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!
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.
ASBCI member UK Retail Connect introduces a job opportunity from Surgical Pouch.
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.
Use the Brexit checker tool to get personalised actions to keep your business moving.
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.
The Fashion Business & Technology group at the University of Manchester is currently seeking to appoint to two senior posts.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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...
Elcatex Group implements Coats Digital’s GSDCost to optimise garment costings, reach manufacturing excellence and improve future commercial resilience post Covid-19 crisis.
ASBCI member Motif announce their new online course Sustainability: Concepts, Practices and Applications for Fashion.
MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® Supports Amazon’s Climate Pledge Friendly: Making It Easier for Customers to Discover and Shop for Sustainable Products
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.
If you missed the ASBCI's very successful Garment Costing webinar which took place in July, catch up now with the recording.
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.
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.
ASBCI member, VeriVide will be showcasing its latest developments for digital and visual colour measurement and assessment, and demonstrating how its equipment can improve the quality control process, at the Innovative Textile & Apparel virtual trade show on 15-30 October 2020.
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.
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.
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.
Inova Textiles is laying the foundations to win the Covid-19 recovery by digitizing planning and control processes with Coats Digital’s FastReactPlan
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.
ASBCI has partnered with Britain's leading GreenEarth dry cleaner, Johnson Cleaners, to offer ASBCI members an exclusive 15% discount textile testing.
Fast-growing womenswear brand, Dancing Leopard, looks to the future with Coats Digital’s Product Lifecycle Management solution, VisionPLM, to optimise, accelerate and connect their collection management, product development, and sourcing processes, increasing visibility, coordination and control.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
ASBCI members, Eurofins are offering a series of free webinars covering environmental topics which are critical in the textile and leather industry. Stay connected virtually!
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
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.
Global manufacturer of premium textile testing instruments James Heal have launched their latest innovation, WickView, a state-of-the-art instrument that uses an advanced imaging system to track and record the transfer of moisture through fabric and other materials.
Leading global fashion-tech company Alvanon, has announced that its AlvaForm fit mannequins will feature in Netflix’s latest original series, ‘Next in Fashion’, a competition dedicated to finding the next big name in design. The series will start streaming on Netflix from January 29th 2020.
Lectra's Fashion on Demand Webinar will take place at 2pm on the 23rd January 2020. Amanda Prud’hon, International Advanced Technology Center Director will talk about a range of pressing industry issues.
ASBCI Reciprocal Members, The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue January Bulletins.
ASBCI members, Motif are offering a range of online world-class courses by fashion industry experts.
After a successful 2019, Alvanon is proud to announce its unique slate of Alvanon Workshops and Technical Skills Builder Workshops for 2020!
The Guild of Cleaners & Launderers issue December Bulletins.
ASBCI members Advanced Supply Chain Group are proud to announce that in partnership with ASOS, they have been recognised with an award for ‘Best Innovation in Fashion Retail’ at the recent Drapers Awards 2019.
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.
Pure London is the UK’s leading trade collective of fashion brands and buyers, uniting some of the most creative minds and inspirational collections in the industry.
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.
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.
Textiles Intelligence publish latest Performance Apparel Markets reports.
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 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.
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....
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)'
UL is contributor and accredited training provider of the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme, Find out more here>>>
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
ASBCI Premier Members and the industry's leading fit expert, Alvanon launches new dedicated course to guide brands and retailers on their 3D journey.
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
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.
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.
ASBCI Members, Bradford-headquartered logistics business, Advanced Supply Chain Group (ASCG), has been shortlisted at the prestigious Global Freight Awards 2017.
This year’s half day Panama invest conference will be taking place on Thursday 12th October from 9.00-14.00 and will be located in the heart of the City of London at The Skinners Hall, 8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, London, EC4R 2SP.
The Halifax Piece Hall opens following a £19m regeneration.
ASBCI Members Chadwick Lawrence provide medical negligence expertise.
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.'
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.
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.
Premier members Marks and Spencer launch a new and ambitious sustainability plan, 10 years after the launch of the original Plan A.
ASBCI Premier Members Alvanon, are to host the 'Fashion Disrupted' event on Thursday 15th June at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) – The Mall, London
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.
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.
ASBCI Premier Members, Alvanon partner up with BodiData to help Apparel Industry with sizing.
ASBCI Members, Shirley BTTG are currently recruiting for technical positions.
ASBCI's Reciprocal Partner,The Textile Institute have announced their Short Courses schedule for 2017.
ASBCI Premier Member, Alvanon invests in Young Technicians for the Fashion Industry by awarding bursaries to Fashion Enter Students.
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.
Alvanon, the global apparel business expert, has appointed May Fong to the position of senior consultant for the Asia Pacific region. In her new role, Fong will meet with fashion business clients to identify their brand-building and business-growth challenges, explain Alvanon’s technical and advisory capabilities and offer customized best practice solutions.
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's Premier Member Alvanon continue their quest to pioneer high tech fabrics, mannequins and more for producers worldwide.
“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.
Ed Gribbin, president of Alvanon, the global apparel business expert, is set to play a major role at the 31st IAF World Fashion Convention being held in collaboration with the Turkish Clothing Manufacturers Association, in Turkey on 13th to 15th October at the Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey.
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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.
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Alvanon, a leading global apparel business expert, has announced that C&A Buying GmbH & Co has been awarded the highly respected AlvaInside Certification, the world’s first and only professional accreditation dedicated to apparel fit consistency. Both companies presented at the recent 'Fit Factor' conference, run by the ASBCI, which was a huge success with members and non-members alike.
BV Smart, the new mobile App from Bureau Veritas helping the consumer products industry stay tuned with regulatory changes.
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.
The ASBCI fashion industry conference ‘The Fit Factor – World class wisdom on fashion sizing and fit’ was held on Thursday 5th March at the Peterborough Marriott Hotel.
The SDC has announced details of its 'Buy less, choose well' conference on 13 May, to be held in with the UK final of the SDC International Design Competition
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.
The ASBCI Size & Fit booklet is now available to pre-order when when booking for the 'The Fit Factor' conference.
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.
The latest ASBCI student member conference, ‘Make it Fashion’, took place at Nottingham Trent University. Over 120 students from across 15 member colleges and universities attended and heard top industry professionals speak about their inspirational careers in design, marketing, branding and manufacturing.
Leonie Barrie, managing editor at Just-Style, and media sponsor of last month's ASBCI conference 'Fashion's New Frontiers - What's Next?'reviews the day.
The ASBCI is delighted to announce that British fashion designer Maria Grachvogel will be the keynote speaker at its student conference ‘Make it Fashion’ to be held on Wednesday 5th November at Nottingham Trent University.
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.