Entries by Dunja Hoejenbos

A Global, Collaborative Approach to the Xinjiang Issue

Representing predominantly small and medium sized apparel brands, apparel manufacturers and their associations, and global suppliers to the industry, IAF represents directly and indirectly hundreds of thousands of companies. The apparel and textile industries are made up of the world’s longest and most globally dispersed supply chains, employing tens of millions of workers in total. […]

Alvanon Launches New Network Fit Studios

Leading global fashion technology company Alvanon, in partnership with top fashion schools, has launched a series of ‘Fit Studios’ in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, London, New York and Shanghai (with Milan coming soon). The Fit Studios will enable designers, fashion brands and retailers to try their garments on full form physical mannequins in a safe and […]

Novel Corona Virus Crisis

The novel corona virus crisis is starting to bite all through the apparel and textile supply chain. Many factories in China have reopened, but restrictions on movement including ongoing quarantines make it difficult to produce at sufficient capacity. This leads to delays from orders from Chinese apparel factories, but also to material shortages in the […]

IAF at OECD Forum in Paris on Due Diligence and on Audit Fatigue

IAF took an active part in the program of the OECD’s Forum on responsible supply chains in footwear and clothing that took place in Paris February 12th 13th. Together with the ITMF (International Textile Manufacturers Federation) it presented its plan to help reduce audit and standard fatigue. IAF and ITMF will work together with the […]

Brief information: Sewing Production in the Russian Federation

IAF’s newest member association is Souzlegprom. This is the Russian Union of Entrepreneurs in the Textile and Apparel Industry. It is the largest industry organization in Russia representing the interests of domestic textile and consumer goods industry enterprises. It is the third organization to join IAF from the Russian Federation, after the University of Kazan […]