IAF and AAFA to host free webinar series
In a first-ever effort to foster greater collaboration between the E.U. and U.S. apparel and footwear industries, the International Apparel Federation (IAF) and the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) will host a two part webinar series that explores market access opportunities across the United States and the European Union. On Dec. 16th and Dec. 19th
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30th World Fashion Convention: Medellín
From September 29th till October 1st 2014, the 30th World Fashion Convention will take place. This year IAF will host the event with Inexmoda in Medellín, Colombia! The theme: Understanding new challenges in the fashion system
Talking sustainability and innovation in denim during World Fashion Convention
During the 2nd day of the World Fashion Convention jeans took center stage. More precisely, the global corporation to make jeans a more sustainable product was explained. Mariette Hoitink of Amsterdam based House of Denim; Andrew Olah, founder of the renowned Kingpins tradeshow and Vincent Qin of the Chinese denim fabric supplier Prosperity showed among them a large array of innovations that are aimed at reducing the environmental impact of denim products.
Marga Weimans winner IAF International Designer Award
During the 29th IAF World Fashion Convention, the annual highlight of the 7th IAF International Designer Award Fashion Show, which was held at the CCCT Training base and innovation center in Kunshan-Shanghai, China. Marga Weimans from the Netherlands was declared the winner of the IAF Designer Award 2013 for the most creative collection.
She is offered a visit to the 30th World Fashion Convention 2014 in Medellin, Colombia and will get the opportunity to show her collection during the Fashion show there
IAF Global responsibility Survey
The IAF held an important survey among its members on global corporate sustainability (or Global Responsibility/GR) as part of its ‘GR Action Plan’. The survey was mainly aimed at national apparel associations. The reply was truly global, covering among others, responses from India, China, the US, Sri Lanka, Colombia and many European countries.
Opportunity for IAF Assocations
Creating logistic benefits for your members
Member advantage arrangements have proven to be a highly effective tool for industry associations to offer value to their members. Member advantage arrangements in logistics are particularly powerful because for SMEs potentials for savings are large. Not only can savings be made by combining buying power, bundling transport flows actually creates real and sustainable savings for the entire supply chain.
IAF’s world fashion convention in Shanghai: The full story
The Convention’s theme “creating value in the international fashion chain” really was given full meaning during the 29th world Fashion Convention in Shanghai. China’s rapidly rising costs are clearly causing a cascade of adjustments. A major value of the IAF’s Shanghai Convention was that several giant Chinese apparel conglomerates, major players at the heart of the storm, shared their vision. They exude confidence and welcome the changes.
World Fashion Convention in Shanghai on the secret of successful export
The IAF’s 29th World Fashion Convention that took place in Shanghai this year showed how successful brands are able to bring make export across continents work.
During our branding session on the 25th of September, speakers Gao Mei Zhen from Bosideng, Stefan Lange with Brax and professor Piergiorgio Dal Santo, President of luxury brand consultancy PGDS shared with us some very interesting insights about exporting across the continents.
IAF is working on global framework for sustainability
In the general assembly of the International Apparel Federation, held in Shanghai-Kunshan (China), IAF President Harry van Dalfsen announced that his federation is working intensively on a global framework for sustainability.