IAF Antwerp; Radical Transition in the Future of Fashion

The IAF (International Apparel Federation) has announced that the 36th IAF World Fashion Convention will be held in Antwerp, Belgium from November 9 – 11, 2020.   IAF is the only global network... Read more »

The Corona Virus Threatens the Global Apparel Industry

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) is a global epidemic with unprecedented effects on the Asia and International Supply Chains that go beyond the health threats.  Many factories are not allowed to return to work... Read more »

Strong Government Support for Indian Textile Industry

India’s textile sector is one of the oldest industries dating back several centuries. Today, the industry employs over 45 million workers and 60 million indirectly.   It accounts for 15% of the nation’s... Read more »

Asia New Innovation and Sustainability in Textiles

Asia is the International hub for the textile and apparel industry. Asian suppliers are the greatest contributors to the global textile market.  By 2025, the global textile market will be valued at... Read more »

The growth, opportunities, and risks in Ethiopia Production

There has been plenty of talk in the international apparel community about the growth of Ethiopia as the “new kid on the block” in the apparel and textile industries. The government has... Read more »

The positive future of Sustainability and Organic Cotton

I was grateful for the opportunity to attend the “Organic Cotton Round Table” (OCRT) event at the Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference.  At the start of the round table, there were many accolades... Read more »

Thailand apparel and textile opportunities for growth

Thailand’s textile industry has developed significantly over the past five decades, consistently growing and developing to meet ever-changing consumer trends. Each year, tremendous volumes of high-quality fabrics and apparel from Thailand are... Read more »

Sustainability, fashions commitment, and responsibility – Part II

(Part II), Part I can be found here, Sustainability, basics, education, and the journey – Part One The Fashion Industry So what does the information in the previous article have to do... Read more »

Sustainability, basics, education, and the journey – Part I

(Part I) Reporting from the Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference, which was held in Vancouver, B.C. from October 15th – 18th, 2019.    Every year the conference changes the location and continues to... Read more »

Myanmar emerging economy with growth and opportunities

The garment industry in Myanmar has grown significantly in the past five years, from an export value of USD $900 million in 2012 to USD $2.7 billion in 2017.  Footwear exports during... Read more »