Entries by Dunja Hoejenbos

Yeşim Hosted the SLCP Training Meeting

The Yeşim Group hosted the 2nd meeting in Turkey this year of the international platform named the Social & Labor Convergence Program (SLCP), which was created with the participation of the world’s leading apparel brands and manufacturers and enables the audits conducted within the scope of social compliance processes to be managed through a common […]

To Our International Partners (IHKIB)

Our country was shaken by two major earthquakes on February 6. We lost nearly 50 thousand people in the earthquakes that affected 11 provinces and left a heavy destruction behind. After the great disaster, we witnessed an exemplary solidarity not only at home but also on an international scale. I would like to thank all […]

Registration for the 38th World Fashion Convention Now Open!

IAF and SPESA are proud to announce that the registration for the 38th World Fashion Convention to be held October 22-25 in Philadelphia is now open. We are hosting this 2023 edition of our annual Convention together with our US member association SPESA, the Sewn Products Equipment Suppliers of the Americas and with the support […]

Inequality deepens in times of crisis

A seminar focused on the earthquake was held within the scope of 8 March International Women’s Day with the subject of ‘Gender Equality Deepening in Crisis Periods’ in cooperation with Global Compact Turkey, Global Compact Turkey Women’s Empowerment Bursa Platform and UN Women Turkey. The program which is organized with the method of webinar and […]

OECD in Paris

OECD in Paris: European corporate due diligence must create level playing field, through effective enforcement IAF participated extensively in the OECD’s Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector in Paris, in February 2023. The event, which brings together brands, suppliers, NGOs, CSOs, international bodies and government representatives from around the globe, was […]

Yeşim Group’s Support to the Disaster Area

Many companies, institutions and organizations in Turkey mobilized after the earthquakes that occurred in Kahramanmaraş, Turkey on 6th February and caused many losses of lives. Companies affiliated to Yeşim Group were among those who provided aid to the region. Yeşim Group, which took action to heal the wounds of the disaster to some extent, organized […]

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition returns from 28 – 30 March 2023

The world-renowned textile fair provides an ideal environment for fabrics and accessories exhibitors to show their wares and conduct business with influential members of the industry. Set to be held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai), Intertextile Apparel is the industry’s trusted platform for capturing the Chinese market’s vast potential. Multiple key industry […]

Call to action from the Standards Convergence Initiative (SCI)

About SCI The Standard Convergence Initiative (SCI) is an initiative of the International Apparel Federation (IAF) and the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) that aims to encourage alignment between industry & multi-stakeholder Initiatives as well as brand or retailer proprietary tools to help combat audit and standard fatigue in the textile and footwear sector. SCI-Side Session at […]

IAF at OECD Forum

IAF and its partners in its global projects Sustainable Terms of Trade Initiative (STTI) and SCI (Standards Convergence Initiative) are active participants in the OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector that will happen online February 13 – 15 and in hybrid form in Paris on February 16 and 17. On Monday February […]