Entries by Karin Broeksma

If wedding fashion fashion fair Izmir was like a dream

IF WEDDING FASHION İZMİR -8th Wedding Dresses, Suits and Evening Gowns Fair organised in cooperation with İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, (TMHGF) Turkish Fashion and Apparel Federation and (EGSD) Aegean Clothing Manufacturers Association with the supports of T.R. Ministry of Economy. This year visitors from 65 countries and 71 cities were in İzmir to make business contacts […]

TC2 attended 2014 Intermoda show

In its 60th edition and with 30 years of fashion show experience, INTERMODA (IM) once again opened its doors this past January to host Mexico’s premier textile and apparel event. Guadalajara brings together the best of the national and international fashion industry at Expo Guadalajara. With over 431,000 square feet and 950 exhibitors, the INTERMODA […]

Living wage engineering – new fwf report

FWF has published the Living Wage Engineering report. FWF director Erica van Doorn handed out the first copy to Mark Held of the European Outdoor Group. At FWF, we see that in general, stable business relationships between garment brands and factories contribute to better labour conditions. This is especially true for the ‘Living Wage’ standard. In partnership […]

Gerber Technology’s Taurus Leather Cutting System Used to Manufacture Super Bowl XLVIII Footballs

The Wilson Sporting Goods Co.’s football factory in Ada, Ohio has produced 800 official commemorative Super Bowl footballs using Gerber’s new Taurus II leather cutting system. The company is comparing hide utilization results when cutting hides manually vs. using the Taurus II system. Wilson produced 150 of the official game balls and has made every […]

IAF and IFFTI join forces to better connect fashion business and education

The International Apparel Federation ((IAF) and the International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI) will join forces to better connect business and education in the fashion sector. IAF secretary general Han Bekke and IFFTI secretary Commodore Vijay Chaturvedi  today signed a memorandum of cooperation in Tokyo where IFFTI is holding its 16th annual conference. ”The […]

IAF at IFFTI annual meeting

IAF secretary general urges fashion sector to rethink business models In his address to the annual meeting of the International Foundation of Fashion Technologies Institutes (IFFTI) in Tokyo, IAF secretary general Han Bekke urged the fashion sector to rethink its business models. The apparel industry worldwide is still too much focused on price which in […]

IAF, BKMEA and HCIA work together on EU funded project in Bangladesh

IAF has been granted an EU funded project together with its two association members BKMEA (The Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association) and HCIA (The Hellenic Clothing Industry Association). The project is aimed at capacity building, network extension and knowledge transfer. As a result this project BKMEA and HCIA will be able to better service […]

USAID, AAFA and ACTIF MOU Will Boost U.S.-Africa Apparel

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), and the African Cotton & Textile Industries Federation (ACTIF) has entered into a memorandum of understanding to expand trade and investment linkages between the United States and sub-Saharan Africa in the cotton textile and apparel sectors. Building on the momentum […]

Kenneth Cole Productions Selects Gerber Technology’s YuniquePLM

Kenneth Cole Productions Inc., the iconic fashion house known for its footwear, has implemented Gerber Technology’s YuniquePLM™ software for its men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel and footwear lines. Gerber’s Yunique Solutions business unit is helping Kenneth Cole manage its broad product portfolio by ensuring its many teams are able to collaborate and communicate optimally to […]