The PCIAW® are pleased to announce the launch of our exciting new membership packages.
We aim to expand the opportunities for businesses in the professional clothing industry across the world with the additional benefits on offer. To ensure accessibility to all, the PCIAW® membership packages are staggered in tiers, with Micro, Small and Medium Business options, with eligibility criterias based on turnover.
Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze packages offer exciting promotional content across PCIAW®VOICE, PCIAW website and across our newsletters, distributed to over 68,000 contacts. We want to hear our members’ insights and develop the industry.
Benefits of being a PCIAW® member
- Access an extensive global network of lucrative tender opportunities
- Buyers can join for FREE and submit tenders to PCIAW® Supplier Trusted Members
- Steer the industry with your insights as PCIAW® lobbies governments on your behalf
- Feature on PCIAW®VOICE magazine and PCIAW®ONLINE to promote your business
- Discounted rates up to 34% for the PCIAW® Summit & Awards event for unique networking opportunities
- Submit your applications to PCIAW® Awards and celebrate your innovations
- Participate in PCIAW® webinars and podcasts and get your voice heard
- Embrace networking as PCIAW® puts buyers in touch with suppliers
- Ask us anything. If we don’t know the answer, we will know who does
Jeff Morris, Senior Vice President, Milliken & Company says: “The PCIAW® is an excellent organisation that provides industry insights when we need them most during these unprecedented times. Now more than ever, we need to unite globally and support one another. PCIAW® is a leader in this effort by digitally connecting its members around the world”.
PCIAW® champions Trusted Members
As a member-driven association for the professional clothing industry, our purpose is to provide a platform and voice to businesses, big and small, across the entire supply chain for workwear, corporatewear, PPE, digital solutions, technology and accessories. By speaking with our members and understanding the challenges our industry faces, the PCIAW® represents the worldwide, multi-billion professional clothing industry, in order to lobby governments and affect real change and policy direction.
Simon Hunter, CEO, Hunter Apparel says: “Hunter Apparel Solution Limited has been marketing our business with PCIAW®VOICE since its inception as director-e. Yvette has been a tireless advocate for our industry and provides us with a world class platform to communicate with the wider market place. I am often surprised on international business travelling of the reach the magazine has.”
PCIAW® developing our members businesses
The PCIAW® provides business development opportunities to our members as we put buyers in touch with suppliers – connecting the industry, providing a place to network and a hub of industry-specific information. Buyers can join PCIAW® for free, whereas suppliers can join us and experience solid return on investment as they utilise our extensive PCIAW® Tender Directory and Supplier Directory and receive support from our Affiliated Partners through PCIAW®.
Jonathan McKendry, Export Sales & Marketing Manager, Carrington Textiles Ltd says: “We have used director-e (now PCIAW®VOICE) as a key part of our marketing campaigns over the past 5 years. It’s a vital tool for our business in giving us many ways to get the Carrington Textiles message to market. Through opinion pieces, collaborative works or advertisements we always feel it’s a great way to help promote the Carrington brand. Now as members of the PCIAW® we hope this collaboration will continue for many years to come.”
PCIAW® works for the entire industry
The vast breadth of our membership base covers protective workwear for the military, police, fire services and medical professionals. The finest corporatewear members fit uniforms for retail, hospitality, airline and banking sectors. PPE boomed in the pandemic, as many across the professional clothing industry pivoted towards face masks, gowns and gloves. The finishing touches come with the detailed embroidery and robust fastenings. Sustainable fabric and fibre producers help make all this possible. Technological and digital solutions have taken the industry by storm and have been accelerated by the pandemic, helping to automate quality and increase the speed of testing and certification.
Cindy McNaull, CORDURA® Brand Business Development Director CORDURA® – INVISTA says: “As well as the PCIAW® member benefit of a worldwide network of industry contacts and access to develop business opportunities; we are also passionate about activities such as PCA VISION student designer awards. This PCIAW® awards platform really does inspire and honour best-in-class design of innovative, stylish, forward-thinking and functional workwear, corporate clothing and PPE and supports our commitment to helping develop skills and talent that will drive the future for work clothing”.
Buyers trust PCIAW® members
PCIAW® Trusted Members are vetted for credibility and quality, meaning buyers can trust who they work with once certified by our association.
Trusted Members of PCIAW® can access an extensive, global network of suppliers with the most innovative solutions across the professional clothing industry. Buyers can submit their tenders onto the PCIAW® tender library and access the most credible, reliable businesses in the world. Being a member of the PCIAW® will benefit buyers and suppliers by making business easier.
PCIAW® membership offers unmissable education and networking opportunities
The unmissable, PCIAW® Summit & Awards offers our Trusted Members an experience like no other. As industry leaders from across the globe gather at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel in London Heathrow on 2nd – 3rd November 2021, together, we celebrate the professional clothing industry’s innovations and achievements.
Nicole Levitt, VP Marketing, Sizer Technologies said: “We came across the PCIAW® purely by chance in 2018 and it has been a real game changer for Sizer Technologies. Our membership with the PCIAW®, the Summit and Awards, has opened up so many new and unexpected doors for us. We have expanded our industry knowledge and market reach, met with key industry leaders, developed and secured new business relationships, as well as making some great friends along the way”.
The PCIAW Summit & Awards event offers attendees unparalleled educational and networking opportunities and something to look forward to. It’s the one event that brings the entire professional clothing industry together in the same room with everyone you want to do business with.
Learn more about PCIAW® here