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.
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.
In September and October 2021, ASBCI member UL will be running two virtual ZDHC training sessions.
The August edition of ASBCI's In Association is another packed issue full of interesting industry articles to read and share with your colleagues.
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The Department for International Trade has withdrawn its Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP), which provided support for British exporters and was used extensively by the fashion and textile industry.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.
The Final of the Golden Shears 2021 will be taking place online on 5th July. You can register interest here.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
ASBCI member, Bureau Veritas has launched an interactive guide to supplying goods into and out of the UK after Brexit.
ASBCI premier academic member, The University of Manchester Fashion Business & Technology group is currently advertising 3 lecturer vacancies..further details available here.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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 has partnered with Britain's leading GreenEarth dry cleaner, Johnson Cleaners, to offer ASBCI members an exclusive 15% discount textile testing.
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.
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.
Eurofins launches the Tested Quality seal for Community Masks.
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.
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.
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.
On behalf of ASBCI members Freudenberg we are delighted to share their news and data sheets relating to face coverings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ASBCI Member, Chadwick Lawrence provide guidance for businesses returning to the workplace.
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 Chair Alistair Knox, provides an update to all members.
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.
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.
An update from ASBCI Membership and Marketing Director, Garry Knox
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.
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 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.
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.
ASBCI Premier Members, ALVANON to support NEW UK SUSTAINABILITY SYMPOSIUM 'Techstyle Futures: Innovations for Global Change (UK Edition)'
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.
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.