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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
ASBCI members, James Heal launch ProDry rate testing instrument to help active wear manufacturers.
ASBCI Reciprocal Members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue October bulletins.
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.
ASBCI Premier Members, Alvanon will be holding a plus size scanning event at The CURVYcon in New York City on September 5th-7th.
Ecotextile News issue news bulletin.
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.
ASBCI's Reciprocal Members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue additional August bulletins.
ASBCI's reciprocal members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue August bulletins.
The University of Leeds will be holding a fashion marketing symposium on Monday 29th July 2019.
ASBCI's reciprocal members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers have issued July bulletins.
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>>>
ASBCI's reciprocal members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers have issued March bulletins.
ASBCI's reciprocal members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers have issued June bulletins.
ASBCI Reciprocal Members, the Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue February Amber Alert.
Fire update: How to make contact>>>
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.
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.
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>>>
ASBCI Premier Members, Alvanon have published their report following their Global Survey on the State of The Industry - Skills for the Future.
ASBCI's Reciprocal Members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers have issued further amber alerts.
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.
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!
ASBCI Members, Bureau Veritas provide Analytical Testing service.
In association with ASBCI members, EFI/Optitex, Drapers publish report on 3D Innovation.
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.
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!
Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue October October Amber Alert.
ASBCI Members, David Nieper in Derbyshire, become first ever UK fashion manufacturer to break into the 'Best 100 Companies' List.
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.
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.
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!
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.
ASBCI is delighted to announce the launch of its Autumn Conference on 14th November in Nottingham
David Reay from the Northern Clothing and Textile Network announces his involvement with the nationwide project - Digital Catapult.
The ASBCI Digital Fashion conference will soon be with us on 3rd May - here's some insight into the speakers for the day.
ASBCI's Reciprocal Members, The Textile Institute are holding an Introduction To Textiles Short Course from 16 to 18 October in Manchester.
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>>>
ASBCI Members, Bureau Veritas CPS UK are offering discounts on Softline Testing for the rest of August 2017.
The UK Chemicals Stakeholder Forum (UKCSF) has updated its SMEs and downstream user-friendly guidance on the 2018 REACH Registration deadline.
With thanks to ASBCI members Johnson Cleaners, the ASBCI visits have gone from strength to strength, with more visits planned for 2018.
ASBCI Members Bureau Veritas CPS UK are hosting two of their most popular seminars this June.
ASBCI Members Shirley BTTG are currently recruiting for the position of Certification Officer.
ASBCI Members, Chadwick Lawrence offers Free Business Services Seminars.
ASBCI Members Chadwick Lawrence, provide an update on Employment Law.
Events featured in this update are organised by ASBCI's reciprocal parter, The Textile Institute.
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.
The Society of Dyers & Colourists are delighted to announce their new Member Benefit - Science in Parliament - The Journal of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee.
NWTEXNET publish their Spring News and provide detail on the forthcoming Lightweighting Event which is being held at Preston College on 17th March.
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.
ASBCI's reciprocal partner, The Textile Institute, provide further update to their monthly events schedule.
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.
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
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.
ASBCI's Reciprocal Members, The Textile Institute have launched a programme of Industry Shourt Courses.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
The ASBCI is saddened to hear the news of the death of Professor Eddie Newton recently.
ASBCI Members, Chadwick Lawrence are hosting a FREE Business Service Seminar on Cybercrime on 13th October in Bradford.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The ASBCI are delighted to announce the speaker lineup for the 2016 Size & Fit Conference - Fashion Fit For The Future - Better, Faster, Smarter.
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.
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.
ASBCI Members, Chadwick Lawrence, announce Partner's shortlisting for the Law Society Excellence Award.
July Legal Update and as part of their services to business, Chadwick Lawrence offer Litigation in Business Expertise.
Latest Legal Updates from Chadwick Lawrence
Leather Wise Ltd publish their latest 10th Anniversary Newsletter....Happy Birthday from all at ASBCI!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Chadwick Lawrence are members of the ASBCI and Nicholas Worsnop is the Legal Director on the ASBCI Board.
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!
ASBCI are delighted to announce the first speaker for the upcoming conference, Head to Toe – a focus on Leather Fashion, Footwear and Accessories.
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.
This fund has been released through the Skills Investment Fund, a fund previously only available to those sectors contributing towards the fund.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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!!
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.
Just-Style's Leonie Barrie reports on the Sizing & Fit seminar
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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?’
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.
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.
"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,
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.
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.