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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Launch of full-service export solution to help fashion companies succeed in the European market

The International Apparel Federation (IAF) is proud to announce…

Global Coalition Calls for Digital Labeling

Global Coalition Calls for Digital Labeling to Reduce Waste and…

Update STTI June 2023

Several apparel manufacturing industry associations, united in…

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RSS Manufactured Podcasts

  • 92. How it’s made: On Cotton with Rajeev Baruah 25 July 2023
    On this episode we’re taking a look at cotton value chains in the Indian context with Rajeev Baruah, who has worked in cotton for decades. Though his background is originally in agriculture and tea, his cotton journey started with a spinning facility back in the 90s on a mission to work with organic cotton farmers […]
  • 91. How it’s made: On Garment Finishing with Rita Castro & Dionísia Portela 11 July 2023
    On this episode we’re exploring one of the final stages of production in apparel manufacturing with Rita Castro & Dionísia Portela from Confetil, a Portuguese garment manufacturer that has been supplying brands all over the world since 1960. Dionísia is Sustainability Manager and Rita is Sales and Commercial Manager for four of Confetil’s customers. They […]
  • 90. How it’s made: On Silk with Hilmond Hui 27 June 2023
    To understand the process, benefits and barriers within regenerative sericulture, we go back to Kim’s conversation from November 2021 with Hilmond Hui, Vice President of international clothing enterprise PFG and its subset Bombyx. Hilmond tells us more about Bombyx, which was formed in 2018 with a focus on regenerative silk production and transforming the way […]
  • 89. How it’s made: On Manmade Cellulosic Fibers with Dr. Krishna Manda 13 June 2023
    This week, Dr. Krishna Manda takes us through the basics of how man-made cellulosic fibre, also known as viscose and rayon, is made. Krishna is a sustainability professional with over 15 years of experience. He’s currently Vice President and Global Head of Sustainability at specialty cellulose fibre producer Lenzing, headquartered in Austria. He takes us […]

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