Entries by Karin Broeksma

GINETEX announces the nomination of its new National Member for Spain

GINETEX chooses Consejo Intertextil Español (CIE) to represent and ensure the promotion of the international 5-symbol trademark for Textile Care Labeling in Spain. “We are delighted and proud to count Consejo Intertextil Español (CIE) among our National Members today. Already particularly active within GINETEX in Spain since 1989, CIE will represent the interests of our […]

Origin Africa Shows Growth in Madagascar

Article written by Bambina Wise, published in Women’s Wear Daily on November 28th 2016 Now on its seventh year, the event, which takes place in a different African country every year, aims to position Africa as a viable sourcing alternative to China, Vietnam and India. Origin Africa, a longstanding trade platform for the textile, apparel […]

IAF participated in Origin Africa 2016

Matthijs Crietee, Secretary General of the IAF, participated in a panel discussion at Origin Africa about the effect of political uncertainty on the apparel industry. He highlighted the importance for business of predictability of trade policy. Especially in times of political uncertainty caused by Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as US President, it […]

‘Globalization still dominates apparel production’

Globalization still dominates apparel production and it is highly unlikely that reshoring or backshoring will bring back many jobs that were lost via offshoring. IAF President Han Bekke said this at the SPESA Executive Conference in San Antonio (Texas-USA) where many apparel machinery suppliers were meeting. There is still too much pressure for cheaper prices, […]

Contemporary Design for Wearable Electronic Fashions with Thermal Regulation

Dr. Li Li Associate Professor The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Email: li.lilly@polyu.edu.hk As a result of rapid technological developments, we are now surrounded by advanced technology in our everyday lives. The combination of electronics and textiles has gained the attention and interest of many researchers and has become one of the major directions of development […]

Gerber AutoMatch™ Increases Throughput by 75%; Cuts Labor Costs in Half

Debuting at IFAI Expo, Fully Automated Solution Boosts Upholstery Pattern-Matching Precision TOLLAND, CONN., USA, OCT, 20, 2016 – AutoMatch, a revolutionary layout and cutting solution that helps furniture manufacturers preserve visual continuity in their finished products, debuted at the 2016 Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo, October 18-21 in Charlotte, N.C. The fully automated system […]