Entries by Karin Broeksma

Design of Intellighent Medical Apparel with Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Function

Project Investigator: Dr. Li Li Conductive yarn in fabrics can be used to transport electrical signals of various strengths for TENS in acupuncture therapy. Because the conductive yarn is perfectly embedded in the fabric, the use of bulky electrical cables is not necessary, and thus, the aesthetic value of the garment can be greatly improved. […]

360 degree view into leading industry events

The FashionUnited team of international editors work hard to ensure we always remain at the peak of industry’s innovations 24/7, which is why FashionUnited has featured strong visuals such as photographs, videos and soundbites alongside of to-the-point news articles. In addition, FashionUnited is always up to date with the latest technology, reflected in our recent […]

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, […]