Entries by Dunja Hoejenbos

Novel Corona Virus Crisis

The novel corona virus crisis is starting to bite all through the apparel and textile supply chain. Many factories in China have reopened, but restrictions on movement including ongoing quarantines make it difficult to produce at sufficient capacity. This leads to delays from orders from Chinese apparel factories, but also to material shortages in the […]

IAF at OECD Forum in Paris on Due Diligence and on Audit Fatigue

IAF took an active part in the program of the OECD’s Forum on responsible supply chains in footwear and clothing that took place in Paris February 12th 13th. Together with the ITMF (International Textile Manufacturers Federation) it presented its plan to help reduce audit and standard fatigue. IAF and ITMF will work together with the […]

Brief information: Sewing Production in the Russian Federation

IAF’s newest member association is Souzlegprom. This is the Russian Union of Entrepreneurs in the Textile and Apparel Industry. It is the largest industry organization in Russia representing the interests of domestic textile and consumer goods industry enterprises. It is the third organization to join IAF from the Russian Federation, after the University of Kazan […]

MOTIF’s Solving Fit Problems Online Course Gets Social

MOTIF’s interactive course equips product development and technical professionals with a methodology to problem-solve women’s tops fit issues, walking them through real examples of common fit problems and their possible pattern corrections. A brand-new social module now also enables participants to raise their own fit problems for discussion and collaboratively explore solutions with the learners’ […]

VDMA: High expectations of Texcare International 2020

Sustainability will be one of the main topics at the leading trade fair From 20 to 24 June 2020, the leading international trade fair Texcare International will once again be the worldwide meeting place for laundry and dry-cleaning technology in Frankfurt am Main. Main topic: sustainability Sustainability is still becoming more and more important and […]

VDMA Services joint stand at the SIMAC

The annual SIMAC / Tanning Tech is one of the world’s leading trade fairs for machines and technologies for the shoe and leather goods industry. The fair is an established and good platform for the international manufacturers of shoe and leather technology to show their top products to a selected audience. VDMA Services joint stand […]

Alvanon fit forms feature on latest Netflix fashion series

Leading global fashion-tech company Alvanon, has announced that its AlvaForm fit mannequins will feature in Netflix’s latest original series, ‘Next in Fashion’, a competition dedicated to finding the next big name in design. The series will start streaming on Netflix from January 29th 2020. Netflix’s ‘Next in Fashion’ competition will give some of the best […]

MOTIF: “Fundamentals of Plus Sizes” Online Course

Plus women are a long overlooked and misunderstood target customer, and recent research shows that the plus size women’s apparel market value will raise to US$243 million by 2026. The “Fundamentals of Plus Sizes” course will help learners plan for and develop an effective plus apparel sizing strategy. It covers the technical aspects of garment […]

Matthijs Crietee: 2020 Outlook just-style

Recently, just-style published their ‘Outlook 2020’. 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. On behalf of the International Apparel Federation (IAF), Matthijs Crietee answered a set of questions. What do you see as the biggest […]