Saturday, October 28, 2006

The future of tailors

This AskAndy thread contains some excellent analysis and brainstorming on the economics of tailoring today. Essentially there are two options: demand stimulation (e.g. better marketing and branding) and supply chain efficiencies (e.g. outsourcing or automation).

An example of both would be Kilgour, which has rebranded itself as a luxury apparel brand and introduced a more affordable bespoke line by pulling a lower cost, skilled workforce from overseas into the traditional production model.

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