PCIAW

A Voice for 25 Years

25 years ago, the inception of the PCIAW® began. Born from professional clothing director-e, the PCIAW® spent its formative years listening to, learning from and educating the buyers and suppliers of the professional clothing industry. Alongside offering industry events, director-e expanded industry insight and supplied businesses in workwear, corporatewear, footwear and PPE with vital information…

Turkish group blasts textile worker exposure to potassium permanganate

Workers suffering from respiratory problems and skin irritation, says advocacy group. A report by textile workers advocacy group, the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) has revealed that ‘almost all’ workers using potassium permanganate in denim factories are suffering from skin problems and are at risk of contracting the occupation lung disease byssinosis. The NGO interviewed employees…

Corporate Catwalk identifies gap in market for Women’s Workwear

Corporate Catwalk recently announced Corporate Catwalk box. Unlike its predecessors, the Corporate Catwalk box specializes in women’s workwear, bringing the founder Olivia Trewatha’s popular modern corporate style to an untapped sector of the subscription box market. After engaging with her nearly two-hundred thousand followers on Instagram, she realized that women wanted more out of their…

Textile exports down 1.42pc in FY19

The country’s overall textile sector exports declined 1.42 percent to $13.329 billion in the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019, as high cost of doing business kept the sector under pressure, latest government data showed. ‘With the government withdrawing zero-rated status of the five export-oriented sectors along with hefty amount of refunds yet to be…