23 Feb

2021

Registration now open for the ASBCI's FREE webinar on 3rd March 2021!


The second FREE webinar in the ASBCI’s Beyond 2020 series on 3 March 2021 brings together experts in consumer behaviour and data analysis, logistics, and retail for an in-depth look at how the pandemic has changed consumer buying patterns and how retailers can adapt to stay ahead. Book your place now!

22 Dec

2020

Season's Greetings from the ASBCI


The ASBCI wishes you all the best for a safe and happy holiday season and a more hopeful and prosperous new year.

10 Dec

2020

ASBCI's Smart Skills Beyond 2020 - The New Learning Mentality free webinar


In the first of the ASBCI’s Beyond 2020 event series, experts from MOTIF, Fashion-Enter, Make it British, and Planet Personnel discussed the ongoing skills gaps in the fashion sector, the impact of Brexit, and the challenge of making technical skills appealing in an increasingly digital world.

24 Nov

2020

ASBCI Webinar - Smart Skills Beyond 2020: the new learning mentality


The first webinar in the ASBCI’s Survival of the Smartest series will focus on the essential skills that will take the fashion industry forward beyond 2020. Featuring, Jackie Lewis from MOTIF, Jenny Holloway from Fashion Enter, Kate Hills from Make it British, and specialist recruitment consultant Lindsay Clarke from Planet Personnel

06 Oct

2020

MOTIF Releases The State of Skills in the Apparel Industry 2020 Report


ASBCI member, Motif releases The State of Skills in the Apparel Industry 2020 Report.

17 Nov

2020

Editorial & Advertising deadline for the ASBCI's February 2021 InAssociation Magazine


In Association is the quarterly digital magazine of the ASBCI, providing a platform for members to share key learnings, research, and technical and commercial insights from all stages of the supply chain and input from academia. Advertising space available.

03 Sep

2020

COVID-19 Update - Launch of the Kickstart Scheme


ASBCI members, Chadwick Lawrence provide details about the launch of the Government's Kickstart Scheme.

01 Sep

2020

Sodexo supports accelerated growth with Coats Digital’s VisionPLM


The Global Supply Management (GSM) Team has selected Coats Digital’s VisionPLM to boost productivity and drive connectivity across the supply chain, supporting the business on a Global level.

01 Sep

2020

ASBCI Member, Eurofins launch White paper on 'Microplastics from textile sources


Eurofins Softlines & Leather have launched a white paper on the findings from their microplastics shedding quantification services.

07 Aug

2020

ASBCI: University of Manchester Graduate Showcase 2020


We are delighted to share with you news about The University of Manchester's Graduate Showcase Launch.

04 Aug

2020

New Course Alert: 'Design to Cost: The Fundamentals' is Live on MOTIF


If you want to consistently develop quality product at the right cost then take a look at this NEW online course from ASBCI member, Motif.

29 Jul

2020

John Hansford announced as the new President of the SDC


ASBCI's reciprocal members, the SDC announce the appointment of John Hansford as their new President. The ceremony took place during the SDC's online AGM, held on 24th July.

16 Jul

2020

University of Manchester lecturer posts deadline extended to the 27th July 2020


ASBCI Premier Academic Member University of Manchester have extended the deadline for lecturer posts.

08 Jul

2020

The Queens Award for Enterprise in West Yorkshire


Would you like your business to receive national and international recognition for its work in international trade, innovation, promoting opportunity or sustainable development? If so, the Lord Lieutenant, Ed Anderson, the Chambers of Commerce and companies who had gained the award would like to help you.

06 Jul

2020

The SDC announces the Future Textile Dyers Fund


The SDC has announced the launch of a new Future Textile Dyers Fund.

03 Jul

2020

ASBCI member, Bureau Veritas have been approved for SEDEX virtual assessments


ASBCI members, Bureau Veritas have been approved for SEDEX virtual assessments. The Sedex Virtual Assessment (SVA) was launched at the end of June 2020 and can now be deployed by Bureau Veritas who have applied and met the required conditions.

18 Jun

2020

Don't miss Alvanon's 3D TECH Festival on September 14-18


Join Alvanon at their 3D TECH Festival on September 14-18th, 2020 as they explore the actions we must take to digitize our industry.

15 Jun

2020

ASBCI's Technical Director, Ian Morris will be guest speaker at the Textile Institute's AGM


Guest speaker Ian Morris CText FTI will speak of 'The Power of Media to Deliver Communication, Knowledge and Training in Fashion & Textiles’ at the London & South East England Section Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 15th July 2020.

01 Jun

2020

Eurofins announces Community Masks Testing for France


ASBCI Members, Eurofins has been nominated by the French DGE (Direction Générale des Entreprises) as an approved laboratory to perform the mandatory tests to sell community masks (for non-sanitary usages) in France.

01 Jun

2020

Huddersfield textile company supplies PPE manufacturing equipment with HSBC UK support


Eastman Staples, a Huddersfield-based garment and textiles supplier, has provided vital equipment to manufacture Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the healthcare industry after receiving a £300,000 loan from HSBC UK through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS).

01 Jun

2020

ASBCI Member, Planet Personnel offer CV review opportunity


ASBCI member Lindsay Clarke, Recruitment Director from Planet Personnel (global recruiters of candidates for the apparel, footwear, and textile industries) has kindly offered to review CVs from member companies free of charge.

01 Jun

2020

NEW DATES! Live Masterclass Series for Apparel SMEs from ASBCI members, Motif


We are delighted to announce NEW DATES from ASBCI members Motif for their live Masterclass series.

21 May

2020

Workwear & Uniforms Webinar from ASBCI Premier Member, Alvanon


Workwear & Uniforms Webinar now available from ASBCI Premier member, Alvanon.

20 May

2020

Antibacterial Testing available from ASBCI member, Eurofins


Eurofins offer antimicrobial tests, in both quantitative and qualitative assessment, for textiles and non-textile products to help you in substantiating your product claims.

18 May

2020

ASBCI Member, Eurofins offer FREE WEBINAR on Childrenswear safety in EU and post-Brexit UK


ASBCI Member, Eurofins will be holding a FREE WEBINAR on Thursday 28th May which will cover Childrenswear safety in EU and post-Brexit UK.

13 May

2020

Easing The Lockdown - Support For Your Workplace


ASBCI member, Chadwick Lawrence, are now offering specific support on how you can safely reopen your premises and re-integrate employees back into the workplace, through their specialist Regulatory team.

11 May

2020

Coats Digital Launches PPE Fast Start


Coats Digital, the software business of ASBCI Premier Members, Coats the world’s leading industrial thread company, has launched PPE Fast Start, an initiative to support manufacturers switching part of their production facilities and supply chains to help address the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE).

01 May

2020

Update for members from our Chairman - ASBCI & Covid-19


ASBCI Chair, Dr Alistair Knox, provides a further update for members.

01 May

2020

Member Benefit Reminder - Publish Your Latest News here


Find out how to have your latest news item published on the ASBCI News section.

29 Apr

2020

Eurofins FREE webinar to understand changes in the EU REACH Entry 72 of Annex XVII


We are delighted to announce that ASBCI member, Eurofins will be offering a free webinar to understand changes in the EU REACH Entry 72 of Annex XVII and how they will impact product compliance for textiles, garment and footwear!

29 Apr

2020

Webinar Schedule Update from ASBCI member, Bureau Veritas


For 2020, Bureau Veritas are focusing on online training sessions with their global panel of technical specialists sharing guidance and insights from Bureau Veritas’ experience.

27 Apr

2020

NHS PPE Garment Construction - Can you help?


The ASBCI has been approached by one of our academic members, Nottingham Trent University to see if we can help with regard to NHS PPE garment construction. If anyone has current knowledge of seam bonding machinery, facilities, equipment options, techniques, etc. please get in touch.

24 Apr

2020

The British Textile Consortium seeks assistance from UK manufacturers - can you help?


The British Textile Consortium is a group of UK manufacturers working together to provide the essential personal protective equipment (PPE) needed during the Covid 19 pandemic. If you are a UK manufacturer that can provide assistance in making Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) they would love to hear from you.

24 Apr

2020

Further free Digital Events offered by ASBCI Premier Members, Alvanon


ASBCI Premier Members, Alvanon are offering the opportunity for a global discussion on rebalancing the supply chain and how the manufacturing landscape is changing, in all capacities, from strategic resourcing to training needs.

17 Apr

2020

Moisture Management Software Demonstration by ASBCI Member, James Heal


ASBCI Member, James Heal are running a series of live software demonstrations on 21st and 28th April 2020.

16 Apr

2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Update


ASBCI member Chadwick Lawrence provide further updated information regarding furloughed workers.

08 Apr

2020

Important - Government Updates Furloughed Worker Guidance


ASBCI member Chadwick Lawrence provide updated information regarding furloughed workers.

07 Apr

2020

The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue April Bulletins


ASBCI Reciprocal Members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue April Bulletins.

30 Mar

2020

ASBCI 2020 Yearbook Now Available Online


The ASBCI 2020 yearbook is now available to members via our website

19 Mar

2020

Latest Research Report on Covid-19 virus from the Guild of Cleaners & Launderers


The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers publish research report on Covid-19 following on from the results of the research carried out on the Guild's behalf by Northumbria University and further study on this matter.

26 Mar

2020

Chadwick Lawrence Employment Law Update


ASBCI are pleased to share Chadwick Lawrence's link to their latest video on coronavirus; further commentary is given on furloughed worker status as well as workplace closures and volunteers supporting the NHS.

06 Feb

2020

Northern Clothing & Textile Network Event - Friday 20th March 2020


This Northern Clothing and Textile Network event will include a range speakers from leading textile and clothing specialists who will talk about some of the latest cutting-edge technologies and exciting developments shaping the future of the sector.

04 Mar

2020

Leading Global Fashion Technology Company Alvanon launches a series of 'Fit Studios'


Leading global fashion technology company Alvanon, in partnership with top fashion schools, has launched a series of ‘Fit Studios’ in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, London, New York and Shanghai (with Milan coming soon). The Fit Studios will enable designers, fashion brands and retailers to try their garments on full form physical mannequins in a safe and private space, ensuring their collections achieve the best possible fit for their target demographic.

17 Jan

2020

The Worshipful Company of Launderers Technical Seminar


The Worshipful Company of Launderers will be holding a Technical Seminar on 10th March 2020 at the Launderers Hall in London. Targeted speakers from the industry will share their insights on their particular area of expertise.

29 Nov

2019

ASBCI Members Shirley Technologies hosts annual sustainability event


Sustainable fashion was on the agenda for heads of 18 global testing institutes who gathered in Liverpool, UK for an event to set quality standards for fashion & textiles. Testing company and ASBCI members, Shirley Technologies hosted the annual event which takes place in a different country each year. With its history in cotton trade, Liverpool was selected for this year’s event.

13 Dec

2019

James Heal ProDry dry rate testing instrument launches to help active wear manufacturers


ASBCI members, James Heal launch ProDry rate testing instrument to help active wear manufacturers.

14 Nov

2019

Don't miss out! Have your say in Alvanon's 2020 State of Skills Survey...


The ASBCI is proud to support Premier Members, Alvanon in their quest to ensure strong country representation for the UK in their 2020 State of Skills Survey - have your say now!

13 Nov

2019

The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue November bulletins


ASBCI Reciprocal Members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue November bulletins.

21 Oct

2019

ASBCI Premier Member Alvanon offers Fundamentals of Plus Sizes online course


ASBCI Premier Members Alvanon launch online course covering the fundamentals of Plus Sizes. This online course is perfect for any company that is thinking about or has a Plus Size category strategy.

21 Oct

2019

James Heal instrument range makes Chinese market debut at ShanghaiTex 2019


ASBCI members and leading manufacturer of premium quality textile testing instruments and consumables worldwide, James Heal will showcase its innovative new collection of state of the art instruments at ShanghaiTex 2019.

15 Oct

2019

ASBCI's Alan Cannon Jones 'in conversation' with Women In Tailoring


In partnership with The Textile Institute ASBCI's Student Membership Director, Alan Cannon Jones will be 'in conversation'with Soho tailors Antonia Ede and Deema Abi-Chahine, who are cutting a dash and shaking up the profession from their working shop in Soho. on Wednesday 20 November 2019 at 6.30 Rootstein Hopkins Space London College of Fashion.

14 Oct

2019

ASBCI Premier Members, Alvanon want to talk about China.....


ASBCI Premier Members, Alvanon will be holding a webinar on October 29th. The Standard China Series is Alvanon’s latest standard forms release. These new standards have been created based on input they gathered from surveying key women’s, men’s and children’s wear clients in China, our Global Body Research Initiative and database, and other relevant data sources such as WHO in addition to their industry expertise.

14 Oct

2019

Northern Clothing & Textile Network Event - 25th October 2019


The Northern Clothing & Textile Network's next event will be held in Gateshead on 25th October 2019 where you will hear from leading textile and clothing specialists on some of the latest cutting-edge technologies and exciting developments shaping the future of the sector.

14 Oct

2019

ASBCI Members, Vetigraph open Training Hub in Leicester


Vetigraph announce the opening of a training centre in Leicester to help bridge the skills gap in the fashion industry. This will be of particular interest to local fashion suppliers and manufacturers who are struggling to recruit in house designers, pattern cutters, sealer graders as well as garment technologists and other technical employees.

14 Oct

2019

VetiGraph Fashion Forward to hold Networking Event on 22nd October 2019


ASBCI members VetiGraph celebrate the opening of their new Fashion Forward training Centre by holding a networking event on 22nd October 2019 from 6pm onwards.

16 Oct

2019

The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue October Bulletins


ASBCI Reciprocal Members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue October bulletins.

17 Sep

2019

ASBCI Members, EFI Optitex to hold seminar for Apparel suppliers & manufacturers


ASBCI Members, EFI Optitex are delighted to invite Apparel suppliers and manufacturers to attend a Seminar which will be held on Tuesday October 15th in Leicester, at The Stamford Court. An exciting half-day event to discover how connecting the supply chain with 3D tools improves collaboration, productivity and profits.

13 Sep

2019

ASBCI Premier Members, Lectra offer half-day seminar in partnership with De Montfort University.


ASBCI Premier Members, Lectra are offering a half-day seminar in partnership with De Montfort University which will cover customisation and digitalisation.

13 Sep

2019

ASBCI member David Reay, in Digital Transformation workshop collaboration


David Reay, in collaboration with Future Funding Factory, is pleased to present the Digital Transformation workshop lead by Matt Atkinson and Dan Riley from Radical Panda. This will be an interactive session exploring the challenges and opportunities offered by digital technologies in the fashion and textiles sectors and is certainly not one to miss!

10 Sep

2019

The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue September bulletins


ASBCI Reciprocal Members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue September bulletins.

21 Aug

2019

ASBCI members James Heal gets boost from Made in Britain campaign


West Yorkshire-based James Heal, a leading manufacturer of premium quality textile testing instruments and consumables worldwide, has joined the prestigious Made in Britain initiative.

19 Aug

2019

ASBCI members, Chadwick Lawrence are named stand sponsor of The John Smith's Stadium


ASBCI members, Chadwick Lawrence have recently been named stand sponsor of the John Smith's Stadium in Huddersfield.

02 Oct

2019

Alvanon's Workwear Fit & Sizing Webinar - 8th October


ASBCI Premier Members Alvanon will be holding a Workwear Fit and Sizing Webinar on 8th October 2019 to discuss Workwear garment Sizing and Fit for today's workforce.

15 Aug

2019

EcoTextile News Update


EcoTextile News issue News Bulletin.

12 Aug

2019

Virtual Design & Development Webinar now available on demand...


The Northern Clothing & Textile Network's recent webinar on Virtual Design & Development is now available to watch ' on demand'.

30 Jul

2019

ASBCI Premier Members, Alvanon, launch 3 new courses


This summer, take advantage of 3 brand new Alvanon courses on MOTIF!

14 Jul

2019

AQM joins ASBCI member Eurofins | A stepping stone into Consumer Product Assurance


Eurofins Consumer Products Testing (CPT) is proud to announce the acquisition of AQM. This acquisition provides a relevant, comprehensive range of product inspection and factory audit services in EMEA and Asia, significantly contributing to Eurofins’ continued growth plans and expansion into new fields and adjacent markets.

14 Jul

2019

Alvanon has announced a new collaboration with sportswear giant Under Armour, (UA).


ASBCI Premier member and Leading global fashion technology company Alvanon has announced a new collaboration with sportswear giant Under Armour, UA, to inspire fashion brands to embrace 3D.

05 Jul

2019

Luggage and Holdall Physical Testing By ASBCI Members BUREAU VERITAS CPS


ASBCI Members, Bureau Veritas CPS offer physical testing for luggage and holdall.

05 Jul

2019

Ecotextile News Update


Ecotextile News issue further news update....

22 Aug

2019

ASBCI Premier Members, Alvanon will be holding a plus size scanning event at The CurvyCon New York


ASBCI Premier Members, Alvanon will be holding a plus size scanning event at The CURVYcon in New York City on September 5th-7th.

19 Jun

2019

Ecotextile News release News Letter


Latest newsletter from Ecotextile News, The Environmental Magazine for the global textile supply chain.

19 Jun

2019

ASBCI Premier Members, Matalan are recruiting...


To support their commitment to operating in a sustainable and ethical way, ASBCI members, Matalan are introducing 2 new roles into their Ethical Team, an Ethical Compliance Officer and a Supplier Compliance Assistant.

18 Jun

2019

ASBCI Members, Vetigraph to open Training Hub in Leicester


ASBCI Members, Vetigraph are announcing the opening of a training centre in Leicester to help bridge the skills gap in the fashion industry.

11 Jun

2019

The Fashion Economy special report, published in The Times


The Fashion Economy special report, published in The Times, explores the consumer-driven trends facing the industry, and the ways businesses are adapting.

26 Jul

2019

Ecotextile News Update


Ecotextile News issue news bulletin.

26 Jul

2019

Virtual Design and Development - Webinar 6th August 2019


ASBCI member, David Reay from the Northern Clothing & Textile Network is pleased to present a great webinar on the world of 3D fashion presented by Mark Harrop.

23 May

2019

The Importance of ZDHC management according to UL Consumer & Retail Service


UL is contributor and accredited training provider of the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme, Find out more here>>>

15 Aug

2019

Additonal August Bulletins issued by The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers


ASBCI's Reciprocal Members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue additional August bulletins.

21 May

2019

Sustainability and Ethics Conference Review - Available to Download


The ASBCI Sustainability and Ethics conference took place on May 8th 2019 in Manchester. Sponsored by UL, GreenEarth Cleaning, and Coats, the news article and full review are available to view now>>>

06 May

2019

UL article on how to promote socially responsible practices


This article from ASBCI members and Gold Conference Sponsors, discusses how to promote socially responsible practices and the benefits of the management system approach.

08 Aug

2019

The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue August bulletins


ASBCI's reciprocal members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue August bulletins.

28 Apr

2019

How do textile and leather companies measure their environmental impacts?


Conference Gold Sponsors UL Consumer and Retail Services, recently published an article on the environmental impacts on textile and leather garment production. To read the full article>>>

25 Apr

2019

ASBCI Premier Members, Alvanon release new report on sustainability


ASBCI Premier Members, Alvanon release new report on what makes a company sustainable and successful.

26 Jun

2019

ASBCI Premier Academic Members, University of Leeds are holding a fashion marketing symposium


The University of Leeds will be holding a fashion marketing symposium on Monday 29th July 2019.

28 Feb

2019

ASBCI Sustainability and Ethics Conference - Speaker Announcements


The ASBCI Spring Conference on Sustainability and Ethics takes place on 8th May in Manchester. The Gold Sponsor is UL Consumer Retail Services and for details on the first speakers to be confirmed, read out full article

19 Feb

2019

ASBCI Chairman, Dr Alistair Knox presents on Garment Costing at Pure London Event


Dr Alistair Knox, ASBCI's Chairman recently presented a session on Garment Costing at the Pure London event earlier this month at Olympia.

25 Jan

2019

Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue January Amber Alert


Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue January Amber Alert.

24 Jan

2019

ASBCI's Premier Members, Alvanon Takes 3D Design to Next Level with New Digital Body Platform


The apparel-technology company Alvanon, is taking the use of 3D digital design to the next level with the launch of the Alvanon Body Platform (ABP).

16 Jan

2019

Textiles Intelligence offers 50% off latest report on Smart Textiles in January Sales


Textiles Intelligence are currently offering 50% off their latest report on Smart Textiles in their January Sale.

05 Jul

2019

The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue July bulletins


ASBCI's reciprocal members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers have issued July bulletins.

27 Nov

2018

Conference Review - ATHLEISURE - The New Smart Casual?


Fitness is cool, fashion’s gone casual, and Athleisure is just too comfortable to go out of fashion, speakers told delegates at the ASBCI’s latest conference on the defining fashion trend of the 21st century.

22 Nov

2018

ASBCI Reciprocal Members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue further amber alerts


ASBCI's Reciprocal Members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers have issued further amber alerts.

05 Nov

2018

Alvanon launches MOTIF new online Lifelong Learning Platform


ASBCI Premier Members, Alvanon launches MOTIF e-Learning hub to foster continuous professional development, calls for industry collaboration to bridge the skills gap.

26 Oct

2018

ASBCI Member David Reay, to speak at the South Asian Apparel Leadership Forum on 26th October


ASBCI Member, David Reay - Chair of the Northern Clothing & Textile Network will be speaking at the South Asian Apparel Leadership Forum on 26th October 2018.

18 Oct

2018

ASBCI Technical Seminar - Delivering Colour In The Digital Age - Review


The ASBCI's Technical Seminar - "Delivering Colour in the Digital Age" sponsored by DeSL took place on 9th October 2018 at Breadsall Priory in Derby.

17 Oct

2018

ASBCI Premier Members, DeSL are hosting a 30 Minute Webinar on CLM


ASBCI Premier Members, DeSL will be hosting a 30 minute Webinar on CLM on Wednesday 17th October.

17 Jun

2019

Special Offer - Garment Costing Technical Handbook


The latest Technical Handbook 'Garment Costing' is available for £20 for a limited period, as part of the Garment Costing Technical Seminar. To find out more>>>

17 Oct

2018

ASBCI Reciprocal Members The Textile Institute host Lecture on Performance Sportswear


ASBCI Reciprocal Members The Textile Institute London & South East England Section will be hosting a lecture on performance sportwear at London College of Fashion on Wednesday 17th October 2018.

14 Mar

2019

Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue March Bulletins


ASBCI's reciprocal members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers have issued March bulletins.

13 Jun

2019

The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue June bulletins


ASBCI's reciprocal members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers have issued June bulletins.

28 Sep

2018

ASBCI Members SCI Textiles Win Top Industry Award


SCI Textiles is delighted to announce its success at the LCN Awards yesterday evening. SCI were awarded for Innovation in the Laundry Sector.

07 Aug

2018

ASBCI Reciprocal Members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue further amber alerts


ASBCI's Reciprocal Members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers have issued further amber alerts.

07 Aug

2018

The Handcraft Tailor Academy announces the winner of the Handcraft Tailor Scholarship Award 2018


In partnership with Dugdale Bros and The Textile Institute, the ASBCI are proud to announce the winner of the Handcraft Tailor Scholarship Award 2018.

07 Feb

2019

Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue February Amber Alert


ASBCI Reciprocal Members, the Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue February Amber Alert.

29 May

2019

ASBCI Office


Fire update: How to make contact>>>

27 Jul

2018

Softlines Testing by ASBCI Members, Bureau Veritas


ASBCI Members, Bureau Veritas offer a variety of test methods to validate the safety, quality and reliability factors of a wide range of materials used in clothing and furnishing.

23 Jul

2018

North East Fashion icon, Nigel Cabourn to speak at NCTN event in October


ASBCI reciprocal members, the Northern Clothing and Textile Network are delighted to announce that North East fashion icon Nigel Cabourn will be speaking at the NCTN event in October.

22 May

2019

Speakers Announced at the ASBCI Technical Seminar sponsored by TUV SUD


The ASBCI Technical Seminar on Regulatory Updates takes place on 6th June at Eastwood Hall in Nottingham. The Sponsor for this event is TUV SUD and for details all the confirmed speakers read our full article.

17 Jul

2018

Amber alert updates from the Guild of Cleaners & Launderers


ASBCI Reciprocal Members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue Amber Alert Updates.

13 Jul

2018

ASBCI Reciprocal Members, the Guild of Cleaners and Launderers issue further amber alerts


ASBCI's Reciprocal Members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers have issued further amber alerts.

13 May

2019

The next Northern Clothing & Textile Network Event will take place on 17th May 2019


The next Northern Clothing and Textile Network event will feature textile and clothing specialists on some of the latest cutting-edge technologies and exciting developments shaping the future of the sector.

29 Jun

2018

ASBCI Reciprocal Members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue amber alerts


ASBCI's Reciprocal Members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers have issued 3 amber alerts.

27 Jun

2018

ASBCI Members, Select Research announce the launch of the Shape GB campaign


The Shape GB campaign will consist of a survey to take measurements of 30,000 adults to determine how body shapes have changed since the study on body shapes took place 17 years ago.

04 Jun

2018

Bureau Veritas enters its 10th Anniversary of World Environment Day Celebrations


ASBCI Members, Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services enters its 10th Anniversary of World Environment Day Celebrations.

16 May

2018

Conference Review - DIGITAL REVOLUTION - virtually taking over fashion


This ASBCI Spring conference highlighted the opportunities of a digital-first future for the UK fashion industry.

23 Mar

2018

ASBCI Members Assyst Bulmer awarded Employer of The Year Title


Assyst Bulmer, who recently celebrated 30 years in business this month, have been awarded the Employer of the Year title in the fsb competition for Yorkshire.

04 Mar

2019

Conference Early Bird Prices


The ASBCI 'Sustainability and Ethics' conference takes place on 8th May 2019. There is an early bird price available for a limited time only. Read more>>>

12 Mar

2018

The next Northern Clothing and Textile Network Event takes place on 20th March 2018


The next Northern Clothing and Textile Network event being held on 20th March in Gateshead will feature speakers from leading textile and clothing specialists on some of the latest cutting-edge technologies and exciting developments shaping the future of the sector.

04 Oct

2018

Alvanon - State of The Industry – Skills for The Future - Global Survey - Results Announced


ASBCI Premier Members, Alvanon have published their report following their Global Survey on the State of The Industry - Skills for the Future.

27 Feb

2018

Fashion Roundtable issue Press Release on EU and UK Transition and Withdrawal Agreements


Fashion Roundtable issue Press Release on EU and UK Transition and Withdrawal Agreements.

13 Sep

2018

ASBCI Reciprocal Members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue further amber alerts


ASBCI's Reciprocal Members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers have issued further amber alerts.

31 Jan

2019

ASBCI 2019 Spring Conference


The ASBCI's 2019 Spring Conference 'TIME FOR CHANGE - Facing up to fashion's sustainability and ethical challenges' will take place at the Renaissance Manchester City Hotel on Wednesday 8th May 2019.

31 Jan

2018

ASBCI Premier Members, Alvanon Launches Fashion Innovation Hub with Asian Pioneers


Global innovations company and ASBCI Premier Members Alvanon in partnership with former Editor-In-Chief of Apparel Monthly, Jenny Liu, have opened The Shanghai Apparel Experience Center (SHAEC), a unique industry hub that will connect and bring to market pioneering technologies and sustainable innovations aimed at transforming the fashion industry in China and the rest of the world.

26 Jan

2018

ASBCI Chairman Dr Alistair Knox joins panel at Pure London Event at Olympia


ASBCI Chairman, Dr Alistair Knox will be attending the Pure London Event at Olympia on 13th February 2018 and will join the panel for a discussion on the pros and cons of UK Manufacturing as a choice.

25 Jan

2019

SCI Textiles Host Their First ASBCI Technical Visit


Award winning members SCI Textiles hosted their first ASBCI Member only Technical visit on Wednesday 23rd January. Find out more and how you can book yourself onto the next ones!

14 Dec

2017

Alvanon launches new dedicated course to guide brands and retailers on their 3D journey


ASBCI Premier Members and the industry's leading fit expert, Alvanon launches new dedicated course to guide brands and retailers on their 3D journey.

06 Aug

2018

Analytical Testing by ASBCI members Bureau Veritas CPS


ASBCI Members, Bureau Veritas provide Analytical Testing service.

08 Dec

2017

Chris Thierry, ASBCI Board Director and Master of The Worshipful Company of Woolmen 2017 - 2018


Chris Thierry, who is Board Director of the ASBCI and founded the student membership programme is Master of The Workship Company of Woolmen 2017 - 2018.

28 Nov

2017

just-style’s State of Sourcing Survey 2018


A final reminder that just-style’s State of Sourcing Survey 2018 will be closing at the end of the week

26 Jul

2018

Drapers/EFI Optitex publish 3D Innovation Report


In association with ASBCI members, EFI/Optitex, Drapers publish report on 3D Innovation.

27 Nov

2017

New Product Launch for ASBCI Members James Heal


ASBCI Members James Heal, the UK based global manufacturer of premium quality textile testing instruments and consumables is launching its new innovation the Titan10 Universal Strength Tester at the ShanghaiTex Exhibition.

20 Nov

2017

Letter from Alvanon's President...


Letter from Alvanon's President, Ed Gribbin about an industry survey they are conducting.

07 Nov

2018

The Story of English Fine Cotton to feature at the Roy Godden Lecture


ASBCI's Reciprocal Members, The Textile Institute will be hosting a Lecture by Andy Ogden at the London College of Fashion on Wednesday 16th January 2019.

07 Nov

2017

Lectra reveals how Kauno Baltija is ‘Fit for the Future’ at the Drapers Fashion Forum


Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials, for the fourth year running has sponsored the Drapers Fashion Forum. Entitled ‘Fit for the Future’, this year’s event highlighted great insights from executives from some of industry’s most significant brands such as Adidas, Levi Strauss & Co, ASICS, Clarks and Zalando

23 Oct

2017

UK commercial property values have dropped since Brexit


A recent article in 'Retail Gazette' reports on how UK commercial property values have dropped by billions since the Brexit vote for 'Leave' in 2016.

09 Oct

2017

Alvanon - State of The Industry – Skills for The Future - Global Survey


Alvanon along with supporting apparel organizations is conducting the first ever state of the industry survey on skills required to propel the apparel industry forward.

15 Oct

2018

ASBCI Athleisure Conference - The Early Bird catches the better price!


The ASBCI's Autumn Conference this year will cover the subject of Athleisure and will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nottingham on 14th November. Book your place now to avoid disappointment!

02 Oct

2017

Advanced Supply Chain shortlisted for Prestigious Award


ASBCI Members, Bradford-headquartered logistics business, Advanced Supply Chain Group (ASCG), has been shortlisted at the prestigious Global Freight Awards 2017.

10 Oct

2018

Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue October Amber Alert


Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue October October Amber Alert.

27 Sep

2017

Panama Invest Conference - 12th October 2017


This year’s half day Panama invest conference will be taking place on Thursday 12th October from 9.00-14.00 and will be located in the heart of the City of London at The Skinners Hall, 8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, London, EC4R 2SP.

25 Aug

2017

ASBCI Board Members Attend the Opening of the Halifax Piece Hall


The Halifax Piece Hall opens following a £19m regeneration.

27 Feb

2018

David Nieper Enter 'Best 100 Companies' List


ASBCI Members, David Nieper in Derbyshire, become first ever UK fashion manufacturer to break into the 'Best 100 Companies' List.

18 Aug

2017

ASBCI Members Chadwick Lawrence provide medical negligence expertise


ASBCI Members Chadwick Lawrence provide medical negligence expertise.

22 Feb

2018

ASBCI Members, Chadwick Lawrence, celebrate 30 years in Halifax


Yorkshire’s Legal People and ASBCI Members, Chadwick Lawrence, are this year celebrating 30 years in Halifax. The firm has had a presence in Calderdale since it opened its first office in 1988.

08 Aug

2017

ASBCI Premier Members Asos Are Recruiting


We are pleased to share with you that asos have a number of vacancies

30 Jul

2017

Brexit - Can We Turn Uncertainty Into Opportunity?


Brexit is going to be a long process with much detail emerging piece by piece. Read our update and find out more about our Autumn Brexit Conference.

25 Jul

2017

Introduction to Textiles Short Course October 2017


ASBCI's Reciprocal Partner, The Textile Institute provide details of their Introduction to Textiles Short Course running in October 2017.

14 Jul

2017

Special Report - PLM: rising up the retail agenda?


Drapers magazine has partnered with ASBCI Premier Members, Lectra to bring you this insightful report..

13 Jul

2017

Robin Report Exclusive - The Insider: Sizing Up America


ASBCI Premier Members Alvanon, provide an exclusive access link to the Robin Report 'The Insider: Sizing Up America.'

26 Jan

2018

ASBCI Members Bureau Veritas offering schedule of seminars in 2018


ASBCI Members, Bureau Veritas CPS UK are offering a wide range of seminars to help companies keep up-to-date with the latest regulatory, safety and compliance changes affecting the consumer product market.

20 Jun

2017

Complimentary Sustainable Apparel/Textiles Webinar 22nd June 2017


Trucost to host complimentary sustainable apparel / textiles webinar on Thursday 22nd June 2017.

13 Jun

2017

Latest Newsletter published by ASBCI Premier Members, Coats PLC


ASBCI Premier Members, Coats Plc publish their latest newsletter which highlights their pioneering new products and innovations which showcase Coats' commitment to delivering added value to customers and industry partners.

06 Dec

2017

Alvanon Global Survey - Last Chance to Participate!


Alvanon along with supporting apparel organisations is conducting the first ever state of the industry survey on skills required to propel the apparel industry forward. The survey remains open until the end of December - don't miss the chance to voice your opinion!

06 Jun

2017

Professor Philip Yeung Kwok-wing announced as the new President of SDC


SDC has announced the appointment of a new President. Professor Philip Yeung Kwok-wing. Professor Yeung took up office at SDC’s recent Day of Celebration in York.

18 Jul

2018

ASBCI Members, Bureau Veritas offer Home Textile Testing


ASBCI Members Bureau Veritas CPS offer a wide range of tests for home furnishing products, which include bedding materials, cushions, pillows, padded blankets, and sheets.

02 Jun

2017

M&S Launch Plan A 2025


Premier members Marks and Spencer launch a new and ambitious sustainability plan, 10 years after the launch of the original Plan A.

18 May

2017

ASBCI Conference Review - The Future of Sustainable Fashion


ASBCI recently held a conference in Peterborough, centering around the future of Sustainable Fashion: Doing the right thing? Best practice for sustaining our people, planet and profits. Take a look at the key points from the day's proceedings in our full review.

12 Jul

2018

Save the Date - ASBCI Autumn Conference


ASBCI is delighted to announce the launch of its Autumn Conference on 14th November in Nottingham

04 May

2017

Save The Date - ASBCI Conference - Beyond Brexit


One to pencil in the diary for now! ASBCI will be hosting its Autumn Conference on 26th October at the Peterborough Marriott - Beyond Brexit - Helping the Fashion Industry Turn Uncertainty into Opportunity

28 Apr

2017

Researchers at the University of Manchester publish new Report


The UK textiles sector needs a more imaginative industrial policy to help it build the capabilities needed for a sustainable future, argues a major new report by researchers at the University of Manchester.

04 Jun

2018

David Reay Announces Nationwide Project


David Reay from the Northern Clothing and Textile Network announces his involvement with the nationwide project - Digital Catapult.

24 Apr

2018

ASBCI Digital Fashion Conference - Speaker Updates


The ASBCI Digital Fashion conference will soon be with us on 3rd May - here's some insight into the speakers for the day.

18 Nov

2016

'Fashion Fit For The Future, Better, Faster, Smarter' - Conference Review


The ASBCI fashion industry conference ‘Fashion Fit For The Future, Better, Faster, Smarter' provided further insight and first class wisdom on fashion sizing and fit and was held on 11th October at the Queens Hotel in Leeds.

08 Sep

2017

The Textile Institute October Short Course Available


ASBCI's Reciprocal Members, The Textile Institute are holding an Introduction To Textiles Short Course from 16 to 18 October in Manchester.

09 Mar

2018

ASBCI Conference speaker update


ASBCI is delighted to announce further speakers for it Spring Conference: “DIGITAL REVOLUTION – Virtually taking over fashion”. There is also an early bird rate for booking placed and paid for by the end of March>>>

02 Sep

2016

Textile Institute offer Introduction to Clothing Short Courses in Manchester


Six separate courses will provide a basic introduction to the subject and are intended for anyone just starting a career in the clothing industry whether this be at operative level; a new graduate from another discipline, or management level coming from another industry sector.

18 Aug

2017

ASBCI Members Bureau Veritas CPS UK offer discounts on Softline Testing in August


ASBCI Members, Bureau Veritas CPS UK are offering discounts on Softline Testing for the rest of August 2017.

15 Jul

2016

ASBCI are proud to suppport Halifax's bid to host the Great Exhibition of The North...


“Halifax has a great textile heritage and the area continues to be a hub for clothing manufacturing, which is why we have our base here. The ASBCI is pleased to support Halifax’s bid to host the Great Exhibition of the North and we’ll help to engage our member companies in the fashion and design part of the exhibition.” Dr Alistair Knox, Chairman, Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry

Bureau Veritas launch 2016 seminar programme


Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services UK are offering a wide range of seminars to help companies keep up-to-date with the latest standard, safety and compliance changes affecting the consumer products market.

15 Feb

2016

The Textile Institute publish their 2016 Event Schedule


The Textile Institute is delighted to launch a new series of events for 2016 which includes a selection of short courses and seminars/lectures which are all sponsored or co-sponsored by the Textile Institute.

05 Jul

2017

The UK Chemicals Stakeholder Forum provides Guidance on REACH Registration 2018


The UK Chemicals Stakeholder Forum (UKCSF) has updated its SMEs and downstream user-friendly guidance on the 2018 REACH Registration deadline.

19 Dec

2017

ASBCI 2018 Technical Visits to Johnson Cleaners


With thanks to ASBCI members Johnson Cleaners, the ASBCI visits have gone from strength to strength, with more visits planned for 2018.

01 Jun

2017

Bureau Veritas CPS UK to host June Seminars


ASBCI Members Bureau Veritas CPS UK are hosting two of their most popular seminars this June.

03 Jun

2015

Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services UK gains accreditation for candle testing


Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services UK, whose testing laboratory is located in Warrington, Cheshire, is pleased to announce it has been accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to test for the compliance and safety of candles. As candles have grown in popularity with consumers over the past decade, so has the potential safety concern with their use. It is said that consumers are purchasing candles more frequently now as focal points for their home décor, as a means of scenting the air in a room, for aromatherapy-like relaxation, stress reduction or for parties and celebrations. In this environment, and whilst candles remain one of the main sources of house fires, testing has become increasingly important to retailers, importers and manufacturers, to minimise risk and ensure that the quality and performance of their candles meet the expectations of today’s consumer.

17 Feb

2015

Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services 2015 Seminar Programme


Bureau Veritas has recently announced the dates of its 2015 UK seminars. Now in its 6th year, the programme will once again help retailers, brands, suppliers and importers keep up-to-date with the latest regulatory, safety and compliance changes affecting the fashion industry.

05 Dec

2014

Alvanon Contributes AlvaForm Fit Mannequins to Operation Warm


In a move that helps keep more children throughout the United States warm in cold winter months, Alvanon Inc. has donated seven AlvaForm fit mannequins to philanthropic organisation Operation Warm. The AlvaForms also support Operation Warm’s recently launched Made in the USA programme. The announcement was made jointly by Operation Warm and Alvanon.

21 Apr

2017

ASBCI Members Shirley BTTG are recruiting....


ASBCI Members Shirley BTTG are currently recruiting for the position of Certification Officer.

17 Nov

2017

Free Business Services Seminars


ASBCI Members, Chadwick Lawrence offers Free Business Services Seminars.

03 Feb

2017

EMPLOYMENT UPDATE FROM ASBCI MEMBERS CHADWICK LAWRENCE


ASBCI Members Chadwick Lawrence, provide an update on Employment Law.

24 Oct

2014

'Fashion's New Frontiers - What's Next?' conference review


The ASBCI recently welcomed a world-class panel of leading industry professionals and academics from fashion consultancies, supply chain, retail, technology, law and academia to discuss ‘Fashion’s New Frontiers – What’s Next?’ at the Queens Hotel, Leeds.

03 Feb

2017

TEXTILE INSTITUTE'S MONTHLY EVENTS UPDATE


Events featured in this update are organised by ASBCI's reciprocal parter, The Textile Institute.

02 Nov

2017

Conference Review - ASBCI Beyond Brexit


On the 26th October, many of the U.K. based retailers and manufacturers gathered to hear an update and perspective from a fantastic speaker panel. Find out the key points discussed by downloading a copy of the conference review.

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.

01 Mar

2016

Spring News from NWTexnet who launch their Lightwieghting Event....


NWTEXNET publish their Spring News and provide detail on the forthcoming Lightweighting Event which is being held at Preston College on 17th March.

10 Jul

2015

ASBCI technical visits to Johnson Cleaners


The Technical Visit to Johnsons organised by the ASBCI for its members has always been a popular and exciting day on the ASBCI event calendar and this year was no exception.

10 Jul

2017

The Textile Institute provide an update on their monthly events


ASBCI's reciprocal partner, The Textile Institute, provide further update to their monthly events schedule.

07 May

2015

Textile Institute 'Introduction to Clothing' short courses


The Textile Insitute is delighted to launch a new series of Short Courses. Under the umbrella title of 'Introduction to Clothing' these courses are intended as a complementary offering to the existing 'Introduction to Textiles' course which has been running since 2010.

03 May

2017

BSI Celebrate Launch of New International Standard


ASBCI Members, BSI are holding an event on Wednesday 10th May to celebrate the launch of the New International Standard for Sustainable Procurement BS ISO 20400:2017

05 Sep

2014

SDC to host 'Global Sustainability Initiatives' event


SDC North of England Region will host 'Global Sustainability Initiatives: Hazardous chemicals and the impact of the Greenpeace Detox Campaign on the textile dyeing and printing supply chain' on 24 September from 6.15pm-9.00pm at the Mercure Norton Grange Hotel in Castleton. The textile industry is on the cusp of dramatic change. It is facing increasing pressure from NGOs as well as tighter regulation and rising costs. Developments arising from the ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) Joint Roadmap present a challenge as well as an opportunity.

07 Apr

2017

Textile Institute Launches Programme of Industry Short Courses


ASBCI's Reciprocal Members, The Textile Institute have launched a programme of Industry Shourt Courses.

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.

01 Apr

2014

2014 edition of Introduction to Colour in Clothing and Textiles is out now


The newly revised version of 'Introduction to Colour in Clothing and Textiles' has been updated for 2014 and has been created to provide knowledge and understanding about the sensation and science of colour and how these are applied in the world of fashion.

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.

08 Dec

2016

CTI INTRODUCES NEW BUNDLED TRAVEL PRODUCT FOR SMEs


ASBCI member CTI, the leading regional business travel provider, has recently unveiled its new Business Travel in a Box bundled travel product, designed to offer SMEs a cost-effective and efficient way of procuring business travel.

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

01 Feb

2016

Leather Wise Ltd celebrate 10 Years in the business...


Leather Wise Ltd publish their latest 10th Anniversary Newsletter....Happy Birthday from all at ASBCI!

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.

22 Sep

2015

Legal update from Chadwick Lawrence


Chadwick Lawrence are members of the ASBCI and Nicholas Worsnop is the Legal Director on the ASBCI Board.

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.

21 Jul

2015

Fit For Purpose - Size And Fit Handbook - OUT NOW!


On the back of the hugely successful ‘Fit Factor’ conference earlier in the year, ASBCI are delighted to announce the launch of the eagerly awaited ‘Apparel Size and Fit – A definitive guide’ technical handbook.

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 [email protected] 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.

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