News: ASBCI News

15 May

2024

ASBCI is Proud to Announce Member Technical Visit to James Heal


Following the success of last year’s technical visit to James Heal, we are delighted to announce the date for the next visit to this well-established manufacturing and testing facility in Halifax.

29 Feb

2024

Shirley Technologies is holding a UK roadshow for UK brands and manufacturers


ASBCI member Shirley Technologies is holding a UK roadshow over the next few months for UK brands and manufacturers on how the OEKO-TEX® certification services can help their business.

23 Feb

2024

New Technical Visit Dates Announced


ASBCI has secured a technical visit for its members to Johnson Cleaners Technical Centre in Rugby. This will take place on the 28th March 2024, with sessions both in the morning and afternoon.

22 Feb

2024

ASBCI AGM Date Confirmed


The date for the ASBCI's 2024 Annual General Meeting is 27th March 2024 and this year it will take place at ASBCI HQ at Croft Myl in Halifax.

12 Feb

2024

Exclusive ASBCI Member Sponsorship Opportunity


Be a part of Fashanne – The Fashion Designers of the Future Awards – and support the UK’s emerging design talent by sponsoring the ASBCI Innovation Award.

21 Jan

2024

New Member Only Technical Visits Launch for 2024


ASBCI is delighted to announce that it has ASBCI has secured a series of technical visits for its members to Johnson Cleaners Technical Centre in Rugby.

09 Mar

2023

The search is on for the SDC’s Global Colourist of the Year 2023: Could it be you?


An exciting new accolade from ASBCI's reciprocal member the Society of Dyers and Colourists has been launched, to honour one outstanding early career professional.

27 Feb

2023

The ASBCI's February 2023 In Association is published!


The first In Association for 2023 is out now where you can read the latest industry news, updates and articles as well as the write-up about the ASBCI’s Fashion the Change Webinar: ‘Using Technology to Accelerate Growth, Manage Carbon Emissions and Drive Sustainability Initiatives’, sponsored by DeSL.

21 Feb

2023

Black-heritage academics support


School of Natural Sciences Diversity PhD Scholarships have been launched at The University of Manchester.

02 Feb

2023

ASBCI member Shirley® will exhibit at Source Fashion


ASBCI member Shirley® will exhibit at Source Fashion (formally Pure Origin) on 12-14 February in Kensington Olympia London.

17 Jan

2023

Hohenstein opens new testing lab in Shanghai


ASBCI member Hohenstein opens new testing lab in Shanghai.

22 Dec

2022

ASBCI 2023 Digital Yearbook Launch


We are delighted to bring you the ASBCI's 2023 Yearbook. We hope you enjoy reading this year's edition.

06 Dec

2022

Bureau Veritas CPS launches Virtual Footwear Fitting Solution


Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services (BVCPS) is pleased to introduce their new Virtual Footwear Fitting Solution. Sizing remains one of the biggest issues for brands and retailers resulting in high cost of returns, bad customer experience, and higher carbon footprint due to the solid waste generated from returned products and packaging.

05 Dec

2022

The University of Manchester are recruiting!


ASBCI Premier Academic Member, The University of Manchester has a vacancy for a Lecturer in Fashion Technology.

28 Nov

2022

James Heal Celebrates 80 Years of the Martindale Textile Tester


UK-based textile testing solutions provider and ASBCI member, James Heal this year marked a number of significant milestones, most recently the iconic Martindale abrasion testing instrument manufactured by the company reached the 80th anniversary of its invention.

16 Nov

2022

ASBCI's November issue of In Association is published!


We are delighted to announce that the November issue of the ASBCI's In Association magazine is out!

03 Nov

2022

Industry 5.0 - The Future of Fashion & Textiles Manufacturing


Digital Futures at the University of Manchester is hosting an event on 15th November 2022 to explore cutting edge technological developments in the fashion and textiles industry. More details available here.

02 Nov

2022

Eurofins Assurance launches Zero Waste to Landfill Certification Service


The Eurofins Assurance network of companies is pleased to announce that it has launched a new Zero Waste to Landfill Certification Service for industries to support customers’ fact-based commitments on zero waste. The service echoes seamlessly UN Sustainable Development Goal 12 Ensure Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns, particularly Target 12.4, 12.5 and 12.6.

24 Oct

2022

Fashion's New Ecosystem - Alvanon Executive Report


Read the latest 3D Tech Fest executive report for more on the rise of fashion’s new ecosystem: the future of 3D, digital product creation, and virtual try-on from Alvanon.

19 Oct

2022

The ASBCI's Fashion Re:Set Summit 11th October 2022


Delegates at the ASBCI’s Fashion Re:Set Summit were told the industry must work together to effect meaningful change. No one has all the answers and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, open and honest communication within businesses, with supply chains and between competitors is required to identify priorities and determine the most appropriate response.

27 Sep

2022

Book your place now for the ASBCI's Autumn Summit!


With four themes, 15+ experts, and three panel discussions and audience Q&A sessions, the ASBCI’s Fashion Re:set Summit 2022 is the place to join the debate about the future of the fashion industry, find partners, and work together to create a sustainable and profitable way forward for the sector.

01 Sep

2022

The ASBCI's August issue of In Association e-magazine is out!


The ASBCI's August issue of in Association e-magazine is out! Another packed issue full of interesting industry articles to read and share with your colleagues.

19 Jul

2022

Vacancies at the University of Manchester


The University of Manchester, Department of Materials (Fashion Business and Technology Discipline) welcomes applications for TWO Teaching and Research academic posts in Fashion Marketing and Business.

14 Jul

2022

Circularity in Fashion and Textiles Panel Discussion


Nottingham Trent University's Clothing Sustainability Research Group will be holding an online panel discussion on the topic of 'Circular Solutions for Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles' on Wednesday 20th July.

13 Jul

2022

James Heal Celebrates 150 Years with Week-long Event


A year of celebration continued at ASBCI member, James Heal last week as a series of events were held to mark their 150th anniversary, with the attendance of sales partners from almost every continent making it a truly international occasion.

06 Jul

2022

First speakers announced for Fashion Reset


The ASBCI's Fashion Reset Summit 2022 is starting to take shape with the first speakers and panel members already confirmed.

04 Jul

2022

ASBCI's June edition of Association News is out now!


The ASBCI is pleased to bring you the June edition of Association News.

04 Jul

2022

ASBCI member, Bureau Veritas, announce series of sustainability events


Bureau Veritas is organising a month-long series of online events addressing various sustainability themes from 29 June to 29 July.

24 May

2022

ASBCI's May 2022 edition of In Association e-magazine is out!


ASBCI's May edition of the In Association e-magazine is out!

23 May

2022

ASCG MD shortlisted in Amazon Everywoman Awards


Advanced Supply Chain Group managing director Claire Webb has been shortlisted for the Amazon Everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards.

12 May

2022

Hyosung Xanadu fibre popular for Athleisure trend


A bio-based polyester yarn from Hyosung is proving popular among brands looking to produce commuter-ready apparel as people return to the office, the company has reported.

12 May

2022

For Earth Day 2022, ASBCI member GreenEarth Cleaning co-ordinated a country-wide clothes drive


Many affiliated dry cleaner stores joined in with this initiative to encourage customers to clear out clothes that are no longer worn and made sure they were cleaned and donated rather than ending up in landfill.

12 May

2022

Neil Pryke has been appointed managing director of PPR Group UK


Formerly operations and innovation director of ASBCI member, James Heal, and manager of the brand’s Halifax site, Neil’s new role will see him responsible for James Heal and partner brand Mecmesin in West Sussex.

12 May

2022

The Lycra Company facility achieves high Higg FSLM score


The Lycra Company’s manufacturing site in Maydown, Northern Ireland, has completed its third-party verified Higg Facility Social and Labour Module (Higg FSLM).

21 Apr

2022

Insights into Air Permeability Testing from James Heal


In this recently published article from ASBCI member, James Heal, you will learn more about what air permeability is, why testing for it is important, how to perform the test, relevant standards and more.

29 Mar

2022

ASBCI Association News Update Issue 11 March 2022


The March edition of the ASBCI's Association News Update is out!

22 Mar

2022

ASBCI Autumn Conference 2022


The ASBCI is delighted to announce that they will be holding a live conference on 11th October 2022. The Conference will be held at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel, Rutland Water. More details will be available soon!

08 Mar

2022

Made In UK Day - 9th March 2022


On Made in UK Day, Make It British are calling on everybody to celebrate UK makers by buying something made here in the UK on 9th March 2022.

25 Feb

2022

The ASBCI's February edition of In Association e-magazine is out!


We are delighted to bring you February's In Association e-magazine, where you can read all the topical features and member articles. Please share with your colleagues and industry contacts.

23 Feb

2022

The Lycra Company launches sustainable insulation


The Lycra Company has launched Thermolite® EcoMade fibre made from 100% textile waste for insulation applications.

23 Feb

2022

James Heal celebrates 150th anniversary


Yorkshire-based textile quality control solutions brand James Heal is celebrating its 150th anniversary.

20 Jan

2022

Alvanon Winners of Glossy 50: The people who shaped fashion in 2021


The Alvanon founders, Janice & Jason Wang, CEO & COO, Alvanon were honored in the Glossy 50 list, under “The Experts” category–“the pros who paved the way for brand innovation.”

18 Jan

2022

ASBCI Association News Update Issue 10 January 2022


The ASBCI Association News Update for January 2022 is out now!

13 Jan

2022

Alvanon launches Fit Studio in Milan in collaboration with Istituto Secoli


ASBCI member, Alvanon launches new Fit Studio in Milan in collaboration with Istituto Secoli. The Fit Studio will give Italian designers, patternmakers and retailers easy access to world’s leading fit tools.

21 Dec

2021

ASBCI 2022 Digital Yearbook Launch


We are delighted to bring you the ASBCI 2022 Digital Yearbook.

15 Dec

2021

Oeko-Tex launches new carbon and water measurement tool


Shirley® are proud to be the official OEKO-TEX® office in the UK, assisting a network of brands and their suppliers in implementing safe and sustainable certification and testing strategies within their global supply chains.

15 Dec

2021

Fashion The Change - the aftercare webinar


The next free webinar in the ASBCI's sustainability series will address the issue of garment aftercare - the challenges, the opportunities, and emerging technologies.

15 Dec

2021

Sustainability at Freudenberg – not just a buzzword


Freudenberg Performance Materials Apparel (FPMA) has taken concrete actions to improve its sustainability goals, focusing most of the product innovation on this topic, we are fully committed to make a massive impact on sustainability.

13 Dec

2021

The Lycra Company launches online customer portal


The LYCRA Company has launched an online customer portal to drive digital transformation in the apparel industry.

10 Dec

2021

James Heal adds to performance product range with release of new hydrostatic head tester, HydroView


ASBCI member, James Heal innovates in water resistance testing with launch of new HydroView, hydrostatic head tester.

30 Nov

2021

James Heal innovates in air permeability testing with new AirPro instrument


ASBCI member James Heal have announced the launch of its new AirPro air permeability tester. The latest addition to the manufacturer’s ‘Performance Testing’ range, claims to be an ‘evolution’ and ‘innovative alternative’ to air permeability testers currently on the market.

18 Nov

2021

The ASBCI's November In Association e-magazine is out!


We are delighted to bring you November’s sustainability themed In Association e-magazine, where you can read all the topical features and member articles. Please share with your colleagues and industry contacts.

09 Nov

2021

ASBCI LAUNCHES SUSTAINABILITY WEBINAR SERIES


The ASBCI is delighted to announce the launch of our new sustainability webinar series Fashion The Change, helping members address the issues that matter today.

08 Nov

2021

Eurofins acquires Modern Testing Services


Eurofins Softlines & Leather – Toys & Hardlines (Eurofins S&L-T&H), part of Eurofins CPT International Business Line, has acquired Modern Testing Services (MTS), a full-service safety and quality services provider for the consumer product industry.

05 Nov

2021

Labelon rebrands as Trimco Group UK


Labelon UK has rebranded as Trimco Group UK.

04 Nov

2021

The Lycra Company launches Lycra Adaptiv


A new fibre that adjusts to the wearer’s needs and activity has been developed by The Lycra Company. Lycra® Adaptiv is a patent-pending polymer with a unique chemistry that adapts its fit and elasticity depending on whether the wearer is at rest or in motion.

04 Nov

2021

Freudenberg launches House of Sustainability:


Freudenberg Performance Materials Apparel has announced its new House of Sustainability. The initiative, which is designed to help customers enhance the sustainability of their products, includes more than 500 sustainable solutions for a comprehensive range of applications in the apparel industry.

04 Nov

2021

Hyosung introduces sustainable denim solutions


Hysosung is introducing sustainable denim solutions that it will showcase to industry at its Denim Days events in New York, Los Angeles and London in November. The recyclable, recycled, and bio-based denim solutions have been developed in response to consumer demand for more environmentally friendly denim products.

02 Nov

2021

ASBCI member Eurofins Consumer Products Assurance is now offering Fast Forward audits


Eurofins Consumer Products Assurance is now offering Fast Forward audits to help customers ensure sustainable supply chains.

28 Oct

2021

New Report: Alvanon's 3D Tech Fest Executive Summary — Download Now


Digital transformation in the fashion industry was discussed, debated, and celebrated at 3D Tech Fest in September 2021, organised by ASBCI members Alvanon and MOTIF. Full report available here.

19 Oct

2021

Call for Papers / Call for Makers Futurescan 5: Conscious Communities


The next Association of Fashion & Textile Courses (FTC) conference invites submissions from established and early career researchers, postgraduates, practitioners, makers, designers and educators regarding completed projects or work in progress. The conference provides a forum for the dissemination of research, creative practice and pedagogy surrounding fashion and textiles. Further details available here.

04 Oct

2021

ASBCI considers Garment Durability in its 2022 conference & seminar programme


The ASBCI decides to assess the possible interest in a future seminar looking at how garment quality affects fashion’s impact on the environment.

16 Sep

2021

ASBCI Association News Update Issue 9 September 2021


The ASBCI are pleased to bring you Issue 9 of the Association News Update.

31 Aug

2021

ASBCI member UL launch calendar of official ZDHC virtual training sessions


In September and October 2021, ASBCI member UL will be running two virtual ZDHC training sessions.

09 Aug

2021

Freudenberg launches range for workwear


A range of woven and nonwoven interlinings, tapes, and thermal insulation materials designed specifically for hard-working PPE and workwear has been developed by ASBCI member, Freudenberg Performance Materials.

09 Aug

2021

ASBCI welcomes Intertek as Premier Member


The ASBCI is delighted to welcome Intertek as a Premier Member. The testing, certification and quality assurance business has upgraded its membership to take advantage of the benefits of Premier Membership, which include a seat on the executive committee and the chance to help steer the future direction of the association.

09 Aug

2021

Government scraps tradeshow support scheme


The Department for International Trade has withdrawn its Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP), which provided support for British exporters and was used extensively by the fashion and textile industry.

13 Jul

2021

James Heal launches new website for Performance Testing


ASBCI member James Heal launches new website for Performance Testing.

12 Jul

2021

ASBCI Association News Update Issue 8 July 2021


The ASBCI are pleased to bring you Issue 8 of the ASBCI's Association News Update.

09 Jul

2021

ASBCI In Association Magazine - Call for content: tell us what recovery looks like to you


The ASBCI invites members to contribute to the next edition of the In Association magazine, tell us what recovery looks like to you.

24 Jun

2021

Latest news from ASBCI member, Verivide


ASBCI member Verivide have some great news! A recent office move, new recruits and a brand new website!

17 Jun

2021

SGS Collaborates with ISEA on New Docuseries about PPE and Safety of Workers


The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) releases a new docuseries about personal protective equipment (PPE) that features SGS experts speaking on the subject with a unique perspective on the industry and the innovation taking place to protect workers and save lives.

16 Jun

2021

ASBCI’s Beyond 2020 webinar series recordings now available to view


As part of the ASBCI's 'Beyond 2020' event series, the recordings from the 2 webinars which took place earlier this year ahead of our May conference are now available to view.

14 Jun

2021

ASBCI Member, James Heal are recruiting!


ASBCI member, James Heal are currently recruiting for the position of Technical Marketing Executive. If you are interested or know someone who would be interested, further details available here.

26 May

2021

ASBCI's May edition of In Association e-magazine is out!


We are delighted to bring you our May 2021 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.

25 May

2021

Beyond 2020: Survival of the Smartest conference recording now available


The ASBCI's first online conference Beyond 2020: Survival of the Smartest took place on 12th May 2021. The recording is now available to view on demand.

20 May

2021

Freudenberg shoe components certified to Global Recycled Standard


Freudenberg Performance Materials has completed the Global Recycled Standard certification process for its shoe components manufactured in Asia.

17 May

2021

ASBCI'S Spring Conference - Beyond 2020 – survival of the smartest


The rise of customisation and on-demand and the demise of wasteful mass production business models were among the predictions made by speakers at the ASBCI’s Survival of the Smartest digital conference held on May 12, 2021.

29 Apr

2021

ASBCI Association News Update Issue 7 April 2021


The ASBCI are pleased to bring you Issue 7 of the Association News Update.

22 Apr

2021

Chargeurs*PCC launches Sustainability 360 brand


The Sustainable 50 collection from Chargeurs*PCC Fashion Technologies has become Sustainable 360™, a new stand-alone brand from the interlinings manufacturer that reflects its commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

20 Apr

2021

Textile Supply Opportunity – Single use PPE & Protective Medical Consumables


If this textile supply opportunity would be of interest to your organisation please find further details available here.

26 Mar

2021

ASBCI Association News Update - Issue 6 March 2021


Welcome to Issue 6 Association News update.

24 Mar

2021

ASBCI Rep wanted for BSI Sub-Committee


BSI has invited the ASBCI to nominate a representative to sit on its TCI/100/2 Community Face Coverings sub-committee. Please get in touch for further details if you would be interested.

12 Mar

2021

Now Live - ASBCI - Recording of Smart Consumers Beyond 2020 Webinar


The recording of the ASBCI’s free webinar; ‘Smart Consumers Beyond 2020 – the post pandemic digital opportunity’, is now available to watch online>>>

19 Feb

2021

ASBCI's February 2021 In Association e-magazine is out!


We are delighted to bring you our February 2021 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.

29 Jan

2021

Don’t Miss Alvanon at ISPO Munich: "The Future of Digital Bodies"


The world's most important sports fair is taking place as an online event for the first time this year. From February 1st to 5th, more than 500 international companies will be showing new products and innovations at ISPO Munich Online, under the theme ‘Sports is stronger’.

25 Jan

2021

Freudenberg Performance Materials Apparel plans competence centers in Europe


Freudenberg Performance Materials Apparel is planning to bundle its technologies in competence centers in order to enable its European interlining business to thrive in future and to better fulfil the needs of European customers.

25 Jan

2021

Weekly Legal Briefing from ASBCI member, Chadwick Lawrence


The Employment Team at ASBCI member, Chadwick Lawrence has embarked on a new initiative to publish a weekly legal briefing which will look to comment, report and share guidance on the topical issues in the world of employment law, regulatory law and HR.

20 Jan

2021

Bureau Veritas' Q1 2021 webinar series is now live!


ASBCI member, Bureau Veritas have announced details of their online training sessions which have been created with their global panel of technical specialists, sharing their guidance and insights from Bureau Veritas’ experience.

14 Jan

2021

Register for your ticket to Hyve Group's Fashion Together!


ASBCI Premier Member, Hyve Group announce Fashion Together returns on 23rd February 2021!

14 Jan

2021

ASBCI Association News Update - Issue 5 January 2021


Welcome to Issue 5 of the ASBCI's Association News Update.

12 Jan

2021

The LYCRA Company Announces Gold Level Material Health Certificates for 25 products


The Lycra Company has been awarded Material Health Certificates at the Gold Level by the Cradle-to-Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

12 Jan

2021

ASOS announce plans to invest £90 million in a new fulfilment centre in Lichfield, Staffordshire


ASBCI Premier Member ASOS has announced plans to invest £90 million in a new fulfilment centre in Lichfield, Staffordshire, and to employ 2,000 people at the site over the next three years.

08 Jan

2021

New Course Alert - Fashion Supply Chain: Concept to Consumer


This new online course, 'Fashion Supply Chain: Concept to Consumer' from ASBCI premier member, Motif provides the opportunity to understand the inner workings of a complex and globally dispersed supply chain.

24 Nov

2020

Alvanon's Summary of their 3D Tech Festival 2020 - Executive Summary Report now available


ASBCI Premier Member, Alvanon have compiled this executive summary report to help you and your team formulate a playbook for your digital product strategy. This is the tip of the iceberg, but the transition into a digital way of working has to begin somewhere.

17 Nov

2020

Editorial & Advertising deadline for the ASBCI's February 2021 In Association 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.

07 Oct

2020

The ASBCI Garment Costing Webinar is now available to view


If you missed the ASBCI's very successful Garment Costing webinar which took place in July, catch up now with the recording.

01 Oct

2020

ASBCI Association News Update Issue 4


We are delighted to bring you Issue 4 of the ASBCI Association News Update which includes a list of digital events for this month for you to add into your diary.

25 Sep

2020

October 2020 webinars with ASBCI member, Bureau Veritas


For the last part of 2020, Bureau Veritas bring you an exciting range of webinars split over 3 months. Each webinar offers multiple dates, giving you the flexibility to plan these around your schedule.

25 Sep

2020

Alvanon's 3D Tech Festival & Chill: Catch up content streaming now!


ASBCI Premier Member Alvanon have released catch up content from their recent highly successful 3D Tech Festival.

14 Sep

2020

ASBCI's Association News Update - Issue 3


We are delighted to bring you Issue 3 of the ASBCI Association News Update which includes a list of digital events for this month for you to add into your diary.

14 Aug

2020

EXCLUSIVE discount for ASBCI members - Johnson Cleaners Garment Testing


ASBCI has partnered with Britain's leading GreenEarth dry cleaner, Johnson Cleaners, to offer ASBCI members an exclusive 15% discount textile testing.

23 Jul

2020


This highly practical online training covers all the key aspects of health and safety measures to resume operations safely in the factory and workplace. It is based on the Eurofins I AQM Standard for “COVID-19 PREVENTION IN THE WORKPLACE”. This standard has been developed based on recommendations / guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation, OSHA, and other relevant organisations promoting health, hygiene and safety best practices in the workplace to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 disease.

29 Jun

2020

ASBCI's Association News Update - Issue 2


We are excited to bring you Issue 2 of the ASBCI Association News Update which features our heartfelt ‘Thank Yous’, to you our members for your support with various initiatives during lockdown. There is also a round-up of our latest key activities and news stories.

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