Entries by Dunja Hoejenbos

33rd IAF World Fashion Convention held in Rio de Janeiro inspired and informed delegates from around the world

Held on October 17th and 18th in Ro de Janeiro, the 33rd IAF World Fashion Convention was a co-production of the IAF and IAF’s Brazilian member Abit, the national fashion and textile industry association based in Sao Paulo. In addition to excellent speakers from, among others, McKinsey, Hugo Boss, , Hering, C&A, Esquel, Lectra and […]

IAF endorses global, industry wide schooling survey (Alvanon)

IAF has always had a strong interest in education. Its new tagline “IAF for a smarter, stronger and more sustainable supply chain” reflects the importance of industry development for the joint benefit of brands, retailers, manufacturers, their suppliers and the societies they operate in. Investment in the right knowledge and skills of the people in […]

Crietee at Origin Africa: operational excellence not enough in demanding market

IAF member Actif Africa, a unique federation with association members in over 20 African countries, organized its Origin Africa conference and fair in Mauritius on September 25th-29th. IAF’s Matthijs Crietee held a presentation on production outsourcing trends. Key message of the presentation was that for (African) manufacturers to succeed in the current demanding market, a […]

Succesful opening IAF regional office in Pakistan

In Sialkot Pakistan, on September 27th IAF member PRGMEA, under the guidance of PRGMEA President and IAF Board Member Ijaz Khokhar and together with IAF President Han Bekke, opened both the new PRGMEA office and, inside of it, the first IAF regional office. Mr. Khokhar had organized a very large and successful event to bring […]

Inexmoda bets on the Colombian design in Bogota

BCapital, is the Smart, Fashionable, and cool event of Inexmoda in Bogotá, Colombia. It’s an event where fashion is expressed in non-conventional ways, and where the end consumer is linked to creative industries of the Fashion System by three axes: Knowledge, fashion, and lifestyles. An experience that goes beyond the limits of fashion. To learn […]

Kosovar uniform producers at A+A Fair in Dusseldorf

Three Uniform producers from Kosovo will exhibit at the A+A Fair in Dusseldorf during 17-20 October. The A+A Dusseldorf fair, organized biannually, is dedicated to apparel and equipment for worker health, safety, and security, including workwear and protective clothing. The fair, with more than 1,800 exhibitors from 57 countries provides information for more than 65,000 […]

WGSN: Futureproofing the brand

Against the current economic, political and social atmosphere, CEOs need to implement long-term plans to preserve the longevity of their brands. While much has been written about future-proofing, few have turned their attention to the specific needs of the fashion industry, where fast fashion and changing consumer preferences have changed the landscape for start-ups and […]

Official opening IAF regional office Pakistan

On Wednesday September 27th IAF’s Pakistani member PRGMEA (Pakistan readymade garment manufacturers and exporters association) and IAF inaugurated the first ever IAF regional office. This regional office, which will form an active link between PRGMEA’s member companies and IAF’s global network and knowledge, is housed within the new ‘PRGMEA house’ in Sialkot which was also […]

Origin Africa: excellent growth opportunities African fashion industry

The Origin Africa conference and fair was held in Mauritius on September 19th to 23rd. Organised by IAF member Actif Africa, it brought together visitors including buyers from all over the world and African manufacturers as well as government Ministers and high officials from African countries from all corners of the continent. IAF Secretary General Matthijs […]