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IAF, EURATEX & ABIT Collaborate on content international conferences

Sep '21
The International Apparel Federation (IAF), European Apparel and Textile Confederation (EURATEX) and national association for the Brazilian Apparel and Textile industry (ABIT) have announced their collaboration on the content of their annual, international conferences in the fall of 2021. The conferences offer complementary insights into the huge transition the apparel and textile industries are going through.

The IAF and ABIT have given their conferences the same theme, namely ‘Transition of the Global Fashion System’. EURATEX’s conference’s theme is ‘A new paradigm for the European Textile and Clothing Industry’ and therefore also emphasises transition.

All three associations are aware of the urgency and importance of the transition that the apparel and textile industries are currently going through. Through their collaboration, they are able to offer a global audience complimentary programmes, each focusing on different elements of this transition, the entities said in a joint media release.

ABIT’s focus is on people, exploring data gathering, a transition to a design more guided by individualisation and communication in a digital environment. IAF’s focus is on the intra supply chain dynamics, looking at how the relations between buyers and suppliers need to change. EURATEX focuses strongly on the role of legislation shaping our industry’s actions.

ABIT’s international conference will take place on October 27 and 28. Visitors from across the world can join online to hear a mix of Brazilian and international speakers. Brazil containing complete supply chains from cotton to consumer often presents examples of transition that can inspire companies from other parts of the world.

IAF and EURATEX are holding their conferences back-to-back in Antwerp, Belgium on November 8 and 9, respectively. For those visitors that might be held back by pandemic related restrictions to visit the venue in Antwerp, the conferences will be available online. Antwerp is less than 50 kilometres away from Brussels, where the EU Commission is unveiling a very ambitious environmental and social agenda aimed at large scale transition that will have large consequences for the industry.

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