ASBCI Premier Academic Member, The University of Manchester, are recruiting!
Find out how well-known fashion companies have overcome the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic in a new white paper from Lectra.
The reunion of the Northern Clothing and Textile Network will be taking place on Zoom on 17 September 2021 at 9am. Further details and booking information available here.
The August edition of ASBCI's In Association is another packed issue full of interesting industry articles to read and share with your colleagues.
The Final of the Golden Shears 2021 will be taking place online on 5th July. You can register interest here.
The Organic Cotton Identification Service from Eurofins Softlines & Leather and Eurofins GeneScan has received global recognition by passing the first-of-its-kind proficiency test of ISO/ IWA 32:2019 standard ‘Screening of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in cotton and textiles.
Notification from the Environment Agency of a recent restriction for the placing on the market of textile articles containing Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (NPEs), this applied from 3 February 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!
ASBCI member UK Retail Connect introduces a job opportunity from Surgical Pouch.
Use the Brexit checker tool to get personalised actions to keep your business moving.
The Fashion Business & Technology group at the University of Manchester is currently seeking to appoint to two senior posts.
We are delighted to bring you the ASBCI 2021 Yearbook which is available in digital format for the first time!
The ASBCI wishes you all the best for a safe and happy holiday season and a more hopeful and prosperous new year.
ASBCI member, Bureau Veritas has launched an interactive guide to supplying goods into and out of the UK after Brexit.
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.
ASBCI premier academic member, The University of Manchester Fashion Business & Technology group is currently advertising 3 lecturer vacancies..further details available here.
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
We are delighted to bring you our November issue of In Association. We thank you for your content contributions and support with advertising, we hope you enjoy reading the informative articles and we look forward to receiving your feedback.
The ASBCI has been contacted by the Cabinet Office and PR agency 32Red in connection with the Government’s public information campaign to raise awareness and understanding of what is required, and to encourage businesses to check the guidance and make the necessary changes to prepare. We are delighted to share the keys points they wish to communicate...
ASBCI member James Heal, the world leader in the design and manufacture of textile testing instruments and test materials for quality control, have announced the launch of their new online shop.
A new highly practical online course from ASBCI member, Motif is now available to book. Check out the details here.
The first podcast in Intertek's Ethical Sourcing Forum which features a contribution from ASBCI Chairman, Dr Alistair Knox is now available to view.
ASBCI member, Motif releases The State of Skills in the Apparel Industry 2020 Report.
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.
ASBCI Premier Academic Member, De Montfort University will be launching an online showcase on Instagram highlighting some of the spectacular work by the class of 2020 from across their art, design, architecture, fashion and textiles courses from Monday 28 September to Thursday 1 October.
We are delighted to share a range of Regulatory Bulletins from ASBCI member Bureau Veritas.
ASBCI member, Eurofins CPA become a Full Member Firm of Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors (APSCA) and have been approved as a Sedex Affiliate Audit Company (AAC)!
ASBCI Premier Member, Alvanon are hosting a totally online, virtual festival focused on 3D Technology in the apparel industry this week. Full instructions are provided here to enable you to tune in.
This September, Eurofins have prepared a series of virtual training events on environmental subjects that will equip every participant with the practical knowledge they need to reach the environmental and sustainability goals of their companies and organisations.
ASBCI members, Chadwick Lawrence provide details about the launch of the Government's Kickstart Scheme.
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.
Eurofins Softlines & Leather have launched a white paper on the findings from their microplastics shedding quantification services.
We are delighted to share with you news about The University of Manchester's Graduate Showcase Launch.
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.
The ASBCI are proud to launch the new quarterly e-magazine, In Association. A big thank you to our members for content contributions and support with advertising as well as our magazine team who made this happen.
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.
We are delighted to announce details of an on-demand webinar; “Today’s challenges in pattern development”, from ASBCI Premier Member Lectra. This can be downloaded at any time.
ASBCI Premier Academic Member University of Manchester have extended the deadline for lecturer posts.
Eurofins launches the Tested Quality seal for Community Masks.
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.
The SDC has announced the launch of a new Future Textile Dyers Fund.
Eurofins Softlines & Leather laboratory in Spain has received EU Notified Body accreditation (2865), and is capable to provide certification for protective clothing, safety shoes and protective gloves against a wide scope of risks, including harmful biological agents, chemical agents, mechanical risks, heat or fire, cold, electric shock, etc.
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.
ASBCI Chairman, Dr Alistair Knox provides a further update for members.
Join Alvanon at their 3D TECH Festival on September 14-18th, 2020 as they explore the actions we must take to digitize our industry.
Ed Gribbin, will discuss how AAPN reached across association boundaries to unite, connect and motivate hundreds of industry stakeholders to meet critical medical product needs. Ed will discuss how this initiative began, where it stands today and what the future looks like as many companies have committed to ensuring the establishment of a permanent Made in USA and Made in the Americas supply chain for critical medical supplies.
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.
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.
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).
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.
We are delighted to announce NEW DATES from ASBCI members Motif for their live Masterclass series.
On behalf of ASBCI members Freudenberg we are delighted to share their news and data sheets relating to face coverings.
Workwear & Uniforms Webinar now available from ASBCI Premier member, Alvanon.
On behalf of ASBCI premier academic member University of Manchester, we would like to notify you that they are currently recruiting for 3 new full-time, permanent, lecturer posts in their Fashion Business & Technology group.
Eurofins offer antimicrobial tests, in both quantitative and qualitative assessment, for textiles and non-textile products to help you in substantiating your product claims.
Starting on 27th May, ASBCI Member, Motif will be running an online Live Masterclass series. which will cover "Emerging from the Crisis: Process & Development for SMEs." If you're an apparel product developer, designer, technical designer, patternmaker, buying or sourcing collaborator in a Small or Medium Enterprise, don't miss this highly practical series.
ASBCI Member, Eurofins will be holding a FREE WEBINAR on Thursday 28th May which will cover Childrenswear safety in EU and post-Brexit UK.
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.
We are delighted to announce the launch of the ASBCI Association News Update which features a round-up of our latest key activities and news stories.
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).
ASBCI Chair, Dr Alistair Knox, provides a further update for members.
The ASBCI’s popular guide to Garment Costing has been released as an ebook and is available on Amazon for just £9.99. This technical handbook provides a step-by-step explanation of the garment costing process.
Find out how to have your latest news item published on the ASBCI News section.
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!
To help in the current Covid-19 outbreak, ASBCI Member, Vetigraph Fashion Digital Solutions are providing FREE patterns for PPE which you can download here.
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.
ASBCI Member, Chadwick Lawrence provide guidance for businesses returning to the workplace.
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.
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.
ASBCI's reciprocal members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers offer a message of support surrounding the shortage of PPE within the NHS and Care Services.
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 Member, James Heal are running a series of live software demonstrations on 21st and 28th April 2020.
ASBCI member Chadwick Lawrence provide further updated information regarding furloughed workers.
ASBCI Chair Alistair Knox, provides an update to all members.
ASBCI member Chadwick Lawrence provide updated information regarding furloughed workers.
ASBCI Reciprocal Members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue April Bulletins.
The Fashion & Textile Children's Trust (FTCT) offers support to families who are financially affected by Coronavirus.
ASBCI Members UL Consumer & Retail Services are delighted to announce that they will be holding a series of webinars, updates and recent regulatory news.
The ASBCI 2020 yearbook is now available to members via our website
Alvanon is rising to the challenge and doubling down on its mission to open, inform and connect the global apparel industry. It is in a unique position navigating COVID-19 with its Hong Kong and Shanghai team and clients since January. We would like to shed some light and offer some reassurance with three upcoming webinars with Alvanon’s CEO and our key industry executives to help navigate this tumultuous market.
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.
An update from ASBCI Membership and Marketing Director, Garry Knox
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jacket Required is the only dedicated menswear trade show in the UK. Held in the historic Old Truman Brewery, Jacket Required is located in the heart of East London and is synonymous with Shoreditch style.
ASBCI members, James Heal launch ProDry rate testing instrument to help active wear manufacturers.
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!
ASBCI Reciprocal Members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue November bulletins.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is the apparel and textile industry’s workforce gearing up fast enough for current and future challenges? Don’t miss the chance to voice your opinion!
The importance of hazard identification in product design, understanding foreseeable use, and mitigating the commercial risks of global supply chains were just some of the topics discussed at the interactive and educational technical seminar on effective risk management organised by the ASBCI and sponsored by TÜV SÜD.
ASBCI Reciprocal Members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue October bulletins.
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.
ASBCI Premier Members, Lectra are offering a half-day seminar in partnership with De Montfort University which will cover customisation and digitalisation.
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!
ASBCI Reciprocal Members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue September bulletins.
ASBCI member GreenEarth is to welcome its affiliates to its workshop in Kansas City, Missouri, on 20th September, covering off topics such as 'Sustainable Fashion' and 'Technical Insight'.
This week, in two private events for select brands and retailers in Shanghai and Hong Kong, Alvanon launched their brand new Standard China Series for Adults and Kids.
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.
ASBCI members, Chadwick Lawrence have recently been named stand sponsor of the John Smith's Stadium in Huddersfield.
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.
EcoTextile News issue News Bulletin.
The Northern Clothing & Textile Network's recent webinar on Virtual Design & Development is now available to watch ' on demand'.
This summer, take advantage of 3 brand new Alvanon courses on MOTIF!
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.
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.
ASBCI Members, Bureau Veritas CPS offer physical testing for luggage and holdall.
Ecotextile News issue further news update....
ASBCI Premier Members, Alvanon will be holding a plus size scanning event at The CURVYcon in New York City on September 5th-7th.
Ron Benjamin, Co-founder of GreenEarth Cleaning held a Press Conference during the recent Clean Show to introduce their partnership with Plastic Soup Foundation International and PlanetCare Limited, in working to reduce micro-plastic fibres entering the waterways.
Latest newsletter from Ecotextile News, The Environmental Magazine for the global textile supply chain.
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.
ASBCI Members, Vetigraph are announcing the opening of a training centre in Leicester to help bridge the skills gap in the fashion industry.
The Fashion Economy special report, published in The Times, explores the consumer-driven trends facing the industry, and the ways businesses are adapting.
ASBCI Premier Members, ALVANON to support NEW UK SUSTAINABILITY SYMPOSIUM 'Techstyle Futures: Innovations for Global Change (UK Edition)'
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.
UL is contributor and accredited training provider of the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme, Find out more here>>>
ASBCI's Reciprocal Members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue additional August bulletins.
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>>>
This article from ASBCI members and Gold Conference Sponsors, discusses how to promote socially responsible practices and the benefits of the management system approach.
ASBCI's reciprocal members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue August bulletins.
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>>>
ASBCI Premier Members, Alvanon release new report on what makes a company sustainable and successful.
The University of Leeds will be holding a fashion marketing symposium on Monday 29th July 2019.
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
Dr Alistair Knox, ASBCI's Chairman recently presented a session on Garment Costing at the Pure London event earlier this month at Olympia.
Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue January Amber Alert.
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).
The new ASBCI technical handbook seeks to explain the complex process of garment costing by outlining the various factors that affect the cost of a garment through all the different stages of production.
Textiles Intelligence are currently offering 50% off their latest report on Smart Textiles in their January Sale.
ASBCI's reciprocal members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers have issued July bulletins.
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.
ASBCI's Reciprocal Members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers have issued further amber alerts.
ASBCI Premier Members, Alvanon launches MOTIF e-Learning hub to foster continuous professional development, calls for industry collaboration to bridge the skills gap.
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.
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.
ASBCI Premier Members, DeSL will be hosting a 30 minute Webinar on CLM on Wednesday 17th October.
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 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.
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.
SCI Textiles is delighted to announce its success at the LCN Awards yesterday evening. SCI were awarded for Innovation in the Laundry Sector.
ASBCI's Reciprocal Members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers have issued further amber alerts.
In partnership with Dugdale Bros and The Textile Institute, the ASBCI are proud to announce the winner of the Handcraft Tailor Scholarship Award 2018.
ASBCI Reciprocal Members, the Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue February Amber Alert.
Fire update: How to make contact>>>
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.
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.
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.
ASBCI Reciprocal Members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue Amber Alert Updates.
ASBCI's Reciprocal Members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers have issued further amber alerts.
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.
ASBCI's Reciprocal Members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers have issued 3 amber alerts.
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.
ASBCI Members, Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services enters its 10th Anniversary of World Environment Day Celebrations.
This ASBCI Spring conference highlighted the opportunities of a digital-first future for the UK fashion industry.
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.
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>>>
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.
ASBCI Premier Members, Alvanon have published their report following their Global Survey on the State of The Industry - Skills for the Future.
Fashion Roundtable issue Press Release on EU and UK Transition and Withdrawal Agreements.
ASBCI member GreenEarth Cleaning will be holding a briefing on the Sustainable Care of Garments and Textiles on 12th April in London and ASBCI members have exclusive access to booking their places.
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.
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.
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.
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 Premier Members and the industry's leading fit expert, Alvanon launches new dedicated course to guide brands and retailers on their 3D journey.
ASBCI Members, Bureau Veritas provide Analytical Testing service.
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.
A final reminder that just-style’s State of Sourcing Survey 2018 will be closing at the end of the week
In association with ASBCI members, EFI/Optitex, Drapers publish report on 3D Innovation.
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.
Letter from Alvanon's President, Ed Gribbin about an industry survey they are conducting.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
ASBCI Members, Bradford-headquartered logistics business, Advanced Supply Chain Group (ASCG), has been shortlisted at the prestigious Global Freight Awards 2017.
Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue October October Amber Alert.
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.
The Halifax Piece Hall opens following a £19m regeneration.
ASBCI Members, David Nieper in Derbyshire, become first ever UK fashion manufacturer to break into the 'Best 100 Companies' List.
ASBCI Members Chadwick Lawrence provide medical negligence expertise.
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.
We are pleased to share with you that asos have a number of vacancies
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.
ASBCI's Reciprocal Partner, The Textile Institute provide details of their Introduction to Textiles Short Course running in October 2017.
Drapers magazine has partnered with ASBCI Premier Members, Lectra to bring you this insightful report..
ASBCI Premier Members Alvanon, provide an exclusive access link to the Robin Report 'The Insider: Sizing Up America.'
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.
Trucost to host complimentary sustainable apparel / textiles webinar on Thursday 22nd June 2017.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Premier members Marks and Spencer launch a new and ambitious sustainability plan, 10 years after the launch of the original Plan A.
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.
ASBCI is delighted to announce the launch of its Autumn Conference on 14th November in Nottingham
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
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.
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.
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.
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>>>
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.
ASBCI Members, Bureau Veritas CPS UK are offering discounts on Softline Testing for the rest of August 2017.
“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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.