News

04 Sep

2017

ASBCI's Reciprocal Partners Society of Dyers & Colourists (SDC) offer new Member Benefit


The Society of Dyers & Colourists are delighted to announce their new Member Benefit - Science in Parliament - The Journal of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee.

28 Mar

2017

ASBCI Sustainability Conference - Speaker Profile - Prof. Tim Cooper Nottingham Trent University


The latest in the line up of speakers for our Sustainability conference is Tim Cooper, a Professor of Sustainable Design and Consumption at Nottingham Trent University. Tim will be providing an update and insight into WRAP.

24 Mar

2017

ASBCI Sustainability Conference - Speaker Announcement - Guido Rimini


The ASBCI are delighted to feature Guido Rimini in the speaker lineup at the Sustainability Conference being held at the Marriott Hotel in Peterborough on 5th April.

22 Mar

2017

Two weeks to go! ASBCI Sustainability Conference


There are just two weeks to go until our Sustainability Conference,'DOING THE RIGHT THING? - Best practice for sustaining our people, planet and profits' There is a great line-up of Speakers covering a broad range of topics. Keynote Speaker for the day is Mike Barry, Director of Sustainable Business for Marks and Spencer. More info...

21 Mar

2017

ASBCI Sustainability Conference Speaker Announcement - Graham Burden


Graham has over 40 years experience as a technologist in the textile and clothing industry, having worked at Marks and Spencer for 35 years and since retiring in 2008, as a consultant in Sustainable Raw materials, particularly cotton.

20 Mar

2017

ASBCI Sustainabilty Conference Speaker Announcement - Robin Anson, Textiles Intelligence


Robin Anson is a leading worldwide authority on textile and apparel industry strategy and trade issues with a career spanning over 40 years in textile manufacturing, textile education and textile business information publishing.

15 Mar

2017

ASBCI Sustainability Conference - Speaker Announcement - Ross Barry, Lawrence M Barry & Co


The ASBCI is delighted to announce the latest in the line up of speakers for its Spring Sustainability Conference 'Doing The Right Thing - Best practice for sustaining our people, planet and profits'. From Lawrence M Barry & Co, we welcome Ross Barry.

13 Mar

2017

ASBCI Sustainability Conference - Speaker Announcement - Elaine Gardiner, Berghaus


The ASBCI is delighted to announce the latest in the line up of speakers for its Spring Sustainability Conference 'Doing The Right Thing - Best practice for sustaining our people, planet and profits'. From Berghaus, we welcome Elaine Gardiner.

09 Mar

2017

ASBCI Sustainability Conference - Speaker Announcement - Tara Luckman ASOS.COM


The ASBCI is delighted to announce the latest in the line up of speakers for its Spring Sustainability Conference 'Doing The Right Thing - Best practice for sustaining our people, planet and profits'. From ASOS.COM, we welcome Tara Luckman.

07 Mar

2017

ASBCI Sustainability Conference - Agenda & Speakers


Following the recent announcement of some of our conference speakers for 'Doing the right thing? - Best practice for sustaining our people, planet and profits', we are delighted to publish the agenda for the day, which highlights all speakers and the areas they will be covering.

02 Mar

2017

ASBCI Announces Sponsor Speaker at Sustainability Conference


ASBCI is delighted to announce Rakesh Vazirani, Director - Product Traceability & Environmental Information Management from TUV Hong Kong as speaker for their Sustainability conference on 5th April 2017.

28 Feb

2017

ASBCI Announces Keynote Speaker at Sustainability Conference


ASBCI is delighted to announce Mike Barry, Director of Sustainable Business for Marks & Spencer, as Keynote speaker for their Sustainability conference on 5th April 2017.

22 Feb

2017

ASBCI's Sustainability Conference - Speakers Announced


ASBCI is delighted to announce its initial list of high profile speakers for its upcoming event on 5th April - 'Doing The Right Thing? - Best practice for sustaining our people, planet and profits'.

27 Jan

2017

ASBCI SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE 2017 - DATE ANNOUNCED...


The ASBCI is delighted to announce their Spring Conference 2017 'DOING THE RIGHT THING? - Best practice for sustaining our people, planet and profits' will take place on Wednesday 5th April 2017 at the Marriott Hotel, Peterborough.

13 Oct

2016

ASBCI Student Conference 2nd November 2016 - Speakers Announced


The ASBCI is delighted to announce the full lineup of speakers who will present at the the Autumn Student Conference 'FASHION (R)EVOLUTION' on 2nd November at the University of Huddersfield including Keynote Speakers Fiona Graham, Head of Quality Assurance and Elina Mackevica from Debenhams.

06 Oct

2016

Professor Edward Newton will be sadly missed


The ASBCI is saddened to hear the news of the death of Professor Eddie Newton recently.

26 Sep

2016

Chadwick Lawrence hosts FREE Business Service Seminar on Cybercrime


ASBCI Members, Chadwick Lawrence are hosting a FREE Business Service Seminar on Cybercrime on 13th October in Bradford.

26 Sep

2016

ASBCI Size & Fit Conference 2016 Speaker Announcement - Paul Pällin from FITS.ME


ASBCI is delighted to announce that Paul Pällin, Chief Scientist and Co-Founder at FITS.ME will be speaking at the Autumn Size & Fit Conference in Leeds on 11th October 2016.

22 Sep

2016

ASBCI Size & Fit Conference 2016 Speaker Announcement - Rebecca Conway from Harvey Nichols


ASBCI is delighted to announce that Rebecca Conway from Harvey Nichols will be speaking at this year's Size & Fit Conference in Leeds on 11th October.

22 Sep

2016

ASBCI Size & Fit Conference - Speaker Announcement Anna Goumal from Harvey Nichols


ASBCI is delighted to announce that Anna Goumal, Senior Product Editor at Harvey Nichols will be speaking at the Autumn Size & Fit Conference on 11th October in Leeds.

20 Sep

2016

ASBCI Autumn Size & Fit Conference 2016 Speaker Announcement, Dawn Brazier Marks & Spencer


ASBCI is delighted to announce that Dawn Brazier, Fit Development Manager at Marks & Spencer will be speaking at the Size & Fit Conference in Leeds on 11th October.

19 Sep

2016

ASBCI Autumn Size & Fit Conference Speaker Announcement - Jag Purewal Kantar World Panel


ASBCI is delighted to announce Jag Purewal, Strategic Insight Director at Kantar World Panel will be speaking at the Autumn Size & Fit Conference in Leeds on 11th October.

15 Sep

2016

ASBCI Autumn Size & Fit Conference Speaker Announcement Richard Barnes, CEO/Founder Select Research


ASBCI is delighted to announce Richard Barnes, CEO/Founder of Select Research as a confirmed speaker at the Autumn Size & Fit Conference in Leeds on 11th October.

14 Sep

2016

ASBCI Autumn Size & Fit Conference 2016 - Speaker Announcement, Peter Berninger from Human Solutions


ASBCI is delighted to announce Peter Berninger Associate Director Manufacturing from Human Solutions as one of the confirmed speakers at the Autumn Size & Fit Conference on 11th October in Leeds.

13 Sep

2016

ASBCI Autumn SIze and Fit Conference Speaker Announcement - David Goodwin from Matalan


The ASBCI is delighted to announce David Goodwin, Head of Global Technical Services at Matalan as one of the confirmed speakers at the Autumn Size & Fit Conference on 11th October in Leeds.

12 Sep

2016

ASBCI Autumn Size and Fit Conference - Speaker Announcement - Laura Rourke of Shop Direct


The ASBCI is delighted to announce Laura Rourke, Head of Technology at Shop Direct as one of the confirmed speakers at the Autumn 'Size and Fit' conference on 11th October in Leeds.

07 Sep

2016

ASBCI Size & Fit Conference 2016 - Speakers Announced


The ASBCI are delighted to announce the speaker lineup for the 2016 Size & Fit Conference - Fashion Fit For The Future - Better, Faster, Smarter.

26 Aug

2016

Details Announced for the next ASBCI Sizing & Fit Conference


The ASBCI is delighted to announce its 'Size & Fit' Conference for the Autumn 2016. The latest of its initiatives on the topic that reflects the continuing importance, relevance and interest in the subject.

22 Aug

2016

BREXIT: The Fashion and Textile Industry Survey


It's not too late to have your say...The UKFT will be working closely with the UK Government to try to ensure that the needs of the fashion and textile industry are an important consideration in the forthcoming negotiations over the UK’s exit from the EU.

12 Aug

2016

Partner at Chadwick Lawrence shortlisted for Law Society Excellence Award


ASBCI Members, Chadwick Lawrence, announce Partner's shortlisting for the Law Society Excellence Award.

05 Aug

2016

Litigation in Business Expertise & July Legal Update from Chadwick Lawrence


July Legal Update and as part of their services to business, Chadwick Lawrence offer Litigation in Business Expertise.

25 Jul

2016

Chadwick Lawrence Legal News


Latest Legal Updates from Chadwick Lawrence

28 Oct

2015

ASBCI Head to Toe Conference - Speaker Announcement - Reg Hankey


The ASBCI is delighted to announce the latest in the line up of speakers for its November conference 'Head to Toe - A focus on Leather Fashion, Footwear and Accessories'. From the Pittards, we welcome Reg Hankey.

27 Oct

2015

ASBCI Head to Toe Conference - Speaker Announcement - John Saunders


The ASBCI is delighted to announce the latest in the line up of speakers for its November conference 'Head to Toe - A focus on Leather Fashion, Footwear and Accessories'. From the British Footwear Association, we welcome John Saunders.

25 Oct

2015

ASBCI Head to Toe Conference - Speaker Announcement - Simon Yarwood


The ASBCI is delighted to announce the latest in the line up of speakers for its November conference 'Head to Toe - A focus on Leather Fashion, Footwear and Accessories'. From World Trades Publishing, we welcome Simon Yarwood.

25 Oct

2015

ASBCI Head to Toe Conference - Speaker Announcement - Laura Mylius-Prou


The ASBCI is delighted to announce the latest in the line up of speakers for its November conference 'Head to Toe - A focus on Leather Fashion, Footwear and Accessories'. From Lectra, we welcome Laura Mylius-Prou.

23 Oct

2015

ASBCI Head to Toe Conference - Speaker Announcement - Jonathan Church


The ASBCI is delighted to announce the latest in the line up of speakers for its November conference 'Head to Toe - A focus on Leather Fashion, Footwear and Accessories'. From Joseph Cheaney & Sons, we welcome Jonathan Church.

22 Oct

2015

ASBCI Head to Toe Conference - Speaker Announcement - Laura West


The ASBCI is delighted to announce the latest in the line up of speakers for its November conference 'Head to Toe - A focus on Leather Fashion, Footwear and Accessories'. From The Society of Shoe Fitters, we welcome Laura West

20 Oct

2015

ASBCI Head to Toe Conference - Speaker Announcement - Stuart Eggleton


The ASBCI is delighted to announce the latest in the line up of speakers for its November conference 'Head to Toe - A focus on Leather Fashion, Footwear and Accessories'. From a heritage brand with a difference, we welcome Stuart Eggleton from John Pound.

17 Oct

2015

ASBCI Head to Toe Conference - Speaker Announcement - Stephen Taylor


The ASBCI is delighted to announce the latest in the line up of speakers for its November conference 'Head to Toe - A focus on Leather Fashion, Footwear and Accessories'. We welcome Stephen Taylor of Kurt Salmon. Click here for further information about Stephen and Kurt Salmon.

16 Oct

2015

ASBCI Head to Toe Conference - Speaker Announcement - Amanda Michel


ASBCI is delighted to announce that Amanda Michel of Leather Wise Ltd will be speaking at our 'Head to Toe Conference' on Wednesday 4th November.

15 Oct

2015

Head to Toe Conference - Speakers


Conference date: Wednesday 4th November 2015 - Northampton Marriott Hotel. ASBCI is delighted to announce the up to date list of Speakers who will be featuring at our conference 'Head to Toe - a focus on Leather Fashion, Footwear and Accessories.

29 Sep

2015

Head to Toe Conference - Book Now!


The ASBCI are delighted to announce that bookings are now being taken for 'Head to Toe - a focus on Leather Fashion, Footwear and Accessories' For further information, please click here

24 Sep

2015

The Early Bird catches the better price!


One of our University members, the University of Huddersfield are hosting the Second International Conference for Creative Pattern Cutting. The early bird discount runs until 31st October.

08 Sep

2015

Another Chance to win!


We are proud to be a supporting organisation of the ITMA conference 2015 to held in Milan between 12th and 19th November 2015. Also, we are also able to offer TWO complimentary full-season visitor badges to ITMA 2015!

01 Sep

2015

First speaker for Head to Toe conference announced


ASBCI are delighted to announce the first speaker for the upcoming conference, Head to Toe – a focus on Leather Fashion, Footwear and Accessories.

17 Jul

2015

Potential 'Fund for Training' for ASBCI members


This fund has been released through the Skills Investment Fund, a fund previously only available to those sectors contributing towards the fund.

03 Jul

2014

ASBCI members invited to technical visit at Johnson Cleaners UK


Johnson Cleaners UK will once again be opening its doors to ASBCI members with the opportunity to visit to its Special Services Centre in Rugby. This technical visit is always over-subscribed and one of the most interesting, informative and popular ones we have – which is why Johnson’s have offered to do this on an annual basis, and why, following last year’s huge response they have offered two visits.

07 May

2014

Meet the Manufacturer conference and tradeshow


On 11-12 June 2014 the industry will gather at the Old Truman Brewery, London to welcome the launch of Meet the Manufacturer, the UK’s first and only major sourcing event, exclusively for British manufacturers of clothing, textiles and leather goods.

21 Jan

2015

Details announced for the next ASBCI conference 'The Fit Factor'


The next ASBCI fashion industry conference, 'The Fit Factor - World class wisdom on fashion sizing and fit', will be held on Thursday 5th MArch at the Peterborough Marriott Hotel.

02 May

2014

Material World - SDC evening at the Houses of Parliament


Material World is designed to bring together representatives from industry, academia and parliament. The event on Tuesday 17 June 2014 from 7pm-9.30pm at the Houses of Parliament will comprise of a networking drinks reception, keynote speakers and the UK final of the SDC International Design Competition.

23 Apr

2014

Leather…from Beast to Beauty – Faking it! Fraud in the leather supply chain conference


Leather…from Beast to Beauty – Faking it! Fraud in the leather supply chain conference, 4th June 2014, London Organised by World Leather magazine, the University of Northampton and Leather Wise Ltd.

04 Apr

2014

NatWest UKFT Awards Shortlist 2014


On Thursday May 22nd, the NatWest UK Fashion and Textile Awards will take over East London's Tobacco Dock to celebrate the best and brightest of British fashion. Steered by Hilary Alexander OBE, this year’s panel of judges gathered for a day and deliberated over a record number of entries to select the final shortlist. UKFT Rise Award - Hentsch Man Ltd / Native Youth / Okun Beachwear

12 Mar

2014

ASBCI student members seminar 2014: Your Future in Fashion


Over 60 ASBCI student members from universities across the country headed to Salt Mills, Bradford on 11 March 2014 for the ‘Your Future in Fashion’ seminar to seek practical career advice from industry professionals. Providing a wealth of insider knowledge, hints and tips were Paul M Smith, Head of Technical & Sourcing at Nutmeg, Mat O’Neill, Recruitment Manager at Matalan, Beckie Pisacane, Assistant Merchandiser at BMB Clothing, Jo Toulmin, Technical Manager at Topman and Lindsay Clarke, Managing Director at recruitment agency Planet Personnel.

26 Feb

2014

Making it in the UK review


Collaboration between retailers, brands, their manufacturing partners and suppliers is starting to drive a recovery in the UK’s garment making sector. This was the optimistic and overwhelming conclusion of speakers at the recent ASBCI fashion industry conference 'Making it in the UK - Ready or not? The reality of manufacturing fashion in Britain' held in Leicester.

08 Nov

2013

ASBCI Student Conference 2013: 'Fashion Perspectives'


The ASBCI 2013 Student Conference 'Fashion Perspectives' was held at the University of Huddersfield on 6th November, which hosted a day of thought-provoking talks to over 200 students that were in attendance from across the country.

15 Sep

2014

Internet giant Google UK to speak at ASBCI conference


The ASBCI is thrilled to announce that Google UK will be joining the line-up of speakers at the autumn conference, ‘Fashion’s New Frontiers – What’s Next?’ on Tuesday 14th October from 10-4pm at the Queens Hotel, Leeds. The conference will play host to world-class speakers from organisations at the forefront of their respective sectors who will share intelligence and bring to light the ground-breaking developments that are shaping the retail, manufacturing and supply chain industries.

04 Oct

2013

Just-Style review the ASBCI Fashion Impossible conference


What do consumers really want from their fashion products and shopping experience? That was the question industry experts attempted to answer last week at the ASBCI 'Fashion Impossible' conference - with their conclusions suggesting retailers need to offer value, quality and convenience,

02 Oct

2013

Fashion Impossible conference review


On 1st October 2013 the ASBCI consumer focused conference ' Fashion Impossible' went back to basics and asked experts from leading retail and e-tail groups, fashion commentators and acknowledged speakers to indentify what it is that consumers really want.

24 Sep

2013

Newly Updated 2013 'Caring For Your Clothes' Booklet, Available Now!


Latest worldwide update by industry professionals not to be missed within 3rd edition of 'Caring For Your Clothes' Technical Booklet, Available now. The cost of the booklet is £10 for members and £15 for non-members, and can be ordered by contacting the office on 01422 35466 or at office@asbci.co.uk 2013 edition Get your copy today!!

27 Aug

2014

HSTTS joins MTS Global Group


Modern Testing Services (Global) has become the majority shareholder in HSTTS. HSTTS was founded as an independent laboratory by Mr Douglas Ambler in 1994 and has grown to be the second largest softlines laboratory in the UK.

19 Apr

2013

Just-Style's Leonie Barrie reports on the Sizing & Fit seminar


Just-Style's Leonie Barrie reports on the Sizing & Fit seminar

20 Aug

2014

Alvanon to bring unique sizing workshops to the UK


Alvanon, the world’s leading apparel size and fit expert, is bringing its unique Professional Development Series, PDS, workshops to the UK. The interactive module-based workshops, delivered by Alvanon’s strategic fashion sizing and fit consultancy AlvaInsight, will equip fashion professionals with the key concepts, components, tools and processes they need to achieve accurate and consistent fit, increase speed to market and improve product development efficiencies within their organisations and supply chains.

15 Apr

2013

ASBCI Sizing & Fit conference review April 2013


A truly outstanding line-up of speakers from specialist size research and analysis consultancies, academia,advanced 3D technologists, high street brands and retailers joined forces at the recent ASBCI sizing & fit seminar to share their experiences and visions for thefuture of fashion size and fit.

14 Mar

2013

ASBCI student member seminar 2013: 'Future Prospects'


ASBCI Student members were treated to a fantastic speaker line-up at Salts Mill on the 13th March 2013. The 'Future Prospects' seminar set out to give students a real insight into the industry and areas that they may be interested to work in upon graduation.

05 Dec

2012

Annual Grand Ball 2012


This year the ASBCI Annual Grand Ball was held at the Marriott Hotel in Leeds at the end of November. With a seasonal theme set for fun and fund-raising, ASBCI members and their guests danced the night away to a live performance from the West End stars of The Jersey Boys musical. Between dinner and dancing the guests played games to raise essential funds for the continued work of the Association and Leeds Children's Hospital.

08 Nov

2012

ASBCI Student Dissertation Award 2012


Sponsored by Marks & Spencer for the seventh consecutive year, the acclaimed 2012 ASBCI student dissertation award attracted entries from Fashion Colleges across the UK. Every thesis is read by a panel of expert judges comprising industry representatives, university lecturers and fashion professionals.

10 Jun

2014

New REACH updates


The European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of CHemicals (REACH) has announced new updates on Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC's) in finished goods and packaging. This new document outlines the responsibilities for retailers, importers and manufacturers, as well as providing a 'candidate list' of 151 substances published by the European CHemicals Agency (ECHA).

08 Nov

2012

Student Conference 2012


The ASBCI 2012 Student Conference "Fashion Evolution" was held in Manchester this year. Manchester Metropolitan University hosted the event at their All Saints campus on 7th November, with over 200 students attending from all over the UK.

03 Apr

2014

Jamie Long from the University of Huddersfield wins ASBCI Student Design Award 2014


The ASBCI Student Design is now in its twentieth year and the standard of entries seen this time was once again superb. The competition for 2014 was held in conjunction with Director-e and the Professional Clothing Awards, and we have been very impressed by all the young designers who took part and shared their enthusiasm and passion for the corporate wear sector.

03 Mar

2014

Just-Style reports on the ASBCI 'Making it in the UK' conference


The idea of bringing mass-market garment production back to the UK is finally gaining momentum among manufacturers and retailers. But according to industry experts speaking at last week's ASBCI conference 'Making it in the UK - Ready or not?’

16 Oct

2012

ASBCI 2012 visit to Lectra in Bordeaux


Lectra, the specialist in integrated fashion technology solutions and a premier member of the ASBCI for several years, was delighted to host their second unique overseas technical visit to other ASBCI members.

17 Feb

2014

Bureau Veritas gains accreditation for Chromium VI testing in leather products


Bureau Veritas’ UK laboratory now has the capability to meet the challenges brought by the amendment of Annex XVII of the REACH regulation imposing a restriction on Chromium VI in leather articles that come into direct and prolonged or repetitive contact with the skin.

26 Sep

2012

Made in the UK conference review 2012


"Inspirational", "thought provoking" and "eye opening" were just some of the superlatives used by industry and press delegates to describe the recent ASBCI conference held at the Marriott Worsley Park Hotel near Manchester. Sponsored by fashion technology specialist Lectra and Lingerie Buyer magazine,

05 May

2014

Shape GB Report


Select Research together with Alvanon have published a report called Shape GB, the end result of the national survey which measured boys and girls aged 4-17 across the country using 3D body imaging scanners.

18 Jun

2012

Stephanie Ingham awarded MBE


Stephanie Ingham, ASBCI company secretary has worked tirelessly for the Association and the wider fashion industry for over 40 years. She has been the driving force behind the Association and has helped raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for children’s charities and the RSPCA along the way.