Global Apparel Market – An Overview | Watch NOW! | Ad
Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / IAF World Fashion Convention 2017 ends successfully
IAF World Fashion Convention 2017 ends successfully
Nov '17
Courtesy: IAF
Courtesy: IAF
The 33rd (International Apparel Federation) IAF World Fashion Convention 2017, which was held on October 17 and 18, 2017, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, ended on a successful note, writes Anton Schumann

Over 350 participants came together for the world fashion conference. The theme for this year’s event was ‘Compliance and Technology – Key Drivers for Industry and Retail.’

In the course of three days, visitors, approximately 40 per cent of the international participants, and many representatives from the Brazilian textile and clothing industries discussed a multitude of technical and business topics, market developments and future trends in the clothing and textile industries.

The focus of this year’s World Fashion Conference 2017 panel, consisting of talks and discussions, was placed on the topics of sustainability, digitalisation, and technology.

In their talks, representative for the world’s leading strategic consulting firms McKinsey and the Boston Consulting Group addressed different aspects of the urgency for companies to strategically orient themselves in regard to digitalisation.

John Cheh, managing director and deputy chairman of the board of directors of apparel firm, Esquel Group, talked about his almost entirely automated and digitalised, multilevel textile development for the production of shirts.

Joachim Hensch presented the current development trends at Hugo Boss in the context of digitalisation. The prototypes and production design for the manufacture of the pilot series at Hugo Boss and other international brands will change drastically as a result of new communication paths and shorter development cycles.

Jonathan Zornow, founder of the start-up Sewbo from Seattle, introduced his innovative sewing robot for which he had registered a patent this year. He believes that the automation of the clothing industry holds great potential for changing supply chains and optimising products.

The fourth participant in the panel representing the Gherzi Textil Organisation was the correspondent, Anton Schumann, who talked about the opportunities presented by digitalisation on the basis of the change of and innovation in business models in the clothing and textile industries.

The talk given by the American company Lectra, who built its own research and development centre in Boston for their clientele, was especially stimulating. Thanks to the digital design development and cutting pattern configuration, it is now possible for the designer or product developer to remotely, and independently of time, operate the machines in Bangladesh, India or China with their design.

The presentation by the representative from C&A Brazil in the context of the sustainability discussions on the second day was also highly engaging. (GK)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

Must ReadView All

Courtesy:  Vishal Banik on Unsplash

Textiles | On 21st Sep 2018

Pakistan's textile exports up 3.72% in July-August 2018

The value of textile and garment exports from Pakistan increased 3.72 ...

French jute, natural fibre team to visit India, Bangladesh

Textiles | On 21st Sep 2018

French jute, natural fibre team to visit India, Bangladesh

Business France, the French trade and investment commission, will...

Gujarat power loom weavers not to file GST returns: FOGWA

Textiles | On 21st Sep 2018

Gujarat power loom weavers not to file GST returns: FOGWA

The Federation of Gujarat Weavers Association (FOGWA) recently took a ...

Interviews View All

Top executives, Textile & apparel bodies

Top executives
Textile & apparel bodies

Textile industry would like to see inclusion of cotton yarn under MEIS and ...

Divyesh Mashruwala, Akshar Industries

Divyesh Mashruwala
Akshar Industries

Surat dominates foiling, embossing and pleating

Abhishek Samdaria, Reflete

Abhishek Samdaria

GST will certainly reduce a lot of paperwork in future

Manoj Sorathiya,

Manoj Sorathiya

Surat-based Sunrise Imports & Exports Co is a manufacturer and...

Carolin Russ,

Carolin Russ

Weko, Weitmann & Konrad GmbH & Co KG, based in south Germany, is...

Gagan Gulati,

Gagan Gulati

PG Silk Mills Private Limited had a humble start with a hand-dyeing unit....

Paige Mullis, Glen Raven Inc

Paige Mullis
Glen Raven Inc

Paige Mullis discusses the expansion plans of Glen Raven Inc in India, and ...

Ashok Desai, Bombay Textile Research Association

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Mark Paterson, Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

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

Sonam & Paras Modi, SVA

Sonam & Paras Modi

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Robert Brunner, Devereux

Robert Brunner

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Amiben Shroff, Shrujan

Amiben Shroff

From its modest beginning in the late 1960s, Shrujan has grown into a...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on

Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

September 2018

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

news category

Related Categories:

Advanced Search