PCIAW

Tirupur-manufactured innerwear brand is targeting astronauts and other niche groups

One may think that a clean-tech engineer, an assistant director, and a clothing factory owner don’t have much in common. Gaurav Durasamy, Abishek Elango, and Vasanth Sampath found common ground in their goal to make anti-microbial, self-cleaning underwear for astronauts. They want to reach astronauts through their brand Tailor and Circus, which was launched in 2018.…

PCIAW - TouchPoint and Spinnova

TouchPoint and Spinnova to create the most sustainable workwear in the world

Finnish workwear sustainability trailblazer TouchPoint Oy and Spinnova Oy, who develops the world’s most sustainable textile fibre are pleased to announce a product development collaboration. The objective is creating the world’s most sustainable workwear. Work clothes are textiles made for heavy-duty, the circularity and reuse of which Touchpoint has developed for quite a few years.…

PCIAW Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide | Successful Sustainability | Industry News

Successful sustainability

Commitments to sustainability are no longer a niche practice in the footwear industry. In fact, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) counts more than 240 members in the apparel, textile and footwear industries, with total member revenues exceeding $500 billion. While sustainability has become an important component of competitive business, brands are still only scratching the surface. “Brands…

PCIAW - Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide | PCIAW - Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide | UKFT warns exporters will be hit by tariffs | UKFT | Brexit | Industry News | sustainability Industry News

The changing face of sustainability

Sustainability isn’t the highest priority for many companies or countries around the world. However, more and more seem to be pivoting on this, including heavyweights like computer manufacturers Dell and HP, as well as energy company DTE Energy. Sustainability remains a hot topic for many across the world. Not necessarily because we disagree about ways…

PCIAW - Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide | PCIAW - Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide | UKFT warns exporters will be hit by tariffs | UKFT | Brexit | Industry News | Ultrafabrics Industry News

Fabrics matter to Ultrafabrics

Ultrafabrics, the Japanese-American performance fabric manufacturer, will present a programme that focuses on colour, comfort and Japanese-inspired design trends during Clerkenwell Design Week, 21-23 May 2019. The brand of innovative fabrics, which supplies high-performance, animal-free materials to luxury brands in the automotive, aviation, hospitality and furniture industries, will take visitors to its showroom on a…

PCIAW - Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide | food waste | Industry News

Take a bite out of office food waste

There’s an international problem that is costing close to $1 trillion in economic losses and contributing an estimated 8 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Andrew Steer, of the World Resources Institute is a member of Champions 12.3, a coalition of executives dedicated to achieving Target 12.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals — the target…

PCIAW - Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide | PCIAW® Summit | Q&A with Cyndi Rhoades | PCIAW® Blog

PCIAW® Summit | Q&A with Cyndi Rhoades

The scope of the textile and professional clothing industry means that the issue of sustainability has long been a problem with a dire need for a solution. As one of the largest industries in the world, the professional clothing trade body has a responsibility to practice sustainability wherever possible. Using sustainable practices means that businesses…