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Jul 23 ›› 10:00 am - 10:30 am EDT

David Alpern, SVP Cobalt Knitwear, Division Head at Ralsey, joins Deborah Weinswig, CEO & Founder of Coresight Research, to discuss challenges and opportunities in the apparel supply chain, and what lies ahead for the future of the industry. Join us as they explore how quick pivots, planning and strategy can help retailers and brands prepare for the what lies ahead, as well as the next crisis.

Topics to be covered include:

  • How disruptive crisis been to the apparel supply chain and what changes have been implemented as the situation has developed in the last 4 months
  • What  the biggest challenges to the apparel supply chain will be in the next 6 months?  A year?
  • How the crisis has changed interaction with Customers, and how it has affected product development and sales
  • They say there is always opportunity in a crisis…what opportunities the COVID crisis has brought the apparel industry

About David Alpern

David Alpern serves as Senior Vice-President-Division Head for Ralsey, a division of Cobalt Fashion.  Ralsey is the premier importer of private label knitwear in the United States, combining its extensive sourcing and manufacturing expertise with unparalleled knitwear design innovation to deliver mass market retailers best in class knitwear solutions.  Founded in 1990 and acquired by Li & Fung in 2004, Ralsey joined forces with LF’s other knitwear divisions to form the Sweater Vertical in 2016.  In 2017 the Sweater Vertical combined with South Ocean Knitters in a Joint Venture and was privatized later that year in a strategic partnership between the Fung Group and Hony Capital resulting in the formation of Cobalt Fashion, the largest knitwear company in the world today.

Moderator
  • Deborah Weinswig - CEO & Founder, Coresight Research
Panelists
  • David Alpern - SVP, Division Head, Ralsey Group
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