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The World of the Shmata Business: I had no idea the kind of people I will be dealing with when I decided to beam my future toward this industry. In the seventies, the industry was much of a challenge to anyone ambitious as myself. Montreal was then the fashion capital of Canada, competing along side with New York, Paris, London, and Milan, but for some odd reasons, despite the flow of unlimited talents from all over the world…..best designers, first class merchandisers, big time entrepreneurs, talented textile converters, and ready financing from numerous factors and banking institutions, the industry declined from its glory days at the end of the 80s, and it seems no one understand what went wrong.
Lots of theories were mentioned, such as the government gave up the industry because there were so many wise guys that were in control. But if they were talking about the Mafia, they were wrong. They were all gone long before 80s.
Some say the arrival and entry of some scamming immigrants, (guess from where) brought the trade more in trouble. With so many crooks already in the business, the addition of these swindlers from countries where one could be killed for screwing another found Montreal to be a haven. They say, with so many crooks in the trade, the government lost interest. But does anyone have better explanation? Write to me at email@example.com let me know what's in your mind.
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Canada, Tel 514 –3831400, headed by Mr. Ashok Mirchumal”, hasn’t
$ 3,219.00) us for goods we shipped in November, 1999.
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Answer: I have spoken to Mr. Ashok Mirchumal, who acknowledged receiving a letter from a lawyer but say's the company is already closed. The next time you do business in Canada or U.S., see if you can get representation, this way you'll have somebody following up your business. Insuring your sales or contract with factors (business financing companies) would be the best advice I can give you. By the way, we already taken out this company from our buyers list.
New money to assist the industry
Did you know that the new Paul Martin government has hired a research company to find out information on the state of the garment industry in Canada? I will inquire further what really the government is intending to do and will post them soon as I have the program.
SUZY SHIER BUSTED AND FINED 1 MILLION FOR LYING OR MISLEADING CONSUMERS
the latest news that got in from the wire... Meantime, how did the
husband and wife business partnership, Chantal Levesque and Claude
Gilbert able to convince the former provincial government of Quebec to
buy their company "Shan Collections" for more than 30
million dollars? And on top of that, they were hired as president and
vice president respectively for marketing of Caisse de depot et
placement du Quebec, and at the end they were allowed to buy it for
CHINESE CONSULTANT FOR CHINA?
Not really. You are better off hiring non Chinese as your consultant for China. Do you want to know why? Send me an e-mail and I will explain why.
THEY KILLED THE HORSE AND NOW THEY DO THE DONKEY WORK
Most of those manufacturers and importers in the 80s and 90s are now retired but the others are still trying exist doing the work that once they all despised.
ATTENTION OVERSEAS SUPPLIERS
The idea of asking anyone to represent the company and paid by commission won't work. They have to set aside a budget for the agents to survive with additional commission if they want their goods sold in Canada.
WHY BUY WHEN YOU CAN RENT
I heard that one of the surviving importers based in Montreal has taken over a building from someone who had been in the bankruptcy block for a long time.
Who's the present kingpin of the textile business in Canada? There are only a few to select..
DO NOT GIVE CREDIT UNLESS ITS GUARANTEED BY EITHER THE BANKS OR FACTORS
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you in the Fashion industry?
of restrictions has been amended on imports...sell your products and services
directly to Canadian Buyers, here’s our
Issue of Canadian Fashion & Textile Buyers Guide, you can down load it
for free but if you want the NEW
and up-dated version place your order now at a cost of US$50 per
copy payable by money order or if
you were to pay by credit card let us know and at the same time don’t forget
to inquire about the Industry Textile Book known as The Shmata Business which
is used world-wide by manufacturers, designers, teachers and students, price
US$50 per copy. Sound professional use the book.
Foreign Companies From Time To Time are sending us requests to provide them with Canadian sales people for representation in Canada, all inquiries are welcome and there is No Service Fee To Pay, All Entries Are Treated Confidential, And Will never Be Used For Any Other Purposes Whatsoever. For further inquiry Contact The Executive Busters
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