IAF President Mr. Harry van Dalfsen has announced that IAF will launch an action plan on global responsibility. Speaking in the opening session of the Fashion Retail Summit in Mumbai celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI), Mr. Van Dalfsen emphasized that the IAF is a truly global association representing both buyers and manufacturers and small and large companies.
The creative headquarters of leading Italian warp knitter Eurojersey has combined international research and careful study with creativity to come up with its recommendations and suggestions, which focus on Italian-made quality, functionality and comfort of Sensitive Fabrics for use in Winter 14/15 lingerie.
This video was made by Robert Newton a TV documentary producer whose family were in textiles in North Carolina for generations. Newton got the idea for the documentary after he found himself constantly correcting people who said that the textiles industry in NC state was dead. It’s a full blown TV documentary which lasts 30 minutes but its well worth watching.
Interfilière Hong Kong closed its doors for the 7th time on a positive note at the end of March, with a 5% increase in overseas visitors. For the 2013 show, the organiser, Eurovet, focused on bringing innovation and creativity to the show to inspire Asian and international designers and buyers. Eurovet says the show had a very high international attendance on day one which reaffirmed the importance of Hong Kong as a centre for intimates and swimwear.
On 6, 7 and 8 July 2013, 300 exhibitors and nearly 11,500 visitors will come together at Interfilière Paris, which the organisers Eurovet describe as the only trade fair to attract the highest performing international textiles for intimates and beachwear.
It’s nearly been a year since I graduated, I remember the stress and the sleepless night watching Six Feet Under but also the excitement I was going through this time last year.
As we all know, crafts have seen a huge revival in the past few years. Old, forgotten and dying skills are being taught again and many people have started making and selling their work. Websites like Etsy, where small designers or hobbyists can set up an online shop and display their creations have become very popular.
I have found it really challenging in the past few months to sit down and work on something new: as I have been freelancing for a few companies the time I spend designing is usually devoted to work.
Cesare Citterio, textiles entrepreneur and owner of Cifra SpA, a world leader in the field of seamlessly knitted garments, is a man on a mission – a warp knitting seamless mission - or as Citterio likes to call it a ‘WKS’ mission.
I discovered Rebel Yuths almost by accident as I was browsing online. Nigerian born Damier Johnson, the creative mind behind the label, moved to Italy when he was 18 with his family. I searched the Internet for as much information about the label as I could, and eventually I managed to track down Damier himself on facebook, who agreed to answer a few question for me.