Entries by Dunja Hoejenbos

Family-friendly Workplace Enabling Sustainable Growth

Despite the economic benefits of a gender diverse workforce, Pakistan’s female labour force participation remains one of the lowest in the region. Mobility barriers, workplace culture and lack of flexibility often impact women’s decisions to join and/or leave the workforce. Against the backdrop of structural and cultural barriers, Interloop has set out on a journey […]

EU Should Speed up the Recovery of the Textile Sector

The textile and clothing industry was hardly hit by the pandemic in 2020. It is time for the European Commission and Member States to set the conditions for future competitiveness and resilience. On the occasion of EU Industry Days, EURATEX asks the European Commission and Member States to set the right conditions for the competitiveness […]

Şenol Şankaya: One of 50 Sustainability Leaders in Turkey

Prepared by Fast Company Magazine and presented in Turkey for the first time, “Sustainability Leaders 50” list results were announced. Yeşim Group CEO Şenol Şankaya was among the 50 leaders selected by a global jury from 135 leaders nominated during the two-month application process. The jury did not make its assessment based on the existing […]

Global Suppliers Band Together to Improve Purchasing Practices

Industry Associations from Turkey, Indonesia and Morocco join Asian Associations in IAF and STAR Network Initiative on ‘Manufacturers Payment and Delivery Terms’ Four major industry associations, the Indonesian Textile Association (API), the Turkish Clothing Manufacturers Association (TCMA), the Istanbul Ready-Made Garments Exporters’ Association (IHKIB) and the Moroccan Association of Textile & Clothing Industries (AMITH) are […]

IAF and ITMF, in Collaboration with the ITC, Unveil SCI at OECD Forum

An initiative to accelerate reduction of audit and standard fatigue  During a side session organized by the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) and the International Apparel Federation (IAF) at the OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector held online from February 1st to February 5th, the two organizations unveiled their joint […]

LEEDing into the Future: Interloop Denim LEED® Platinum Certified

Elevating global apparel industry standards of operational efficiency and responsible manufacturing, Interloop is set to disrupt the denim industry with its increasingly ambitious sustainability targets, starting from the state of the art manufacturing plant to the end product. Interloop’s Denim Plant has received LEED® Platinum Certification, meeting the highest standards for any structure assigned by the […]

IAF’S Priority Issues 2021

IAF has published its ‘2021 Priority Issues’. At a time when our industry is in crisis, it sets out the organisation’s vision on achieving a better apparel industry (as measured on the scales of people, planet and profit). This vision is drafted with and fully supported by the IAF’s Board of Directors, a group of […]

QIMA’s Q1 Barometer 2021

QIMA’s Q1 Barometer: Global Trade Covid Disruption Reveals Changes in Consumption Habits and Rampant Ethical Risks, as China Sourcing Beats the Odds QIMA’s quarterly barometer report shares the latest global quality, compliance and trade trends based on the data analysis from tens of thousands of QIMA inspections and audits. This quarter’s barometer looks at: From […]