Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / 24th IAF World Apparel Convention
24th IAF World Apparel Convention
10
Mar '08
Changing Consumer Needs and the Future of Fashion Business is the central theme that will steer all seminars during the 24th IAF World Apparel Convention, which will be held this year in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Rapid international apparel trade liberalization has led to a complete decoupling of apparel manufacturing and marketing. Manufacturing companies in developed countries have been transformed to marketers and retailers.

Large retailers have created hugely successful apparel brands with limited or no manufacturing operations. Manufacturers in Asia are increasingly looking at their national, more profitable, markets.

The linear relationship between design, quality and price has been completely lost as consumers today are faced with a vast array of choice when it comes to buying clothes.

The internet, blogs and the phenomenon of urban “tribes” are already causing fundamental changes in how consumers perceive fashion. Also, these consumers are increasingly aware of and sensitive to ethical manufacturing and environmental issues.

Apparel businesses now have some time to reflect on these developments as, after two years of turbulence, apparel manufacturing and international trade has reached calmer waters. The 24th IAF World Apparel Convention will provide insights and ideas on these issues faced by all companies whose core business is fashion or fashion-related.

Four plenary sessions regarding important topics related to the main theme will take place during the convention. Questions which will be raised include: How will the new generation of consumers shape fashion? How will technology shape the future? What will be the future geography of apparel manufacturing and consumption? How will fashion education shape the future of the industry?

Sponsorship commitments have been made - at this stage - from the Province of Limburg, Messe Frankfurt, Lectra, Lawson, Pret-a-Porter and Pebblestone. Negotiations are still taking place with a number of other organizations, these will be mentioned once final agreements are made.

Click here to view more:

International Apparel Federation


Must ReadView All

Pakistan govt notifies 50% duty drawback on exports

Textiles | On 21st Oct 2017

Pakistan govt notifies 50% duty drawback on exports

The Pakistan government has notified the ‘Duty Drawback of Taxes...

Ghana sets up task force to clamp down on textile piracy

Textiles | On 21st Oct 2017

Ghana sets up task force to clamp down on textile piracy

Ghana’s ministry of trade and industry has set up a taskforce to...

Courtesy: Coach

Fashion | On 21st Oct 2017

US company Coach to change name to Tapestry from Oct 31

Coach Inc., a New York-based house of modern luxury accessories and...

Interviews View All

Veronique Lee
Modavanti

‘Sustainable fashion is trending upwards, slowly but surely, as people...

Ghanshyam Ghoghari
Kimora Fashion

Bridalwear is not about reds and whites anymore

C Kamatchisundaram
Voltas

ITME is an occasion not only to receive new leads but also to work on...

Ravindra Jain, Ashish Baid

Oswal Prints Private Limited has been manufacturing and exporting ethnic...

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Nitesh Mittal

Kusumgar Corporates is a leading manufacturer of technical textiles and...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

October 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
76.8%
No
13.0%
Skip
10.1%

Total Votes: 69

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
62.3%
No
27.5%
Skip
10.1%

Total Votes: 69

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
85.5%
No
10.1%
Skip
4.3%

Total Votes: 69

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
75.4%
No
11.6%
Skip
13.0%

Total Votes: 69


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search