Entries by Dunja Hoejenbos

Netherlands: Technical Arrangement on Circular Textiles

The Dutch Normalisation Institute (NEN) has published an NTA (technical arrangement) on circular textiles. The document describes what can be understood by circular textile products and what it takes to be able to report on circular textile in a consistent manner. The NTA provides a common framework for the definition of, and the requirements for, […]

QIMA’s Q2 Barometer – COVID-19 Impact: China Sourcing Plummets 19% in Late March

Q1 2020 has been by far the most turbulent quarter since QIMA started analyzing trends in global sourcing, quality and compliance in 2012. Based on data collected from tens of thousands of supply chain inspections and audits performed globally for consumer goods brands and retailers. QIMA’s latest quarterly barometer offers a unique opportunity to witness […]

Yeşim Manufactures Sustainable Face Masks

Yeşim has initiated a project to produce anti-viral and anti-bacterial face masks using knitted fabrics composing organic cotton and lycra material and developed two tight and flexible products. This fabric demonstrates high coverage properties thanks to its tight structure and high breathability thanks to its light and slim design. One of the most significant features […]

Matthijs Crietee (IAF) Took Part in Panel Discussion in Fibre2Fashion Webinar

For resurrection of the textile-apparel industry post-COVID-19 pandemic, stakeholders of the Indian and Bangladesh textile industry have mooted the idea of greater collaboration between the industries of the two countries. A textile-apparel regional hub would play a vital role in marketing to the European countries, they said during a panel discussion organised by Fibre2Fashion. “Collaboration […]

IAF Urges Solidarity in Apparel Supply Chain

In the face of the Covid-19/Coronavirus crisis, the International Apparel Federation (IAF) calls on the apparel supply chain and its stakeholders to enact sufficient supply chain solidarity. As stores close around the globe and orders stop, loss of income throughout the supply chain is unavoidable. No buyer can be expected to sacrifice its own existence […]