Watch Jose R. Suarez discuss the broken AQL system and why consumers are paying for it
September 12, 2019
Jose R. Suarez, Impactiva founder and CEO, is blunt about the current state of apparel and footwear quality control: The industry needs a complete transformation.
With the rise of the direct-to-consumer model comes greater demands on apparel and footwear factories. The current system of policing defects at the end of production won’t work. Now products are being shipped directly to consumers. Removing the retailer has eliminated a layer of accountability that can have damaging repercussions for brands that aren’t prepared.