Entries by Karin Broeksma

A&E’s 2016-2017 Sustainability Report Demonstrates Industry Transparency, Traceability and Trust

American & Efird (A&E), one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread, and technical textiles, announced today it is releasing its 2016-2017 Corporate Sustainability Report. This year’s report reflects the three concepts that drive A&E’s industry-leading sustainability program: Transparency, Traceability and Trust, while highlighting A&E’s accomplishments in the […]

Significant recovery Portuguese Fashion and Textile industry

IAF participated in a press conference about “The rebirth of Portuguese Textiles” held at the European Parliament, organised by IAF’s Portuguese association member ATP and hosted by José Manuel Fernandes, Member of the European Parliament. The Portuguese Fashion and Textile industry has undergone a significant recovery which is all the more remarkable because it has taken place […]

Successful first session by IAF at Texprocess Forum on Industry 4.0

The International Apparel Federation (IAF) has successfully hosted the first session of the Texprocess Forum on Tuesday morning, May 9th at the Texprocess/Techtextil Fairs in Frankfurt, Germany. The subject of the session was Industry 4.0. The first sub session featured Karsten Newbury of Gerber Technology, Philippe Ribera of Lectra and Dave Gardner of Spesa. Industry […]

IAF Stand at Texprocess/Techtextil Fairs in Frankfurt

For the first time the IAF will have a stand at the Texprocess and Techtextil Fairs, organized by IAF associate member Messe Frankfurt. IAF will share the stand with one of its new partners, WTiN (the World Textile Information Network). WTiN has a great portfolio of information products focusing on the upstream industry and IAF […]

A&E Launches First REPREVE® Recycled Core Spun Sewing Thread

American & Efird (A&E) continues its 125-year tradition as a global leader in textile manufacturing, announcing today the official product launch of an industry first, REPREVE® recycled core spun industrial sewing thread, Perma Core® using REPREVE®. Nothing can be more important than the future of our planet, and it’s with that in mind, that A&E […]

New magazine Origin Africa

We are pleased to announce that our 3rd Edition of  Origin Africa Magazine is out. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the contributors and advertisers who so generously helped us put this together.  We encourage and welcome all members and supporters to alert us to interesting news, developments, opportunities or even challenges.  In creating […]

German technology to meet US and Mexican textiles

The VDMA Textile Machinery Association will host B2B Forums and Technology Conferences on November 6, 2017 in Charlotte (NC), USA, and on November 8 – 9, 2017 in Mexico City. Industry experts from well-known VDMA member companies will present practice-oriented technology topics to decision-makers from the local textile industries, such as fiber & yarn, apparel, […]

17th World Textile Conference of Autex, May 29-31, Corfu

The 17th World Textile Conference of Autex will be organized by the Piraeus University of Applied Sciences and will be held on the island of Corfu, Greece in the period 29 – 31 May 2017. Continuing the tradition established by the previous successful editions of the World Textile AUTEX Conferences, the forthcoming conference will embrace the […]