Entries by Dunja Hoejenbos

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 […]

The Retail Renaissance

Retail as we know it is dying—but as the industry transforms, customers are poised to enjoy some of the greatest retail experiences that have ever existed. This is the golden age of retail. Please click the link to read the text in full: https://inforretail.com/blog/digital-transformation/the-retail-renaissance/

FWF: Letter on Eradicating Child Labour

On behalf of a group of FWF brands, FWF wrote a letter on how garment brands can work together on eradicating child labour. In the letter, brands of Fair Wear Foundation are unusually transparent about child labour in (their) garment supply chains. Please click to read the letter in full: ‘Brands play large role in […]

Gerber Empowers the Next Generation of Fashion Tech with Garment Design Competition

TOLLAND, CONN., USA – München, Germany August 16, 2017 – With technology buzzing around the industry, Gerber announces the finalists of the technology focused student competition for ideation 2017. “The 5 finalists, out of more than 50 entries, were chosen after careful consideration by a global panel of industry professionals,” said Elizabeth King, VP, digital […]

Digital Solutions to be showcased at 2017 CISMA Tradeshow

Gerber Launches Apparel Matching Solution and Product Updates to Make It Easy to “Embrace Your Digital Reality” TOLLAND, CONN., USA, AUG. 15, 2017 – Industry 4.0, smart factories, digitization, sustainability and corporate social responsibility – these terms are in the headlines of industry publications every day. Digitization is a reality, and that’s good news for the […]

VDMA: Successful Textile Machinery Symposium in Colombia

Frankfurt, 8 August 2017 – In July, seven VDMA member companies presented their technologies to the representatives of the Colombian textile industry. More than 100 Colombian textile manufacturers used the symposia in Bogotá und Medellín as an opportunity to gain first-hand information about German Technology. The VDMA member companies Trützschler, Groz-Beckert, AUTEFA Solutions Germany, Brückner […]

Strong German participation at Irantex

Frankfurt, 8 August 2017 – 26 VDMA member companies will participate in the official German presentation at Irantex, taking place beginning of September in Tehran. The German Pavilion, initiated by the VDMA Textile Machinery, will cover 300 square meters of exhibition space. It is the first time that the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs […]

IAF visibly present at upcoming Premiere Vision Fair

IAF will be visibly present at the upcoming major global Premiere Vision Fair in Paris on September 19th. IAF’s Matthijs Crietee will be co-moderator at the ‘Fashion Shifters’ seminar which will take place at the Premiere Vision fair, Tuesday September 19th, from 2 pm to 3:30 pm, hall 5, room 501. This seminar will bring […]