About IAF

The International Apparel Federation (IAF) is the world’s leading federation for apparel manufacturers, (SME) brands, their associations, and the supporting industry. IAF’s membership now includes apparel associations and companies from more than 40 countries, a membership that directly and indirectly represents over a hundred thousand companies and over 20 million employees. IAF brings its members together to jointly create stronger, smarter and more sustainable supply chains, it provides its members with valuable information and guidance and it represents its members on several international platforms working incessantly on more industry standardisation and harmonisation, industry collaboration and inclusiveness of solutions.

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ITMF Annual Conference & IAF World Fashion Convention 2024

Zurich, Switzerland and Zeist, Netherlands, March 14, 2024 From…

SCI Manifesto on Audit and Standard Fatigue

Manifesto: Putting Audit and Standard Fatigue back on centre…

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RSS Manufactured Podcasts

  • 102. Concluding Crossover Moments: Intention, Inequity, and the Implicit Beliefs Blocking Systemic Transformation 5 March 2024
    In the final episode of the Crossover Moments mini series, Kim reflects on the key themes that emerged throughout the series. What were the beliefs guests held prior to their “crossover moment”? Why did they decide to let go of these beliefs? What did they replace them with?   Her personal experience, and the one […]
  • 101. Crossover Moments : Ebru Debbag 20 February 2024
    In this episode, Kim and Jessie are in conversation with Ebru Debbag, the Executive Director of Global Sales and Marketing at Soorty Enterprises Pvt.Ltd. As the daughter of a cotton farmer, Ebru spent most of her childhood running around fields. From a small atelier making doll dresses to a successful career spanning 27 years at […]
  • 100. Crossover Moments : Bergson Wang 6 February 2024
    In celebration of Manufactured’s 100th episode, hosts Kim and Jessie sit down with Bergson Wang, a social and environmental compliance auditor (among many other roles) from China. As someone with a diverse career spanning over two decades, Bergson shares his journey and aspirations in sustainable fashion. He discusses how and why he began to question […]
  • 99. Crossover Moments: Kim van der Weerd on Her Complex Relationship with Factory Floor Staff 23 January 2024
    In this episode, Kim reflects on the complexity of her relationship with production staff during her time as a garment factory manager. She addresses how integral the prevailing narrative of good workers versus bad factory managers was in shaping the way she engaged with her staff, and how it fails to capture the real, multi-dimensional […]

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