Guy Ryder pointed out how the pandemic demonstrated the fragility of supply chains. “Recovery must be both sustainable and inclusive and this will require for all of us to be pro-active to shape a future with more equality and social justice”, the ILO (International Labor Organization) Director underlined. And: “I see technology as a source of better pay, more skilled jobs, increased productivity and cleaner greener business practices... Technology should be applied to help create sustainable and resilient businesses and the jobs that we need, more than being a substitute for decent jobs.” © Yvonne Heinen-Foudeh

07/12/2021 – Impressions in pictures

Impressions in pictures

Lively exchange at the IAF Convention 2021

For textile network, Yvonne Heinen-Foudeh attended the IAF and Euratex Convention in early November and captured her impressions in pictures. By  Editorial staff

Intertextile Apparel and Yarn Expo Shenzhen fairs have been deferred. Futher details will be announced in due course. © Messe Frankfurt/Intertextile Shenzhen Apparel Fabrics

Intertextile Shenzhen Apparel Fabrics and Yarn Expo Shenzhen were due to take place from 8 – 10 December at the Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention ... By  Editorial staff

“Pandemic developments across Europe are affecting planning for trade show organisers, exhibitors and visitors alike,” said Petra Lassahn, Director of PSI. © PSI

02/12/2021 – New dates: 26 to 28 April 2022

New dates: 26 to 28 April 2022

PSI Show postponed in January

RX Austria & Germany, organiser of the PSI, is responding to the on-going pandemic early on by re-scheduling its event. The new dates provide planning ... By  Sibylle Michel

Faruque Hassan, President of the BGMEA, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, announcing the dates and the location for the IAF’s 37th World Fashion Convention 2022, which will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh. © Yvonne Heinen-Foudeh

01/12/2021 – 36th IAF Convention

36th IAF Convention

Transition of the global fashion system

Our correspondent Yvonne-Heinen Foudeh was onsite at the IAF Convention and Euratex Convention, Nov. 7-9, 2021, in Antwerp, Belgium. By  Editorial staff

Even though rural electrification has seen significant progress, at least 250 million people in Africa still live without electricity. © ArtushFoto/

01/12/2021 – SDG 7 – affordable and clean energy for all

SDG 7 – affordable and clean energy for all

An action agenda for Africa’s electricity sector

A new scientific article outlines how to undertake the much needed expansion and modernization of Africa’s electricity sector. The article highlights the ... By  Editorial staff

The Performance Days team is now investing all its efforts into implementing the Digital Fair on December 1 and 2, 2021. © Performance Days

25/11/2021 – Focus on digital fair platform

Focus on digital fair platform

Performance Days fair cancelled in Munich

Performance Days, which was to take place in Munich on December 1-2, 2021, has been canceled. The focus now is on the digital fair platform. By  Sibylle Michel

Cem Altan, founder of Aycem Textiles, is the new IAF President. © IAF

17/11/2021 – 36th IAF World Fashion Convention

36th IAF World Fashion Convention

Cem Altan commences as new IAF President

During the 36th IAF World Fashion Convention in Antwerp, Belgium, 7–8 November, 2021, Han Bekke handed over the IAF Presidency to Cem Altan. By  Editorial staff