Entries by Dunja Hoejenbos

Discovery of A New Anti-microbial Agent and Textiles

A multidisciplinary research team, led by Prof. Xiaoming Tao, Chair Professor of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, made a discovery in 2016 that a degradable polylactide/ poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) fiber derived from renewable biomass possesses effective antibacterial and antifugal properties without any addition of reactive chemicals.  (Textile Research Journal, 87(20), 2464-2474, 2016) Following up the first surprising discovery, […]

Yeşim Textile’s Sustainability Journey

Yeşim Textile renewed its report published in the internet for the period from September 2008 in scope of the Global Compact. Yeşim has once again demonstrated its compliance with the principles of the international agreement in terms of human rights, employee standards, environment and struggle against corruption. Yeşim Textile shared with public its 10th report […]

MOTIF releases “How to Run a Fit Session” Online Course

Frustrated with poor fit session preparation, inefficient fitting processes and waste of time? The ‘How to Run a Fit Session‘ online course equips design, merchandising, product development and technical department members with the best practices for running a fit session and practical tools and checklists. This course will help you reduce fit session time, save costs for live […]

Going digital at ITMA 2019

Barcelona, Frankfurt, 20 June 2019 – ITMA 2019, the world’s leading fair dedicated to textile machinery, is once again marked by a significant presence of German companies. More than 220 exhibitors from Germany including more than 110 VDMA member companies cover nearly all different machinery chapters with a focus on spinning, nonwoven, weaving, knitting, warp […]

DEVIL-DOG Dungarees Brought Back to Life

When General Sportwear, a Gerber customer for over 30 years, decided to develop and produce its own brand, Gerber’s innovative CAD and PLM software was instrumental to its creation. Gerber’s reliable product lifecycle management software, YuniquePLM, and industry-leading pattern design software, AccuMark, made it possible for the 92-year-old company to relaunch its legacy brand, DEVIL-DOG […]

Bringing the Technology of the Fashion Industry in Line with International Practice

Known as the Olympic Games of international professional skills and held every two years, the WorldSkills Competition is a world-class event of professional skills, and each competition is held in different countries/regions. This year marks its 45th anniversary. In 2003, with the trust of the Macao SAR Government, the fashion department of Macau Productivity and […]

2nd Fashionology Summit: Bangladesh at Heart of Apparel’s Digital Future

The 2nd Bangladesh Fashionology Summit held in Dhaka, the capital of the world’s second largest apparel exporting country, with the aim of preparing Bangladesh for the future of fashion. The summit brought together under one roof most inspiring and innovative thinkers from across the globe to initiate the much-needed conversations around technology, digitalization and innovation. […]

Launch Dutch Circular Textile Valley

Friday, May 24th, saw the official launch of the Dutch Circular Textile Valley (DCTV) at Circl in Amsterdam. DCTV has brought together a broad coalition of brands, retailers, manufacturers, their associations, knowledge institutes and government bodies that will collaborate on moving to a more circular clothing and textiles value chain in the Netherlands. The DCTV […]

ITMA Countdown – Focus Industry 4.0

On the occasion of a VDMA press conference themed “ITMA countdown” in Frankfurt, speakers from member companies Lindauer DORNIER, Herzog and Mahlo showed how Industry 4.0 solutions are going to impact the textile process chain and what technologies visitors can expect to see at ITMA 2019. The products examples of the respective companies made clear […]