Thank you to the sponsors of the PCIAW® Summit, Networking & Awards 2021

A big thank you to all of our sponsors who have helped propel the PCIAW® Summit, Networking & Awards to become the industry’s biggest event of the year!

This year, PCIAW® extends its gratitude to a variety of different sponsors, all experts in their respective fields.

Milliken & Company

Leading flooring designer and manufacturer Milliken is proud to be celebrating its 100th year of production in Britain.

Milliken, a global forerunner in research, design, and manufacturing in the diverse markets of floor covering, performance and protective textiles, is a proud PCIAW® member and returning headline sponsor of the PCIAW® Summit & Awards 2021.

Driven by award-winning research and design capabilities, Milliken’s portfolio boasts leading brands, like Westex by Milliken and Polartec. The industry leader is also involved in other superior fabrics for protective, workwear, fire service, military, retail and outdoor apparel.


ANIVEC warns garment industry hit by pandemic

ANIVEC, the leading Portuguese trade association, is also returning to sponsor the PCIAW® Summit, Networking & Awards.

A prominent representative of the Portuguese clothing and apparel industry, ANIVEC has several institutions at national and international levels, uniting diverse manufacturers and distributors from across the country.

It is the most important organisation representing Portuguese textiles, providing services related to trends and design, training, internationalisation, labelling, standardisation, occupational health and safety, licensing, and legal and collective bargaining.


CORDURA® brand fabric is a primary ingredient in many of the world’s leading high-performance gear and apparel products ranging from casual apparel and activewear to footwear, backpacks, military/tactical wear, and workwear.

INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand is once again proud to inspire the designs of tomorrow by sponsoring PCA VISION 2021, the internationally acclaimed student design competition.

The CORDURA® brand is driven by five decades of non-stop progress in helping to shape the world of military gear, workwear, outdoor and lifestyle apparel. Fabric by fabric, CORDURA® brand has been setting new goals for textile performance since its inception, bringing durability to life in some of the most extreme conditions the world has to offer.


PULSAR®, the UK leader in high-performance apparel, will be supplying face masks as well as hand sanitiser to ensure that all guests of the PCIAW® Summit, Networking & Awards are safe and protected at all times.

An expert in protective wear solutions, PULSAR® continues to push the boundaries of innovation with its certified, technologically advanced products that include a range of flame retardant, anti-static, and electric arc clothing.

International Brands Group

International Brands Group (IBG) is kindly sponsoring a specialist wine selection at the glamorous, black-tie PCIAW® Awards ceremony, which is marking a historic year of celebration for the professional clothing industry.

With over 40 years of experience and a portfolio of established global footwear brands, IBG is one of the world’s leading branded footwear companies in the sports, outdoor, uniform and safety industry, with leading quality distribution in over 100 countries.


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PDC is pleased to once again sponsor the PCIAW® Summit by supplying professional, quality name badges that reflect the international conference’s professional networking style.

The ID expert has impressive sustainability credentials, with its UK-based manufacturing plants using specialised techniques and high-precision technical instruments to pioneer innovative solutions that minimise water use and carbon emissions. 


The leading corporate clothing manufacturer Clubclass is returning to sponsor this year’s PCIAW® Summit, kindly providing bespoke, expertly manufactured suits for the entire PCIAW® team.

Clubclass is famed for its quality corporate tailoring across the professional clothing industry. It is part of the Stuncroft group, which has a 40 year legacy of manufacturing corporatewear clothing for many of the high streets favourite brands, producing over 2.5 million tailored garments every year.


But while made-on-demand has the potential to drastically reduce the amount of clothing produced each year, to move to a truly sustainable business model - and satisfy consumers’ increasing desire for customisation - fashion brands and retailers should incorporate fit technologies to ensure their garments are not returned by customers.

The pioneer in clothing size and fit optimisation is excited to sponsor this year’s event for the very first time! Bodi.Me will lend its expertise to help create bespoke, beautiful goodie bags to help make the PCIAW® Summit & Awards a truly memorable gathering for the professional clothing world.

Bodi.Me’s leading technology is based on years of research into the apparel sector and garment fit, with more than 350,000 3D body scans and models, helping wearers select the best fit through fast and accurate size recommendation tools that can reduce returns, optimise stock levels, and help businesses focus production on the sizes that sell.

We look forward to seeing you all at the PCIAW® Summit, Networking & Awards on 2-3 November 2021 at the London Hilton Metropole Hotel, UK!