Hohenstein Sponsors Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide, PCIAW® Summit & Awards 2022

Charles Ross, Lecturer for Royal College of Art set to host global professional clothing and textiles networking event, this year featuring over 30 international speakers.

Hohenstein is a global service provider for testing, certification, research and innovation within the textiles industry and is sponsoring the PCIAW® Summit & Awards 2022 event, as an active Trusted Member of the professional clothing association.

The PCIAW® Summit & Awards event is being hosted on 18-19 October at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel, Heathrow, London and will bring together one of the largest gatherings of professional clothing executives in the world.

Dr Helmut Krause, Technical Director Softline & Shoes is set to take to the stage on 18 October, at the PCIAW® Summit 2022, offering expertise to the professional clothing industry on its path to responsible sustainability.

Innovating on sustainability for uniforms, workwear, and PPE

This exciting, education-packed event is dedicated to highlighting the influential strides being made within the professional clothing industry, transcending uniforms, workwear, and personal protective equipment (PPE), closing with the esteemed PCIAW® Awards ceremony on 19 October.

The PCIAW® Summit 2022 will shed light on the future trajectory of the professional clothing industry, combating hyperinflation, disrupted supply chains, and the war in Ukraine, whilst robustly showcasing the innovations making sustainable strides in textile technologies and manufacturing.

Hohenstein shares knowledge and expertise with PCIAW®

Dr. Helmut Krause will be speaking on the chemical impact from the textiles industry, offering guidance to navigate the complex topic on sourcing innovative chemical dyeing solutions to improve performance and reduce consumption.

Hohenstein establishes itself on researching and leading new, profound ways of certificating textiles. Its focus on knowledge and science allows Hohenstein to pave the way for the textiles industry as they focus on ensuring professional clothing goes through rigorous and fair testing to help new products enter the market safely and reliably.

Dr. Helmut Krause, Technical Director Softline & Shoes at Hohenstein commented: “We are pleased and proud to be contributing to the PCIAW Summit & Awards. It is an honour for us to share our expertise with the participants. High quality and sustainable textiles are very important to us, which is why we are so happy to support our customers in this endeavour.”

The global testing and laboratory service provider constantly rethinks the processes and methods to offer new, contemporary solutions. Hohenstein’s ability to remain neutral, uphold responsibility and accountability sets the organisation apart, offering a synergy with PCIAW® which can be emulated at the PCIAW® Summit, with its overarching theme, What’s Next in Professional Clothing?

Yvette Ashby, Founder and CEO of PCIAW® comments: “PCIAW® is the first member-led organisation to represent the global companies of the professional clothing industry. We encompass the entire supply chain from buyers, suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors and take pride in connecting international partners for collaboration and education. I am proud to have Hohenstein as a Trusted Member and as a sponsor of the PCIAW® Summit & Awards 2022.”

PCIAW® Exhibition

Adding to the conference is the PCIAW® Exhibition on 18 October and the morning of 19 October. Showcasing design-led uniforms, functional workwear, and lifesaving PPE the PCIAW® Exhibition works across spectrum of professional clothing, including new intuitive digital technologies.

Adding to the excitement of the educational PCIAW® Summit, an extravagant fashion show will display garments from the exhibiting companies and the finalists of PCA VISION 2022, the international student design competition for professional clothing.   

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