Entries by Dunja Hoejenbos

SCI Manifesto on Audit and Standard Fatigue

Manifesto: Putting Audit and Standard Fatigue back on centre stage and aligning on the Common Assessment Framework IAF & ITMF Key Messaging We as IAF and ITMF, joined in the SCI on the issue of audit and standard fatigue, call on the apparel and textile industry stakeholders to: Put audit fatigue back on the agenda. […]

Abit Congress discusses network growth with IAF participation

The International Abit Congress unfolded on November 8th and 9th, delivering enriching content over the two days with substantial discussions focused on the textile and apparel industry. These deliberations centered around collaborative actions intended for the future to enhance competitiveness in the sector. In the 2023 edition, the event was hosted at the Federation of […]

Interloop Limited’s 1.3 Million sq. ft. Apparel Plant begins operations at Interloop Apparel Park

Interloop Limited set in motion its new state-of-the-art apparel plant. The facility elevates Interloop’s capacity and efficiency by 25 million knitwear pieces annually, with plans for Phase 2, entailing additional capacity of 12 million pieces per year to meet market needs. As a vertically integrated operation, the apparel plant boasts a daily output of 50 […]

Seamless breaks new ground with ‘Guardian of Nature’ independent director board role

Seamless breaks new ground with ‘Guardian of Nature’ independent director board role – Cotton On announced as a new foundation member of Seamless – Phase one of establishing Seamless is completed In what may be a first for any industry initiative, Australia’s Clothing Stewardship Scheme, Seamless, has created a board role for a Guardian of […]

The 38th IAF World Fashion Convention Has Officially Begun!

The 38th IAF World Fashion Convention Has Officially Begun!  The 38th World Fashion Convention organized by the IAF and Spesa in Philadelphia has officially begun on Monday afternoon, October 23rd. On the same day in the morning the IAF General Assembly unanimously accepted the IAF’s Board of Directors proposal to extend the current IAF President’s […]

Partnership ITC and IAF: Full Supply Chain Profitability

The International Trade Centre (ITC) and the International Apparel Federation (IAF) announce a partnership to stimulate innovation towards “full supply chain profitability” for apparel manufacturers and brands. The first phase of collaboration is research to be previewed at the 38th IAF World Fashion Convention, Philadelphia, October 23-24. Applying learning in autos and electronics, a joint […]

Interloop Limited Collaborates with Simply Suzette on “Unpeeled”

Interloop Limited Collaborates with Simpl ySuzette on “Unpeeled”: Redefining Sustainable Fashion In a ground breaking partnership, Interloop Limited and Simply Suzette come together to launch “Unpeeled”, a collaboration that offers a fresh narrative on farm to fashion. By uniting Simply Suzette’s unwavering commitment to responsible fashion with Interloop’s innovative expertise and vision for transparency, the […]

Inditex and the International Apparel Federation sign Framework Agreement

Inditex and the International Apparel Federation sign a framework agreement to drive transformation in the apparel and textile industry The agreement aims to promote a more respectful industry for people and planet by boosting circularity, traceability and worker wellbeing. Inditex and the International Apparel Federation (IAF) -the membership organisation that, through their associations, represents 100,000 […]

Fair Wear and STTI Announce Collaboration

Fair Wear and STTI announce collaboration to advance more responsible purchasing practices in the garment and textile industry Fair Wear Foundation and the Sustainable Terms of Trade Initiative (STTI) sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), committing to further strengthening their collaboration on advancing systemic change in the garment and textile industry through the promotion and […]

A&E Unveils New Sustainable Thread Products Awarded Gold Level C2C Certified™ Material Health Certificates

Global thread maker, American & Efird (A&E) continued its advancement of sustainable practices and environmental stewardship this week with the release of two new sustainable, cotton thread products earning a Gold Level C2C Certified Material Health Certificate™. Meeting the material health requirements of the multi-attribute Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard, these new products bolster […]