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IAF convention calls for innovation and inclusion

Global apparel brands must boost innovation and put customers at the centre of their growth strategies in order to survive an increasingly c...

Alliance and Accord urged to harmonise efforts

A review of the work carried out so far by the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety says the group has made "significant and laudable progr...

Crystal Group nurtures its caring culture

As one of Asia's largest garment manufacturers, Hong Kong based Crystal Group believes its size and continuing growth carry additional respo...

Africa courts clothing and textile investment

East African countries are aggressively courting foreign investors to revive their textiles and apparel industries....

Latest Interviews

Interview: Tim Wheeler, Jockey International 28 Mar 2013

Leonie Barrie

Overseeing international operations for one of the world's most-recognised brands, Tim Wheeler paints a picture of a business model fine-tuned for success.


Speaking with style: Harry van Dalfsen, IAF 6 Sep 2012

Leonie Barrie

The theme of change resonates loudly with Harry van Dalfsen, who took on the role of president of the International Apparel Federation (IAF) two years ago at the height of the global economic crisis. Not surprisingly, ‘Fashion business in a changing environment’ is also the focus of the upcoming IAF World Apparel Convention, which takes place later this month.

Latest News

H&M and The North Face commit to responsible down 21 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

Leading international brands including H&M, Eddie Bauer, The North Face and Marmot have committed to using responsibly sourced and traceable down in their products.


VF Corp ups guidance as Q3 earnings climb 20 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Apparel and footwear giant VF Corp has upped its full-year earnings outlook as it revealed "strong" third-quarter revenue and profit growth.


Fire and safety events to converge on Bangladesh 17 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

Several events are set to converge on the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka in December, including the Second International Trade Expo for Building and Fire Safety.


Boot Barn gears up for initial public offering 6 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

Western and work-related footwear, apparel and accessories retailer Boot Barn Holdings has filed for an initial public offering that could see the company raise up to $86.25m.


IAF's 30th Convention kickstarts in Colombia 1 Oct 2014

Ivan Castano Freeman

The International Apparel Federation (IAF)'s 30th annual convention launched in Medellin, Colombia on Tuesday (29 September), luring 330 delegates from over 15 countries to discuss the industry's latest challenges.

Latest blogs

Back-to-school buoys US imports 15 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

US retailers ramped up stocks for the start of the back-to-school season in July, pushing apparel imports for the month up by 13.4%, according to the latest data. But while China and Vietnam were the biggest beneficiaries of these gains, shipments from Bangladesh, Indonesia and Cambodia tumbled.


Responsible development a key requirement 9 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

US retail giant Gap Inc has made no secret of the fact that it faced - and continues to face - a number of compliance issues linked to its decision to start sourcing garments from Myanmar/Burma.

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