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.
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.
School of Natural Sciences Diversity PhD Scholarships have been launched at The University of Manchester.
ASBCI member Shirley® will exhibit at Source Fashion (formally Pure Origin) on 12-14 February in Kensington Olympia London.
ASBCI member Hohenstein opens new testing lab in Shanghai.
We are delighted to bring you the ASBCI's 2023 Yearbook. We hope you enjoy reading this year's edition.
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.
ASBCI Premier Academic Member, The University of Manchester has a vacancy for a Lecturer in Fashion Technology.
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.
We are delighted to announce that the November issue of the ASBCI's In Association magazine is out!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The ASBCI's Fashion Reset Summit 2022 is starting to take shape with the first speakers and panel members already confirmed.
The ASBCI is pleased to bring you the June edition of Association News.
Bureau Veritas is organising a month-long series of online events addressing various sustainability themes from 29 June to 29 July.
ASBCI's May edition of the In Association e-magazine is out!
Advanced Supply Chain Group managing director Claire Webb has been shortlisted for the Amazon Everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards.
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.
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.
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.
The Lycra Company’s manufacturing site in Maydown, Northern Ireland, has completed its third-party verified Higg Facility Social and Labour Module (Higg FSLM).
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.
The March edition of the ASBCI's Association News Update is out!
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!
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.
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.
The Lycra Company has launched Thermolite® EcoMade fibre made from 100% textile waste for insulation applications.
Yorkshire-based textile quality control solutions brand James Heal is celebrating its 150th anniversary.
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.”
The ASBCI Association News Update for January 2022 is out now!
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.
We are delighted to bring you the ASBCI 2022 Digital Yearbook.
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.
The next free webinar in the ASBCI's sustainability series will address the issue of garment aftercare - the challenges, the opportunities, and emerging technologies.
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.
The LYCRA Company has launched an online customer portal to drive digital transformation in the apparel industry.
ASBCI member, James Heal innovates in water resistance testing with launch of new HydroView, hydrostatic head tester.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Labelon UK has rebranded as Trimco Group UK.
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.
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.
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.
Eurofins Consumer Products Assurance is now offering Fast Forward audits to help customers ensure sustainable supply chains.
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.
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.
The ASBCI decides to assess the possible interest in a future seminar looking at how garment quality affects fashion’s impact on the environment.
The ASBCI are pleased to bring you Issue 9 of the Association News Update.
In September and October 2021, ASBCI member UL will be running two virtual ZDHC training sessions.
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.
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.
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.
ASBCI member James Heal launches new website for Performance Testing.
The ASBCI are pleased to bring you Issue 8 of the ASBCI's Association News Update.
The ASBCI invites members to contribute to the next edition of the In Association magazine, tell us what recovery looks like to you.
ASBCI member Verivide have some great news! A recent office move, new recruits and a brand new website!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Freudenberg Performance Materials has completed the Global Recycled Standard certification process for its shoe components manufactured in Asia.
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.
The ASBCI are pleased to bring you Issue 7 of the Association News Update.
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.
If this textile supply opportunity would be of interest to your organisation please find further details available here.
Welcome to Issue 6 Association News update.
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.
The recording of the ASBCI’s free webinar; ‘Smart Consumers Beyond 2020 – the post pandemic digital opportunity’, is now available to watch online>>>
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
ASBCI Premier Member, Hyve Group announce Fashion Together returns on 23rd February 2021!
Welcome to Issue 5 of the ASBCI's Association News Update.
The Lycra Company has been awarded Material Health Certificates at the Gold Level by the Cradle-to-Cradle Products Innovation Institute.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you missed the ASBCI's very successful Garment Costing webinar which took place in July, catch up now with the recording.
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.
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.
ASBCI Premier Member Alvanon have released catch up content from their recent highly successful 3D Tech Festival.
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.
ASBCI has partnered with Britain's leading GreenEarth dry cleaner, Johnson Cleaners, to offer ASBCI members an exclusive 15% discount textile testing.
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.
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.