Entries by Karin Broeksma

ACTIF Africa newest member IAF

The IAF is proud to have ACTIF as its newest association member. ACTIF stands for African Cotton Textiles Industry Federation and represents the national associations and Private Industries in 24 African Countries. It is proud, that with this membership from Africa, now all continents are represented in its membership. True to its name, ACTIF is […]

Global Responsibility Survey: The results

As part of its GR action plan, the IAF has held a survey among its members. The response was good and global. The results highlight the strategic importance of Global Responsibility for IAF’s apparel associations and their members. Labour conditions and factory safety weigh most heavily. A majority of respondents that know of Ruggie’s Guiding Principles support […]

IAF and AAFA to Host Free Webinar Series

In a first-ever effort to foster greater collaboration between the E.U. and U.S. apparel and footwear industries, the International Apparel Federation (IAF) and the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) will host a two part webinar series that explores market access opportunities across the United States and the European Union.  This series will delve into […]

The story of the IAF’s 29th World Fashion Convention in Shanghai

Some answers to the question “how to add value in the international fashion chain?” Investments in China The Convention’s theme “creating value in the international fashion chain” really was given full meaning during the 29th world Fashion Convention in Shanghai. China’s rapidly rising costs are clearly causing a cascade of adjustments. A major value of […]