Posts by Bombyx PLM

Virtual trade show ‘next best thing’ for Make it British

Written by Isabella Fish, and originally published by Drapers The virtual trade show format is the “next best thing” for Make it British amid the chaotic coronavirus outbreak, exhibitors have told Drapers. Last week founder and CEO of Make it British Live, Kate Hills, was forced to postpone the UK manufacturing trade show until further…Read More

How to Improve Product Innovation at your Company

Even big companies struggle with innovation. Take, for example, Gerber’s 1970s attempt to penetrate the adult food market. Instead of developing a new line with its own unique distribution strategy, the baby food brand re-labelled existing pureed products and simply placed them in a different aisle. Or, more recently, look to the flop of Pizza…Read More

Reducing Waste in Design and Manufacturing: Make It British Live! 2020

Press Release from Future Fashion Factory. Written by Sarah Parkin Brands, designers and manufacturers are gearing up for this year’s Make It British Live! trade show next month, set for the Business Design Centre in Islington 17-18 March. As many of our members prepare to exhibit or visit the event, we are excited that the Future Fashion…Read More

5 Most Innovative Products of 2020

With CES 2020 wrapping up a few weeks ago, there’s a lot to digest. We saw tons of innovative products in fitness tech, TVs, self-driving vehicles, and even basics like Bluetooth technology. CES is a spectacle that never fails to impress, and while some products might be more realistic than others, the showcase can be…Read More

How Sourcing Agents Take Advantage of Entrepreneurs

Looking for a manufacturing partner? A quick search on Google or Alibaba will surface hundreds of results. It isn’t difficult to find a factory – but it is a much harder task to find the right one.  Entrepreneurs struggle to find and vet a manufacturing partner overseas. Many turn to sourcing agents to be their…Read More

How to Vet a Manufacturing Partner

It’s undeniably more affordable to outsource your product manufacturing to a factory in China or India. But, for most entrepreneurs, it’s difficult to discern which factory is the best fit. Instead of learning how to vet a manufacturing partner, many people rely on a sourcing agent to help navigate the process. While it’s easy enough…Read More

Why Smart Companies Outsource Product Manufacturing

Article in partnership with Gembah. When new businesses fail, most of the time it’s due to running out of cash. Poor cash flow management is the nemesis of the more than 80% of new ventures that go out of business in the first year.  It takes a lot of capital to get started, no matter…Read More

4 Different Approaches to Successful Product Design

Fast Company’s Innovation By Design award winners in 2019 all have a few things in common: they’re sleek, intuitive, and many have a sustainability focus. From a carbon-negative, algae-based plastic raincoat to a reusable takeaway-cup service for large venues, the winning designs all meld form and function to create a great user experience for the…Read More

Bombyx PLM Join Forces with the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre to Bring Inclusion to STEM Industries

Kingston Upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, 17th December 2019, Bombyx PLM recently teamed up with the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) to promote, create awareness of, and include young women in the STEM narrative. It all started in July 2019, when Lucy Blackley, founder of Bombyx PLM, had the pleasure of…Read More