Entries by Karin Broeksma


Colombiamoda, Colombia’s Fashion Week, is considered to be the largest commercial platform in Latin America where we look to promote networking as a connector of knowledge and develop effective business transactions between the 13,600 buyers and the 620 brands that will be present. Three pillars represent this event: business, where we meet the supply and […]

In partnership with IPSOS, GINETEX presents the outcomes of its European barometer: “Europeans and textile care labeling”

70% of Europeans follow the textile care instructions featured on the labels and 80% admit that they would not (or would rarely) buy clothes without any labels, While another 84% feel concerned by water and energy savings. GINETEX, the international Association for Textile Care Labeling, called upon the French market research company IPSOS, to evaluate […]

Euratex Brexit Position Paper: FOR A SMART AND SMOOTH BREXIT

The EU28 textile and clothing industry is one of the major industries in the EU. With 1.7 million workers, it generated a total turnover of 171 billion € in 2016. European textile and clothing companies are globally leading, regarding technical textiles, sophisticated high-quality yarns and fibres, as well as high-end apparel goods. The U.K. lies […]

Speed to market: achieving ‘the right kind of speed’

The need for speed to market is one of the major factors currently shaping supply chains. If used correctly, speed can infuse extra value into supply chains. If not, it can put unnecessary stress on manufacturers particularly. It is associated with fast fashion which in itself is much debated. IAF’s members straddle the supply chain, […]

33rd IAF World Fashion Convention Rio de Janeiro: Speakers

Hugo Boss, PVH, Esquel, Sewbo and many more The IAF’s 33rd World Fashion Convention, to be held in Rio de Janeiro on October 16-18 2017, will feature a very strong and interesting line-up of speakers, many from the world’s major apparel retailers and brands. The theme of the Convention is ‘compliance and technology – key […]

Netherlands and Italy sign garment industry MoU

MODINT, the Dutch Trade Association for Fashion, Interior and Textiles, will sign an MoU with Italy aimed at improving cooperation on sustainability and ethics in the garment and textile supply chain. The Memorandum of Understanding will be signed during a State visit to Milan by Their Majesties The King and Queen of The Netherlands and a […]

Earlybird registration 33rd IAF World Fashion Convention

The registration for the IAF’s 33rd World Fashion Convention, to be held on October 16th-18th 2017  in Rio de Janeiro, is now open. Delegates who register before August 1st, will be able to register against a highly reduced price. In addition, members of IAF will benefit from a lower admission price. This year, the IAF […]

Gerber Technology Makes it Easy to “Embrace Your Digital Reality” Company Will Showcase Digital Solutions at 2017 Texprocess Tradeshow

The digital revolution is here, and that’s good news for the fashion industry. Cutting-edge digital design tools will help garment manufacturers cut costs by millions of dollars, increase throughput, reduce waste, and – most importantly – stay competitive in the age of “fast fashion.” That’s the message Gerber Technology delivered at the 2017 Texprocess tradeshow […]