zia International Airport, Dhaka. The factory is managed and run by a professional group of dedicated specialists and executives with proven track record for custom made services to ensure premium quality. The Management of the factory has got highly experienced entrepreneurs and has a long track record of running successful business in the relevant fields. The factory has grown by offering consumers high quality products and high value branded apparel and every year it exports a large quantity of ready made garments to our European, American and Canadian customers.

Sourcing Guidelines Mohammadi Group’s sourcing guidelines show the company is taking care of its employees’ health and safety working environment. The company has setup computerized software based Time Attendance and Pay Roll system for all workers and employees. This can generate Barcode ID Card, Salary Sheet, Pay Slip etc. Also the group had House Keeping Team. The factory has a House Keeping Team for maintaining neat and tidy environment and atmosphere in accordance with the Health and Safety Act of Bangladesh. There is a Medical Facilities that the workers enjoy free health care benefits and medical care. The group has a qualified doctor who visits their factories every working day of week. The company has an Evacuation Plan. There are some diagram kept in the floors of the factory showing direction for all employees to run out in case of any emergency situation. The factories have Emergency Exits and Fire Drills. Lastly, the company has First Aid Boxes. For every 150 workers Mohammadi has a person trained in First Aid and Medicare.

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3. Parico Clothing

Location: 49 Np Kalurghat Chittagong Chittagong 4320 Tebangladesh Website: www.parico.com E-mail: sales@paricocl.com

About

Parico Clothing is Bangladesh based company, with sales office located in Dhaka, and joint venture factory in gazipur, mainly doing textile business. Parico Clothing start garment business in 2003, main products are T-shirt, Polo Shirts, Woven Shirt, Sweatshirt, Hoddie, Sweater, Jeans , Trouser, Cap and Home Textile. Products are exported to oversea market such as Germany, Austria, Czech republic, France, Ghana, South Africa, US, Austarlia, Canada etc. Starting from 2010, the company also supplies towel, hats and other sundry goods.

Abilities Parico Clothing produces T-shirt, Polo shirt, Sweatshirt, Hoodie, Shirt, Coat, Suit, Cardigan, Sweater, Jacket, Tops, Cresses, Cap&Hat, Tie, Jeans, Trouser, Skirt, Shorts, Underwear & lingerie and Socks. Also, Maternity wear, Swim wear, Uniform, Promotional Clothing and Towel are Parico Clothing’s sub products. The company has 51 to 100 employees. Number of R&D staffs are above 50 people and QC staffs are above 50 people. Minimum order quantity is 100 pcs per style per color.

Customers Products is an international supplier in Bangladesh. The company exports to oversea market such as Germany, Austria, Czech republic, France, Ghana, South Africa, US, Australia, Canada etc.

Lead time Production lead time for 1000 pcs is 15 days, 3000 pcs is 20 days, 5000 pcs is 22 days, 10000pcs is 25 days and 25000 pcs is 30 days. Approximately shipping time is 30 to 35 days and shipping cost of sea freight is $0.29 per one piece.

Button holing and buttoning machines. The last stage, in packing, it has Needle detector and Vacuum ironing table set. Parico is open to show the person in charge for each of the part, and that reminds Astir P that Parico has responsible for its works and employees.

Strategic/Forward Thinking Parico has GSP Form A, Generalized System of Preference certificate of origin Form A., system. It is a scheme of industrial product originating for some countries.

Customer Service Parico Clothing provide sampling and shipping if clients want. Sample production take a week for 1 style, 3 styles take 12 days and 10 styles take 20 days. Also, Parico Clothing was the first company which response immediately to the Astir P’s request.

Value Added Services Quality is the first priority of the company, and with competitive price, Parico Clothing tries to satisfy various requirements of clients. It keeps developing new products, improving the quality and service, therefore to have a sustaining business grow up together with its clients.

Capacity Parico Clothing has Spinning, Fabrics Processing, Dyeing, Garment producing and Packing groups in the factory. In Spinning stage, it has 36000 spindles of LR Spinning, Schlafhorst Auto coners AC5 and Laboratory with Uster testing machines which allow Parico to test and develop its fabrics. Also it has Sieger yarn conditioning plant and Optical contamination remover. In the fabrics processing, Parico has facilities from U.S. and Italy. It has Tubetex, Lafer, Falmac, and Smart facilities. In Dyeing, it has Chinelune and Ramsons. Chinelune has a capacity of 6 tons of apparel in a day and Ramsons has a capacity of 1.5 tons a day. Parico has several garments processing facilities which including Over lock, Flat lock, Single lock stitch, Picoting, Bar tack,

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The Suppliers: Vietnam

1. Nha Be Garment Co.

2. Thanh Cong Co. Ltd

About NBC is one of Vietnamese leading businesses in producing and processing garment products for export with great ability and experience. For years, NBC has directly produced many famous brands such as JCPenney, Decathlon, Tommy Hilfiger, Levis etc. and has been high rated by international partners for its quality of products, level of production skills and other relative factors. The company is capable to manufacture men’s dress shirts, men suits, jackets, dresses, woven sport shirts & blouses, casual pants & denim. AstirP found good communication with this company. However, we experience no more communication after their request for sample product in order to determine the quotes. Therefore, Nha Be is not AstirP chosen supplier.

About Thanh Cong is a renowned global textile manufacture offers a fully integrated Vertical Production System service. Their services include Textile & Garment - Manufacturing and trading products of spinning, weaving, knitting, dyeing and garment; Fashion retail; Real Estate. Thanh Cong has compliance and audit passed by large brand names such as Phillips Van-Heusen, Moore, Sear, Espirit, Eddie Bauer , Tonix as their customers, AstirP found difficulty in contact the company after five attempts. Thus, Thanh Cong is not our chosen supplier.

3. Viet Thang Corp

4. Dung Hanh Garment Co.

Location: 127 Lê Van Chi, Linh Trung ward, Thu Duc, CMC About Viet Thang Garment Joint Stock Company was established on 21st November 2005. When being established, the company only had 3 factories with more than 1000 workers, but by 2008 the Company has got 4 factories with more than 1600 workers, meeting the specialization’s need of such products as shirts, European-style trousers, khaki, jacket, fashion for men and women. The Company has invested and developed modern equipment serving for the production; especially the technology process of crease-resistant khaki and shirt meets the international standards and is highly appreciated by domestic and international customers. AstirP also found difficulty in contact the company after five attempts. Thus, Viet Thang is not our chosen supplier.

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6. Woojin Vietnam Sewing Co.

About According to Panjiva, Youngor Smart Shirt is a growing manufacturers in men woven dress shirts, polo shirts and currently have significant year over year growth in total weight shipped to their US with 133 ; Total shipments; 731,909 kg volume. Their major customers include Smart Apparel (U.S.) Inc., Charles Tyrwhitt Shirt Inc., American Living Menswear. There is no further information beside Panjiva to reach this supplier, therefore, AstirP choose another supplier.

About According to Panjiva, customers for men dress shirts, lady dress shirts of Woojin Vietnam includes Rigo International Inc., Peacock Apparel Group Inc., Dunbrooke Apparel Co. with the total shipment of 569, total volume of 6,091,691 kg from July 01, 2007 to May 17, 2013. Currently, Woojin Vietnam International Sewing Co., Ltd. is on the Panjiva Watch List as a result of suffering a 50% or greater decline in volume shipped to U.S. customers during the last three months, versus the same period a year ago. Therefore, AstirP would prefer another supplier.

7. Beautec Vina Co., Ltd

8. Dai Lien Minh Co., Ltd.

About The company is among the largest men dress shirts manufacturers with volume shipped to the US at 7,262,760 kg from July 01, 2007 to May 17, 2013. Their major clients are Peacock Apparel Group Inc., Phillips Van Heusen Corporation. However, Furthermore, this company is red flagged in Panjiva for suffering a 50% or greater decline in volume shipped to U.S. customers during the last three months, versus the same period a year ago. AstirP also had problem communicating with this company.

About According to Panjiva, this is a small manufacture for men dress shirts, sport shirts with only 36 shipments to US, total 211,396 kg. Their major customers are Nutek Mercantile Inc., Raw State Llc, Hnw Apparel Inc. with major products as men dress shirts, sport shirts. AstirP also found difficulty in contact the company after several attempts. Thus, this small company is not our chosen supplier.

9 Mtv Chinh Tuc Co. Ltd

10 Toan Nam Co. Ltd

Location: D6, My Trung Industrial Park, My Loc, Nam Dinh, Viet Nam

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Location: 04 Ben Nghe Street, Tan Thuan Dong Ward District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

5. Youngor Smart Shirts Co., Ltd.

Location: 36 Tay Thanh Street, Tay Thanh Ward, Tan Phu District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Location: Vinh Loc Industrial Park, B 26-27, Street 5, Binh Hung Hoa B Ward, Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam About According to Panjiva, this company manufactured total 146 total shipments; 683,162 kg volume made from July 01, 2007 to May 17, 2013 with products major in Cotton Men’s Woven Shirt, Lady Dress shirts and boy shirts. Their major clients are Foria International Inc., Steinbest Distributors Corp., To The Order Of Saehan Bank. Products are shipped directly from VungTau port to New York with transit in Singapore. Beside information obtained from Panjiva, there is no further contact info to reach this supplier.

Location: 7, Thong Nhat Street, Song Than 2, Industrial Zone, Di An Townlet, Di An, Binh Duong, Viet Nam

Location: Hoa An Area Bien Hoa Dong Nai Vietnam Vn About Mtv Chinh Tuc is Growing manufacturers have significant year over year growth in total weight shipped to their US customers. Their major product are men and women’s shirt men and women’s short women’s skirt, women’s dress. AstirP think this company is too small to manufacture our products due to their limited information and minimal business with the US of only 25 shipments total to the US.

Location: 226 Le Lai Ngo Quyen, Hai Phong, Viet Nam

Location: B6 3d Tran Dai Nghia Str Hamlet 2 Tan Kien Commune Binh Chanh Dist Hcm City Vietnam

Location: 164h 1 04 Quarter Tan Hung Ward Dist 7 Hochiminh Vietnam About Toan Nam major clients are Silver Dragon, Fashion Instyle Inc with total shipment of 92, volume at 327,917 kg to the US. The company has a wide range of apparel product such as man robe and pajama, ladies blouse, boys set, lady dress set, lady mini dress, ladies robe, men dress shirt, lady long dress, ladies velvet dress, girls dress etc. without much focusing on men dress shirts. Therefore, AstiP prefers a different supplier.

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1. Nhabe Garment Corporation

Location: 04 Ben Nghe Street, Tan Thuan Dong Ward District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Switchboard: +84 08 3872 0077 - 3872 9124 Fax: +84 08 3872 5107 Email: info@nhabe.com.vn Web: http://www.nhabe.com.vn

Products

About

Sourcing Guidelines

NBC is one of Vietnamese leading businesses in producing and processing garment products for export with great ability and experience. For years, NBC has directly produced many famous brands such as JCPenney, Decathlon, Tommy Hilfiger, Levis etc. and has been high rated by international partners for its quality of products, level of production skills and other relative factors.

U.S. Shipment Data

1,784 Total shipments 10,875,400 kg Total volume 6,096 kg Average shipment size

U.S. Customers

JCPenney, Decathlon, Tommy Hilfiger, Mark & Spencer, Zara, Levis , Sear, Executive Apparel, Kmart, TravelSmith Outfitter

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Men’s Dress Shirts Men suits Jackets Dresses Woven Sport Shirts & Blouses Casual pants & denim

Compliance and Audit passed by Marks&Spencer, JC Penny, Tommy Hilfiger and achieved “Total Excellent Business In Asia-Pacific” Award 2008 NBC aims to create a healthy, safe and fulfilling environment in which our employees can achieve their personal potential

Facilities NBC has constructed a system of factories, covering over 50,000 square meters, which have been equipped with over 13,000 specialized equipments and, most important, have employed nearly 17,000 skilled workers.

Production Capacity : VOLUME (MONTHLY) 200.000 Men suits 300.000 Women suits 500.000 Men and Women shirts 600.000 Men and Women trousers 150.000 Men and Women wool coats and jackets 250.000 Men and Women Blazers 150.000 Dresses 250.000 Casual Pants and Denim 100.000 Seam Seal and Casual Jackets 1.200.000 Knitwear Customer Service: Full Package Cut, Make & Trim (CMT) Cut & Make (CM) Cutting & Distribution

Strategic Outlook NBC supplies high quality fashion apparel as well as professional services to our customers, who are always confident when purchasing NBC’s brand.

Sewing/Garment Department Spinning Department Weaving Department Knitting Department Dye & Finishing Department Trims Warehouse Fabric Warehouse Product Development Office Administrative Building

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2. Thanh Cong

Location: 36 Tay Thanh Street, Tay Thanh Ward, Tan Phu District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Tel: (84.8) 38153962 - 38153968 Fax: (84.8) 38154008 - 38152757 Website: http://www.thanhcong.com.vn/

Sourcing Guidelines

Facilities

Compliance and Audit passed by Sanmar, Costo, Target, JC Penny, Connor, Jones Apparel, Perry Ellis, New Time Group, Dimensions, Eddie Bauer,… The Thanh Cong’s garment products for adult and children are free from harmful substances which can cause damage of health.

About

• Formaldehyde content meets the European standard. • Children’s clothes are safe from lead, according to U.S law CPSIA 2008 (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008). • Certificate “CONFIDENCE IN TEXTILES Tested for harmful substances” according to “Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certificate”, approved by Forchungsinstitut Hohenstein.

Sewing/Garment Department Spinning Department: Weaving Department Knitting Department Dye & Finishing Department Trims Warehouse Fabric Warehouse Product Development Office Administrative Building

Thanh Cong - a renowned global textile manufacture offers a fully integrated Vertical Production System service. Throughout history, they have strived to maintain our core visions and values– to achieve mutually successful partnerships drive business forward and offer the highest levels of quality and value. 1. Textile & Garment - Manufacturing and trading products of spinning, weaving, knitting, dyeing and garment. 2. Fashion retail 3. Real Estate 4. Trademarks: TCM

Capacity

U.S. Shipment Data

In house Spinning (21,000 tons./year), Weaving (7 million meters./year) Knitting 7.000 tons (fabric, rib, collar and cuff). Dyeing & Finishing 10 million meters of weaving fabric, 8.000 tons of knitting fabric. Sewing 15 million pieces/year

369 Total shipments 2,871,616 kgTotal volume 7,782 kg Average shipment size

U.S. Customers

Phillips Van-Heusen, Moore, Sear, Espirit,, Eddie Bauer , Tonix

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4.100 machines and equipments (1-needle lockstitch machine, 2 needle machine, electronic bar-tack machine, electronic button hole sewing machine, 3-needle interlock machine, Zigzag machine, Pilot machine, 4-needle-chainstick machine,…) are imported from Japan, Germany, USA, Taiwan

Quality Policy 1. The company applied ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System and SA 8000: 2008 Social Accountability Standard, which ensure that product quality meets the customer requirements. 2. The company’s ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System and SA 8000: 2008 Social Accountability Standard are trained, understood and responsibility of each member in their work. 3. Product quality is continually improving, to ensure that these products are unity and stableness. 4. All products are manufactured by the company in the working environment in accordance with the requirements of Social Accountability Standard and Labor Law of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and international conventions.

Strategic Outlook Vision of quality, integrity and a desire to succeed. Thanh Cong delivers on every level of customer demand.

Customer Service Full Package, Cut, Make & Trim (CMT), Cut & Make (CM) and Cutting & Distribution

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3. Viet Thang Corporation

Location: 127 Lê Van Chí, Linh Trung ward, Thu Duc, HCMC Website: www.vietthang.com.vn Phone: 8 969337 – 8960543

About

Viet Thang Garment Joint Stock Company was established on 21st November 2005. When being established, the company only had 3 factories with more than 1000 workers, but by 2008 the Company has got 4 factories with more than 1600 workers, meeting the specialization’s need of such products as shirts, European-style trousers, khaki, jacket, fashion for men and women. The Company has invested and developed modern equipment serving for the production; especially the technology process of crease-resistant khaki and shirt meets the international standards and is highly appreciated by domestic and international customers.

U.S. Shipment Data

222 Total shipments Total volume: 883,808 kg Average shipment size: 3,981 kg

U.S. Ports

New York, New York Georgia Ports Authority, Savannah, Georgia Port of Long Beach, Long Beach, California

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Products

Customer Service

Fabric , Dress Shirts Men and Women, Khaki pants, trousers, Coats and Dresses

Full Package Cut, Make & Trim (CMT) Cut & Make (CM) Cutting & Distribution

U.S. Customers European market; Motives Group Ltd., Supreme International Llc, Y.H. Texpert Corporation, Guess, American Living Apparel, JCrew, Taylor Made Adidas Golf

Sourcing Guidelines We will undertakes ceaselessly enhance to satisfaction of customers and all workers by Completely apply, permanent maintain, continual improvement social accountability and quality management system including : work environment, social welfare and benefit the community. Observe social accountability laws and other requirements. 9002, ISO 14001, SA 8000

Production Capacity Dress Shirts: 1.5 million / year Khaki pants, trousers: 1,020,000 / year Coats: 200,000 / year Other Fashion Category: 50,000 / year

Facilities - Fabric: 100% cotton, CVC, T / C, T / R, P / E, ... Using sewing shirts and pants - Equipment: 1000 textile machinery of all kinds of knitted, woven air, woven imported from well-known manufacturers such as Toyota - Picanol - Tsudakoma - SulzerTextil. FIBER Plant: 9,000 tons / year - Yarn: 100% cotton, 100% P / E, T / C, CVC, T / R, ... - Index: Ne10-Ne507 - Equipment 55,000 spindles are imported from well-known manufacturers such as Toyota, Murata, Crosrol, Schlafhorst Jingwei, Qingdao, Shanghai, ...

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The Suppliers: India 5. HHEC of India Ltd. Location: Chennai, India Website: http://www.hhecworld.in/

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About Based in Chennai and Delhi, HHEC is a Government of India Ministry of Textile company that specializes in a vast range of Indian handicrafts such as handlooms, floor coverings, antiques, gifts, gems and jewelry, leather, and wrought iron handicrafts. Garments range from casual wear, sportswear, and formal wear in cotton, silk, wool, rayon, and other blended fabrics. HHEC works with design houses and garment importers in the U.S., Japan, and Europe. The customer list features Orvis Co., Roytex Inc.,Rahulia Inc., Marshall Dry Goods Co. Inc., and Textile Creation Inc.

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1. Mandhana Industries Pvt., Ltd. Location: Mumbai, India Website: http://www.mandhana.com

About Mandhana has established itself as a vertically-integrated niche player in the Indian Textile Industry with a turnover of 6250+ million Rs. (Fiscal year 2009-10). Business activities cover design, yarn dyeing, weaving, processing, printing, and garment manufacturing. Mandhana is a multi-divisional textile company spread over multiple geographic locations. Mandhana has a strong global presence with over 3 decades of experience in the textile industry and long-term relationships with domestic and international clients.

2. M S Devi Exps, Inc. Location: Chennai, India Website: http://www.deviexports.com

About Established in 1984, Devi Exports Corporation is an exporter of fabrics, garments, and home textiles and is a subsidiary of the 170 million Rs. (Rupees) Devi Group. Devi Exports has a centralized, modern production hub in Chennai. India. Utilizing the best Japanese technologies and state-of-the are machinery, Devi exports manufactures a broad range of menswear in trendy colors and fabrics.

3. Shahi Exports Pvt. Ltd.

4. R S Windlass & Sons

About Established in 1974, Shahi Exports is known for their excellence in quality, service, reliability, and product range. Over 1 million sp. ft. is and state-of-the art fabric processing and handling are dedicated to producing an array of woven garments. Woven products range from men’s and boy’s casual and formal shirts and bottoms as well as ladies and girls blouses, dresses, and bottoms.

About R.S. Windlass & Sons is a government-recognized export house with an international reputation for quality readymade garments in wovens and knits for Men, Women, and Children in a wide range of fabrics. The company also manufactures period costumes and fully licensed replicas of Hollywood blockbuster costumes. Customers include Dunnes Stores, Kohl’s, New Yorker, Peacocks, and Suisses. Most customers seem trendier and lower-priced than Astir P. Yet, Suisses offers customized dress shirts around Astir P.’s price range in a variety of fabrics. R.S. Windlass & Sons should be very detail oriented and able to match various levels of quality.

Location: Bangalore, India Website: http://shahi.co.in/

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Location: Noida, India Website: http://www.rswindlass.com

6. Sonal Garments (India) Pvt., Ltd. Location: Mumbai, India Website: http://www.saplind.com

About Incorporated in 2006 as a manufacturer and exporter of woven and knitted garments, Sonal Apparel/Garments is a one-stop-shop that provides an extensive range of apparel categories for Men, Women, and Children. The company prides itself on 4,500+ skilled laborers and exports to top brands across the U.S. and Europe. Services include product development, fabric cutting, sewing, and various types of garment processing. Customers include JC Penney, Dillard’s, Zara, Pull and Bear, Next, and George.

HHEC is backed by the Government and has a decent amount of information for initial research including its code of conduct and Whistle Blower Policy that fits works well for Astir P. The customer list appears to be active men’s wovens and textile companies.

The limited website lacks information on business operations, capacity, and sourcing guidelines. This poses a problem with transparency and the customer list is below Astir P.’s requirements.

7. Rasvick Apparels Pvt., Ltd.

8. Indo Japan Apparels Pvt., Ltd.

About Rasvick Apparels is a manufacturer and Exporter of men’s readymade garments. Customers include Stars Design Group Inc., Four Star Distribution, Woodhouse Apparel Inc., and Bon Ton Inc. According to Panjiva, the company had 67 total shipments between July 1,2007 and April 26, 2013. Total volume was 83,147 kg with an average shipment size of 1,241 kg.

About Though Panjiva listed Indo Japan Apparels as an independent company, further research shows that it is a collaboration and joint venture between India’s Devi Exports Corporation , Japan’s Mitsui & Co., Ltd., and Singapore’s Mitsui Asia Investment (P) Ltd. The goal is to strive for “Made In India” garments endorsed by Japanese quality. Customers include The Orvis Co. Inc., Levi Strauss De Mexico, Kamon International, Quiksilver Canada Inc., and Bank Of America.

Location: Mumbai, India Website: N/A

Beyond Panjiva, there is no information available Online. This is a problem for initial research and transparency for Astir P. Customers include sourcing/distribution companies for lower quality apparel. Woodhouse Apparel offers good quality from a variety of brands like Armani, Boss, Lacoste, Penguin, and Pretty Green. Bon Ton also offers Calvin Klein, Van Heusen, Kenneth Cole, and Michael Kors. Rasvick Apparels may offer quality that meets Astir P.’s standards.

Location: Chennai, India Website: http://www.indojapanapparels.co.in

The listed company website is down. However, parent company information is available for Devi Exports and Mitsui. Indo Japan seems to cater more towards a more casual or active sportswear. The company as an individual would not be a good match based on the customer list, but the parent company is listed in the top 3.

9. Rasim Exports Pvt., Ltd

10. Clothing Agency

About Rasim Exports is a manufacturer and exporter of Men’s and Boy’s ready-made garments such as formal shirts, casual shirts, fancy shirts, jeans shorts, Bermuda shorts, sports shorts, and golf shorts. Customers include Cathay Bank, Mervyns, L.L.C., JC Penney Purchasing Corp., Nordstrom Product Group, and Second Generation Inc.

About The Clothing Agency is a ready-made garment manufacturer. Customers include The Buckle Inc., Coppersmith Inc., Billion Tower International Llc., Hub Distributing Inc. According to Panjiva, U.S. shipments totaled 75 between July 1, 2007 and April 26, 2013. Total volume was 73,696 kg with an average shipment size of 982 kg.

Outside Panjiva, there is virtually no specific information Online concerning this company. This poses problems for initial research and transparency. The customer list appears to be uniforms and mid-range price point apparel. The Nordstrom Product Group may require a higher level of quality. Overall, the mid-level mass price point is not a good match for Astir P.

Beyond Panjiva, there is no information available Online. This presents a problem for initial research and transparency for Astir P. Buckle is a lower price point and quality standard than Astir P. and other customers appear to be mostly buyers of company uniforms. Based on the limited information and its availability, the Clothing Agency would not be a good match for Astir P.

Location: Chennai, India Website: N/A

Location: Mumbai, India Website: N/A

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1. Mandhana Industries Pvt., Ltd.

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Location: Mumbai, India Website: http://www.mandhana.com

About

Mandhana is a multi-divisional textile company spread over multiple geographic locations. Mandhana has a strong global presence with over 3 decades of experience in the textile industry and long-term relationships with domestic and international clients.

U.S. Shipment Data

75 total shipments (July 1,2007—April 26, 2013) Total volume: 30,263 kg Average shipment size: 403 kg

U.S. Ports

New York, NY New York/Newark Area, Newark, New Jersey Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

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Abilities Mandhana manufacturers woven garments for labels positioned in various market segments from luxury, hi-street, and chain stores. Products include Men’s shirts, Womens wear, and Childrenswear. Fabric for shirting, bottom weights, and home textiles range from 100% cotton and cotton blends with Lycra, Flax, Bamboo, Modal, Viscose, and Polyester. A range of yarn-dyed shirting and special finishes such as ETI, water repellent, oil repellent, mosquito repellent, stain free, UV protected, Anti Bacterial, Takara finish, Quick dry, and Lisa finishes are available. Yarn-dyed shirting counts range from 40’s to 2/140s. Also, Mandhana is well-equipped with a yarn dyeing and shirting division, weaving house, and dying and processing unit in Tarapur.

Flexibility Bangalore has 3 factories with an abundant number of skilled manpower that cater to garment manufacturing. The factories are equipped with modern machinery for higher quality and productivity.

Lead time

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& Colorists (AATCC), American society for Testing & Materials (ASTM), Australian Standards (AS), British Standards Institute (BSI) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Quality should be superb based on the prestigious customer list.

Customers Supplier to clients in Italy, France, Belgium, Poland, Turkey, UK, Greece, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Mexico, Russia, Malaysia, U.S., South Africa, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, and Israel. Companies: Marks & Spencer, Armani, Hugo Boss, Ben Sherman, Switcher, Valentino, Tommy Hilfiger, JBC, Quicksilver, Dewhirst, New Yorker, Pepe Jeans, Shoeby,

Sourcing Guidelines In conducting business, Mandhana is accountable for commitment to corporate governance, unbiased employment opportunities, and women empowerment. The company engages in Effluent Treatment Plants in all factories, Crèche and daycare facilities, close association with social organizations working for the underprivileged and people affected by natural disasters, and promoting organic cotton products.

Capacity Mandhana’s Innovation Centre in Mumbai is well-equipped to handle 0.6 million units a year of high-fashion garments. Production capacity in Bangalore is 2.4 million units per annum. The Yarn Dyeing and Shirting Division’s capacity is 9.6 million meters per annum. The Dyeing and Processing Division dyes and process 20.4 million mts. per annum. The Weaving House’s capacity is 8.4 million meters per annum and is currently expanding.

Based on the luxury client list, lead time should be exceptional.

Strategic/Forward Thinking

Management

With its vertical infrastructure, modern machinery, expansion plans for the Weaving House, and long list of luxury clients, Mandhana is able to understand luxury clients and their needs and provide modern services.

Mandhana’s management team consists of highly educated and industry experienced Chairman & Managing Director, Director, Jt. Managing Director, and Board members. All credentials are listed on the company’s website.

Quality Quality control and checkpoints at all stages of production are supported by SQC techniques. The company is ISO 9001 and Oekotex certified. Mandhana’s Textile Support Services and its on-site laboratory provides reliable testing according to American and European standards. Testing service recommendations come from the American Association of Textile Chemist

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Customer Service Based on the customer list, Mandhana is able to understand the difficult and demanding needs of luxury clients.

Value Added Services An in-house design team formulates forecasts and design fabrics and garments to meet client’s needs. Designers constantly travel the world to gain access to the latest fashion. The design archive features over 75,000 designs. At its Innovation Centre, Mandhana features an in-house fabric and trim store, garment archive and showroom, resource center, specialized machines for sewing and cutting, CAD department, Embroidery by hand, machine and computer, screen printing, washing, testing laboratory, quality checking, finishing, and packing. The Centre is set up to handle pre-order sampling requirements. The company offers stock fabrics and garments.

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2. M S Devi Exps, Inc.

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Location: Chennai, India Website: http://www.deviexports.com

About

Established in 1984, Devi Exports Corporation is an exporter of fabrics, garments, and home textiles and is a subsidiary of the 170 million Rs. Devi Group.

U.S. Shipment Data

59 total shipments (July 1,2007—April 26, 2013) Total volume:28,064 kg Average shipment size: 475 kg

U.S. Ports

Port of Virginia, Norfolk, VA New York, NY New York/Newark Area, Newark, New Jersey Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

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Abilities

Customers

Devi Exports supplies, manufactures, and exports garments for men, women, and children. For men, products range from Semi-formal shirts, casual wear, casual shorts, walk shorts, casual jackets, boxer shorts, and pajamas. Fabrics range from100% cotton, 100% rayon, cotton/rayon blends, and cotton/linen in yarn dyed, piece dyed and prints in a variety of weaves, blends, textures and styles.

Customer list as provided by Panjiva: The Orvis Co., Inc., Orvis Co., Berle Mfg. Co., Fourbro Inc., Bank Of America

Flexibility

Capacity

The company features a modern manufacturing infrastructure with a network of affiliated weaving units across India. Devi Exports utilizes top Japanese technologies and employs about 15,000 weavers of over 218 affiliated hand-loom and cottage power loom factories.

Lead time Fabric: 45-60 days Prototype: 3 days-1 week Garment: <45 days Sample: <4 weeks

Management Management consists of educated, experienced textile technologists. The structure is President and 3 Directors.

Sourcing Guidelines Employee welfare, Environmental protection, and Corporate Governance are the tenets of its social responsibility. Workplace ethics include compliance with laws and workplace regulations, prohibition of harassment or abuse, compensation and benefits as required by local law, hours of work not exceeding the legal limitations, and health and safety initiatives.

Production capacity is 200,000 mtrs. for fabrics and home textiles. 30% is hand-loom and 70% is cottage power loom. For garments, capacity ranges from 30,000 to 50,000 pieces a month.

Strategic/Forward Thinking Devi Exports invests more than 5% of its turnover in applied research and development to encourage innovative global fashion designs.

Customer Service Devi Exports evaluates the needs of the client and walks them through design, samples, and production.

Value Added Services Research and Development and Product Designers utilize international publications and fashion catalogs and work closely with the market to obtain information and feedback in order to create new designs, models and production methodologies that satisfy customer needs for creativity, cost efficiency, and concern for environment.

Quality Quality inspections adhere to the AQL (Acceptable Quality Level) guide when checking the number of admissible defects during production process. Defaults are restrained to an average of 2.5 defects per hundred units. Quality norms are rigid on finished product inspections, emphasizing 100% merchandise inspection by quality inspectors. Also, metal detection machines ensure all materials are free from minuscule metal particles that could otherwise be harmful.

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3. Shahi Exports Pvt. Ltd.

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Location: , India Website: http://shahi.co.in/

About

Shahi began in 1974 in Delhi with Bangalore operations beginning in 1988. Manufacturing units are located in Delhi, Bangalore, Tirupur, and Salem.

U.S. Shipment Data

1,080 total shipments (July 1,2007—April 26, 2013) Total volume: 2,330,480 kg Average shipment size: 2,157 kg

U.S. Ports

New York/Newark Area, Newark, NJ New York, NY The Port of Charleston, Charleston, SC Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA Georgia Ports Authority, Savannah, GA Service-Port Honolulu, Honolulu, HI Port of Tacoma, Tacoma, WA Port of Entry-Knoxville, Knoxville, TN Port of Oakland, Oakland, CA Port of Norfolk, Norfolk, VA Port Columbus International Airport, Columbus, OH Port of Long Beach, Long Beach, CA Port of Seattle, Seattle, WA Port of Entry-Miami, Miami, FL

Abilities Shahi Exports provides a range of products from wovens, knits, home furnishings, and overseas ventures. The company handles a variety of woven fabrics such as canvas, twill, poplin, herringbone, gauze, Bedford cords, corduroys, velvett, and sateen weave made of cotton, rayon, linen, and lycra blends. The company offers embroidery, various washing, garment dyeing, fabric processing, knitting, sampling, printing, training, and other special processes like beadwork, smocking, and shirring.

Flexibility Shahi has over 4 million sq.ft. spread across India to support its modern manufacturing. There are 21 state-of-the art manufacturing facilities throughout Delhi, Bangalore, and Tirupur with 15,000 machines. Shahi prides itself on having one of the top atomization levels in the garment industry. The company has the latest spreaders, CAD/CAM cutters, and top micro-process controlled sewing machines with under-bed trimmers. Shahi’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system links everything together, increasing efficiency.

Lead time Based on Shahi’s customer list of several well-known big brands, lead time should be reasonable.

Management There are separate divisions that cater to specific categories. Both knits and wovens divisions are located in Bangalore. There is also a wovens division located in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Quality Quality inspections are performed on all in-ward materials as well as on-line checking and inspections of garments in assembly and finished products. In-house labs provides testing for fabric parameters like shrinkage, color fastness, spirality, wet and dry rubs, and washing.

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Customers Gap, Old Navy, Tommy Hillfiger, Guess, HnM, Pacsun, Decathalon, Debenhams, Express, Nautica, SeanJean, Brooks Brothers, SSI, Chaps, Polo, J Crew, Target, JCP, PVH, Izod, Talbots, KDC, Sears, Aeo, A&F, Hollister, Liz Claiborne, Gymboore, Benneton, Kohl’s, Federated, J Jill, Club Monaco, Eeddie Baeur, French Cconnection, Armani Exchange, Italy Win Studios

Sourcing Guidelines Shai is SA--8000 certified by the Bureau Veritas Quality International (BVQI). The certification is widely accepted in Europe and the U.S. as a sign of ethical business practices, ensuring equal pay, better work environment, as well as disciplinary systems, and healthy employee and sexual harassment initiatives. The company also has Supplier Compliance Guidelines.

Capacity The company manufactures 3 million pcs. a month of wovens and knits for all segments of the apparel industry. Shahi can produce 2 million woven garments per month. The fabric processor delivers 100,000 meters a day.

Strategic/Forward Thinking Since the company has invested resources into the latest technology, quality checks, and SA--8000 certification, Shahi appears to forward thinking and have won several awards from major retailers.

Customer Service Based on the customer list of well-known large brands, customer service should be acceptable.

Value Added Services The company’s core strength lies in its Product Development & Design supported by an in-house studio and offices in Europe and the U.S. New York and Indian designers work with WGSN to create seasonal presentations for clients. The team is able to provide mood boards, samples, and create lines based on the latest trends in the markets determined through in-depth research and shopping. Shahi operates on a single ERP system that is cross-functional and enterprise wide, unifying all departments. This makes it easier for Shahi to handle the manufacturing, logistics, distribution, inventory, invoicing, shipping, marketing and accounting for a client. The system also synchronizes their business activities such as sales, billing, production, quality management, inventory management, and human resources management.

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The Suppliers: Indonesia 5. PT Mahesa Niagajaya

6. PT Samwon Busana Indonesia

About There is no information on the Internet about this company. This poses a problem for initial research and transparency. According to Panjiva, the customer list includes Oxford Apparel Group, Mossy Oak Apparel Co., Supreme International, Eddie Bauer, and Liz Claiborne. However, based on Panjiva’s customer list, Mahesa Niagajaya is rated relatively high to meet our style and quality standards.

About Able to provide cutting, sewing, and manufacturing, Samwon Busana is a vertically integrated manufacturer and exporter of men’s shirts. Though this company has a website, it appears amateurish with lots of missing information. It does list brief points on personal policies, benefits for employees, general information, and legality. Customers listed include Van Heusen, Pierre Cardin, Supreme International, Macy’s, Kohl’s, Target, Quicksilver and Sears. Based on this customer list, quality could vary greatly and would need to be monitored. The company is also unable to provide any other products or services besides shirts. Their expertise in shirting could be beneficial for the present time, but pose a problem later if Astir P. decides to expand into other areas.

7. PT Asiatex Garmindo

8. PT Jaya Asri Garmindo

About Asiatex Garmindo is a subsidiary of PT Eratex Djaja Tbk, an Indonesia-based garment manufacturer that engages in an integrated textile system of spinning, weaving, settlement, and apparel manufacturing. They have evolved into a major supplier to middle-high price point customers in local and global markets. Bottoms, espcially denim, have always been the core of business, yet now include jackets and wovens shirts. The corporate website clearly lists the mission, vision, values, and concerns for the environment, continuous education, and safety and health.

About Though listed as a viable supplier for HTS 6205.20, Jaya Asri Garmindo has been in business since 2004 and specializes in casual apparel, including shirts. Customers on the company website include Levi’s, Espirt, Mexx, 511, and Massimo Dutty. This company was quick to respond to our inquiry and advised us on their specialties. Though not currently a viable supplier for dress shirts and quality, Jaya Asri Garmindo may be of interest if Astir P. decides to expand into casual, performance shirts.

Location: Citeureup, Indonesia Website: N/A

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Location: Semarang, Indonesia Website: http://samwonbusana.com/

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1. PT Katexindo Citramandiri

2. PT Ungaran Sari Garments

About Katexindo Citramandriri is part of the TAL group. Headquartered in Hong Kong, TAL prides itself on being the world leader in garment production that blends functionality, comfort, and style. TAL Group specializes in the manufacturing of quality men’s and women’s garments for the world’s leading brands. From stain resistance to wrinkle-free, TAL Group can provide a variety of washes and finishes. 1 out of every 6 dress shirts sold in the U.S. are produced by TAL Group. With over 60 years of industry experience, the company has otained knowledge and experience in satisfying customer needs. TAL Group also provides qucik and efficient Supply Chain Solutions.

About Ungaran Sari was the first manufacturing facility established under the Busana Group umbrella. Based in Jakarta, the Busana Apparel Group incorporated in 1983. It is one of Southeast Asia’s largest garment manufacturers and exporters with 14 modern manufacturing facilities located throughout Indonesia. With over 29 years of experience, the company specializes in Men’s and Women’s casual wear, formal wear, active sports wear and technical garments.

3. PT Metro Garmin

4. PT Sandrafine Garment Jl.

About PT Metro Garmin specializes in mens’ woven shirts, especially dress shirts for well-known, mid-price range brands. Metro Garmin claims to not be strong enough to source the fabric and prefer buyers to nominate, develop, and arrange the fabric and they will provide the CMT. The company claims that their price range is mediumhigh. The company has a limited corporate website and overall Internet presence. This is limiting for future growth into different product categories. However, as a start-up company with only one product category, Astir P. will be able to focus on the development of the product and gain expertise in that category.

About Established in 1978, PT Sandrafine Garment is a leading garment manufacturer of woven shirts for Men and Women. The factory is headquartered in Jakarta with representative offices in Singapore and Hong Kong. Worldwide, the company produces middle to high-end branded apparel and is ISO 9002 certified for high quality. Customers include Van Heusen and Ralph Lauren. Astir P. could benefit from their quality certification and expertise in shirting. This specialty can be limiting in the future if Astir P. expands into other product categories. Also, the website has limited information with nothing concerning capacity and sourcing guidelines.

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia Website: http://www.talgroup.com

Location: Bandung, Indonesia Website: http://www.metrogarmin.com

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Location: Jakarta, Indonesia Website: http://www.busanagroup.com/

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia Website: http://www.sandrafine.co.id/index.html

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia Website: http://eratexco.com/

Location: Karanganyar, Indonesia Website: http://jagsolo.com/index.html

Customers include PVH, Perry Ellis, Nautica, DKNY, IZOD, Gap, Polo Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic, Uniqlo, Lee, and Wrangler. Astir P. may need to sacrifice some quality. Yet, if Astir P. decides to expand into bottoms, Eratex Djaja may be included in the initial research.

9. PT San San Saudaratex Jaya

10. PT Sai Apparel Industries

About P.T. Sansan Saudaratex Jaya Textiles was established in 1985 to provide products for the domestic market. Over time, the Textiles division grew into a modern facility supported by intensive technology and credible human resources to supply products for the global market as well. The company can produce various kinds of high quality garments for the global industry, including Men, Women, Children, and Baby apparel items. For Men, garments include shirts, cargo pants, twill pants, dress pants, padded jackets, polo shirts, and T-shirts.

About Sai Apparel Industries was listed as one of the top suppliers for our HTS code 6205.20 on Panjiva.com. Panjiva rated this company as a stable manufacturer with shipments around the same amount to U.S. customers as the same time period in the previous year. However, no further information can be found via the Internet. This presents a problem for obtaining information for initial research on products, product images, customers, history, or sourcing guidelines. Astir P. requires transparency.

Location: Barat,Indonesia Website: http://www.ptsansan.com

San San Saudaratex Jaya’s customers listed on the website include Gap, Target, K-mart, Old Navy, Express, Oshkosh B’gosh, Carters Inc., Lollytogs, and Jones New York. Based on this list, the company may be unable to match Astir P.’s higher quality requirements.

Location: Semarang,Indonesia Website: N/A

Based on Panjiva’s customer list, Sai Apparel Industries caters to casual, athletic wear with average quality such as Gap (Canada) Inc., Eternal Glory International Inc., Gps Consumer Direct Inc., Reebok International Ltd., Esprit Us Distribution Ltd. and would not make a good match for Astir P.

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1. PT Katexindo Citramandiri

Image: Talgroup.com

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia Website: http://www.talgroup.com

About U.S. Shipment Data

1,199 total shipments (July 1,2007—April 26, 2013)

Total volume: 15,941,941 kg Average shipment size: 13,296 kg

U.S. Ports

Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport, Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport, TX The Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA New York, NY Port of Entry-Louisville, Louisville, KT Port of Seattle, Seattle, WA New York/Newark Area, Newark, NJ Port of Long Beach, Long Beach, CA The Port of Charleston, Charleston, SC Port of Virginia, Norfolk, VA Georgia Ports Authority, Savannah, GA Port of Oakland, Oakland, CA Illinois International Port District, Chicago, IL Port of Entry-Miami Seaport, Miami, FL Port of Tacoma, Tacoma WA

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Image: Talgroup.com

Abilities The Tal Group is known for its “world-renowned” wrinkle free shirts and blouses. Products include high-quality dress shirts, polo shirts, pants, outerwear, and tailored suits. High-quality garments are machine washable and dryable and wrinkle-free. Nano-technology provides stain-resistance and moisture wicking properties to for control temperature and freshness. Natural softness, performance, and comfort are not sacrificed. Other available service options include wrinkle free, pucker free seams, easy care, stain resistant, moisture wicking, deodorant technology, emboss effects, and garment dyeing.

Flexibility The company’s customer list and extensive investment in technology and research and development demonstrates skill in meeting customer demand.

Lead time Based on the customer list and the 1 out of 6 statistic, lead time must be excellent, quick and efficient.

Management Though Management structure is not provided, it must be knowledgeable and efficient due to successful projects and extensive customer list.

Image: Talgroup.com

Sourcing Guidelines TAL group has initiatives for the environment, employees, and the community. Examples include Safety and health standards ,waste water treatment, recycling for flushing, landscape irrigation. The Learning and Development Center provides opportunities for employees to upgrade their skills and knowledge. TAL has contributed to natural disaster relief efforts and charities worldwide.

Capacity The group produces 30 million pieces per year for shirts, including womens wear.

Strategic/Forward Thinking TAL Group conducts continuous research and development to create a technological advantage that guarantees the performance of their garments. The company offers a variety of technological services to enhance supply chain solutions

Customer Service With over 60 years of experience in the garment industry, TAL Group understands the needs of its customers and tailor their processes accordingly to meet specific needs.

Value Added Services TAL Group works closely with its retail clients in order to provide advanced Supply Chain solutions that emphasize speed and efficiency. The company utilizes continuous replenishment, x-docking, vendor-managed inventory (VMI), collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment (CPFR), speed-to-market, floor-ready merchandise (FMR), and made-to-measure to gain shorter lead-time, quicker response to market trends, reduced costs, and inventory management.

Quality TAL has up-to-date in-house fabric and garment testing facilities.

Customers Ashworth, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Burberry, Callaway, Chico’s, Coldwater Creek, Dillard’s, Dockers, Eddie Bauer, Express, Foxcroft, Giordano, Givenchy, J.Crew, JCPenney, Jones, JoS. A. Bank, L.L.Bean, Nordstrom, Mark’s Work Wearhouse, Paperwhite, Sanyo, Serfontaine, Septwolves, Thomas Pink, Tommy Hilfiger, Talbots, Toray

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2. PT Ungaran Sari Garments

Image: Busanagroup.com

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia Website: http://www.busanagroup.com/ Panjiva Rating: Declining (Declining manufacturers have significant year over year drops in total weight shipped to their US customers.)

About Based in Jakarta, the Busana Apparel Group incorporated in 1983. It is one of the Southeast Asia’s largest garment manufacturers and exporters with 14 modern manufacturing facilities located throughout Indonesia. The company specializes in Men’s and Women’s casual wear, formal wear, active sports wear and technical garments. Mission “We will excel in Design, Development and Sourcing to deliver the right products and services competitively with a focus on quick response” Vision “To be the leading integrated solutions provider in the world of LIFESTYLE and FASHION”

U.S. Shipment Data 1,123 total shipments (July 1,2007—April 26, 2013) Total volume:3,106,94 kg Average shipment size: 2,766 kg

U.S. Ports The Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA Port of Seattle, Seattle, WA Georgia Ports Authority, Savannah, GA New York, NY Port of Long Beach, Long Beach, CA The Port of Charleston, Charleston, SC Port of Tacoma, Tacoma WA New York/Newark Area, Newark, NJ Port of Virginia, Norfolk, VA Illinois International Port District, Chicago, IL Port of Entry-Miami Seaport, Miami, FL Port of Oakland, Oakland, CA The International Port of Memphis, Memphis, TN Tennessee, Baltimore MD San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Image: Busanagroup.com

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Abilities The Busana Group provides a variety of treatments and products for Men and Women under the casual, refined, active, and technical categories. Refined Men products include dress shirts, dress pants, formal suits and blazers, and cut and sew knits. The group is also able to provide shorts, pants, outerwear, dresses, suits and blazers, and cut and sew knits. Available washes include dry and wet treatments, garment dyeing, placement prints, embellishments and embroideries.

Flexibility The Busana Group has 14 modern manufacturing facilities throughout Indonesia. Specifically, Ungaran Sari has 3 locations and 8 production factories that produce casual and formal shirts, blouses, outerwear, skirts, and dresses.

Lead time Though not provided, lead time should be acceptable based on the client list of large retailers, some relatively prestigious.

Management

Image: Busanagroup.com

The Busana Group lists a few social initiatives to improve the well-being of its employees and environment, including donations to schools and the community, an in-house clinic, and an in-house employee co-operative run canteens.

Capacity The company produces over 2.5 million garments from all categories per month.

Strategic/Forward Thinking More countries are being explored for further expansion of manufacturing capacity. Two production facilities have been added with below capacity, one in Purwakarta adding a capacity of 625,000 pcs/year and another in Lippo Cikarang with 780,000 pcs/month.

Customer Service Busana Group provides online access for clients to the Design and Development Center.

Value Added Services The Design and Development Center is a team of researchers and designers work as a support team to assist in design and trend needs of clients. The Fabric Sourcing Office has a representative based in Shanghai, China to cater and source fabrics, trims, and accessories. Treatments for garments include dry and wet treatments, garment dye, placement print, embellishments, embroideries, seam sealing, laser Cutting, bonding, and other technological features.

Management consists of a Chairman/CEO, Managing Director, and 4 strategic heads of Finance, HR, and the West Java and Central Java location.

Quality Based on the customer list of higher-priced, large retailers, quality should be meet expectations.

Customers Ann Taylor, Anthropology, Express, J. Jill, JC Penny, Jones Apparel Group, Kohl’s, Liz Claiborne, Macy’s, Nygard, Perry Ellis Menswear, Phillip Van Heusen, Polo Ralph Lauren, Spyder, Talbots, Tommy Hilfiger, VF Corp, Warnaco, Esprit, Billabong, Helly Hansen, Hugo Boss, Marks & Spencer, Mexx, O’Neill, Quiksilver

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3. PT Metro Garmin

Image: Metrogarmin.com

Location: Bandung, Indonesia Website: http://www.metrogarmin.com

About

PT Metro Garmin specializes in export-oriented mens’ shirts.

U.S. Shipment Data

807 total shipments (July 1,2007—April 26, 2013) Total volume: 4,865,885 kg Average shipment size: 6,029 kg

U.S. Ports

The Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA The Port of Charleston, Charleston, SC Illinois International Port District, Chicago, IL New York, NY Port of Seattle, Seattle, WA Georgia Ports Authority, Savannah, GA Port of Tacoma, Tacoma WA Port of Columbus, Columbus, OH Port of Long Beach, Long Beach, CA Port of Oakland, Oakland, CA Port of Entry-Miami Seaport, Miami, FL Port of Portland, Portland, OR New York/Newark Area, Newark, NJ

Image: Metrogarmin.com

Image: Metrogarmin.com

Image: Metrogarmin.com

Image: Metrogarmin.com

Abilities

Strategic/Forward Thinking

PT Metro Garmin only supplies men’s shirts and is export oriented. They are able to provide wrinkle-free and regular shirts. Based on the email received, CMT is the only available service for Astir P.

Metro Garmin does not appear to be forward thinkers in the sense of expanding their operations into other product categories. However, they have maintained a relatively long list of well-known brands. The choice to remain highly specialized in men’s woven dress shirts seems to be paying off.

Flexibility

Customer Service

The company has 6 plants, 5,500 workers, 2,500 machines, and 17 production lines with 80-100 machines per line. The minimum purchase order is 300 doz per style.

Though no quotes were obtained, the company responded relatively quick after a country-wide religious holiday. However, the company has yet to respond back with quotes or further questions besides wanting to know more about Astir P. and its website. It is important to note that the company was honest enough to admit that fabric sourcing is not their strong point and that fabric should be obtained through other means.

Lead time

Value Added Services

30-45 days

Besides expert knowledge in men’s woven dress shirts, specialization in CMT and wrinkle-free treatments, there seems to be no extra value-added services.

Management Management consists of the President Director, General Manager, two Sales Managers, and one Purchasing Manager.

Quality Based on the customer list, quality appears to be on average due to brands like Calvin Klein, Van Heusen, Mexx, and Emidio Tucci. Astir P.’s price point is slightly higher and may require a slightly higher quality.

Customers Men’s Wearhouse, Mexx, Calvin Klein, Olymp, Van Heusen, Tommy HIlfiger, Tommy Bahama, Claiborne, Lands’ End, Kenneth Cole New York, Eddie Bauer, Kirkland Signature, Hudson Room, Ben Sherman, Twinhill, Hathaway, Hudson Bay, Emidio Tucci

Sourcing Guidelines There are no sourcing guidelines published. Based on their list of customers, sourcing guidelines should be average.

Capacity PT Metro Garmin is able to produce 100,000 doz per month.

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The Suppliers: Mexico

Location: Mexico Website: http://www.outofmexico.com About Out of Mexico manufactures private label, denim jeans, shorts, pants, bathing suits, shirts, sportswear. The company’s mission statement is the company is derived from making the highest quality apparel. A reality for the customers, by striving to deliver products above the expectations of the clients. After looking up all of the Mexico suppliers, Out of Mexico was the only supplier which satisfied Astir P’s standard for selecting the company’s manufacture.

About Georgina NaihelyTrejo Rodriguez is a men and women’s wear suppliers. The company doesn’t have its own website. Also hard to know about the company, and its product lines. As Astir P felt contacting problem with the supplier, Georgina NaihelyTrejo Rodriguez is not a supplier to work with Astir P.

Location: Parque Industrial Lerma, Mexico Website: http://www.american-tshirts.com Phone: 52-7282828281

About According to Panjiva, Premium Shirts has 29 total U.S. shipment data between July 1, 2007 to April 26, 2013. The company’s total volume is 45,945 kg, and average shipment size is 1,584 kg. Premium shirts’ main clients are Fox Racing Europe Ltd., N Distribution S.R.O., and Auner Motorradbekleidung U Zubehoer.

4. Wild Enterprices SA De Cv

About Yazbek produces a wide range of styles and colors, and keeps the exact inventory amounts to supply its customers’ orders in a timely and appropriate fashion. Unlike other Mexico suppliers, Yazbek has company’s clear mission, visson and core value and eager to follow them. However, Yazbek’s main products are t-shirt and casual wear, so it didn’t fit to Astir P’s men’s dress shirt products. Although Astir P is not selecting Yazbek at this time, Astir P is considering to work with Yazbek in the future when the company expand the product lines.

About Wild Enterprices is mainly producing shirt products. Based on Panjiva, the company is 10 total U.S. shipemt data btween July 1, 2007 to April 26, 2013. Total volume was 25,266 kg, and average shipment size was 2,526 kg. Wild Enterprices’ customers are creative Mfg. Group, Diya S, and Dewitt Stores NV.

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About Moda Caribena is a men’s wear dress shirt supplier in Mexico. However, Astir P was hard to contact this supplier. Moda Caribena doesn’t have an existing company website. Also it doesn’t share any company information to customer base and shipping information. As Astir P wants to know all about the manufacture, Astir P decides Moda Caribena is not an appropriate manufacture to work with together.

Location: Mexico Website: N/A Phone: 52-55-56609149

2. Premium Shirts S De RI De Cv

3. Yazbek

Location: Mexico Website: www.yazbek.com

6. Georgina NaihelyTrejo Rodriguez

Location: Mexico Website: N/A Phone: 52-999-924-1900

Image: cia.gov

1. Out of Mexico

5. Moda Caribena

Location: Mexico City, Mexico Website: N/A

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1. Out of Mexico

Image: Outofmexico.com

Location: Calle Nicolas Bravo # 334 centro Mexicali B.C.N Website: http://www.outofmexico.com E-mail: info@outofmexico.com Phone: 686-551-91-09

About

Out of Mexico manufactures private label, denim jeans, shorts, pants, bathing suits, shirts, sportswear. The company’s mission statement is the company is derived from making the highest quality apparel. A reality for the customers, by striving to deliver products above the expectations of the clients. Out of Mexico Apparel is about unleashing the power of Mexico to drive the partners business forward. It is about working with a “Partner” who can add value, provide flexibility, and reduce cost. Successful partnerships are based on successful individuals. Out of Mexico’s 12 years experience in Mexico is all focused on the production of apparel and the understanding of the culture encourages out sources to be reliable and extraordinary on the partner’s behalf.

Customers

JC Penney, Sears and GAP

Image: Outofmexico.com

Image: Outofmexico.com

Abilities - Shirts: Manufacturing shirts is done with clean finished seams throughout the garment, care in fit and construction are the company’s highest concern. Out of Mexico has double and triple needle stitching machinery. Also, the company makes all styles from basics to western shirts with snaps. - Jeans: Denim jeans is Out of Mexico’s specialty item. The factories produce product for customers like, Calvin Klein, Arisona Jean Company, Canyon River Blues, Club Monaco, Savier, Bongo, MUDD, etc. The minimum run the company can produce is 1200 units per style. - Knit products: The company has access to knit fabrics in all types of constructions and types. Out of Mexico can produce form basic t-shirts to fashion items in the most sought out fabrics in today’s markets.

Sourcing Guidelines Out of Mexico works with the manufacturing plants based on trust. Out of Mexico Apparel is a reliable source that offers security for the investment’s they continually make on behalf of the customers and the products the company produces for them. The staff of Out of Mexico Apparel is continuously trained and updated in all techniques related to “Quality control methods.” The company maintain a 2.5 AQL level in all the plants. This is achieved by doing daily “in line” audits as well as final audits before the product is released for shipment. This method satisfies the stringent requirements of retailers.

Image: Outofmexico.com

Image: Outofmexico.com

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week, 10,000 units of shirts per week.

Quality Out of Mexico manufactures shirts with clean finished seams throughout the garment, care in fit and construction are the highest concern. The supplier has double and triple needle stitching machinery, and Out of Mexico makes all styles from basics to western shirts with snaps.

Customers Out of Mexico’s main customers are JC Penny’s, Sears, and GAP.

Strategic/Forward Thinking Based on NAFTA, a free trade agreement, Out of Mexico can help Astir P in the import or exporting products between U.S., Mexico, and Canada. The supplier is experienced in processing all proper and necessary documentation required by all customs agencies.

Customer Service The employees of Out of Mexico is continuously trained and updated in all techniques related to “Quality Control Methods.” The manufacturer maintain a 2.5 AQL level in all its plants. This is achieved by doing daily “In Line” audits as well as final audits before the product is released for shipment. This method satisfies the stringent requirements of previous retailers.

Value Added Services Out of Mexico’s mission is making the highest quality apparel. A reality for its customers, by striving to deliver products above the expectation of its clients. The supplier manufacture “Private Label.” The private label includes denim jeans, shorts, pants, bathing suits, shirts, and sportswear.

Capacity Out of Mexico assists major companies in the USA in the assembly of their products since 1988. The company has the knowledge and contacts to provide the company with all the requirements for an efficient setup of production lines. Currently, the company has capacity to produce 70,000 units per week in knit fashion items, 80,000 units of denim Jeans per

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3. Yazbek

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Location: Parque Industrial Lerma, Mexico Website: http://www.american-tshirts.com/ default.htm Phone: 52-7282828281

About

Prmium Shirts opened its business in 1990, in order to satisfy local demand. After NAFTA, a free trade agreement, the company began in-bond production for international, highevolume markets in 1994.

U.S. Shipment Data

29 total shipments (July 1,2007—April 26, 2013) Total volume: 45,945 kg Average shipment size: 1,584 kg

Customers

Fox Racing Europe Ltd., N Distribution S.R.O., and Auner Motorradbekleidung U Zubehoer

U.S. Ports

Houston, Houston, Texas Georgia Ports Authority, Savannah, Georgia

Abilities Premium Shirts is constantly striving to keep ahead of its competition. The company’s organization, quality labor, and high-tech system allow the company to look to the future with optimism. The main products are long and short sleeves T-shirts.

Customers Premium Shirts’ customers are Walmart, K’mart, Target, JC Penney, Adjmi Apparel Group, Ifg Corp, Freeze, Happy Kids, Sister Sister and Beluga. Also, the company produced uniforms. The customers who request uniforms are Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Hanes and more. The brands that Premium Shirts are working are American Eagle, Starter, Champion, Aerographic, Power Ranger, Looney Tunes and more.

Capacity Premium Shirts has 900 machines for outfitting and knit fabric production currently installed and operated by 1,200 workers. Organizational structure capacities are T-shirts are 40,000 pieces per a day, two piece sets are 5,000 pieces per a day, and multiple styles are 5,000 pieces per a day. The manufacturer has minimum order per product 30,000 pieces.

Customer Service Premium Shirts provides several services to the customers. The company has full package, contracting, sub contracting, manufacturing, ensemble, screen printing, embroidering and welding services.

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Location: Mexico Website: http://www.yazbek.com.mx Phone: 52-5557648000

Abilities

About

Strategic/Forward Thinking

Yazbek is a fully Mexican leading textile manufacturing company. the company’s purpose is to offer the best quality products to drive the development of the textile industry in Mexico.

Yazbek main products are t-shirts and casual wear. Also the company produces uniforms.

The company builds confident and long term relationships with its customers, suppliers and employees. Yazbek is committed with abor, environmental and legal rules.

Customer Service Yazbek knows what its customers need. All of its processes are based on four basic principles aimed to meet their needs. The company produces a wide range of styles and colors, innovating in each launching. It keeps the exact inventory amounts to supply the customers’ orders in a timely and appropriate fashion. The manufacturing processes follow the strictest quality controls in order to offer products with consistent characteristics, ideal for any type of decoration. Lastly, the company committed to provide the best cost-benefit relationship and offers high quality products at competitive prices that will allow drive the development of the customers’ business. Yasbek moto is “Everything you need is in Yazbek.”

Value Added Services Yazbek’s all manufacturing processes, including textile processes, have a direct impact on environment caused by natural resources consumption and polluting waste generation. Yazbek is aware of this situation and commit itself to the environment by continually improving its efficiency and implementing technology to minimize the use of resources and emission of polluting agents.

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The Suppliers: El Salvador

1. Picacho S.A. De C.V.

2. L.D El Salvador

About Picacho was established in 1992 with a vision to become a regional leader in the manufacturing of quality dress shirts. We strongly believe we have succeeded within that vision and dress shirts continue to be our specialty as well as our most demanded product, but in recent years, due to our customers’ demands, we have also become proficient in the production of sport & uniform shirts, as well as woven boxer shorts, lounge pants, and casual pants. AstirP choose this supplier due to their responsiveness in providing quotes, extra information, effort to determine duty-free fabric which best match with our requirements and their willingness to negotiate for long-term business.

About LD El Salvador is a manufacturer who has manufactured a large amount of apparel products and ship to the US. Their shipments are very staple and about the same amount to US customers as they did during the same time last year of 7,999,078 kg Total volume. L.D. El Salvador is an expert in all type of men’s dress shirts, sport and polo Shirts. L.D El Salvador is also among our best options for their expertise in manufacturing dress shirts with their large capacity, their quick response for CM quotes.

3. Brooklyn LTDA de C.V.

4. Caribex El Salvador SA De

About Since 1990, Brooklyn Mfg. Ltda. de C.V. (also known as Cannon County Knitting Mills, Inc. ) produce knit tops and bottoms, outwear jackets, activewear, and more for major brands such as North face, LL Bean, Under Amour, Lacoste. The company has been preconized for Platinum Level - Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production, Certified by Business Alliance for Secure Commerce and C-TPAT Certified Member, as well as Member Fair Labor Association. In the future, this manufacturer will be our chosen supplier, it also have corporate office in New York convenient for doing business if AstirP wants to expand our production line.

About According to Panjiva, this company major in manufacturing total 443 shipments, of 2,626,323 kg made from July 01, 2007 to May 17, 2013 with products range from men woven dress shirts, lounge pajama, pants, jackets. AstirP has tried to contact Caribex and received no response; thus, no business is conducted between both parties.

Location: Zona Franca San Marcos, Bodega #7 San Salvador, El Salvador, C.A.

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6. Industrias Merlet SA De Cv

About According to Panjiva, Pro Dept major clients are LLBean, Alfwear Inc, Fechheimer Brothers Co. of total 420 shipments of 3,138,724 kg made from July 01, 2007 to May 17, 2013 with products range from jackets, pullovers, dress shirts, vest, without majoring in men dress shirt. Even though this company has the advantage of close proximity to the US, AstirP found Pro Dept not a suitable supplier of our line.

About Industrias Merlet is a growing manufacturers have significant year over year growth in total 647 shipments to their US customers majoring in dress shirts, tank top, knit fabric thermal wear, shorts. However, AstirP found the company products does not totally match with our current line. Industrias Merlet may be considered if AstirP expands our product line into thermal wear, shorts and pullovers.

7. Vexsal S.A. de C.V

8. Lenor Industries SA De Cv

About This company is a joint venture with Capital-Mercury Shirt Corporation located in Midtown NewYork. They provide full package manufacturing of dress shirts, camp shirts, woven shirts, outerwear, sweaters, sportwear. AstirP could not find further information on this supplier due to difficulty in emailing, calling without response. Therefore, this company is not a chosen supplier.

About According to Panjiva, the company has Milco Industry Inc, Hanesbrands Inc and Source Substrates llc as their customers. Their major products are men dress shirts, pants, shorts, t-shirts of total 394 shipments made from July 01, 2007 to May 17, 2013. There is difficulty in reaching for this company, therefore no further information is obtained.

Location: Zona Franca San Bartolo, Calle Tazumal, Edif 18, Ilopango, San Salvador, El Salvador

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Location: Km. 26.5 Carretera a Santa Ana La Libertad, El Salvador

5. Pro Dept S.A. De C.V.

Location: Zona Franca San Marcos, Edificio 1, San Salvador, El Salvador

Location: Zona Franca Miramar 4-B, Km 30.5 Carretera al Aeropuerto, Olocuilta, La Paz, El Salvador

Location: Km. 15 Carreter Panamericana Ote. San Martin, El Salvador

Location: Calle Circunvalacion 3 Zona Industrial Plan De La Laguna San Salvador Sv

Location: Lote No. 38, Calle Boulevard, Bayer, Ciudad Merliot, El Salvador

9. Rives Apparel International LLC Location: Export Salva Free Zone Edificio # 7 Km. 24 Carretera a Santa Ana Lourdes, Colon, La Libertad, El Salvador About This company provides sourcing and manufacturing services for the apparel industry with office in Hutton High Point, NC. They offer CMT and full-package apparel production utilizing piece goods from USA, El Salvador and Asia. They produce casual pants, shorts, fatigues, overalls, shirts, and children’s sleepwear. Currently, their product offers do not meet our requirement for manufacturing men dress shirts, thus Rives Apparel is not our chosen supplier.

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1. Picacho

Location: Km. 26.5 Carretera a Santa Ana La Libertad, El Salvador Phone: (503) 2319-2800 Website: http://www.picacho.com.sv

Price Style #140011 - $13.43 Style #140012 - $13.36 Style #140013 - $13.59 Style #140001 - $11.49

About

Picacho was established in 1992 with a vision to become a regional leader in the manufacturing of quality dress shirts. The company has strong vision for manufacturing dress shirts and continue reinforce their specialty in this most demanded product category. In recent years, due to their customers’ demands, Picacho has also become proficient in the production of sport & uniform shirts, as well as woven boxer shorts, lounge pants, and casual pants.

U.S. Shipment Data

1,399 Total shipments 6,295,474 kg Total volume 4,499 kg Average shipment size

U.S. Customers

Dillard’s, Belk, Woolrich, LL Bean, Sara Lee Branded Apparel, K & G - The Men’s Warehouse, Phillips Van-Heusen

U.S. Ports

Port Everglades, FL

Lead time Fabric production = 45 days Fabric testing = 10 days Fabric transit from China = 45 days Production timing in factory = 30 days (variable based on quantity)

Capacity 5,250 M2 of garment assembly, inspection, packaging area & warehousing 700 sewing, inspection & packaging employees Capacity – 35,000 units per week Fully Modular Sewing Sections Standardized Incentive Piece Rate System Full Complement of Section Supervisors and In-Process QC Personnel.

Facilities

Sewing Room Cutting Room Trims Warehouse Fabric Warehouse Product Development Office Administrative Building ( Mezzanine )

Capabilities

Mostly Juki and Union Special Brand Sewing Equipment Automatic Pocket Sewing Top Ply Fusing Full Time, Highly Qualified Maintenance Personnel General Sewing Constructions Single and Multi-Needle Sewing Felled Side Seams French Fell Side Seams Placket Sleeve Facing Multi-Needle Flap Pockets Pressing & Packaging Manual Press (Full Body) Full Stand-Up Packaging, Flat Fold (Match Customers Specifications)

Customer Service Full Package Cut, Make & Trim (CMT) Cut & Make (CM) Cutting & Distribution

Value-added Services Inspection and automated Inventory control of fabric received Fabric and Trim sourcing Product Development Pattern Making and Grading(GERBER SYSTEM version 7.6.1) Marker Making (Gerber Plotter AP-320) Computerized Production Tracking and Control with Internet access to customers Pre-packs and UPC barcoding capabilities on individual garments & shipping cartons

Strategic Outlook “Our main goal is to be flexible, to respond quickly and efficiently, making sure that your order is processed promptly and according to your exact specifications.”

-Quality Control System In-Process SQC – 1.5 AQL Audit Process Final Audit SQC – 2.5 AQL Audit Process Sewing Equipment

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2. L.D El Salvador

3. Brooklyn Manufacturing, LTDA de C.V.

L.D El Salvador Location: Zona Franca San Marcos, Edificio 1, San Salvador, El Salvador Phone: 503 2213 0909

Capacity

About

Customer Service

LD El Salvador is a manufacturer who has manufactured a large amount of apparel products and ship to the US. Their shipments are very staple and about the same amount to US customers as they did during the same time last year of 7,999,078 kg Total volume. L.D. El Salvador is an expert in all type of men’s dress shirts, sport and polo Shirts.

U.S. Shipment Data

6,000,000 Dress shirt per year. 04 weeks lining time

Full Package Cut, Make & Trim (CMT) Cut & Make (CM) Cutting & Distribution

Value-added service

About

Since 1990, Brooklyn Mfg. Ltda. de C.V. produce knit tops and bottoms, outwear jackets, activewear, and more. In the future, this manufacturer will be our chosen supplier, it also have corporate office in New York convenient for doing business if AstirP wants to expand our production line into performance wear.

Quick Response for shorter lead-time

Price

1,227 Total shipments 8,107,857 kg Total volume 6,607 kg average shipment size

The factory is in Duty free zone and is running styles Broadcloth 186T fabric that has the facility to get in to the US without pay TAX because the CAFTA agreement. MC price is $20 per dozen.

U.S. Customers

Products

Paris Accessories, KT group inc. Phillips Van-Heusen

Location: Zona Franca San Marcos, Bodega #7 San Salvador, El Salvador, C.A.

Dress shirts Sport shirts Polo shirts

Strategic Outlook “We aim to produce exceptional quality for better shirt client base that is primarily department and specialty stores”

U.S. Customers

North face, LL Bean, Under Amour, Lacoste

U.S. Ports

Port Everglades, FL (Puerto Matias De Galves, Guatemala -->Port Of Entry-Port Everglades/Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida)

Products Jackets Performance Tops Sportswear

Customer Services CMT Embroidery Embossing Sewing Finishing Full package

Facilities Information 180,000 Sq. Feet plant 1,800 Employees Production System Modular-Unit Production System Progressive Bundle Unit Piece Rate Compensation Modular-Unit Production System Areas of Quality Inspection

Company certifications / memberships WRAP - Platinum Level #5795 Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production Certified by World BASC Organization : Business Alliance for Secure Commerce C-TPAT Certified Member Customs - Trade Partnership Against Terrorism Member Fair Labor Association

Strategic Outlooks “Our mission is to supply our customers a Full Package program of knitted apparel products at the highest level of quality, service and value”.

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Our Expectations

AstirRANKING P. Supplier SUPPLIER  

Ranking

Customer Service

Scale  of  1  to  10  with  1  being  the  worst  and  10  the  best

Bangladesh  

El  Salvador

Concord   Mohamma Parico   Garments   di  Group   Clothing Ltd. Ltd.

Abilities Capacity Costs Customer   Service Customers Flexibility Lead-­‐time Management

Quality Services   Offered Strategic   Outlook Sourcing   Guidelines

Total

Mexico  

Picacho  

LD.    El   Salvador

Royal   Textile  

Out  of   Mexico

Vietnam  

Premium   Yazbek Shirts  S  De   RI  De  Cv

India    

Viet  Thang

Nha  Be

Thanh   Cong

Mandhana   M  S  Devi   Industries   Exports,   Pvt.,Ltd. Inc.

Indonesia   Shahi   Exports   Pvt.  Ltd.

PT   PT   Ungaran   Katexindo   PT  Metro   Citramandi Garmin Sari   ri Garments

9 9 7

10 9 8

8 5 9

8 7.5 6

9 8 6.5

6 4 0

7 6 7

5 5 5

3 4 5

8 7 7

9 9.5 8

8 9 8

10 7.5 6.5

8.5 7 7

9 10 8.5

10 8 7

10 8 6.5

7 7 7

8 9 7 7 9 7.5

7 9 6 7 8 5

8 6 8 8 6 7

9 9 9 9 8.5 9

8 9 9 9 8.5 9

4 4 5 0 0 4

8 7 8 8 7 7

5 6 7 7 5 6

5 5 6 7 5 6

7 6 5 7 7 6

6 9 9 8 9 9.5

6 7.5 7 8 8 8.5

10 10 9 9.5 9.5 10

8 7.5 7 9.5 8.5 9

7.5 6.5 8 7 7 6

8.5 9.5 8 8 9 8.5

8 9.5 8.5 8 9 9

7 8 8.5 9 7.5 8

8

8

7

8.5

8.5

3

8

5

5

5

9

8

10

8.5

9

8.5

10

6.5

9

7

6

9

8

3

6

5

5

5

8.5

7

9

8

9

8

9.5

6.5

10

7

5

8.5

8.5

3

8

5

5

5

8.5

9

10

9

10

8

9.5

7

99.5

91

83

101

101

36

87

66

61

75

103

94

111

97.5

97.5

101

105.5

89

Average

3

1

2

What is Measured?

Based on the initial supplier research and the availability and quality of detailed information concerning the individual suppliers, Astir P. decided the following supplier ranking that will best match company goals and

Suppliers from El Salvador and India have higher ranking for their customer service. Picacho(El Salvador) was the first supplier who reply to Astir P.’s request for the manufacturing quote and continuously communicating about Astir P.’s business. Astir P. also considers the suppliers’ customers information. Mandhana(India) is supplying to high-end brands, and they provide high quality service to the customers. Suppliers from India have higher grade than other suppliers. Those suppliers have their own company websites and proved company information not only to their clients but also to the potential customers and public.

Customers

In the customers ranking Mandhana(India) has the highest ranking from Astir P. as the supplier’s customers are Armani, Hugo Boss and Valentino. Astir P. ranked the suppliers based on their doing business with leading brands in men’s dress shirt.

Flexibility

Picacho(El Salvador) and Mandhana(India) have the highest ranking for their flexibility. Picacho has the Quick response program as the supplier considered to reduce the lead-time and cater to our market demand.

Lead-time

Based on the suppliers’ lead-time, Astir P. ranked high grade to the suppliers who has the short lead-time and low grade to the long lead-time. Supplier from El Salvador and suppliers from India have 25-30 days and it has the shortest lead-time compare to other manufactures.

objectives of high quality standards and quick turnaround for the U.S. market.

Management Abilities

Astir P. highly ranked the suppliers who are available to produce Astir P.’s products efficiently. Astir P. is looking suppliers who are producing not only men’s dress shirt but also other products for the future business. Mohammadi Group(Bangladesh) is including four groups and each of the group has its own specialty products. Also, Mandhana Industries Pvt(India) and PT Ungaran Sari Garments(Indonesia) show higher abilities than other suppliers. On the other hand, Brooklyn Mfg(El Salvador) and Yazbek(Mexico) have the lowest ranking, as their main products are not men’s dress shirts and they provide limited product lines.

Capacity

Since Vietnam and India are highly preferred countries in men’s dress shirt industry, both countries’ suppliers have high capacity. Nha Be (Vietnam) is and Shahi Exports Pvt.(India) have the highest capacity. Parico Clothing and Yazbek have the lowest capacity ranking as they have low amount of facilities compare to other suppliers.

Suppliers who have a long company history show strong management strategies to Astir P. Concord(Bangladesh) has been working in apparel industry for over three decades and divides the processing groups to make a better working environments.

Quality

Astir P. ranked high grade to the suppliers from El Salvador. Especially, Picacho does cater to a better shirt client base that is primarily department and specialty stores.

Services Offered

India and Indonesia suppliers provide high quality service. Mandhana (India) is a multi-divisional textile company spread over multiple locations. The suppler has in-house design team that can forecasts, design fabrics and garments to meet client’s needs. PT Ungaran Sari Garments(Indonesia) is one of the largest garment manufacturers in Southeast Asia and has a value service to its customers.

Cost

As Bangladesh labor costs are the cheapest between six countries, Bangladesh suppliers have the higher ranking than other countries. El Salvador and Mexico suppliers’ labor costs are expensive than other suppliers. As a result, relatively they have lower rankings. Also, Astir P. ranked 0 to a supplier which has no information about the labor costs.

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Sourcing Guidelines

Some Suppliers are manufacturing to customers who are highly considering society, ethnic and environment. Those suppliers show well-organized sourcing guidelines. Bangladesh supplier, Concord is manufacturing apparels to Marks & Spencer the retailers who consider the suppliers’ sourcing guidelines.

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Costing

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Style 140011: Liam S. Astir.P

COST SHEET

Date: May 2013

Style: 140011

Season: Spring/Summer 2014

Style Name: Liam.S Description: 100% Cotton, Slim fit, Long pointed collar, Button down front with concealed placket, Adjustable 2-button cuff, Gently rounded hem FABRICS

Indonesia India Yield**

El Salvador Bangladesh

$3.00

$1.90

$4.29

$4.39

$3.30

Oxford

1.616

Oxford total cost

$3.23

$4.85

$3.07

$6.93

$7.09

$5.33

Dobby

0.303

$/ Dobby yard*

$3.00

$4.00

$2.90

$5.29

$5.39

$4.30

$0.91

$1.21

$0.88

$1.60

$1.63

$1.30

$4.14

$6.06

$3.95

$8.54

$8.73

$6.64

**must include waste

*to include freight Components

Indonesia India $/unit

Quantity**

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

$Total

Button 7mm

0.07

2

0.14

0.14

0.14

0.14

0.14

0.14

Button 10mm

0.1

12

1.20

1.20

1.20

1.20

1.20

1.20

Thread

0.002

106.15

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

Heat Print label

0.003

1

0.003

0.003

0.003

0.003

0.003

0.003

0.01

1

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

Woven loop label

Initial Costing

Mexico

$2.00

TOTAL FABRIC COST

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Vietnam

$/ Oxford yard*

TOTAL COMPONENT COSTS

PACKAGING

Indonesia India $/unit

Collar stays-outside

Quantity

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

$Total

0.1

1

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

Shirt Butterfly

0.02

4

0.080

0.080

0.080

0.080

0.080

0.080

Paper collar support

0.05

1

0.050

0.050

0.050

0.050

0.050

0.050

Collar stay - on collars

0.07

2

0.140

0.140

0.140

0.140

0.140

0.140

0.1

1

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

Poly bags

0.005

1

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

Tissue paper

0.005

1

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

Hangtag

0.015

1

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

Shirt boards

TOTAL PACKAGING COSTS

PACKING

48X40X36 Uline-Gaylord box

Indonesia India $/unit

Cartons Tape Labels

Share of Unit Per Garment

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

$Total

3.15

3.13%

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

4.2

0.04%

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

0.07

2.50%

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

TOTAL PACKING COSTS

LABOR

Indonesia India

Minutes $/ country

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh $0.10

$0.05

Patternmaking

1%

$0.0018

$0.0022

$0.0013

$0.0029

$0.0022

$0.0011

Grading

1%

$0.0018

$0.0022

$0.0013

$0.0029

$0.0022

$0.0011

Marking

1%

$0.0018

$0.0022

$0.0013

$0.0029

$0.0022

$0.0011

Cutting

10%

$0.1760

$0.2200

$0.1320

$0.2860

$0.2200

Sewing

22

TOTAL LABOR

$0.08

$1.76

$0.10

$0.06

$0.13

$2.20

$1.94

$1.32 $2.43

$2.86

$1.46

$2.20

$3.15

$0.1100 $1.10

$2.43

$1.21

*Includes pressing & packing unless otherwise noted.

OTHER

Indonesia India

Freight

0.135

0.1428

0.138

0.072

0.0816

0.217728

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.5655

0.5733

0.5685

0.5025

0.5121

0.648228

19.70%

19.70%

19.70%

0.00%

0.00%

19.70%

$10.49

$13.38

$9.69

$17.13

$16.50

$12.71

Broker

$125 flat rate

Insurance

10% of container value

TOTAL OTHER DUTY* Image: Outlier.cc

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GRAND TOTAL

%

Ad Valorem

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

115


Style 140012: Benjamin

Style 140013: Benjamin P.

Astir.P

Astir.P

COST SHEET

COST SHEET

Date: May 2013

Style: 140012

Season: Spring/Summer 2014

Date: May 2013

Style: 140013

Season: Spring/Summer 2014

Style Name: Benjamin

Style Name: Benjamin.P

Description: 100% Cotton, Slim fit, Long pointed collar, Button down front, Adjustable 2-button cuff, Gently rounded hem

Description: 100% Cotton, Slim fit, Regular collar, Button down front, One chest patch pocket, Adjustable 2-button cuff, Gently rounded hem

FABRICS

Indonesia India Yield**

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

$/ Oxford yard*

$2.00

$3.00

$1.90

$4.29

$4.39

$3.30

FABRICS

Indonesia India Yield**

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

$/ Oxford yard*

$2.00

$3.00

$1.90

$4.29

$4.39

$3.30

Oxford

1.5756

Oxford total cost

$3.15

$4.73

$2.99

$6.76

$6.92

$5.20

Oxford

1.6059

Oxford total cost

$3.21

$4.82

$3.05

$6.89

$7.05

$5.30

Dobby

0.303

$/ Dobby yard*

$3.00

$4.00

$2.90

$5.29

$5.39

$4.30

Dobby

0.303

$/ Dobby yard*

$3.00

$4.00

$2.90

$5.29

$5.39

$4.30

$0.91

$1.21

$0.88

$1.60

$1.63

$1.30

$0.91

$1.21

$0.88

$1.60

$1.63

$1.30

$4.06

$5.94

$3.87

$8.36

$8.55

$6.50

$4.12

$6.03

$3.93

$8.49

$8.68

$6.60

TOTAL FABRIC COST **must include waste

*to include freight

**must include waste

*to include freight

Components

Indonesia India $/unit

TOTAL FABRIC COST

Quantity**

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

Components

Indonesia India

$Total

$/unit

Quantity**

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

$Total

Button 7mm

0.07

2

0.14

0.14

0.14

0.14

0.14

0.14

Button 7mm

0.07

2

0.14

0.14

0.14

0.14

0.14

0.14

Button 10mm

0.1

12

1.20

1.20

1.20

1.20

1.20

1.20

Button 10mm

0.1

12

1.20

1.20

1.20

1.20

1.20

1.20

Thread

0.002

106.15

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

Thread

0.002

106.15

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

Heat Print label

0.003

1

0.003

0.003

0.003

0.003

0.003

0.003

Heat Print label

0.003

1

0.003

0.003

0.003

0.003

0.003

0.003

0.01

1

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

1

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

Woven loop label TOTAL COMPONENT COSTS

PACKAGING

Indonesia India $/unit

Collar stays-outside

Quantity

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

Woven loop label TOTAL COMPONENT COSTS

PACKAGING

Indonesia India

$Total

$/unit

Quantity

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

$Total

0.1

1

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

Collar stays-outside

0.1

1

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

Shirt Butterfly

0.02

4

0.080

0.080

0.080

0.080

0.080

0.080

Shirt Butterfly

0.02

4

0.080

0.080

0.080

0.080

0.080

0.080

Paper collar support

0.05

1

0.050

0.050

0.050

0.050

0.050

0.050

Paper collar support

0.05

1

0.050

0.050

0.050

0.050

0.050

0.050

Collar stay - on collars

0.07

2

0.140

0.140

0.140

0.140

0.140

0.140

Collar stay - on collars

0.07

2

0.140

0.140

0.140

0.140

0.140

0.140

0.1

1

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

Shirt boards

0.1

1

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

Poly bags

0.005

1

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

Poly bags

0.005

1

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

Tissue paper

0.005

1

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

Tissue paper

0.005

1

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

Hangtag

0.015

1

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

Hangtag

0.015

1

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

TOTAL PACKAGING COSTS

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

Shirt boards

TOTAL PACKAGING COSTS

PACKING

48X40X36 Uline-Gaylord box

Indonesia India $/unit

Cartons Tape Labels

Share of Unit Per Garment

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

PACKING

$Total

Uline-Gaylord box

3.13%

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

4.2

0.04%

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

Tape

0.07

2.50%

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

Labels

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

LABOR

Indonesia India

Minutes $/ country

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh $0.10

$0.05

El Salvador Bangladesh

3.15

3.13%

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

4.2

0.04%

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

0.07

2.50%

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

TOTAL PACKING COSTS

LABOR

Indonesia India

Minutes

El Salvador Bangladesh $0.10

$0.05

$0.0029

$0.0022

$0.0011

Patternmaking

1%

$0.0018

$0.0022

$0.0013

$0.0029

$0.0022

$0.0011

Grading

1%

$0.0018

$0.0022

$0.0013

$0.0029

$0.0022

$0.0011

Grading

1%

$0.0018

$0.0022

$0.0013

$0.0029

$0.0022

$0.0011

Marking

1%

$0.0018

$0.0022

$0.0013

$0.0029

$0.0022

$0.0011

Marking

1%

$0.0018

$0.0022

$0.0013

$0.0029

$0.0022

$0.0011

Cutting

10%

$0.1760

$0.2200

$0.1320

$0.2860

$0.2200

$0.1100

Cutting

10%

$0.1760

$0.2200

$0.1320

$0.2860

$0.2200

$1.94

$1.32 $2.43

$2.86

$1.46

$2.20

$3.15

Sewing

$1.10 $2.43

$1.21

*Includes pressing & packing unless otherwise noted.

22

TOTAL LABOR

$0.08

Mexico

$0.0013

$2.20

$/ country

Vietnam

$0.0022

TOTAL LABOR

$0.13

Mexico

$0.0018

$1.76

$0.06

Vietnam

$Total

1%

22

$0.10

Share of Unit Per Garment

Patternmaking

Sewing

$0.08

Indonesia India $/unit

Cartons

3.15

TOTAL PACKING COSTS

48X40X36

$1.76

$0.10

$0.06

$0.13

$2.20

$1.94

$1.32 $2.43

$2.86

$1.46

$2.20

$3.15

$0.1100 $1.10

$2.43

$1.21

*Includes pressing & packing unless otherwise noted.

OTHER

Indonesia India

OTHER

Indonesia India

Freight

0.135

0.1428

0.138

0.072

0.0816

0.217728

Freight

0.135

0.1428

0.138

0.072

0.0816

0.217728

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

Broker

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.5655

0.5733

0.5685

0.5025

0.5121

0.648228

0.5655

0.5733

0.5685

0.5025

0.5121

0.648228

19.70%

19.70%

19.70%

0.00%

0.00%

19.70%

19.70%

19.70%

19.70%

0.00%

0.00%

19.70%

$10.40

$13.24

$9.60

$16.92

$16.29

$12.55

$10.47

$13.35

$9.66

$17.08

$16.45

$12.67

Broker

$125 flat rate

Insurance

10% of container value

TOTAL OTHER DUTY*

%

GRAND TOTAL

116

Ad Valorem

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

$125 flat rate

Insurance

10% of container value

TOTAL OTHER DUTY* GRAND TOTAL

%

Ad Valorem

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

117


Style 140021: Bob

Style 140022: Bob B. Astir.P

Astir.P

COST SHEET

COST SHEET

Date: May 2013

Style: 140021

Date: May 2013

Style: 140022

Season: Spring/Summer 2014

Season: Spring/Summer 2014

Style Name: Bob B.

Style Name: Bob

Description: 100% Cotton, Slim fit, Regular collar, Button down front, Two chest patch pockets with flaps and buttons, Adjustable 2-button cuff, Gently rounded hem

Description: 100% Cotton, Slim fit, Regular collar, Button down front, Two chest patch pockets, Adjustable 2-button cuff, Gently rounded hem FABRICS

Indonesia India

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

FABRICS

Indonesia India Yield**

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

$/ Oxford yard*

$2.00

$3.00

$1.90

$4.29

$4.39

$3.30

Oxford

1.717

Oxford total cost

$3.43

$5.15

$3.26

$7.37

$7.54

$5.67

Oxford

1.717

Oxford total cost

$3.43

$5.15

$3.26

$7.37

$7.54

$5.67

Dobby

0.303

$/ Dobby yard*

$3.00

$4.00

$2.90

$5.29

$5.39

$4.30

Dobby

0.303

$/ Dobby yard*

$3.00

$4.00

$2.90

$5.29

$5.39

$4.30

$0.91

$1.21

$0.88

$1.60

$1.63

$1.30

$0.91

$1.21

$0.88

$1.60

$1.63

$1.30

$4.34

$6.36

$4.14

$8.97

$9.17

$6.97

$4.34

$6.36

$4.14

$8.97

$9.17

$6.97

Yield**

$/ Oxford yard*

$2.00

$3.00

$1.90

$4.29

$4.39

$3.30

TOTAL FABRIC COST

Components

Indonesia India $/unit

**must include waste

*to include freight

**must include waste

*to include freight

TOTAL FABRIC COST

Quantity**

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

Components

Indonesia India $/unit

$Total

Quantity**

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

$Total

Button 7mm

0.07

2

0.14

0.14

0.14

0.14

0.14

0.14

Button 7mm

0.07

2

0.14

0.14

0.14

0.14

0.14

0.14

Button 10mm

0.1

12

1.20

1.20

1.20

1.20

1.20

1.20

Button 10mm

0.1

14

1.40

1.40

1.40

1.40

1.40

1.40

Thread

0.002

106.15

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

0.0016

106.15

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

Heat Print label

0.003

1

0.003

0.003

0.003

0.003

0.003

0.003

0.003

1

0.003

0.003

0.003

0.003

0.003

0.003

0.01

1

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

1

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

$1.72

$1.72

$1.72

$1.72

$1.72

$1.72

Woven loop label TOTAL COMPONENT COSTS

PACKAGING

Indonesia India $/unit

Quantity

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

Thread Heat Print label Woven loop label TOTAL COMPONENT COSTS

PACKAGING

Indonesia India $/unit

$Total

Quantity

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

$Total

0.1

1

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

Collar stays-outside

0.1

1

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

Shirt Butterfly

0.02

4

0.080

0.080

0.080

0.080

0.080

0.080

Shirt Butterfly

0.02

4

0.080

0.080

0.080

0.080

0.080

0.080

Paper collar support

0.05

1

0.050

0.050

0.050

0.050

0.050

0.050

Paper collar support

0.05

1

0.050

0.050

0.050

0.050

0.050

0.050

Collar stay - on collars

0.07

2

0.140

0.140

0.140

0.140

0.140

0.140

Collar stay - on collars

0.07

2

0.140

0.140

0.140

0.140

0.140

0.140

0.1

1

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

Shirt boards

0.1

1

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

Poly bags

0.005

1

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

Poly bags

0.005

1

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

Tissue paper

0.005

1

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

Tissue paper

0.005

1

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

Hangtag

0.015

1

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

Hangtag

0.015

1

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

TOTAL PACKAGING COSTS

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

Collar stays-outside

Shirt boards

TOTAL PACKAGING COSTS

PACKING

48X40X36 Uline-Gaylord box

Indonesia India $/unit

Cartons Tape Labels

Share of Unit Per Garment

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

PACKING

3.13%

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

4.2

0.04%

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

Tape

0.07

2.50%

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

Labels

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

LABOR

Indonesia India

Minutes

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

Indonesia India $/unit

Cartons

3.15

TOTAL PACKING COSTS

48X40X36 Uline-Gaylord box

$Total

Share of Unit Per Garment

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

$Total

3.15

3.13%

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

4.2

0.04%

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

0.07

2.50%

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

TOTAL PACKING COSTS

LABOR

Indonesia India

Minutes

El Salvador Bangladesh $0.10

$0.05

$0.0018

$0.0022

$0.0013

$0.0029

$0.0022

$0.0011

Patternmaking

1%

$0.0018

$0.0022

$0.0013

$0.0029

$0.0022

$0.0011

Grading

1%

$0.0018

$0.0022

$0.0013

$0.0029

$0.0022

$0.0011

Grading

1%

$0.0018

$0.0022

$0.0013

$0.0029

$0.0022

$0.0011

Marking

1%

$0.0018

$0.0022

$0.0013

$0.0029

$0.0022

$0.0011

Marking

1%

$0.0018

$0.0022

$0.0013

$0.0029

$0.0022

$0.0011

Cutting

10%

$0.1760

$0.2200

$0.1320

$0.2860

$0.2200

$0.1100

Cutting

10%

$0.1760

$0.2200

$0.1320

$0.2860

$0.2200

Sewing

22

TOTAL LABOR

$1.76

$0.10

$0.06

$0.13

$0.10

$0.05

$2.20

$1.94

$1.32 $2.43

$2.86

$1.46

$2.20

$3.15

Sewing

$1.10 $2.43

$1.21

22

TOTAL LABOR

$0.08

Mexico

1%

$0.08

$/ country

Vietnam

Patternmaking

$/ country

$1.76

$0.10

$0.06

$0.13

$2.20

$1.94

$1.32 $2.43

$2.86

$1.46

$2.20

$3.15

$0.1100 $1.10

$2.43

$1.21

*Includes pressing & packing unless otherwise noted.

*Includes pressing & packing unless otherwise noted.

OTHER

Indonesia India

OTHER

Indonesia India

Freight

0.135

0.1428

0.138

0.072

0.0816

0.217728

Freight

0.135

0.1428

0.138

0.072

0.0816

0.217728

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

Broker

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.5655

0.5733

0.5685

0.5025

0.5121

0.648228

0.5655

0.5733

0.5685

0.5025

0.5121

0.648228

19.70%

19.70%

19.70%

0.00%

0.00%

19.70%

19.70%

19.70%

19.70%

0.00%

0.00%

19.70%

$10.74

$13.74

$9.92

$17.65

$17.03

$13.11

$10.98

$13.98

$10.16

$17.89

$17.27

$13.35

Broker

$125 flat rate

Insurance

10% of container value

TOTAL OTHER DUTY*

%

GRAND TOTAL

118

Ad Valorem

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

$125 flat rate

Insurance

10% of container value

TOTAL OTHER DUTY* GRAND TOTAL

%

Ad Valorem

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

119


Style 140023: Liam B.

Style 140001: Bobbie P.

Astir.P

Astir.P

COST SHEET

COST SHEET

Date: May 2013

Style: 140023

Season: Spring/Summer 2014

Date: May 2013

Style: 140001

Season: Spring/Summer 2014

Style Name: Liam.B

Style Name: Bobbie.P

Description: 100% Cotton, Box fit, Regular pointed collar, Button down front with concealed placket, Adjustable 2-button cuff, Gently rounded hem

Description: 100% Cotton, Box fit, Regular collar, Button down front, Two chest patch pockets, Gently rounded hem

FABRICS

Indonesia India Yield**

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

$/ Oxford yard*

$2.00

$3.00

$1.90

$4.29

$4.39

$3.30

Oxford

1.7069

Oxford total cost

$3.41

$5.12

$3.24

$7.32

$7.49

$5.63

Dobby

0.303

$/ Dobby yard*

$3.00

$4.00

$2.90

$5.29

$5.39

$4.30

$0.91

$1.21

$0.88

$1.60

$1.63

$1.30

$4.32

$6.33

$4.12

$8.93

$9.13

$6.94

TOTAL FABRIC COST **must include waste

*to include freight

Indonesia India Yield**

Oxford

$/ Oxford yard* 1.4645

TOTAL FABRIC COST

Indonesia India Quantity**

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

$2.00

$3.00

$1.90

$4.29

$4.39

$3.30

$2.93

$4.39

$2.78

$6.28

$6.43

$4.83

$2.93

$4.39

$2.78

$6.28

$6.43

$4.83

**must include waste

*to include freight

Components $/unit

FABRICS

Components

Indonesia India

$Total

$/unit

Quantity**

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

$Total

Button 7mm

0.07

2

0.14

0.14

0.14

0.14

0.14

0.14

Button 7mm

0.07

2

0.14

0.14

0.14

0.14

0.14

0.14

Button 10mm

0.1

12

1.20

1.20

1.20

1.20

1.20

1.20

Button 10mm

0.1

12

1.20

1.20

1.20

1.20

1.20

1.20

Thread

0.002

106.15

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

Thread

0.002

106.15

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

Heat Print label

0.003

1

0.003

0.003

0.003

0.003

0.003

0.003

Heat Print label

0.003

1

0.003

0.003

0.003

0.003

0.003

0.003

0.01

1

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

1

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

Woven loop label TOTAL COMPONENT COSTS

PACKAGING

Indonesia India $/unit

Collar stays-outside

Quantity

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

Woven loop label TOTAL COMPONENT COSTS

PACKAGING

Indonesia India

$Total

$/unit

Quantity

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

$Total

0.1

1

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

Collar stays-outside

0.1

1

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

Shirt Butterfly

0.02

4

0.080

0.080

0.080

0.080

0.080

0.080

Shirt Butterfly

0.02

4

0.080

0.080

0.080

0.080

0.080

0.080

Paper collar support

0.05

1

0.050

0.050

0.050

0.050

0.050

0.050

Paper collar support

0.05

1

0.050

0.050

0.050

0.050

0.050

0.050

Collar stay - on collars

0.07

2

0.140

0.140

0.140

0.140

0.140

0.140

Collar stay - on collars

0.07

2

0.140

0.140

0.140

0.140

0.140

0.140

0.1

1

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

Shirt boards

0.1

1

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

Poly bags

0.005

1

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

Poly bags

0.005

1

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

Tissue paper

0.005

1

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

Tissue paper

0.005

1

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

Hangtag

0.015

1

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

Hangtag

0.015

1

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

TOTAL PACKAGING COSTS

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

Shirt boards

TOTAL PACKAGING COSTS

PACKING

48X40X36 Uline-Gaylord box

Indonesia India $/unit

Cartons Tape Labels

Share of Unit Per Garment

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

PACKING

$Total

Uline-Gaylord box

3.13%

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

4.2

0.04%

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

Tape

0.07

2.50%

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

Labels

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

LABOR

Indonesia India

Minutes $/ country

Vietnam

$0.08

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

$0.10

$0.06

$0.13

$0.10

$0.05

Indonesia India $/unit

Cartons

3.15

TOTAL PACKING COSTS

48X40X36 Share of Unit Per Garment

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

$Total

3.15

3.13%

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

4.2

0.04%

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

0.07

2.50%

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

TOTAL PACKING COSTS

LABOR

Indonesia India

Minutes

Vietnam

El Salvador Bangladesh $0.10

$0.05

1%

$0.0018

$0.0022

$0.0013

$0.0029

$0.0022

$0.0011

Patternmaking

1%

$0.0018

$0.0022

$0.0013

$0.0029

$0.0022

$0.0011

Grading

1%

$0.0018

$0.0022

$0.0013

$0.0029

$0.0022

$0.0011

Grading

1%

$0.0018

$0.0022

$0.0013

$0.0029

$0.0022

$0.0011

Marking

1%

$0.0018

$0.0022

$0.0013

$0.0029

$0.0022

$0.0011

Marking

1%

$0.0018

$0.0022

$0.0013

$0.0029

$0.0022

$0.0011

Cutting

10%

$0.1760

$0.2200

$0.1320

$0.2860

$0.2200

$0.1100

Cutting

10%

$0.1760

$0.2200

$0.1320

$0.2860

$0.2200

22

TOTAL LABOR

$1.76

$2.20

$1.94

$1.32 $2.43

$2.86

$1.46

$2.20

$3.15

Sewing

$1.10 $2.43

$1.21

*Includes pressing & packing unless otherwise noted.

22

TOTAL LABOR

$0.08

Mexico

Patternmaking

Sewing

$/ country

$1.76

$0.10

$0.06

$0.13

$2.20

$1.94

$1.32 $2.43

$2.86

$1.46

$2.20

$3.15

$0.1100 $1.10

$2.43

$1.21

*Includes pressing & packing unless otherwise noted.

OTHER

Indonesia India

OTHER

Indonesia India

Freight

0.135

0.1428

0.138

0.072

0.0816

0.217728

Freight

0.135

0.1428

0.138

0.072

0.0816

0.217728

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

Broker

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.5655

0.5733

0.5685

0.5025

0.5121

0.648228

0.5655

0.5733

0.5685

0.5025

0.5121

0.648228

19.70%

19.70%

19.70%

0.00%

0.00%

19.70%

19.70%

19.70%

19.70%

0.00%

0.00%

19.70%

$10.71

$13.71

$9.89

$17.60

$16.98

$13.07

$9.10

$11.46

$8.33

$14.53

$13.82

$10.59

Broker

$125 flat rate

Insurance

10% of container value

TOTAL OTHER DUTY*

%

GRAND TOTAL

120

Ad Valorem

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

$125 flat rate

Insurance

10% of container value

TOTAL OTHER DUTY* GRAND TOTAL

%

Ad Valorem

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

121


Style 140002: Bobbie

Style 140003: Liam C.

Astir.P

Astir.P

COST SHEET

COST SHEET

Date: May 2013

Style: 140002

Season: Spring/Summer 2014

Date: May 2013

Style: 140003

Season: Spring/Summer 2014

Style Name: Bobbie

Style Name: Liam.C

Description: 100% Cotton, Box fit, Regular collar, Button down front, Gently rounded hem

Description: 100% Cotton, Box fit, Regular collar, Button down front with hidden placket, Gently rounded hem

FABRICS

Indonesia India Yield**

Oxford

$/ Oxford yard* 1.414

TOTAL FABRIC COST

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

$2.00

$3.00

$1.90

$4.29

$4.39

$3.30

$2.83

$4.24

$2.69

$6.07

$6.21

$4.67

$2.83

$4.24

$2.69

$6.07

$6.21

$4.67

**must include waste

*to include freight

Indonesia India Yield**

Oxford

$/ Oxford yard* 1.4443

TOTAL FABRIC COST

Indonesia India Quantity**

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

$2.00

$3.00

$1.90

$4.29

$4.39

$3.30

$2.89

$4.33

$2.74

$6.20

$6.34

$4.77

$2.89

$4.33

$2.74

$6.20

$6.34

$4.77

**must include waste

*to include freight

Components $/unit

FABRICS

Components

Indonesia India

$Total

$/unit

Quantity**

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

$Total

Button 7mm

0.07

2

0.14

0.14

0.14

0.14

0.14

0.14

Button 7mm

0.07

2

0.14

0.14

0.14

0.14

0.14

0.14

Button 10mm

0.1

12

1.20

1.20

1.20

1.20

1.20

1.20

Button 10mm

0.1

12

1.20

1.20

1.20

1.20

1.20

1.20

Thread

0.002

106.15

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

Thread

0.002

106.15

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

0.16984

Heat Print label

0.003

1

0.003

0.003

0.003

0.003

0.003

0.003

Heat Print label

0.003

1

0.003

0.003

0.003

0.003

0.003

0.003

0.01

1

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

1

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

0.01

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

$1.52

Woven loop label TOTAL COMPONENT COSTS

PACKAGING

Indonesia India $/unit

Collar stays-outside

Quantity

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

Woven loop label TOTAL COMPONENT COSTS

PACKAGING

Indonesia India

$Total

$/unit

Quantity

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

$Total

0.1

1

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

Collar stays-outside

0.1

1

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

Shirt Butterfly

0.02

4

0.080

0.080

0.080

0.080

0.080

0.080

Shirt Butterfly

0.02

4

0.080

0.080

0.080

0.080

0.080

0.080

Paper collar support

0.05

1

0.050

0.050

0.050

0.050

0.050

0.050

Paper collar support

0.05

1

0.050

0.050

0.050

0.050

0.050

0.050

Collar stay - on collars

0.07

2

0.140

0.140

0.140

0.140

0.140

0.140

Collar stay - on collars

0.07

2

0.140

0.140

0.140

0.140

0.140

0.140

0.1

1

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

Shirt boards

0.1

1

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

Poly bags

0.005

1

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

Poly bags

0.005

1

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

Tissue paper

0.005

1

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

Tissue paper

0.005

1

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

0.005

Hangtag

0.015

1

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

Hangtag

0.015

1

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

0.015

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

TOTAL PACKAGING COSTS

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

$0.50

Shirt boards

TOTAL PACKAGING COSTS

PACKING

48X40X36 Uline-Gaylord box

Indonesia India $/unit

Cartons Tape Labels

Share of Unit Per Garment

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

PACKING

$Total

Uline-Gaylord box

3.13%

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

4.2

0.04%

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

Tape

0.07

2.50%

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

Labels

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

LABOR

Indonesia India

Minutes $/ country

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh $0.10

$0.05

El Salvador Bangladesh

3.15

3.13%

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

0.0984375

4.2

0.04%

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

0.00168

0.07

2.50%

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

0.00175

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

0.1018675

TOTAL PACKING COSTS

LABOR

Indonesia India

Minutes

El Salvador Bangladesh $0.10

$0.05

$0.0029

$0.0022

$0.0011

Patternmaking

1%

$0.0018

$0.0022

$0.0013

$0.0029

$0.0022

$0.0011

Grading

1%

$0.0018

$0.0022

$0.0013

$0.0029

$0.0022

$0.0011

Grading

1%

$0.0018

$0.0022

$0.0013

$0.0029

$0.0022

$0.0011

Marking

1%

$0.0018

$0.0022

$0.0013

$0.0029

$0.0022

$0.0011

Marking

1%

$0.0018

$0.0022

$0.0013

$0.0029

$0.0022

$0.0011

Cutting

10%

$0.1760

$0.2200

$0.1320

$0.2860

$0.2200

$0.1100

Cutting

10%

$0.1760

$0.2200

$0.1320

$0.2860

$0.2200

$1.94

$1.32 $2.43

$2.86

$1.46

$2.20

$3.15

Sewing

$1.10 $2.43

$1.21

*Includes pressing & packing unless otherwise noted.

22

TOTAL LABOR

$0.08

Mexico

$0.0013

$2.20

$/ country

Vietnam

$0.0022

TOTAL LABOR

$0.13

Mexico

$0.0018

$1.76

$0.06

Vietnam

$Total

1%

22

$0.10

Share of Unit Per Garment

Patternmaking

Sewing

$0.08

Indonesia India $/unit

Cartons

3.15

TOTAL PACKING COSTS

48X40X36

$1.76

$0.10

$0.06

$0.13

$2.20

$1.94

$1.32 $2.43

$2.86

$1.46

$2.20

$3.15

$0.1100 $1.10

$2.43

$1.21

*Includes pressing & packing unless otherwise noted.

OTHER

Indonesia India

OTHER

Indonesia India

Freight

0.135

0.1428

0.138

0.072

0.0816

0.217728

Freight

0.135

0.1428

0.138

0.072

0.0816

0.217728

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

Broker

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

$0.0005

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.43

0.5655

0.5733

0.5685

0.5025

0.5121

0.648228

0.5655

0.5733

0.5685

0.5025

0.5121

0.648228

19.70%

19.70%

19.70%

0.00%

0.00%

19.70%

19.70%

19.70%

19.70%

0.00%

0.00%

19.70%

$8.98

$11.28

$8.22

$14.27

$13.56

$10.39

$9.05

$11.39

$8.29

$14.42

$13.71

$10.51

Broker

$125 flat rate

Insurance

10% of container value

TOTAL OTHER DUTY*

%

GRAND TOTAL

122

Ad Valorem

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

$125 flat rate

Insurance

10% of container value

TOTAL OTHER DUTY* GRAND TOTAL

%

Ad Valorem

Vietnam

Mexico

El Salvador Bangladesh

123


The Line Plan India

LINE PLAN

SEASON: Spring/Summer 2014

STYLE #

SP/SU JAN

FEB

Quantities

Quantities

NAME 140021 Bob 140022 Bob.B 140023 Liam.B

TOTAL

1900 1800 1900 5600

1700 1600 1500 4800

Fall/ Winter

SUMMER MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

Quantities

Quantities

Quantities

Quantities

Quantities

1300 1200 1100 3600

3300 2700 3400 9400

3950 3460 3650 11060

2800 2600 2750 8150

AUG

SEP

Quantities

1700 1640 1600 4940

Quantities

1850 1700 1800 5350

2500 2200 2800 7500

OCT

HOLIDAY NOV

DEC

Quantities

Quantities

Quantities

2700 2400 2850 7950

3000 3000 3150 9150

3300 3200 3500 10000

TOTAL 30,000 27,500 30,000 87500

Wholesale

Wholesale

Cost

Cost

Per Unit

Total

Per Unit

Total

$ 1,290,000.00 $ 1,196,250.00 $ 1,305,000.00 $ 947,812.50 Average

$ 13.74 $ 13.98 $ 13.71 $ 10.36

$ 412,200.00 $ $ 384,450.00 $ $ 411,300.00 $ $ 301,987.50 $ Average Average

$ $ $ $

43.00 43.50 43.50 32.50

Margin 29.26 29.52 29.79 22.14

CHANGE HERE Margin Cost Range 1 Range 2 Range 3

Liam S. Style # 140011

Benjamin Style # 140012

Benjamin P. Style # 140013

Bob Style # 140021

Bob B. Style # 140022

Liam B. Style # 140023

Bobbie P. Style # 140001

Bobbie. Style # 140002

Liam C. Style # 140003

75% $9.19 $10.19 $10.39

El Salvador

LINE PLAN STYLE #

SEASON: Spring/Summer 2014

NAME 140011 Liam.S 140012 Benjamin 140013 Benjamin.P

TOTAL

Fall/ Winter

SP/SU JAN

FEB

SUMMER MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

HOLIDAY NOV

DEC

Quantities

Quantities

Quantities

Quantities

Quantities

Quantities

Quantities

Quantities

Quantities

Quantities

Quantities

Quantities

2000 2100 2130 6230

1650 1600 1800 5050

1300 1850 1700 4850

2700 3300 3250 9250

3450 3550 3460 10460

2600 2500 2640 7740

1400 1600 1610 4610

1600 1700 1760 5060

2200 2300 2350 6850

2400 2500 2300 7200

3000 3400 3350 9750

3200 3600 3650 10450

TOTAL 27,500 30,000 30,000 87500

Wholesale

Wholesale

Cost

Cost

Per Unit

Total

Per Unit

Total

$ 1,155,000.00 $ 1,350,000.00 $ 1,470,000.00 $ 993,750.00 Average

$ 13.94 $ 13.87 $ 14.10 $ 10.48

$ 383,350.00 $ $ 416,100.00 $ $ 423,000.00 $ $ 305,612.50 $ Average Average

$ $ $ $

42.00 45.00 49.00 34.00

Margin 28.06 31.13 34.90 23.52 Margin Cost

Range 1 Range 2 Range 3

81% $7.19 $8.19 $8.39

Bangladesh

LINE PLAN STYLE #

SEASON: Spring/Summer 2014

NAME 140001 Bobbie.P 140002 Bobbie 140003 Liam.C

TOTAL

Fall/ Winter

SP/SU JAN

FEB

SUMMER MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

HOLIDAY NOV

DEC

Quantities

Quantities

Quantities

Quantities

Quantities

Quantities

Quantities

Quantities

Quantities

Quantities

Quantities

Quantities

1350 1240 1400 3990

1160 1050 1200 3410

1250 1300 1400 3950

2600 2550 2400 7550

2700 2800 2650 8150

2900 3150 3030 9080

3000 3040 3150 9190

2600 2800 2950 8350

1940 1850 1700 5490

1800 1500 1500 4800

1700 1820 1670 5190

2000 1900 1950 5850

TOTAL 25,000 25,000 25,000 75000

Wholesale

Wholesale

Cost

Cost

Per Unit

Total

Per Unit

Total

$ 975,000.00 $ 962,500.00 $ 950,000.00 $ 721,875.00 Average

$ $ $ $

$ 171,500.00 $ $ 166,250.00 $ $ 170,500.00 $ $ 127,062.50 $ Average Average

$ $ $ $

39.00 38.50 38.00 28.88

6.86 6.65 6.82 5.08

Margin 32.14 31.85 31.18 23.79

Justification for the Line Sheet

According to men’s shopping behavior, they will buy shirts when they need to update their wardrobes, replacement purposes, or need something new or specific to wear for special occasions like family reunions, weddings, and graduations. Astir P.’s customer will buy more product in general during the Spring/Summer season, particularly April, May, and June for weddings, the graduation season, holidays like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Easter, and other occasions where men have to dress more formally and potentially wear suits. November and December marks the holiday season for gifting and company holiday parties. Men, their significant others, friends, and others who influence purchase decisions increase their shopping behavior. Women and significant others will buy long-sleeve style gifts for their professional man. For longer sleeves, the highest number of units will be sold during the Spring and Holiday season for reasons listed above. The lowest amount of units are in July and August due to the purchases made in the previous months and the fact that men tend to wait until those items need to updated or replaced before purchasing again. Other contributing factors to the decrease in units include hot weather and decrease in the number of U.S. holidays and formal occasions during the summer.

Margin Cost

Range 1 Range 2 Range 3

85.90% $5.19 $6.19 $6.39

140011 140012 140013 140021 140022 140023 140001 140002 140003

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

5.50 5.34 5.48 5.73 5.77 5.67 5.08 4.90 5.05

Astir P.’s short sleeve styles are considered as more “seasonal” products. Sales will be higher through April to August when the weather is hotter and men seek short-sleeve styles for increased outdoor semi-formal social activities. Sales will be lower throughout the rest of the year as men purchase long-sleeve styles for professional, more formal wear and wait until the next season to replace or update their short-sleeve wardrobes.

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125


Initial & Final Placement

Justification for the Final Placement

INITIAL  PLACEMENT  &  MARGINS Country Supplier Style  No.

Style  Name Total  Units

Country 140011 Supplier Liam.S                                                  -­‐ Style   No.

                                   42.00 Style  $  $  N ame                                    13.38 $                                      28.62 Total  Units 68.14%

Wholesale Cost  per  Unit Margin %

Total  Wholesale

Wholesale Cost  per  Unit Avg  Wholesale Margin Avg  Purchase Avg  Margins Avg  M% argins  % Total  Purchase total  Margins

$                                              -­‐ $                                              -­‐ $   -­‐

India Mandhana  Industries  Pvt.,Ltd. 140012

Benjamin                                                  -­‐

140021

140011

140023

140001

140012

Liam.S                                                  -­‐

$                                              -­‐ $                                              -­‐ $   -­‐

$                                      42.62 $                                      11.75 $                                      30.86 72%

$                                              -­‐ $                                              -­‐ $   -­‐

140013

Benjamin                                                  -­‐

140002

Bobbie                                              -­‐  

Benjamin.P                                                  -­‐

$                      1,290,000 $                      1,196,250 $                      1,305,000 $                                              -­‐ $                            412,200 $                            384,450 $                            411,300 $                                              -­‐ -­‐ $   877,800 $   811,800 $   893,700 $  

Liam.C                                                -­‐  

140021

Total  Purchase Country total   Margins Supplier 140012

$                                          -­‐   $                                          -­‐   $   -­‐

$                                            -­‐ $                                            -­‐ $   -­‐

140013

140021

$                                              -­‐ $                                              -­‐ $   El  Salvador -­‐ 140022

140023

time. All of the boxy styles, Bob, Bob B., and Liam B. will be manufactured in India for its top quality since they are classics for both young and older men and utilize the most fabric. They are the most basic, non-trendy $                American                      43.50 style and demand will remain relatively stable. This allows Astir P. to plan ahead for the number of units and the $                                      13.71 long lead time.

$                      1,155,000   $                    1,350,000 $                    1,470,000 $                                            -­‐ $                              383,350 $                          416,100   $                          423,000   $                                            -­‐ $   771,650 $   933,900 $   1,047,000 $   -­‐

Avg  Cost/Unit $                              11.75  

$                                            -­‐ $                                            -­‐ $   -­‐

$                                            -­‐ $                                            -­‐ $   -­‐

$                                            -­‐ $                                            -­‐ $   -­‐

Bobbie                                                -­‐  

$                                            -­‐ $                                            -­‐ $   -­‐

Bob Style # 140021

Bob B. Style # 140022

Liam S. Style # 140011

Benjamin Style # 140012

Bobbie P. Style # 140001

Bobbie. Style # 140002

Liam B. Style # 140023

140003

Total  Wholesale

Total  Purchase total  Margins

Bobbie.P                                                -­‐  

140002

$                                      42.00   $                                    45.00 $                                    49.00 $                                    43.00 $                                    43.50 $                                    43.50 $                                    39.00 $                                    38.50 $                                    38.00 $                                        13.94 $                                    13.87 $                                    14.10 $                                    14.71 $                                    14.93 $                                    14.73 $                                    12.00 $                                    11.50 $                                    12.25 $                                      28.06   $                                    31.13 $                                    34.90 $                                    28.29 $                                    28.57 $                                    28.77 $                                    27.00 $                                    27.00 $                                    25.75 66.81% 69.18% 71.22% 65.79% 65.68% 66.14% 69.23% 70.13% 67.76%

Avg  Margins

Liam.B                                                -­‐  

140001

Wholesale Cost  per  Unit Margin %

Avg  Margins  %

140023 Signature styles Liam S., Benjamin, and Benjamin P. will be placed in El Salvador for quicker turnaround and

$                      1,290,000 $                      1,196,250 $                      1,305,000 $                            412,200 $                            384,450 $                            411,300 $   877,800 $   811,800 $   893,700

Liam.S Benjamin Benjamin.P Bob                                      27,500                                      30,000                                    30,000                                                -­‐  

$                                      42.62 $                                      11.75 $                                      30.86 72%

Bob.B                                                -­‐  

$                                              -­‐ $                                              -­‐ $   -­‐

Style  Name Total  Units

Avg  Wholesale Avg  Purchase

140022

Bob Bob.B Liam.B replacement. Due to the seasonal nature of the short-sleeve style, Astir P. can plan ahead of time for expected                                    30,000                                      27,500                      demand                30,000   and can place them in Bangladesh for cost efficiency and decrease risk associated with the longer lead

$                                      42.00 $                                      45.00 $                                      49.00 $                                      43.00 $                                      43.50 $                                      13.38 $                                      13.24 $                                      13.35 $                                      13.74 $                                      13.98 $                                      28.62 $                                      31.76 $                                      35.65 $                                      29.26 $                                      29.52 $                                      29.79 68.14% 70.58% 72.76% 68.05% 67.86% 68.48% $                                              -­‐ $                                              -­‐ $   -­‐

Total  Wholesale

140011

140022

Bob Bob.B Liam.B Bobbie.P                                    30,000                                      27,500                                      30,000                                                    -­‐

$                                      45.00 $                                      49.00 $                                      43.00 $                                      43.50 $                                      43.50 $                                      39.00 $                                  38.50 $                                    38.00 $                                      13.24 $                                      13.35 $                                      13.74 $                                      13.98 $                                      13.71 $                                      11.46 $11.28 $                                    11.39 $                                      31.76 $                                      35.65 $                                      29.26 $                                      29.52 $                                      29.79 $                                      27.54 $                                  27.22 $                                    26.61 70.58% 72.76% 68.05% 67.86% 68.48% 70.62% 70.70% 70.03%

Avg  Cost/Unit $                              11.75  

Style  No.

140013

Benjamin.P                                                  -­‐

As a start-up company with relatively basic, staple product, Astir P.’s supply chain will focus on cost and lead time efficiency. 35% of Astir P.’s products will be placed in El Salvador to take advantage of the CAFTA free trade zone and quick turnaround due to its close location to the U.S. 30% of product will be placed in Bangladesh to take advantage of its lowest cost per unit, enhancing cost efficiency. The remaining product, 35%, will be placed in India since it is the second most expensive, yet is known for its high quality and experience in the textile and apparel industry. Overall, Astir P thought it best to distribute products equally since Astir P. needs responsiveness form El Salvador for signature styles to keep retail partners in-stock with projected top-sellers, low costs from Bangladesh to make up for the long lead time, and top quality and industry experience from India to also make India 140003 Mandhana  Industries  Pvt.,Ltd.up for the long lead time.

Liam.C                                                -­‐  

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India

$                                            -­‐ $                                            -­‐ $   -­‐

Avg  Wholesale Avg  Purchase

Benjamin P. Style # 140013

Avg  Margins

Avg  Margins  %

Avg  Cost/Unit $                              11.75  

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Country Supplier Style  No.

Bangladesh   140011

140012

140002

140003

Total  Wholesale

$                                            -­‐ $                                            -­‐ $   -­‐

Avg  Wholesale Avg  Purchase

Avg  Margins

Avg  Margins  %

Avg  Cost/Unit $                              11.75  

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$                                            -­‐   $                                            -­‐   $   -­‐

Liam.B                                                  -­‐

140001

$                                    42.00 $                                    45.00 $                                    49.00 $                                    43.00 $                                    43.50 $                                    43.50 $                                    39.00 $                                    38.50 $                                    38.00 $                                        7.37 $                                        7.18 $                                        7.34   $                                        7.64   $                                        7.69   $                                        7.57   $                                        6.86   $                                        6.65   $                                        6.82   $                                    34.63 $                                    37.82 $                                    41.66 $                                    35.36 $                                    35.81 $                                    35.93 $                                    32.14 $                                    31.85 $                                    31.18 82.45% 84.04% 85.02% 82.23% 82.32% 82.60% 82.41% 82.73% 82.05% $                                            -­‐   $                                            -­‐   $   -­‐

Bob.B                                                  -­‐

140023

Wholesale Cost  per  Unit Margin %

$                                            -­‐   $                                            -­‐   $   -­‐

Bob                                                  -­‐

140022

Liam.S                                                -­‐  

$                                            -­‐ $                                            -­‐ $   -­‐

Benjamin.P                                                  -­‐

140021

Style  Name Total  Units

Total  Purchase total  Margins

Benjamin                                                -­‐  

140013

$                                            -­‐   $                                            -­‐   $   -­‐

El Salvador

Bobbie.P Bobbie Liam.C                                    25,000                                    25,000                                    25,000

Liam C. Style # 140003

$                            975,000 $                            962,500 $                            950,000 $                            171,500 $                            166,250 $                            170,500 $   803,500 $   796,250 $   779,500

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Cost Comparisons by Country

INITIAL  COST  COMPARISONS  BY  COUNTRY

Style  Name

 Wholesale   Price  

Style  #

Liam.S Benjamin Benjamin.P Bob Bob.  B Liam.  B Bobbie.P Bobbie Liam.C Average  Price Average  Cost Average  Margin

140011 140012 140013 140021 140022 140023 140001 140002 140003

 El  Salvador   Cost   Margin%

 India  Cost   Margin%

$                  42.00 $                  45.00 $                  49.00 $                  43.00 $                  43.50 $                  43.50 $                  39.00 $                  38.50 $                  38.00 $                  42.39

$          13.38   $          13.24   $          13.35   $          13.74   $          13.98   $          13.71   $          11.46   $          11.28   $          11.39  

68.14% 70.59% 72.77% 68.04% 67.85% 68.49% 70.62% 70.71% 70.04%

$          12.84  

$              16.50 $              16.29 $              16.45 $              17.03 $              17.27 $              16.98 $              13.82 $              13.56 $              13.71

 Bangladesh   Cost   Margin%

61% 64% 66% 60% 60% 61% 65% 65% 64%

$              15.73

$                12.71 $                12.55 $                12.67 $                13.11 $                13.35 $                13.07 $                10.59 $                10.39 $                10.51

70% 72% 74% 70% 69% 70% 73% 73% 72%

$                12.10

69.72%

63%

71%

Final Costing INITIAL VS FINAL COSTS

Initial vs. Final Costing

Astir P.

INITIAL Style Name

Liam.S Benjamin Benjamin.P Bob Bob. B Liam. B Bobbie.P Bobbie Liam.C Average Price Average Cost Average Margin

Style #

140011 140012 140013 140021 140022 140023 140001 140002 140003

Retail Price

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

42.00 45.00 49.00 43.00 43.50 43.50 39.00 38.50 38.00 42.39

FINAL

INITIAL

India Cost Margin%

India Cost Margin%

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

13.38 13.24 13.35 13.74 13.98 13.71 11.46 11.28 11.39

68.14% 70.59% 72.77% 68.04% 67.85% 68.49% 70.62% 70.71% 70.04%

$ 12.84

13.38 13.24 13.35 13.74 13.98 13.71 11.46 11.28 11.39

$ 12.84 69.72%

68% 71% 73% 68% 68% 68% 71% 71% 70%

69.72%

El Salvador Cost

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

16.50 16.29 16.45 17.03 17.27 16.98 13.82 13.56 13.71

FINAL

Margin%

61% 64% 66% 60% 60% 61% 65% 65% 64%

$ 15.73

El Salvador Cost

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

13.94 13.87 14.10 14.71 14.93 14.73 12.00 11.50 12.25

$ 13.56 63%

El Salvado CIF $ 0.51

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Margin%

67% 69% 71% 66% 66% 66% 69% 70% 68%

68.01%

INITIAL

FINAL

Bangladesh Cost Margin%

Bangladesh Cost Margin%

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

12.71 12.55 12.67 13.11 13.35 13.07 10.59 10.39 10.51

69.74% 72.11% 74.15% 69.52% 69.32% 69.96% 72.86% 73.02% 72.35%

$ 12.10 71.45%

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

7.37 7.18 7.34 7.64 7.69 7.57 6.86 6.65 6.82

$

7.23

82% 84% 85% 82% 82% 83% 82% 83% 82%

82.93%

Cost Breakdown Bangladesh NOTES:   Duty Org Cost Cost  Breakdown Final Total Bangladesh 19.7% 5.50 1.86 7.37 Org  5.34 Cost Final   IF Duty   1.83 7.18Total   19.7% 5.50 1.861.86 7.34 7.37 0.65 5.48 IF 5.34 1.911.83 7.64 7.18 Broker 5.73 0.65 5.48 1.921.86 7.69 7.34 0.0005 5.77 Broker   5.73 1.901.91 7.57 7.64 5.67 0.0005 5.77 1.781.92 6.86 7.69 5.08 5.67 1.741.90 6.65 7.57 4.90 5.08 1.771.78 6.82 6.86 5.05 4.90 1.74 6.65 5.05 1.77 6.82

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INITIAL  VS  FINAL  CO


The Sourcing Strategy

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Country & Supplier Selection

Selected Countries

Why it makes sense for Astir P.? New York, NY Astir P. Headquarters

United States

Even though Mexico ranked top among the six chosen countries overall and suppliers in Mexico are best for denim jeans, shorts, pants, bathing suits, shirts, sportswear; yet Mexico suppliers have limited capability in manufacturing men dress shirts. On the contrary, El Salvador not only has the advantage of close proximity to the US, has duty-free benefit from CAFTA, El Salvadoran suppliers such as Picacho is also known for their specialization in men’s dress shirt makers with leading brands such as Dillard’s, Belk, Woolrich, LL Bean, Sara Lee Branded Apparel, K & G - The Men’s Warehouse, Phillips Van-Heusen. For this reason, we choose Picacho as one of our top three suppliers.

Bangladesh India El Salvador

Despite Vietnam comes 3rd in country ranking and supplier ranking, there is a consistent issue of communication with the suppliers for necessary information to conduct business. Given the time constraint, Vietnam suppliers are not on Astir P. top supplier choices. For the same reason, Indonesian suppliers are also not on our final list. India is the lowest in country ranking, but ranked top in supplier ranking due to their exceptional quality and luxury clientele such as Armani, Hugo Boss, Gucci, which best match AstirP product standards. Therefore, Mandhana Industries Pvt.,Ltd.. from India is in our final top 03 suppliers. Image: Freeworldmaps.net

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El Salvador

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India

Bangladesh is the lowest in country ranking, but Bangladesh supplier Concord has passed the audit and strict compliance with Oxford Shirt Group, Dewhirst, and Phillips Van Heusen and at the same time provide the lowest labor cost among selected suppliers. For Astir P. start-up, being cost efficient without compromising the quality, Bangladesh supplier Concord is our choice.

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Bangladesh

Selected Suppliers

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Mandhana Industries

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The Strategy

Distribution Strategy

Product Design & Launch

Supply Chain Solution

Our men dress shirt line includes 3 types of products: 1. Fashion Basics (slim, long-sleeves style 140011, 140012, 140013): Items that sell throughout the entire planning period and, with minor changes, may sell for more than one season. 2..Staple Basics (boxy, long-sleeves, 140021, 140022, 140023): Items that rarely change and are maintained in the assortment for several seasons

Seasonal Basics , 30%

Fashion Basics, 35%

Staple Basics, 35%

3.Seasonal Basics (short-sleeves, Style 140001, 140002, 140003): Products that customers desire only at certain times of the year. Demand for these products remains consistent from year to year The above categorization is based on our potential customers buying behaviors. warmer season comes, men are likely to buy short-sleeves shirts (Seasonal Basics) to stay cooler. Throughout the years, men will wear basic men dress shirts for business/ special occasion whether Staple Basics or upgrade their essentials into Fashion basics.

Sourcing & Production

AstirP has to trade-off between transportation lead-time and cost of labor from the 3 chosen suppliers in El Salvador, India and Bangladesh. Astir.P utilizes the closer to home supplier – Picacho in El Salvador to manufacture Fashion Basic items for better responding to the customer needs. Since slim, long-sleeve shirts are considered our signature items as well, we want to minimize risk for the fist times launching in US. Doing this, AstirP will mitigate the risk of over-stocking and react closer to the market demand and to get the right products out at the right market time. Even though Picaho in El Salvador ensure the proximity to the US costumers, this placement inhibits a higher cost of labor. In contrary, Concord from Bangladesh and Ma…. From India provide cheaper labor leading to higher margin but transportation lead-time is much higher. As a result, AstirP decide to place our production of Staple Basics in India, Seasonal Basics in Bangladesh to balance out our margin, still allow sufficient time to plan ahead in case of any change.

As a small startup venture, Astir P. will use a third-party logistics company, Crowley logistics for their established Miami and New Jersey warehouse and Miami and New York/New Jersey distribution center, which cater Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus distribution compliance. Crowley’s warehousing in Miami is convenient and is the closest distance for our products to be shipped directly from Picacho, Mandhana Industries, and Concorde Garments to Miami port and New York/New Jersey ports for short distances to Crowley’s warehouses and directly to department stores’ distribution centers. Crowley shipping and logistics is a U.S.-owned and operated shipping and logistic solutions. Crowley is positioned as a worldwide partner offering, flexible, scalable and agile logistics solutions. Especially when it comes to a start-up company like Astir P., Crowley expertise is a good match for our logistics execution. Crowley’s logistics offerings are as follows

• Warehousing and Distribution • Cargo Segregations • Consolidation and De-consolidation • Sorting/Pick and Pack • Cross-Docking Warehousing & • Storage • Relabeling and Packing • Inventory Management • Full Service Provider

Distribution:

El Salvador Distribution Center

Warehouse location: Crowley has total of six warehouse location across the US i.e. Jacksonville, FL; Miami, FL, Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Gulfport, MS, Elizabeth, NJ. Especially, Miami Warehousing and Distribution center especially designate to Apparel logistics services which best meet Astir P. needs. Miami Warehouse 10205 NW 108th Avenue Suite 1 Miami, FL 33178 Elizabeth, NJ 699 Kapkowski Road Elizabeth, NJ 07201

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Retail Orders

Inventory Management

Factory orders

FACTORIES

LOGISTIC PARTNER

Port to Port & Warehousing

Bangladesh

CUSTOMERS

India

Miami, FL port Newark, NJ port

Miami, FL Warehouses Elizabeth, NJ Warehouses

Miami, FL Distribution Center

New York, NY Newark, NJ Elizabeth, NJ

Image: cia.gov

Newark, NJ/New York,NY Distribution Center

Miami, FL

As a Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus supplier, Astir P. will adopt EDI including electronic advance shipment notification. Astir P. obtains the EDI program as an industry standard guideline to expedite transfer of our merchandise to their distribution centers, resulting in improving customer service and potential increase sales for both Astir P. and partnering department stores. Astir P. applies for the UPC (Universal Product Codes) ticket format and marking to for better visibility of our merchandise from retail order to inventory management. Astir P. will first send the retail order obtained from Nordstrom or Neiman Marcus to Crowley using Crowley EDI platform on MyCrowley.com, where Astir P. can Keep Track of All Your Crowley Business in one personalized area and eliminate paperwork. Bills of lading will take less time and get priority release. In this system, Crowley will also identify any special labeling and packaging requirement based on Nordstrom and Neiman Marcusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s supplier compliance instruction. The system will automatically generate the estimating weight and dimension of the shipment to the traffic department for planning of freight pickup and delivery. The entire process will be tracked using Crowley Logistics Wed Tracking in real-time to replenish merchandise when our customer requires.

Legend Astir P. Warehouse Neiman Marcus Group Distribution & Nordstrom Distribution Center Center Port

El Salvador

Image: freeworldmaps.net/printable/us/

http://www.freeworldmaps.net

With this system in place, we will be shipping to Nordstrom distribution centers in Miami and Neiman Marcus Group distribution center in New York.

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Conclusion Premium quality for natural comfort targeting active urban commuters is the most important attribute Astir P. want to pursue. On the other hand, the company also aims for cost-efficient to maximize our profit to sustain our business without compromising our product quality. Astir P. landed our production into El Salvador, Bangladesh and India after throughout selection from six countries and nine suppliers. To leverage cost-effectiveness and productivity, Astir P. choose from Concorde in Bangladesh; El Salvador â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s Picacho for quick response to the market need and minimize the risk of a new-start up; Mandhana Industries in India for superior quality. Upon carefully conduct placement based on quotes received from the above three suppliers, it is confirmed that these suppliers together meet our expected or exceed our estimated margin. All Astir P. products will be sold in Neiman Marcus Group and Nordstrom department stores in line with Astir P. proposition. Therefore, Astir P. need to utilize a third-party logistic company who has already conducted business with Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus group for seamless movement of our merchandise. Thus, we choose Crowley as our long-term logistic partner for warehousing and distribution to save the cost and risk of establishing our own warehousing and distribution network. AstirP strongly believe by following the above strategy, we will achieve the necessary target for our future growth.

Image: Stylesight.com

With Astir P., your look will always stay clean, comfortable and professional, no matter how wild a life you lead.

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Bibliography Introducing Astir P. Company Information & Inspiration http://nordstrom.com http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=118113&p=irol-overview (Neiman Marcus Group) http://www.stylesight.com http://outlier.cc/ http://www.stoneisland.com/ http://www.uniqlo.com/us/ http://www.mintel.com/

Market & Consumer Information http://www.mintel.com/ http://www.stylesight.com http://www.wgsn.com

Competitor Information http://outlier.cc/ http://www.stoneisland.com/

Strategy Development Process Core Values & Sourcing Guidelines

http://nikeinc.com/pages/compliance http://www.patagonia.com/us/environmentalism http://www.inditex.com/en/corporate_responsibility/social_dimension http://www.levistrauss.com/about/values-vision http://www.benettongroup.com/sites/all/temp/codeofethics_en.pdf

Country Analysis Initial Research

http://otexa.ita.doc.gov/scripts/tqquantity.exe/runquery2?hts=6205202066 http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/COUNTRIES/ EASTASIAPACIFICEXT/0,,menuPK:208943~pagePK:158889~piPK:146815~theSitePK:226301,00.html http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/COUNTRIES/LACEXT/0,,menuPK:258559~pagePK:158889~piPK:146815~theSitePK:258554,00.html http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/COUNTRIES/SOUTHASIAEXT/0,,pagePK:158889~piPK:146815~theSitePK:223547,00.html

Bangladesh

http://globaledge.msu.edu/countries/bangladesh/economy http://www.doingbusiness.org/data/exploreeconomies/bangladesh https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ in.htm http://www.dfat.gov.au/geo/bangladesh/bangladesh_country_ brief.html

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Vietnam

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook http://www.doingbusiness.org/data/exploreeconomies/vietnam/ http://www.vtgvietnam.com/ http://www.vietrade.gov.vn/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1330:strengths-of-the-vietnam-textile-and-garment-industry&catid=270:vietnam-industry-news&Itemid=232

India

http://globaledge.msu.edu/countries/india http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-12557384 http://doingbusiness.org/data/exploreeconomies/india#trading-across-borders http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/India.aspx https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/ http://www.aepcindia.com/advantage-india.asp http://texmin.nic.in/sector/note_on_indian_textile_and_clothing_exports_intl_trade_section.pdf http://www.heritage.org/index/country/india http://business.gov.in/trade/trade_agreements.php http://commerce.nic.in/trade/international_trade.asp?id=1&trade=i http://www.indiantextileassociation.com/Textile_Industry_Links_Indian_Textile_Directory.htm http://www.nitma.org/somweuseful.php http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/india http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/3454.htm http://country.eiu.com/India

Trading Across Borders

El Salvador

Supplier Analysis

Costing

http://www.doingbusiness.org/rankings

Initial Research http://www/panjiva.com http://www.alibaba.com

Bangladesh

http://www/panjiva.com http://concordegarments.com http://www.mohammadigroup.com http://www.paricocl.com http://www.ctgfashion.com http://www.kimberlyfashions.com/

Vietnam

http://www/panjiva.com http://www.nhabe.com.vn http://www.thanhcong.com.vn

http://www.vietthang.com.vn

Indonesia

http://globaledge.msu.edu/countries/indonesia/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14921238 http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Indonesia.aspx http://www.just-style.com/news/sets-out-plans-to-boost-fashion-industry_id117030.aspx?lk=emf http://www.clothesource.net/go/news/does-the-indonesian-government-want-its-garment-industry-to-thrive http://www.heritage.org/index/country/indonesia http://www.buyusainfo.net/docs/x_5022270.pdf http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/indonesia http://country.eiu.com/Indonesia

Mexico

http://globaledge.msu.edu/countries/mexico https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ in.htm http://www.doingbusiness.org/data/exploreeconomies/mexico http://www.fibre2fashion.com/industry-article/29/2818/mexican-textile-industry-a-report1.asp

El Salvador

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/ http://www.doingbusiness.org/data/exploreeconomies/el-salvador/ http://export.gov/elsalvador/doingbusinessinelsalvador/ http://www.worldservicesgroup.com/guides/ElSalvador.pdf http://www.centralamericadata.com/en/

India

http://www/panjiva.com http://www.mandhana.com http://www.deviexports.com http://shahi.co.in/ http://www.hhecworld.in http://www.rswindlass.com http://www.saplind.com http://www.mitsui.com

Indonesia

http://www/panjiva.com http://www.talgroup.com http://www.busanagroup.com http://www.metrogarmin.com http://www.sandrafine.co.id/index.html http://samwonbusana.com/ http://eratexco.com/ http://jagsolo.com/index.html http://www.ptsansan.com

http://www/panjiva.com http://www.picacho.com.sv

Professor Grace Canepa Personal expertise Cost per minute SAM 041513 revised.docx threads, packing, etc.pptx

Miscellaneous

http://www.Alibaba.com http://usitc.gov/publications/docs/tata/hts/bychapter/1300c62. pdf http://www.earth-trek.com.hk/container.php

Distribution Strategy http://www.crowley.com

Spring/Summer 2014 Tech Pack Professor Grace Canepa Personal expertise complete_guide.pdf Nordstroms manual.pdf

Miscellaneous

http://www.stylesight.com http://www.sml.com/sml/www/en http://www.avery.com/avery/en_us

Image Credits:

All image credits are tagged on the bottom right of each image.

Mexico

http://www/panjiva.com http://www.outofmexico.com http://www.american-tshirts.com http://www.yazbek.com

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Appendix

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Tech Pack


page #01

Design sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140011

address: New York, USA

sketch

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com garment information Group name : slim shirt classification: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dress Shirt season: S/S14 fabric content: 100% Cotton colorway: Grey Stripe, Nexus Gray, White, Light blue

description: 100% Cotton, Slim fit, Long pointed collar, Button down front with concealed placket, Adjustable 2-button cuff, Gently rounded hem

designer Initials A.P. Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:


page #02

illustration sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140011

address: New York, USA

classification: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

Group name : slim shirt colorway:

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com

Grey stripe

Nexus gray

white

light blue

sketch

designer Initials fabric information

style width

size ranges

delivery date

100% Cotton,

57/58â&#x20AC;? wide

S-M-L-XL-XXL Sample size: M

TBD

HYE-OX-3E001 Changzhou Saishi Co.

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

comments

Date Released:

A.P.


page #03

fabric sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140011

address: New York, USA

classification: Men’s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

Group name : slim shirt phone:

colorway:

EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com Grey stripe

sketch

Nexus gray

white

light blue

fabric 100% Cotton, Oxford HYE-OX-3E001 Spec: 40*21/2 / 100*48 Width: 57/58” Weight 172 gsm - Utilized a traditional oxford basket-weave - Low twisted yarn - Blazed Cotton: Add Nano-Tex treatment to the fiber

designer Initials A.P. fabric information

style width

size ranges

delivery date

100% Cotton,

57/58” wide

S-M-L-XL-XXL Sample size: M

TBD

HYE-OX-3E001 Changzhou Saishi Co.

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:

comments


page #04

fabric sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140011

address: New York, USA

classification: Men’s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

Group name : slim shirt phone:

colorway: Ivory

EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com sketch

fabric 100% Cotton, Dobby/ Woven ET-50059 Yarn count: 40+32/2*40 Density: 97*64 Weight: 106 gsm Width: 55/56”

designer Initials A.P. fabric information

style width

size ranges

delivery date

comments

100% Cotton, ET-50059-

55” wide

S-M-L-XL-XXL Sample size: M

TBD

Inside body and cuffs

Shaoxing Shining Textile Co.

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:


page #05

component sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140011

address: New York, usa

Group name : slim shirt classification: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

colorway:

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com

Grey stripe

item-vendor-code-origin

Front Buttons, Corozo1, #2043-Emsig Sleeve Buttons, Corozo1, #2043-Emsig Thread, Tex 24-A&E

content

size-quantity-unit of measure

100% Poly

10mm, 11 per shirt

100% Poly

7mm, 2 per shirt

40% Naylon, 60% Poly

Replacement Buttons, 100% Poly Corozo1, #2043-Emsig

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

T-24, 106.15 yard per garment 1 per shirt - 10mm

Date Modified:

Nexus gray

location

white

light blue

color

Front body

Ivory

Sleeves, cuffs

Ivory

All seams, Ivory stitches and hems Bottom of body White

Date Released:

comments


page #06

label/packing sheet Company name: Astir P. address: New York, USA phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com item-vendor-code-origin

Collar Stays DCSTOF/L-K&S Shirt Butterflies DCCB-K&S Paper Collar Supports DCCS1-K&S Collar Stay DCCST-K&S Shirt Boards DCSBS-K&S Avery Dennison & Suzi Q Brand Fasteners, Needles & Guns Jet-Clips DGUN1-K&S Poly Bags DCSBPP-K&S Tissue Paper DCTP-K&S

content

PVC

size-quantity-unit of measure

location

color

PVC

1 per shirt 38mm / 50mm 4 per shirt-

Paper

1 per shirt-

2 on shoulder, 2 on bottom Inside collar

PVC

2 per shirt-

On collar

White

Paper

1 set- 3 per shirt-

Body

White

Plastic

1 per shirt-

Front body

White

Polypropylene Paper

1 per shirt10”*18” Premium White Acid Free Tissue Paper

Over folded shirt Body

Clear

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Outside collar

Black White White

White

Date Released:

comments


label/packing sheet

page #07

Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140011

address: New York, USA

group name: Slim Shirt classification: Men’s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

colorway:

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com

Gray stripe

item-vendor-code-origin

Side Woven Label, -SML Group

content

size-quantity-unit of measure

100% Cotton

1 per shirt0.5” x 1.0”

location

Center back neck, on facing Side seam

Care Label, Print -Incups Hang Tag- PrintRecycled Paper ECO-002-SML Group 300 gsm

1 per shirt1.5” x 1.75” 1 per shirt80mm x 80mm

String, Jute ECO-002-SML Group

1 per shirt170mm total length

white

light blue

color

Attach to hang tag

Gray

Black

Hang Tag Astir P. design

80 mm A.ctive, S.ustainable, T.echnical, I.nnovative, R.esponsible...P.rofessional

80 mm Front Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

80 mm Back Date Modified:

comments

Gray

Attach to Gray second button down from the top on placard

ECO-002 SML Group

80 mm

Nexus gray

Date Released:

Heat transfer labels Litho print and embossing on Ellie poo recycled paper Eco-friendly, Recycled


page #08

detail/construction sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140011

address: New York, USA

Group name : slim shirt classification: Men’s Dress Shirt

phone:

season: S/S14

colorway:

EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com Grey stripe

detail

Nexus gray

white

light blue

detail

Heat transfer labels

1.5”

M

1.75”

100% COTTON MADE IN USA MACHINE WASH WARM ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN NEEDED,TUMBLE DRY MEDIUM WARM IRON OR DRY CLEAN

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:


page #09

spec sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140011

address: New York, USA

group name: slim shirt classification: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

colorway:

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com

Grey stripe

technical sketch:

code

Nexus gray

white

light blue

sketch/photo:

point of measure

tol.Âą

s

m

l

xl

xxl

A1

Neck

1

14 1/2

15 1/2

16 1/2

17 1/2

18 1/2

A2

Chest

1

36

39

42

45

48

A3

Waist

1

30

33

36

39

42

A4

Hip

1

35 1/2

38 1/2

41 1/2

44 1/2

47 1/2

A5

Back Length

1

29 1/2

301/2

32 1/2

33 1/2

33 1/2

A6

Front length from high shoulder point

1

30

31

32

33

34

A7

Sleeve length from shoulder to cuff-end

1

33

34

35

36

37

comments: Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:


page #01

Design sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140012

address: New York, USA

sketch

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com garment information group name: Slim Shirt classification: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dress Shirt season: s/s14 fabric content: 100% Cotton colorway:

Teal

Nexus gray

white

light blue

description: 100% Cotton, Slim fit, Long pointed collar, Button down front, Adjustable 2-button cuff, Gently rounded hem

designer Initials A.P. Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:


page #02

illustration sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140012

address: New York, USA

group name: Slim Shirt classification: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

colorway:

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com

Teal

Nexus gray

white

light blue

sketch

designer Initials fabric information

style width

size ranges

delivery date

100% Cotton,

57/58â&#x20AC;? wide

S-M-L-XL-XXL Sample size: M

TBD

HYE-OX-3E001 Changzhou Saishi Co.

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

comments

Date Released:

A.P.


page #03

fabric sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140012

address: New York, USA

group name: slim shirt classification: Men’s Dress Shirt

phone:

season: S/S14

colorway:

EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com Teal

sketch

Nexus gray

white

light blue

fabric 100% Cotton, Oxford HYE-OX-3E001 Spec: 40*21/2 / 100*48 Width: 57/58” Weight 172 gsm - Utilized a traditional oxford basket-weave - Low twisted yarn - Blazed Cotton: Add Nano-Tex treatment to the fiber

designer Initials A.P. fabric information

style width

size ranges

delivery date

100% Cotton,

57/58” wide

S-M-L-XL-XXL Sample size: M

TBD

HYE-OX-3E001 Changzhou Saishi Co.

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:

comments


page #04

fabric sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140012

address: New York, USA

group name: slim shirt classification: Men’s Dress Shirt

phone:

season: S/S14

colorway:

EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com Teal

sketch

Nexus gray

white

light blue

fabric 100% Cotton, Dobby/ Woven ET-50059 Yarn count: 40+32/2*40 Density: 97*64 Weight: 106gsm Width: 55/56”

designer Initials A.P. fabric information

style width

size ranges

delivery date

100% Cotton, ET-50059-

55” wide

S-M-L-XL-XXL Sample size: M

TBD

Shaoxing Shining Textile Co.

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:

comments


page #05

component sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140012

address: New York, usa

Group name : slim shirt classification: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

colorway:

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com

Teal

item-vendor-code-origin

Front Buttons, Corozo1, #2043-Emsig Sleeves Buttons, Corozo1, #2043-Emsig Thread, Tex 24-A&E

content

size-quantity-unit of measure

100% Poly

10mm, 11 per shirt

100% Poly

7mm, 2 per shirt

40% Naylon, 60% Poly

Replacement Buttons, 100% Poly Corozo1, #2043-Emsig

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

T-24, 106.15 yard per garment 1 per shirt - 10mm

Date Modified:

Nexus gray

location

white

light blue

color

Front body

Ivory

Sleeves, cuffs

Ivory

All seams, Ivory stitches and hems Bottom of body White

Date Released:

comments


page #06

label/packing sheet Company name: Astir P. address: New York, USA phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com item-vendor-code-origin

Collar Stays DCSTOF/L-K&S Shirt Butterflies DCCB-K&S Paper Collar Supports DCCS1-K&S Collar Stay DCCST-K&S Shirt Boards DCSBS-K&S Avery Dennison & Suzi Q Brand Fasteners, Needles & Guns Jet-Clips DGUN1-K&S Poly Bags DCSBPP-K&S Tissue Paper DCTP-K&S

content

PVC

size-quantity-unit of measure

location

color

PVC

1 per shirt 38mm / 50mm 4 per shirt-

Paper

1 per shirt-

2 on shoulder, 2 on bottom Inside collar

PVC

2 per shirt-

On collar

White

Paper

1 set- 3 per shirt-

Body

White

Plastic

1 per shirt-

Front body

White

Polypropylene Paper

1 per shirt10”*18” Premium White Acid Free Tissue Paper

Over folded shirt Body

Clear

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Outside collar

Black White White

White

Date Released:

comments


page #07

label/packing sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140012

address: New York, USA

group name: Slim Shirt classification: Men’s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

colorway:

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com

Teal

item-vendor-code-origin

Side Woven Label, -SML Group

content

size-quantity-unit of measure

100% Cotton

1 per shirt0.5” x 1.0”

location

Center back neck, on facing Side seam

Care Label, Print -Incups Hang Tag- PrintRecycled Paper ECO-002-SML Group 300 gsm

1 per shirt1.5” x 1.75” 1 per shirt80mm x 80mm

String, Jute ECO-002-SML Group

1 per shirt170mm total length

white

light blue

color

Attach to hang tag

Heat transfer labels

Gray

Heat transfer labels Litho print and embossing on Ellie poo recycled paper Eco-friendly, Recycled

Black

Hang Tag Astir P. design

80 mm A.ctive, S.ustainable, T.echnical, I.nnovative, R.esponsible...P.rofessional

80 mm Front Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

80 mm Back Date Modified:

comments

Gray

Attach to Gray second button down from the top on placard

ECO-002 SML Group

80 mm

Nexus gray

Date Released:


page #08

detail/construction sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140012

address: New York, USA

Group name : slim shirt classification: Men’s Dress Shirt

phone:

season: S/S14

colorway:

EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com Teal

detail

detail

Heat transfer labels

Nexus gray

white

light blue

1.5”

M

1.75”

100% COTTON MADE IN USA MACHINE WASH WARM ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN NEEDED,TUMBLE DRY MEDIUM WARM IRON OR DRY CLEAN

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:


page #09

spec sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140012

address: New York, USA

group name: Slim Shirt classification: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

colorway:

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com

Teal

technical sketch:

code

Nexus gray

white

light blue

sketch/photo:

point of measure

tol.Âą

s

m

l

xl

xxl

A1

Neck

1

14 1/2

15 1/2

16 1/2

17 1/2

18 1/2

A2

Chest

1

36

39

42

45

48

A3

Waist

1

30

33

36

39

42

A4

Hip

1

35 1/2

38 1/2

41 1/2

44 1/2

47 1/2

A5

Back Length

1

29 1/2

301/2

32 1/2

33 1/2

33 1/2

A6

Front length from high shoulder point

1

30

31

32

33

34

A7

Sleeve length from shoulder to cuff-end 1

33

34

35

36

37

comments: Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:


page #01

Design sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140013

address: New York, USA

sketch

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com garment information group name: Slim Shirt classification: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dress Shirt season: S/S14 fabric content: 100% Cotton colorway:

Pink

Nexus gray

white

light blue

description: 100% Cotton, Slim fit, Regular collar, Button down front, One chest patch pocket, Adjustable 2-button cuff, Gently rounded hem

designer Initials A.P. Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:


page #02

illustration sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140013

address: New York, USA

group name: Slim Shirt classification: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

colorway:

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com

Pink

Nexus gray

white

light blue

sketch

designer Initials fabric information

style width

size ranges

delivery date

100% Cotton,

57/58â&#x20AC;? wide

S-M-L-XL-XXL Sample size: M

TBD

HYE-OX-3E001 Changzhou Saishi Co.

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

comments

Date Released:

A.P.


page #03

fabric sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140013

address: New York, USA

group name: Slim Shirt classification: Men’s Dress Shirt

phone:

season: S/S14

colorway:

EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com Pink

sketch

Nexus gray

white

light blue

fabric 100% Cotton, Oxford HYE-OX-3E001 Spec: 40*21/2 / 100*48 Width: 57/58” Weight 172 gsm - Utilized a traditional oxford basket-weave - Low twisted yarn - Blazed Cotton: Add Nano-Tex treatment to the fiber

designer Initials A.P. fabric information

style width

size ranges

delivery date

100% Cotton,

57/58” wide

S-M-L-XL-XXL Sample size: M

TBD

HYE-OX-3E001 Changzhou Saishi Co.

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:

comments


page #04

fabric sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140013

address: New York, USA

group name: Slim Shirt classification: Men’s Dress Shirt

phone:

season: S/S14

colorway:

EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com Pink

sketch

Nexus gray

white

light blue

fabric 100% Cotton, Dobby/ Woven ET-50059 Yarn count: 40+32/2*40 Density: 97*64 Weight: 106gsm Width: 55/56”

designer Initials A.P. fabric information

style width

size ranges

delivery date

100% Cotton, ET-50059-

55” wide

S-M-L-XL-XXL Sample size: M

TBD

Shaoxing Shining Textile Co.

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:

comments


page #05

component sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140013

address: New York, usa

Group name : slim shirt classification: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dress Shirt

phone:

season: S/S14

colorway:

EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com Pink

item-vendor-code-origin

Front Buttons, Corozo1, #2043-Emsig Sleeves Buttons, Corozo1, #2043-Emsig Thread, Tex 24-A&E

content

size-quantity-unit of measure

100% Poly

10mm, 11 per shirt

100% Poly

7mm, 2 per shirt

40% Naylon, 60% Poly

Replacement Buttons, 100% Poly Corozo1, #2043-Emsig

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

T-24, 106.15 yard per garment 1 per shirt - 10mm

Date Modified:

Nexus gray

location

white

light blue

color

Front body

Ivory

Sleeves, cuffs

Ivory

All seams, Ivory stitches and hems Bottom of body White

Date Released:

comments


page #06

label/packing sheet Company name: Astir P. address: New York, USA phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com item-vendor-code-origin

Collar Stays DCSTOF/L-K&S Shirt Butterflies DCCB-K&S Paper Collar Supports DCCS1-K&S Collar Stay DCCST-K&S Shirt Boards DCSBS-K&S Avery Dennison & Suzi Q Brand Fasteners, Needles & Guns Jet-Clips DGUN1-K&S Poly Bags DCSBPP-K&S Tissue Paper DCTP-K&S

content

PVC

size-quantity-unit of measure

location

color

PVC

1 per shirt 38mm / 50mm 4 per shirt-

Paper

1 per shirt-

2 on shoulder, 2 on bottom Inside collar

PVC

2 per shirt-

On collar

White

Paper

1 set- 3 per shirt-

Body

White

Plastic

1 per shirt-

Front body

White

Polypropylene Paper

1 per shirt10”*18” Premium White Acid Free Tissue Paper

Over folded shirt Body

Clear

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Outside collar

Black White White

White

Date Released:

comments


label/packing sheet

page #07

Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140013

address: New York, USA

group name: Slim Shirt classification: Men’s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

colorway:

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com

Pink

item-vendor-code-origin

Side Woven Label, -SML Group

content

size-quantity-unit of measure

100% Cotton

1 per shirt0.5” x 1.0”

location

Center back neck, on facing Side seam

Care Label, Print -Incups Hang Tag- PrintRecycled Paper ECO-002-SML Group 300 gsm

1 per shirt1.5” x 1.75” 1 per shirt80mm x 80mm

String, Jute ECO-002-SML Group

1 per shirt170mm total length

white

light blue

color

Attach to hang tag

Heat transfer labels

Gray

Heat transfer labels Litho print and embossing on Ellie poo recycled paper Eco-friendly, Recycled

Black

Hang Tag Astir P. design

80 mm A.ctive, S.ustainable, T.echnical, I.nnovative, R.esponsible...P.rofessional

80 mm Front Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

80 mm Back Date Modified:

comments

Gray

Attach to Gray second button down from the top on placard

ECO-002 SML Group

80 mm

Nexus gray

Date Released:


page #08

detail/construction sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140013

address: New York, USA

Group name : slim shirt classification: Men’s Dress Shirt

phone:

season: S/S14

colorway:

EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com Pink

detail

detail

Heat transfer labels

Nexus gray

white

light blue

1.5”

M

1.75”

100% COTTON MADE IN USA MACHINE WASH WARM ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN NEEDED,TUMBLE DRY MEDIUM WARM IRON OR DRY CLEAN

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:


page #09

spec sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140013

address: New York, USA

group name: Slim Shirt classification: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

colorway:

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com

Pink

technical sketch:

code

Nexus gray

white

light blue

sketch/photo:

point of measure

tol.Âą

s

m

l

xl

xxl

A1

Neck

1

14 1/2

15 1/2

16 1/2

17 1/2

18 1/2

A2

Chest

1

36

39

42

45

48

A3

Waist

1

30

33

36

39

42

A4

Hip

1

35 1/2

38 1/2

41 1/2

44 1/2

47 1/2

A5

Back Length

1

29 1/2

301/2

32 1/2

33 1/2

33 1/2

A6

Front length from high shoulder point

1

30

31

32

33

34

A7

Sleeve length from shoulder to cuff-end 1

33

34

35

36

37

comments: Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

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page #01

Design sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140021

address: New York, USA

sketch

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com garment information group name: Box Shirt classification: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dress Shirt season: S/S14 fabric content: 100% Cotton colorway:

Grey stripe

Nexus gray

white

light blue

description: 100% Cotton, Slim fit, Regular collar, Button down front, Two chest patch pockets, Adjustable 2-button cuff, Gently rounded hem

designer Initials A.P. Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:


page #02

illustration sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140021

address: New York, USA

group name: Box shirt classification: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

colorway:

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com

Grey stripe

Nexus gray

white

light blue

sketch

designer Initials fabric information

style width

size ranges

delivery date

100% Cotton,

57/58â&#x20AC;? wide

S-M-L-XL-XXL Sample size: M

TBD

HYE-OX-3E001 Changzhou Saishi Co.

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

comments

Date Released:

A.P.


page #03

fabric sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140021

address: New York, USA

group name: Box Shirt classification: Men’s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

colorway:

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com

Grey stripe

sketch

Nexus gray

white

light blue

fabric 100% Cotton, Oxford HYE-OX-3E001 Spec: 40*21/2 / 100*48 Width: 57/58” Weight 172 gsm - Utilized a traditional oxford basket-weave - Low twisted yarn - Blazed Cotton: Add Nano-Tex treatment to the fiber

designer Initials A.P. fabric information

style width

size ranges

delivery date

100% Cotton,

57/58” wide

S-M-L-XL-XXL Sample size: M

TBD

HYE-OX-3E001 Changzhou Saishi Co.

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:

comments


page #04

fabric sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140021

address: New York, USA

group name: Box Shirt classification: Men’s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

colorway:

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com

Grey stripe

sketch

Nexus gray

white

light blue

fabric 100% Cotton, Dobby/ Woven ET-50059 Yarn count: 40+32/2*40 Density: 97*64 Weight: 106gsm Width: 55/56”

designer Initials A.P. fabric information

style width

size ranges

delivery date

100% Cotton,

57/58” wide

S-M-L-XL-XXL Sample size: M

TBD

HYE-OX-3E001 Changzhou Saishi Co.

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:

comments


page #05

component sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140021

address: New York, usa

Group name : Box Shirt classification: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

colorway:

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com

Grey stripe

item-vendor-code-origin

Front Buttons, Corozo1, #2043-Emsig Sleeves Buttons, Corozo1, #2043-Emsig Thread, Tex 24-A&E

content

size-quantity-unit of measure

100% Poly

10mm, 11 per shirt

100% Poly

7mm, 2 per shirt

40% Naylon, 60% Poly

Replacement Buttons, 100% Poly Corozo1, #2043-Emsig

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

T-24, 106.15 yard per garment 1 per shirt - 10mm

Date Modified:

Nexus gray

location

white

light blue

color

Front body

Ivory

Sleeves, cuffs

Ivory

All seams, Ivory stitches and hems Bottom of body White

Date Released:

comments


page #06

label/packing sheet Company name: Astir P. address: New York, USA phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com item-vendor-code-origin

Collar Stays DCSTOF/L-K&S Shirt Butterflies DCCB-K&S Paper Collar Supports DCCS1-K&S Collar Stay DCCST-K&S Shirt Boards DCSBS-K&S Avery Dennison & Suzi Q Brand Fasteners, Needles & Guns Jet-Clips DGUN1-K&S Poly Bags DCSBPP-K&S Tissue Paper DCTP-K&S

content

PVC

size-quantity-unit of measure

location

color

PVC

1 per shirt 38mm / 50mm 4 per shirt-

Paper

1 per shirt-

2 on shoulder, 2 on bottom Inside collar

PVC

2 per shirt-

On collar

White

Paper

1 set- 3 per shirt-

Body

White

Plastic

1 per shirt-

Front body

White

Polypropylene Paper

1 per shirt10”*18” Premium White Acid Free Tissue Paper

Over folded shirt Body

Clear

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Outside collar

Black White White

White

Date Released:

comments


page #07

label/packing sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140021

address: New York, USA

group name: Box Shirt classification: Men’s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

colorway:

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com

Grey stripe

item-vendor-code-origin

Side Woven Label, -SML Group

content

size-quantity-unit of measure

100% Cotton

1 per shirt0.5” x 1.0”

location

Center back neck, on facing Side seam

Care Label, Print -Incups Hang Tag- PrintRecycled Paper ECO-002-SML Group 300 gsm

1 per shirt1.5” x 1.75” 1 per shirt80mm x 80mm

String, Jute ECO-002-SML Group

1 per shirt170mm total length

white

light blue

color

Attach to hang tag

Heat transfer labels

Gray

Heat transfer labels Litho print and embossing on Ellie poo recycled paper Eco-friendly, Recycled

Black

Hang Tag Astir P. design

80 mm A.ctive, S.ustainable, T.echnical, I.nnovative, R.esponsible...P.rofessional

80 mm Front Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

80 mm Back Date Modified:

comments

Gray

Attach to Gray second button down from the top on placard

ECO-002 SML Group

80 mm

Nexus gray

Date Released:


page #08

detail/construction sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140021

address: New York, USA

Group name : Box Shirt classification: Men’s Dress Shirt

phone:

season: S/S14

colorway:

EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com Grey stripe

detail

Nexus gray

white

light blue

detail

Heat transfer labels

1.5”

M

1.75”

100% COTTON MADE IN USA MACHINE WASH WARM ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN NEEDED,TUMBLE DRY MEDIUM WARM IRON OR DRY CLEAN

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:


page #09

spec sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140021

address: New York, USA

group name: Box Shirt classification: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

colorway:

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com

Grey stripe

technical sketch:

code

Nexus gray

white

light blue

sketch/photo:

point of measure

tol.Âą

s

m

l

xl

xxl

B1

Neck

1

14 1/2

15 1/2

16 1/2

17 1/2

18 1/2

B2

Chest

1

42 1/2

45 1/2

48 1/2

51 1/2

54 1/2

B3

Waist

1

40

43

46

49

52

B4

Hip

1

42

45

48

51

54

B5

Back Length

1

29 1/2

301/2

32 1/2

33 1/2

33 1/2

B6

Front length from high shoulder point

1

30

31

32

33

34

B7

Sleeve length from shoulder to cuff-end 1

33

34

35

36

37

comments: Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

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page #01

Design sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140022

address: New York, USA

sketch

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com garment information group name: Box Shirt classification: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dress Shirt season: S/S14 fabric content: 100% Cotton colorway:

Grey stripe

Nexus gray

white

light blue

description: 100% Cotton, Slim fit, Regular collar, Button down front, Two chest patch pockets with flaps and buttons, Adjustable 2-button cuff, Gently rounded hem

designer Initials A.P. Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:


page #02

illustration sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140022

address: New York, USA

group name: Box Shirt classification: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dress Shirt

phone:

season: S/S14

colorway:

EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com Grey stripe

Nexus gray

white

light blue

sketch

designer Initials fabric information

style width

size ranges

delivery date

100% Cotton,

57/58â&#x20AC;? wide

S-M-L-XL-XXL Sample size: M

TBD

HYE-OX-3E001 Changzhou Saishi Co.

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

comments

Date Released:

A.P.


page #03

fabric sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140022

address: New York, USA

group name: Box Shirt classification: Men’s Dress Shirt

phone:

season: S/S14

colorway:

EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com Grey stripe

sketch

Nexus gray

white

light blue

fabric 100% Cotton, Oxford HYE-OX-3E001 Spec: 40*21/2 / 100*48 Width: 57/58” Weight 172 gsm - Utilized a traditional oxford basket-weave - Low twisted yarn - Blazed Cotton: Add Nano-Tex treatment to the fiber

designer Initials A.P. fabric information

style width

size ranges

delivery date

100% Cotton,

57/58” wide

S-M-L-XL-XXL Sample size: M

TBD

HYE-OX-3E001 Changzhou Saishi Co.

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:

comments


page #04

fabric sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140022

address: New York, USA

group name: Box Shirt classification: Men’s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

colorway:

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com

Grey stripe

sketch

Nexus gray

white

light blue

fabric 100% Cotton, Dobby/ Woven ET-50059 Yarn count: 40+32/2*40 Density: 97*64 Weight: 106gsm Width: 55/56”

designer Initials A.P. fabric information

style width

size ranges

delivery date

100% Cotton,

57/58” wide

S-M-L-XL-XXL Sample size: M

TBD

HYE-OX-3E001 Changzhou Saishi Co.

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:

comments


page #05

component sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140022

address: New York, usa

Group name : Box Shirt classification: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

colorway:

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com

Grey stripe

item-vendor-code-origin

Front Buttons, Corozo1, #2043-Emsig Sleeves Buttons, Corozo1, #2043-Emsig Thread, Tex 24-A&E

content

size-quantity-unit of measure

100% Poly

10mm, 13 per shirt

100% Poly

7mm, 2 per shirt

40% Naylon, 60% Poly

Replacement Buttons, 100% Poly Corozo1, #2043-Emsig

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

T-24, 106.15 yard per garment 1 per shirt - 10mm

Date Modified:

Nexus gray

location

white

light blue

color

Front body

Ivory

Sleeves, cuffs

Ivory

All seams, Ivory stitches and hems Bottom of body White

Date Released:

comments


page #06

label/packing sheet Company name: Astir P. address: New York, USA phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com item-vendor-code-origin

Collar Stays DCSTOF/L-K&S Shirt Butterflies DCCB-K&S Paper Collar Supports DCCS1-K&S Collar Stay DCCST-K&S Shirt Boards DCSBS-K&S Avery Dennison & Suzi Q Brand Fasteners, Needles & Guns Jet-Clips DGUN1-K&S Poly Bags DCSBPP-K&S Tissue Paper DCTP-K&S

content

PVC

size-quantity-unit of measure

location

color

PVC

1 per shirt 38mm / 50mm 4 per shirt-

Paper

1 per shirt-

2 on shoulder, 2 on bottom Inside collar

PVC

2 per shirt-

On collar

White

Paper

1 set- 3 per shirt-

Body

White

Plastic

1 per shirt-

Front body

White

Polypropylene Paper

1 per shirt10”*18” Premium White Acid Free Tissue Paper

Over folded shirt Body

Clear

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Outside collar

Black white White

White

Date Released:

comments


page #07

label/packing sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140022

address: New York, USA

group name: Box Shirt classification: Men’s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

colorway:

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com

Grey stripe

item-vendor-code-origin

Side Woven Label, -SML Group

content

size-quantity-unit of measure

100% Cotton

1 per shirt0.5” x 1.0”

location

Center back neck, on facing Side seam

Care Label, Print -Incups Hang Tag- PrintRecycled Paper ECO-002-SML Group 300 gsm

1 per shirt1.5” x 1.75” 1 per shirt80mm x 80mm

String, Jute ECO-002-SML Group

1 per shirt170mm total length

white

light blue

color

Attach to hang tag

Heat transfer labels

Gray

Heat transfer labels Litho print and embossing on Ellie poo recycled paper Eco-friendly, Recycled

Black

Hang Tag Astir P. design

80 mm A.ctive, S.ustainable, T.echnical, I.nnovative, R.esponsible...P.rofessional

80 mm Front Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

80 mm Back Date Modified:

comments

Gray

Attach to Gray second button down from the top on placard

ECO-002 SML Group

80 mm

Nexus gray

Date Released:


page #08

detail/construction sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140022

address: New York, USA

Group name : Box Shirt classification: Men’s Dress Shirt

phone:

season: S/S14

colorway:

EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com Grey stripe

detail

Nexus gray

white

light blue

detail

Heat transfer labels

1.5”

M

1.75”

100% COTTON MADE IN USA MACHINE WASH WARM ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN NEEDED,TUMBLE DRY MEDIUM WARM IRON OR DRY CLEAN

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:


page #09

spec sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140022

address: New York, USA

group name: Box Shirt classification: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dress Shirt

phone:

season: S/S14

colorway:

EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com Grey stripe

technical sketch:

code

Nexus gray

white

light blue

sketch/photo:

point of measure

tol.Âą

s

m

l

xl

xxl

B1

Neck

1

14 1/2

15 1/2

16 1/2

17 1/2

18 1/2

B2

Chest

1

42 1/2

45 1/2

48 1/2

51 1/2

54 1/2

B3

Waist

1

40

43

46

49

52

B4

Hip

1

42

45

48

51

54

B5

Back Length

1

29 1/2

301/2

32 1/2

33 1/2

33 1/2

B6

Front length from high shoulder point

1

30

31

32

33

34

B7

Sleeve length from shoulder to cuff-end 1

33

34

35

36

37

comments: Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

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Design sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140023

address: New York, USA

sketch

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com garment information group name: box Shirt classification: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dress Shirt season: S/S14 fabric content: 100% Cotton colorway:

Grey stripe

Nexus gray

white

light blue

description: 100% Cotton, Box fit, Regular pointed collar, Button down front with concealed placket, Adjustable 2-button cuff, Gently rounded hem

designer Initials A.P. Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:


page #02

illustration sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140023

address: New York, USA

group name: Box Shirt classification: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

colorway:

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com

Grey stripe

Nexus gray

white

light blue

sketch

designer Initials fabric information

style width

size ranges

delivery date

100% Cotton,

57/58â&#x20AC;? wide

S-M-L-XL-XXL Sample size: M

TBD

HYE-OX-3E001 Changzhou Saishi Co.

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

comments

Date Released:

A.P.


page #03

fabric sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140023

address: New York, USA

group name: Box Shirt classification: Men’s Dress Shirt

phone:

season: S/S14

colorway:

EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com Grey stripe

sketch

Nexus gray

white

light blue

fabric 100% Cotton, Oxford HYE-OX-3E001 Spec: 40*21/2 / 100*48 Width: 57/58” Weight 172 gsm - Utilized a traditional oxford basket-weave - Low twisted yarn - Blazed Cotton: Add Nano-Tex treatment to the fiber

designer Initials A.P. fabric information

style width

size ranges

delivery date

100% Cotton,

57/58” wide

S-M-L-XL-XXL Sample size: M

TBD

HYE-OX-3E001 Changzhou Saishi Co.

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:

comments


page #04

fabric sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140023

address: New York, USA

group name: Box Shirt classification: Men’s Dress Shirt

phone:

season: S/S14

colorway:

EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com Grey stripe

sketch

Nexus gray

white

light blue

fabric 100% Cotton, Dobby/ Woven ET-50059 Yarn count: 40+32/2*40 Density: 97*64 Weight: 106gsm Width: 55/56”

designer Initials A.P. fabric information

style width

size ranges

delivery date

100% Cotton,

57/58” wide

S-M-L-XL-XXL Sample size: M

TBD

HYE-OX-3E001 Changzhou Saishi Co.

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:

comments


page #05

component sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140023

address: New York, usa

Group name : Box Shirt classification: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

colorway:

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com

Grey stripe

item-vendor-code-origin

Front Buttons, Corozo1, #2043-Emsig Sleeves Buttons, Corozo1, #2043-Emsig Thread, Tex 24-A&E

content

size-quantity-unit of measure

100% Poly

10mm, 11 per shirt

100% Poly

7mm, 2 per shirt

40% Naylon, 60% Poly

Replacement Buttons, 100% Poly Corozo1, #2043-Emsig

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

T-24, 106.15 yard per garment 1 per shirt - 10mm

Date Modified:

Nexus gray

location

white

light blue

color

Front body

Ivory

Sleeves, cuffs

Ivory

All seams, Ivory stitches and hems Bottom of body White

Date Released:

comments


page #06

label/packing sheet Company name: Astir P. address: New York, USA phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com item-vendor-code-origin

Collar Stays DCSTOF/L-K&S Shirt Butterflies DCCB-K&S Paper Collar Supports DCCS1-K&S Collar Stay DCCST-K&S Shirt Boards DCSBS-K&S Avery Dennison & Suzi Q Brand Fasteners, Needles & Guns Jet-Clips DGUN1-K&S Poly Bags DCSBPP-K&S Tissue Paper DCTP-K&S

content

PVC

size-quantity-unit of measure

location

color

PVC

1 per shirt 38mm / 50mm 4 per shirt-

Paper

1 per shirt-

2 on shoulder, 2 on bottom Inside collar

PVC

2 per shirt-

On collar

White

Paper

1 set- 3 per shirt-

Body

White

Plastic

1 per shirt-

Front body

White

Polypropylene Paper

1 per shirt10”*18” Premium White Acid Free Tissue Paper

Over folded shirt Body

Clear

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Outside collar

Black White White

White

Date Released:

comments


page #07

label/packing sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140023

address: New York, USA

group name: Box Shirt classification: Men’s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

colorway:

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com

Grey stripe

item-vendor-code-origin

Side Woven Label, -SML Group

content

size-quantity-unit of measure

100% Cotton

1 per shirt0.5” x 1.0”

location

Center back neck, on facing Side seam

Care Label, Print -Incups Hang Tag- PrintRecycled Paper ECO-002-SML Group 300 gsm

1 per shirt1.5” x 1.75” 1 per shirt80mm x 80mm

String, Jute ECO-002-SML Group

1 per shirt170mm total length

white

light blue

color

Attach to hang tag

Heat transfer labels

Gray

Heat transfer labels Litho print and embossing on Ellie poo recycled paper Eco-friendly, Recycled

Black

Hang Tag Astir P. design

80 mm A.ctive, S.ustainable, T.echnical, I.nnovative, R.esponsible...P.rofessional

80 mm Front Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

80 mm Back Date Modified:

comments

Gray

Attach to Gray second button down from the top on placard

ECO-002 SML Group

80 mm

Nexus gray

Date Released:


page #08

detail/construction sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140023

address: New York, USA

Group name : Box Shirt classification: Men’s Dress Shirt

phone:

season: S/S14

colorway:

EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com Grey stripe

detail

Nexus gray

white

light blue

detail

Heat transfer labels

1.5”

M

1.75”

100% COTTON MADE IN USA MACHINE WASH WARM ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN NEEDED,TUMBLE DRY MEDIUM WARM IRON OR DRY CLEAN

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:


page #09

spec sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140023

address: New York, USA

group name: Box Shirt classification: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

colorway:

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com

Grey stripe

technical sketch:

code

Nexus gray

white

light blue

sketch/photo:

point of measure

tol.Âą

s

m

l

xl

xxl

B1

Neck

1

14 1/2

15 1/2

16 1/2

17 1/2

18 1/2

B2

Chest

1

42 1/2

45 1/2

48 1/2

51 1/2

54 1/2

B3

Waist

1

40

43

46

49

52

B4

Hip

1

42

45

48

51

54

B5

Back Length

1

29 1/2

301/2

32 1/2

33 1/2

33 1/2

B6

Front length from high shoulder point

1

30

31

32

33

34

B7

Sleeve length from shoulder to cuff-end 1

33

34

35

36

37

comments: Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

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page #01

Design sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140001

address: New York, USA

sketch

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com garment information group name: Box Shirt classification: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dress Shirt season: S/S14 fabric content: 100% Cotton colorway:

Pink

Nexus gray

white

light blue

description: 100% Cotton, Box fit, Regular collar, Button down front, Two chest patch pockets, Gently rounded hem

designer Initials A.P. Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:


page #02

illustration sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140001

address: New York, USA

group name: Box Shirt classification: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

colorway:

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com

Pink

Nexus gray

white

light blue

sketch

designer Initials

fabric information

style width

size ranges

delivery date

100% Cotton,

57/58â&#x20AC;? wide

S-M-L-XL-XXL Sample size: M

TBD

HYE-OX-3E001 Changzhou Saishi Co.

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

comments

Date Released:

A.P.


page #03

fabric sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140001

address: New York, USA

group name: Box Shirt classification: Men’s Dress Shirt

phone:

season: S/S14

colorway:

EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com Pink

sketch

Nexus gray

white

light blue

fabric 100% Cotton, Oxford HYE-OX-3E001 Spec: 40*21/2 / 100*48 Width: 57/58” Weight 172 gsm - Utilized a traditional oxford basket-weave - Low twisted yarn - Blazed Cotton: Add Nano-Tex treatment to the fiber

designer Initials A.P. fabric information

style width

size ranges

delivery date

100% Cotton,

57/58” wide

S-M-L-XL-XXL Sample size: M

TBD

HYE-OX-3E001 Changzhou Saishi Co.

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:

comments


page #04

component sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140001

address: New York, usa

Group name : Box Shirt classification: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

colorway:

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com

Pink

item-vendor-code-origin

Front Buttons, Corozo1, #2043-Emsig Sleeves Buttons, Corozo1, #2043-Emsig Thread, Tex 24-A&E

content

size-quantity-unit of measure

100% Poly

10mm, 11 per shirt

100% Poly

7mm, 2 per shirt

40% Naylon, 60% Poly

Replacement Buttons, 100% Poly Corozo1, #2043-Emsig

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

T-24, 75.02 yard per garment 1 per shirt - 10mm

Date Modified:

Nexus gray

location

white

light blue

color

Front body

Ivory

Sleeves, cuffs

Ivory

All seams, Ivory stitches and hems Bottom of body White

Date Released:

comments


page #05

label/packing sheet Company name: Astir P. address: New York, USA phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com item-vendor-code-origin

Collar Stays DCSTOF/L-K&S Shirt Butterflies DCCB-K&S Paper Collar Supports DCCS1-K&S Collar Stay DCCST-K&S Shirt Boards DCSBS-K&S Avery Dennison & Suzi Q Brand Fasteners, Needles & Guns Jet-Clips DGUN1-K&S Poly Bags DCSBPP-K&S Tissue Paper DCTP-K&S

content

PVC

size-quantity-unit of measure

location

color

PVC

1 per shirt 38mm / 50mm 4 per shirt-

Paper

1 per shirt-

2 on shoulder, 2 on bottom Inside collar

PVC

2 per shirt-

On collar

White

Paper

1 set- 3 per shirt-

Body

White

Plastic

1 per shirt-

Front body

White

Polypropylene Paper

1 per shirt10”*18” Premium White Acid Free Tissue Paper

Over folded shirt Body

Clear

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Outside collar

Black White White

White

Date Released:

comments


page #06

label/packing sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140001

address: New York, USA

group name: Box Shirt classification: Men’s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

colorway:

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com

Pink

item-vendor-code-origin

Side Woven Label, -SML Group

content

size-quantity-unit of measure

100% Cotton

1 per shirt0.5” x 1.0”

location

Center back neck, on facing Side seam

Care Label, Print -Incups Hang Tag- PrintRecycled Paper ECO-002-SML Group 300 gsm

1 per shirt1.5” x 1.75” 1 per shirt80mm x 80mm

String, Jute ECO-002-SML Group

1 per shirt170mm total length

white

light blue

color

Attach to hang tag

Heat transfer labels

Gray

Heat transfer labels Litho print and embossing on Ellie poo recycled paper Eco-friendly, Recycled

Black

Hang Tag Astir P. design

80 mm A.ctive, S.ustainable, T.echnical, I.nnovative, R.esponsible...P.rofessional

80 mm Front Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

80 mm Back Date Modified:

comments

Gray

Attach to Gray second button down from the top on placard

ECO-002 SML Group

80 mm

Nexus gray

Date Released:


page #07

detail/construction sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140001

address: New York, USA

Group name : Box Shirt classification: Men’s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

colorway:

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com

Pink

Nexus gray

white

light blue

detail

detail Heat transfer labels

1.5”

M

1.75”

100% COTTON MADE IN USA MACHINE WASH WARM ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN NEEDED,TUMBLE DRY MEDIUM WARM IRON OR DRY CLEAN

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:


page #08

spec sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140001

address: New York, USA

group name: Box Shirt classification: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

colorway:

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com

Pink

technical sketch:

code

Nexus gray

white

light blue

sketch/photo:

point of measure

tol.Âą

s

m

l

xl

xxl

C1

Neck

1

15

15 3/4

16 1/2

17 1/2

18 1/2

C2

Chest

1

42 1/2

45 1/2

48 1/2

51 1/2

54 1/2

C3

Waist

1

40

43

46

49

52

C4

Hip

1

42

45

48

51

54

C5

Back Length

1

29 1/2

301/2

32 1/2

33 1/2

33 1/2

C6

Front length from high shoulder point

1

30

31

32

33

34

C7

Short Sleeve length

1

9 1/4

9 3/4

10 4/1

10 1/4

10 1/4

comments: Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:


page #01

Design sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140002

address: New York, USA

sketch

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com garment information group name: Box Shirt classification: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dress Shirt season: S/S14 fabric content: 100% Cotton colorway:

Grey stripe

Nexus gray

white

light blue

description: 100% Cotton, Box fit, Regular collar, Button down front, Gently rounded hem

designer Initials A.P. Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:


page #02

illustration sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140002

address: New York, USA

group name: Box Shirt classification: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

colorway:

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com

Grey stripe

Nexus gray

white

light blue

sketch

designer Initials fabric information

style width

size ranges

delivery date

100% Cotton,

57/58â&#x20AC;? wide

S-M-L-XL-XXL Sample size: M

TBD

HYE-OX-3E001 Changzhou Saishi Co.

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

comments

Date Released:

A.P.


page #03

fabric sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140002

address: New York, USA

group name: Box Shirt classification: Men’s Dress Shirt

phone:

season: S/S14

colorway:

EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com Grey stripe

sketch

Nexus gray

white

light blue

fabric 100% Cotton, Oxford HYE-OX-3E001 Spec: 40*21/2 / 100*48 Width: 57/58” Weight 172 gsm - Utilized a traditional oxford basket-weave - Low twisted yarn - Blazed Cotton: Add Nano-Tex treatment to the fiber

designer Initials A.P. fabric information

style width

size ranges

delivery date

100% Cotton,

57/58” wide

S-M-L-XL-XXL Sample size: M

TBD

HYE-OX-3E001 Changzhou Saishi Co.

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:

comments


page #04

component sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140002

address: New York, usa

Group name : Box Shirt classification: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

colorway:

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com

Grey stripe

item-vendor-code-origin

Front Buttons, Corozo1, #2043-Emsig Sleeves Buttons, Corozo1, #2043-Emsig Thread, Tex 24-A&E

content

size-quantity-unit of measure

100% Poly

10mm, 11 per shirt

100% Poly

7mm, 2 per shirt

40% Naylon, 60% Poly

Replacement Buttons, 100% Poly Corozo1, #2043-Emsig

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

T-24, 7502 yard per garment 1 per shirt - 10mm

Date Modified:

Nexus gray

location

white

light blue

color

Front body

Ivory

Sleeves, cuffs

Ivory

All seams, Ivory stitches and hems Bottom of body White

Date Released:

comments


page #05

label/packing sheet Company name: Astir P. address: New York, USA phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com item-vendor-code-origin

Collar Stays DCSTOF/L-K&S Shirt Butterflies DCCB-K&S Paper Collar Supports DCCS1-K&S Collar Stay DCCST-K&S Shirt Boards DCSBS-K&S Avery Dennison & Suzi Q Brand Fasteners, Needles & Guns Jet-Clips DGUN1-K&S Poly Bags DCSBPP-K&S Tissue Paper DCTP-K&S

content

PVC

size-quantity-unit of measure

location

color

PVC

1 per shirt 38mm / 50mm 4 per shirt-

Paper

1 per shirt-

2 on shoulder, 2 on bottom Inside collar

PVC

2 per shirt-

On collar

White

Paper

1 set- 3 per shirt-

Body

White

Plastic

1 per shirt-

Front body

White

Polypropylene Paper

1 per shirt10”*18” Premium White Acid Free Tissue Paper

Over folded shirt Body

Clear

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Outside collar

Black White White

White

Date Released:

comments


page #06

label/packing sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140002

address: New York, USA

group name: Box Shirt classification: Men’s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

colorway:

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com

Grey stripe

item-vendor-code-origin

Side Woven Label, -SML Group

content

size-quantity-unit of measure

100% Cotton

1 per shirt0.5” x 1.0”

location

Center back neck, on facing Side seam

Care Label, Print -Incups Hang Tag- PrintRecycled Paper ECO-002-SML Group 300 gsm

1 per shirt1.5” x 1.75” 1 per shirt80mm x 80mm

String, Jute ECO-002-SML Group

1 per shirt170mm total length

white

light blue

color

Attach to hang tag

Heat transfer labels

Gray

Heat transfer labels Litho print and embossing on Ellie poo recycled paper Eco-friendly, Recycled

Black

Hang Tag Astir P. design

80 mm A.ctive, S.ustainable, T.echnical, I.nnovative, R.esponsible...P.rofessional

80 mm Front Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

80 mm Back Date Modified:

comments

Gray

Attach to Gray second button down from the top on placard

ECO-002 SML Group

80 mm

Nexus gray

Date Released:


page #07

detail/construction sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140002

address: New York, USA

Group name : Box Shirt classification: Men’s Dress Shirt

phone:

season: S/S14

colorway:

EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com Grey stripe

detail

Nexus gray

white

light blue

detail

Heat transfer labels

1.5”

M

1.75”

100% COTTON MADE IN USA MACHINE WASH WARM ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH WHEN NEEDED,TUMBLE DRY MEDIUM WARM IRON OR DRY CLEAN

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:


page #08

spec sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140002

address: New York, USA

group name: Box Shirt classification: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

colorway:

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com

Grey stripe

technical sketch:

code

Nexus gray

white

light blue

sketch/photo:

point of measure

tol.Âą

s

m

l

xl

xxl

C1

Neck

1

15

15 3/4

16 1/2

17 1/2

18 1/2

C2

Chest

1

42 1/2

45 1/2

48 1/2

51 1/2

54 1/2

C3

Waist

1

40

43

46

49

52

C4

Hip

1

42

45

48

51

54

C5

Back Length

1

29 1/2

301/2

32 1/2

33 1/2

33 1/2

C6

Front length from high shoulder point

1

30

31

32

33

34

C7

Short Sleeve length

1

9 1/4

9 3/4

10 4/1

10 1/4

10 1/4

comments: Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:


page #01

Design sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140003

address: New York, USA

sketch

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com garment information group name: Box Shirt classification: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dress Shirt season: S/S14 fabric content: 100% Cotton colorway:

Teal

Nexus gray

white

light blue

description: 100% Cotton, Box fit, Regular collar, Button down front with hidden placket, Gently rounded hem

designer Initials A.P. Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:


page #02

illustration sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140003

address: New York, USA

group name: Box Shirt classification: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

colorway:

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com

Teal

Nexus gray

white

light blue

sketch

designer Initials fabric information

style width

size ranges

delivery date

100% Cotton,

57/58â&#x20AC;? wide

S-M-L-XL-XXL Sample size: M

TBD

HYE-OX-3E001 Changzhou Saishi Co.

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

comments

Date Released:

A.P.


page #03

fabric sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140003

address: New York, USA

group name: Box Shirt classification: Men’s Dress Shirt

phone:

season: S/S14

colorway:

EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com Teal

sketch

Nexus gray

white

light blue

fabric 100% Cotton, Oxford HYE-OX-3E001 Spec: 40*21/2 / 100*48 Width: 57/58” Weight 172 gsm - Utilized a traditional oxford basket-weave - Low twisted yarn - Blazed Cotton: Add Nano-Tex treatment to the fiber

designer Initials A.P. fabric information

style width

size ranges

delivery date

100% Cotton,

57/58” wide

S-M-L-XL-XXL Sample size: M

TBD

HYE-OX-3E001 Changzhou Saishi Co.

Date Created: Apr. 20, 2013

Date Modified:

Date Released:

comments


page #04

component sheet Company name: Astir P.

Style # 140003

address: New York, usa

Group name : Box Shirt classification: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dress Shirt

season: S/S14

colorway:

phone: EMAIL: astirp.us@gmail.com

Teal

item-vendor-code-origin

Front Buttons, Corozo1, #2043-Emsig Sleeves Buttons, Corozo1, #2