Entries by Dunja Hoejenbos

ITA introduces Smart Textiles Micro-Factory at Texprocess 2019

Individualization, automation and digitalization: micro-factories are the way forward for the future of clothing production. Texprocess, Frankfurt/Main, the international trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials with its 2019 edition from 14 to 17 May will  display the main theme broadly and prominently. “Send your favorite design to the manufacturer today via an app […]

IAF new year’s contribution 2019 for just-style by Matthijs Crietee

Recently, just-style published their ‘Outlook 2019’. Industry executives were asked what keeps them awake at night and other issues the apparel sector should be keeping a close eye on in the year ahead. Not surprisingly, increased levels of uncertainty and ambiguity are top of the agenda, with the real winners in 2019 and beyond likely […]

International Textile Group Becomes Elevate Textiles Following Integration with American & Efird

International Textile Group (ITG) announced today the launch of a new name and corporate identity, Elevate Textiles, Inc. (“Elevate”). The new company replaces ITG as the parent company of American & Efird, Burlington, Cone Denim, Gütermann and Safety Components, creating a portfolio of leading global brands that provide innovative solutions and premium textile products throughout […]

WTiN – Digital Transformation Outlook

Please find below the WTiN, Digital Transformation Outlook, a Global Textile and Apparel value chain survey. IAF is one of the global and national federations that has supported this interesting and important work. It is WTiN’s intention to conduct this survey annually, allowing the industry to track the changes in the industry’s view of digital […]

Yeşim hosted kindergarten workshop

Yeşim Textile hosted the seminar titled “Child Care Needs in Business World” which attended Business World Agents and UN Agencies, organized by UN Global Compact Turkey Women’s Empowerment Working Group. Yeşim, who has been serving as a role model for 30 years providing continuously kindergarten services, showed her works in this field on the spot. […]

Blockchain’s Future in Fashion

From their supply chains to their manufacturer lists, it used to be that companies never disclosed what goes onbehind closed doors. But in the wake of ethical issues and consumers’ wallet activism, the tides of the fashion industry, which undeniably has an image issue, are rapidly shifting. Thankfully, the red alerts haven’t gone completely unnoticed. […]

IAF meetings with Bangladeshi members BGMEA, BKMEA and BUFT

IAF President Han Bekke and Secretary General Matthijs Crietee on Thursday November 29th visited member associations BGMEA and BKMEA and educational member BUFT in Dhaka. IAF was informed about the accelerating development the garment and knitting industry in Bangladesh. We were able to obtain a better view on the pressure the Bangladeshi garment industry faces […]

IAF speaks at CITI’s Global Textiles Conclave 2018 in Delhi

IAF President Han Bekke and Secretary General Matthijs Crietee on Tuesday November 27th attended the the Confederation of Indian Textile Industry’s (CITI) Global Textiles Conclave 2018. Han Bekke led a panel at this conference which included representatives of PVH and JC Penney, Birla Century and the Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association. The event was opened […]

2018 Taipei IN Style: Explore Sustainable Fashion and Functional Innovation

Taipei IN Style (TIS) was held from November 8th to 11th and emphasized the “Sustainable Fashion and Functional Innovation” in Taiwan’s high quality textile and apparel industry, which was illustrated by the following four themes: “Sustainable Fashion and Functional Innovation- the Power of Taiwanese Brands”, “International Exposure Projects – Presenting Asia’s Fashion Talents”, “Expanding Fashion […]