Project Plan B: the creation of a circular solution for the textile industry

‘We believe every industry has the potential to reduce their impact on the environment. We want to be the catalyst for positive change in the textile industry.’ Andy Moulding, Business Development Director, Project Plan B The issue of sustainability is widespread and complex, garnering attention across the textile industry due to the substantial amount of…

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…

Milliken Joins Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide, Sponsors Global Summit 2020

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – As a global leader in performance and protective textiles, Milliken is pleased to expand its industry engagement by joining the Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide (PCIAW®), an association created to strengthen the influence of the clothing industry through collaborative leadership and strategic advocacy. Milliken boasts a diverse textiles portfolio, including a range…

IDTechEx Research Discusses Design Considerations for Electronic Textile

Commercial efforts around electronic textiles have been prominent for at least 25 years, starting with early patents and then early products throughout the 1990s. IDTechEx’s latest research report in the area “E-Textiles 2019-2029: Technologies, Markets and Players,” looks at how e-textile products have changed over time, both in terms of the hardware and the more general…

RIL ties up with Turkey’s textile manufacturer Kivanc Tekstil

Reliance Industries Ltd has announced on Monday that it will tie up with Turkish textile manufacturer Kivanç Tekstil to manufacture and market its sustainable and eco-friendly fabric brand R|Elan’s GreenGold fabric in Turkey. ‘Apart from manufacturing and marketing R|Elan GreenGold fabrics, Kivanç will be the exclusive distributor of Recron GreenGold fibres to spinners, yarn manufacturers…

PCIAW® Summit | Q&A with Lee Wilson

When the PCIAW® decided to hold the PCIAW® Summit, it was with the intention of providing the delegates of the event with the most informative, interesting and relevant presentations from industry experts across the globe. We were therefore thrilled to announce that Lee Wilson, Last Fitting and Comfort Specialist, will be speaking at the Summit…

PCIAW® speakers

As the PCIAW® summit approaches ever closer, we continue to focus on the speakers and today we look at Marie Leck. Marie is a senior couturier for Vivienne Westwood and is an experienced manager with a demonstrated history of working luxury goods.  Skilled in sales, organisation, Trend analysis, Microsoft Word, fashion Illustration, industrial sewing and…