Improving the Fashion Supply Chain from 'Concept to Carrier Bag'


November 2017

IFS announces the impending publication of its Fast Fashion Handbook.

Mauritius Buyer-Sellers Meetings 25th & 26th May 2016 - "Event a great success" Ken Watson, MD, IFS.

Industry forum with Enterprise Mauritius brought 20 manufacturers to the UK for a Meet the Buyer Forum in london on the 25th & 26th May 2016.

There were over 200 meetings held between retailers and manufacturers.

In terms of customer satisfaction on a rating of 1-10, where 5 is excellent, the ratings for organisation, venue and overall value was 8.4, 8.6 and 8.2 respectively.

48 business opportunities were identified to be followed up between buyers and sellers.


Ken continues to be a speaker at International conferences

Ken chaired a lively session on retailing and branding in China at the IAF Convention in Shanghai, China 23rd-25th September 2013. The conference followed the AGM of CCCT (the chinese organisation representing the interests of its 15,000 member apparel manufacturing companies) at which Ken introduced the opportunities represented by South Africa as an export market. 22 companies expressed an interest in pursuing this opportunity.



Industry Forum Services is a specialist management consultancy which concentrates on  the fashion and consumer products industries and the application of lean thinking to improving performance in terms of improved products, faster supply chains at lower cost. It managed the Industry Forum, a joint government and industry initiative to improve supply chain performance. Today the organisation works with international supply chains to improve performance from product concept to delivery to the consumer - from concept to carrier bag and implementing Quick Response and Fast Fashion.

The Industry Forum Services consulting practice is a leader in implementing best practice - principally to make the supply chain faster, better and cheaper through excellence of process using high performing teams. It also helps  in Global Sourcing and Franchising.

Our clients are international retailers, brands and manufacturers worlwide.

Fashion Industry Forum

Industry Forum Services


Fast Fashion

To recognise the 20 years that we have been working in Fast Fashion we will be publishing a book which will discuss the

Fast Fashion model. What it is. Why it is successful.  And most importantly how do we implement it. We will be using examples from our work (suitably edited to ensure client confidentiality).

They are some great stories! We will also draw upon the 20 years of seminars we have been conducting around the world.

Watch this space.

Ken Watson, November 2017

Fast Fashion, Critical Paths & Effective Management of Fast Supply Chains


Senior Executive Development Programmes from Strategy to Implementation