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The Bank Job - U.S. Dollars Only
I have told the same thing to so many of these people in the trade, but they keep listening to their stupid accountants, and bankers. The bank is not interested to deal with Canadian Dollars because they cannot make more money with the exchange when they need to purchase the US$ from the outside market and make a mark up on this US$, when selling it to their customers. For your information, the cost of exchange in Hong Kong and China (i do not know about the other far east countries) the banks have an ample inventory of foreign currency, they have such a flow that the cost is minimal 6% to 7% per thousand charge. Also any T/T received at the Bank Of China does not cost anything to the beneficiary. Also I want to inform everyone of you there that most of your controllers or accountant do not know how the basics of a letter of credit. Rene Levary, Shanghai, China
Banks prefer U.S. dollars of course... Okay, if they are not interested
accepting Canadian Dollars, what about opening L/Cs in their own
From China: What
do you call human rights?
wish you can come to China, one day. Then you will be able to see for
yourself what is going on here.
western world is ill-informed about this country. What do you call human
gang of Falong Gong are only a fake thing, especially when their leader
have changed his legal birthday to be the same as Buddha. These people
are very naive and they can only bad influence the children of this
country. Did you know that churches in China are all over the country
and flourishing, no one is stopping them and the number of Christians is
growing by the hour in China and they are not bothered by the present
government. This country today has more to offer than any other country
in the world. Again I wish you can visit here one day.
has to bear in mind that this is a country of 1,300 million people and
law and order is the priority of the government.
you know that you can walk in the city of Shanghai which is home to 14
million people at anytime of the day or night without being bullied or
government is not interfering with no other country business and they
are promoting peace and friendship with all the country of the world.
Look at President Zhan Je Ming traveling all over the world to promote
peace and friendship.
I am not here only for the business. This place is very good and
Shanghai is a great city.
issue ?? This question will be over in a matter of months. There are so
many Taiwanese flocking down here, it is incredible, the rights they are
given and how much money they are making here. Now Taiwan needs China.
also predict that even Singapore one day will be part of China,
surrounded by Moslem zealots ,Singapore may very well want to become
part of this country. After all most of Singapore is Chinese and
Putonghua is spoken by majority of the people.
you want to know more I can write you every week about this country.
Please come and visit, it is not at all what you are thinking.
Furthermore all the newspapers and magazines of the world are sold very
freely down here.
Too bad you cannot come to China
is pity you cannot make the time. Honestly speaking you could be
the Canadian Ambassador to China and report what you see.
Moved To Shanghai
been in Shanghai for 3 years. three very long years, or
three very short years . It depends on how you look at it. Over
the three year hat I have been in this glorious city, I've picked up a
few things about living in Shanghai. As a rather sheltered
Canadian , when I first came here I was either shocked or amused to be
seeing the following things in public or experiencing them when I went
out. I shall know when I return to Canada whether the
experience has left me traumatized or not. I frankly don't think
it has. Here are my observations.
I think you are missing the point. It's how they do it. Improvement or
getting rich from all of the above is not kosher according to our
On Oriental Girls
You know me Dave, but I am not going to let you know my name... we used to travel together to Asia where you showed how I can get people there to trust doing business with me. That, I have done well... my question is not business... its personal. I have a girlfriend from one of the countries where I do my production, she's more than half my age and I feel she is really in love with me and now wants me to marry her.. What should I do?
Answer: Hey you old man! If I am not mistaken you are about 65 years old or maybe older...what are you doing? ..too convinced this much younger woman is in-love with you? Get back here Harry, stay with your wife. I know that millions of these women are usually in-love with guys like you, the ones with (the) money. Please don't waste my time.. By the way, I have seen that happened before... one of your associates left his wife for a (much) younger woman from there (Orient). And, you know what's happening now? The wife is now running his life... had all her family from where she came from moved in to his nice house and from time to time talk about whether he's got much to leave when he enters kingdom come.
In our recent conversation you mentioned that if ever you were to manage a chain store you'd fire most of the people in the merchandising division including designers. What do mean you' would handle all the positions by yourself? Fat chance.! DM, Montreal
Answer: I would fire most of them. I would maintain an import manager and one chief merchandiser with a manager in each division and the others have to go, and yes, including all the designers. I won't need all these prima donnas because they are just waste of money and time. They duplicate works already done by the suppliers, whether they are importers or domestic or overseas manufacturers. It's all economics that could spell to at least 45% savings, including financing.
The column is great!!! Only shmata men, can have accurate information on whatís happening in the needle-trade. And only people like Joshua can speak about this business.
He is right the free trade agreement is for the Americans, but now it is too late and it is irreversible, they are now talking of implementing the free trade of the Americas, instead of 2005, they want it done in two years earlier (2003). Why are they are so in a hurry? Probably they have something to hide, of course, and why not?
When I was at the conference about this Free Trade of the Americas in Montreal two years ago, there were lots of representatives from the Latin American governments. They were trying to explain that the workers in Latin America will not accept for long working hours at the rate of 50 cents an hour at the Maquiladoras, name used to an area designated as free trade zone. But, they want to have the same minimum salary we have here in the US and Canada. Forget that. Liz Claiborne, the Gap and many others are not going to agree on what the guys from the Far South were asking, because with the present rate they make billions of dollars, with workers mostly women we are treated like slaves.
It is funny that your journalist was talking about the sweat shops, I recently wrote an article in French for my students concerning the sweat shops or the Maquiladoras, as soon as these companies are being criticized by the press, they cancel their contracts and move somewhere else. Now it is Vietnam (the Vietnamese are living with 20.00$ a month.)
The wonderful glamorous world of fashion is only dissimulation, exploitation, and lies, and I must admit that I do not feel completely comfortable to teach young peoples who are going to be like meat for the industry, I try to be honest that is why I show them movies about the sweat shops to tell them look, the wonderful Gap clothes that you all wear are made in a terrible context, be aware of that!
But being there (in school) is a kind of consolation because the students tell me that most of the teachers are also telling horror stories concerning the industry. So, I feel not alone with my concern.
Like the last agency I have worked for, Dell Zidel, who was asking me if I was protected. Protected? No!!! Exploited? Yes!!!. All they wanted was my knowledge without paying the value of my work. I wish them good luck for this season, because really the shmata people need French Canadians to attract customers, nobody want to see them, they are too pushy.
Continue the good work. I am fine but very tired. It must be February, but taking challenge after challenge is exhausting me. Right now, the course I am teaching is very badly structured and I know I have to teach it anyway because the school prepared the curriculum. Half of the courses the students are taking will never and ever used in the fashion business and I am not happy about that.
Have a good day; congratulate your journalist (Joshua) for me...
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Samy from India wrote:
are exporters of knitted readymade garments from India/Tirupur globally
famous for ready made garmets.
are the stablized garments export buying house is Bangladesh. we haver
sucessfully done export in diffrent country is the whole world . we are
interested to do export business with you . furthermore we have a lot of
good to export now which may make you satisfied . if you wish to get
some goods form us on any kind of information please may
us . we will & send the copy
/photo to you
Sultangong Road, Rayar Bazar Dhaka- 1209
a great opportunity to get in touch with you. I/we are looking for
SWEATER BUYER/IMPORTERS (MAINLY LADIES) AND ALSO FOR THE STOCK
LOTS BUYERS OF SWEATERS, in Montreal/Toronto etc. Do you have
clue, how and where we can have these ?
& best regards,
Zaman/mn, Enterprise QZ, Montreal, Canada, Tel: 514-973 2193, Fax: 514-389-5380
We would kindly appreciate if you include it in any lists of Fashion Houses?
Fashion Designer: Ol Grandeur
Web site: www.olgrandeur.com
Phone: (416) 7619843
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
line is designed in an exquisite, contemporary European
style. Ol Grandeur style, design and quality of production absolutely
meet the demands, desires, ambitions and needs of the target group of
targets women who desire to achieve as much as possible.
They are strong in actions and feelings.
They are thirsty for real life and are never satisfied.
They always try to get more in their career, and love.
They are always striving, which provides them energy for living.
They are powerful and they want to influence.
They like the attention of men, as well as women.
They like to win recognition.
They enjoy challenges. They
are usually pretty charming and friendly.
They are good communicators and leaders.
They are managers, business owners or students with great
Targeting primarily women in business, these fashionable and tasteful clothes appeal to a consumer in need of elegance and sophistication.
Thank you in advance,
are a manufacturer of Ladies lingerie with a factory based in Zhong Shan
of China and 2 head offices 1 in Hong Kong and the other one is based in
expand our business to other parts of the world we are looking for
Canadian Lingerie importers. Through the internet I could find your
garment buyers list, but unfortunately I could not find out if there
were any lingerie buyers included. Do you have any way that I can find
you in advance
behalf of Nika Group Far East
Group Europe, Madame
Curieweg 3, 5482 TL Schijndel, The Netherlands
+31-73 5470 199, fax: +31-73 5470 421, www.nika-group.com
We are from INDIA. We have stock lot of
ladies and Gents Garments according to CANADA Specification
I've attached our Company profile
Contact: 09843012797 ( mobile Phone)
am running my own Garment factory in TIRUPUR,INDIA.
Shmata buyers guide Would you have an email address for Marvin Katz at
Klopman Fabrics (Burlington Mills)? Many thanks for your help.
The main focus of our company is to source ready-made garments for valued buyer's who have no office in the Bangladesh but required the good quality as well as in timely shipment.
Please note that our team consists of highly qualified and experienced personnel who are in the garments buying & sourcing trades for more than 10 years & have strong grass root contacts with the ready-made garments industries are also manufacturing / supplying to well known retail chain stores like JC Penny, Wal-Mart, GAP etc.
Our complete spectrum of services include:
Sourcing & Sampling: We help to source the best manufacturer who offers for required garments products in timely shipments as well as we will provide required garments samples as per valued buyer's sketch, measurement & fabric's composition.
Order Execution: Order's are closely monitored at all stages from sampling till dispatch. The valued buyer is kept informed about the progress made in execution of the order.
Quality Assurance: We will deliver high quality and defect free garments products in scheduled time.
Final Inspection: the consignment will be finally checked, packed under close supervision of our QC team according to US AQL Standard.
Please note our main products are given as below:
Men's Wear: Shirts, T-Shirts, Jackets, Shorts, Pant & Sweaters.
Ladies Wear: Tops, Blouses, T-Shirts, Skirts, Shorts, Trousers, Sweaters and Jackets
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you for your time & co-operation.
marjorie hamilton Vancouver
Marjorie Hamilton still designing dresses and if so could you tell me
what outlets they being
are greatly impressed of your reporting on Cohoes Fashions with regard,
to their recent involvement in Shmata Trade. We want to have information
whether they were indicted in a case registered against them by Royal
Canadian Metropolitan Police. Recently they have started cheating a lot
of their suppliers from Pakistan by dishonoring their commitments and
through various blacking mailing tactics. We are very keen to receive
on their state of operation such as :
Addresses of their current stores and branches.
Address and details of their Head Office operations.
Any other information which can be helpful in starting criminal
and civil proceeding against them.
help and assistance in this regard shall be highly appreciated.
TEX APPARELS, Karachi-Pakistan.
T-Tex complaining about Cohoes in the matter that happened 3 years
ago. You must note that we are still doing business with him T. Tex
(Javed Siddiqi) and what he wrote here is not accurate. I will not like
to get into the details of this matter as I am now much more
knowledgeable than I was 3 years ago on this subject. Please remove this
from here as it comes back to me from new suppliers when they search the
internet for Cohoes Fashions. If you want to speak to Javed of
T-Tex he will also agree to remove it as this posting should have never
been put on the Internet. Ron Kaminski, president, Cohoes Stores. Response
Tks./Rgds. Javed Siddiqi email@example.com
Thank you Mr. Tanembaum. The column is quite fascinating.
In Addition, may I add that Mr. Zinman has opened few restaurants in Hong Kong situated in a very trendy area and all doing very well.
My friend Marco Bibo from the JAC Dale group is today living in China with his young Filipino wife and have a little daughter, he is doing very well and very happy.
Vive le Canada.
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