Carrington Textiles, a global leader in the manufacture of workwear fabrics is proudly announced as the Premier Sponsor of the PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards, hosted 7-9 November 2023 at the award-winning venue – Alfandega Congress Centre, Porto, Portugal – on the bank of the iconic Douro River.
The annual PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards is organised by the Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide (PCIAW®) and is an educational, networking event dedicated to the international supply chain for the uniform, workwear and personal protective equipment (PPE) markets.
As the Premier Sponsor for 2023, Carrington Textiles specialises in the development of high-performance fabrics for use in demanding workplace environments, exporting to more than 80 countries worldwide. Established for over 130 years, Carrington Textiles has invested intelligently to create a vertically integrated manufacturing solution – from raw material processing, through to fabric dyeing and finishing – reducing lead times; improving quality controls, whilst giving visibility and traceability to the supply chain.
Carrington Textiles’ ability to innovate and invest in the professional clothing industry makes the business an ideal Premier Sponsor for the PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards 2023, which focuses on sustainable solutions in diverse sectors including military, fire & rescue, healthcare, construction, energy, aviation, rail, banking, hospitality and more.
The annual PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards event gathers global executives from the professional clothing supply chain for unique networking opportunities, advocating for partnerships and collaboration. 2023 is the first year the PCIAW® is set to host the event in Portugal, bringing together nearshore manufacturing partners including Tunisia to support the textile industry’s efforts to grow and diversify sourcing operations.
Paul Farrell, Sales & Marketing Director, Carrington Textiles commented: “As a European leader for workwear fabrics, Carrington Textiles is proud to be the Premier Sponsor of the PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards 2023, being held in Portugal for the first time. Delegates can tour Carrington’s state-of-the-art dyeing and finishing facilities in Portugal during the factory tours organised by ANIVEC and PCIAW®, showcasing our company’s exceptional innovation and quality controls. The PCIAW® event offers incomparable networking opportunities for the global professional clothing supply chain and provides our industry with the thought leadership we need on the path to sustainability.”
Yvette Ashby, CEO, PCIAW® said: As a global trade body for the professional clothing supply chain, I am honoured to have Carrington Textiles as the Premier Sponsor for 2023. Their commitment to innovation and sustainability on a truly international scale exemplifies the ambitions PCIAW® has for the professional clothing industry.”
In addition to being the Premier Sponsor of the PCIAW® Summit & Awards 2023, Carrington Textiles is also a generous Fabric Sponsor of PCA VISION Towards 2030, the international student design competition, challenging future talent to create sustainable, functional and commercially-realistic uniform, workwear and PPE concepts.
The PCIAW® Summit, Exhibition & Awards event takes place over three days from 7 – 9 November 2023.
- 7 November – Textile and apparel factory tours for delegates arranged by ANIVEC the Portuguese association for clothing and apparel, who is a long-term partner of PCIAW®.
- 8 November – PCIAW® Summit Part 1 begins at 9:00am until 1:30pm followed by a networking lunch. The PCIAW® Exhibition begins at 1:30pm until 5pm.
- 9 November – PCIAW® Summit Part 2 begins at 9:00am until 1:00pm. The PCIAW® Exhibition begins at 1:00pm until 4pm.
- 9 November – PCIAW® Awards begins with a champagne reception at 6:00pm followed by a three-course gala dinner. The PCIAW® Awards ceremony begins at 7:30pm until 10:00pm, complete with an evening of networking and entertainment.