Entries by Dunja Hoejenbos

ISEM Fashion Business School launches startup accelerator

ISEM Fashion Business School launches the first Spanish startup accelerator for six international fashtech companies The companies Interested in applying to this unique program have until 17 November to get registered in Atelier by ISEM, the first Spanish accelerator for startups developing disruptive technology that transform the value chain of the fashion companies. The program, […]

Gerber Announces Major Software Enhancements at ideation 2017

Digitalization is underway and at the annual ideation fashion technology conference Gerber Technology announced major advancements among their software product lines to help make it easier for their customers to adopt technology and achieve optimization through improvements in their digital workflow. The announcements include several new advancements to the AccuMark family of products and a […]

Gerber Partners with Avametric to Unlock the Reality of 3D

Time-Tested AccuMark® to Create a New Dimension in Fashion  3D technology promises vast efficiency gains in the design process and consumer shopping experience. Today, 3D technology is complex to implement and use. Additionally, there is a wide gap between 3D design and the actual manufactured product. The fashion industry spends billions of dollars annually on physical […]

VDMA: Regina Brückner New Chairperson of Textile Machinery Association

Ms. Regina Brückner, Managing Associate of Brückner Trockentechnik, is the new chairperson of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association. The businesswoman from Leonberg was elected at the members’ meeting of the Association in Berlin. The new executive board is completed with Ms. Verena Thies, Thies Textilmaschinen, and Mr. Fritz P. Mayer, Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik, who were […]

IAF Golden Pin awarded to Harry van Dalfsen and Mike Fralix

Past President of the IAF Harry van Dalfsen and Board Member of the IAF and chairman of the IAF Technical Committee Mike Fralix were awarded the IAF Golden Pin by IAF President Han Bekke on October 17th during the 33rd IAF World Fashion Convention in Rio de Janeiro. The IAF Golden Pin is awarded to those […]

33rd IAF World Fashion Convention held in Rio de Janeiro inspired and informed delegates from around the world

Held on October 17th and 18th in Ro de Janeiro, the 33rd IAF World Fashion Convention was a co-production of the IAF and IAF’s Brazilian member Abit, the national fashion and textile industry association based in Sao Paulo. In addition to excellent speakers from, among others, McKinsey, Hugo Boss, , Hering, C&A, Esquel, Lectra and […]

IAF endorses global, industry wide schooling survey (Alvanon)

IAF has always had a strong interest in education. Its new tagline “IAF for a smarter, stronger and more sustainable supply chain” reflects the importance of industry development for the joint benefit of brands, retailers, manufacturers, their suppliers and the societies they operate in. Investment in the right knowledge and skills of the people in […]

Crietee at Origin Africa: operational excellence not enough in demanding market

IAF member Actif Africa, a unique federation with association members in over 20 African countries, organized its Origin Africa conference and fair in Mauritius on September 25th-29th. IAF’s Matthijs Crietee held a presentation on production outsourcing trends. Key message of the presentation was that for (African) manufacturers to succeed in the current demanding market, a […]

Succesful opening IAF regional office in Pakistan

In Sialkot Pakistan, on September 27th IAF member PRGMEA, under the guidance of PRGMEA President and IAF Board Member Ijaz Khokhar and together with IAF President Han Bekke, opened both the new PRGMEA office and, inside of it, the first IAF regional office. Mr. Khokhar had organized a very large and successful event to bring […]