High-visibility apparel is a focus at AFFOA.

Fashion Scoops

Futuristic Fibers Are Always in Fashion at Advanced Functional Fabrics of America

With the prevalence of self-driving vehicles approaching, AFFOA expects high-visibility apparel to become increasingly important.

clock June 14, 2019Rosemary Feitelberg

Kate Connick wearing her label's unisex Billie sweatshirt.

Fashion Scoops

Harry Connick Jr.’s Daughter Kate Has a True Blue Approach to Fashion, Modeling and Manufacturing

New York manufacturing allows the budding designer to check in with her Garment District factory and to sleep easily at night, knowing working conditions are in check.

clock June 13, 2019Rosemary Feitelberg

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Fashion Factory 4.0: The Connected Sewing Machine?

Software company PTC to debut Intelligent Apparel Manufacturing Initiative at LiveWorx, June 10 to 13, in Boston.

clock June 10, 2019Kaley Roshitsh

Fashion Scoops

F4D Solutions Launches Partnerships With Oxitex and C.L.A.S.S.

F4D Solutions plans to launch its collaboration through a pop-up shop that will bow during London Fashion Week in September.

clock May 23, 2019Rosemary Feitelberg

Demonstrations of Lectra's Cutting Room 4.0 recently took place in Bordeaux, France.


Lectra Wins Texprocess Innovation Award for 2019

The Texprocess international trade fair takes place May 14 through 17 in Frankfurt, Germany.

clock May 14, 2019Kaley Roshitsh

James D'AdamoFashion Group International's 20th Annual Rising Star Awa

Fashion Scoops

Fashion Group International Names James D’Adamo Chairman of the Board

In his new role as chairman of the board, D’Adamo will be advocating for inclusivity among other things.

clock May 8, 2019Rosemary Feitelberg

"Unique.Fashion" is a partnership between FIT and OnPoint Manufacturing, which launched in March.


On-Demand Production for Future Gens

Launching “Unique.Fashion” with FIT, OnPoint Manufacturing is another arguing the benefit of on-demand apparel production.

clock May 8, 2019Kaley Roshitsh

Human Rights Watch's report argues that brands’ poor sourcing and purchasing practices are a big contributor to human rights violations in factories.

Business Features

Factory Abuse Begins With Brands

Human Rights Watch’s 66-page report reveals human rights violations still depend on brands’ sourcing and purchasing practices.

clock May 6, 2019Kaley Roshitsh

Under Armour has been using Alvanon's 3-D avatars for more than a year.


How Body Mapping Makes Under Armour, J. Crew a Better Fit With Shoppers

By “mapping” fit using its 3-D “bodies as a framework,” Alvanon is instilling standards and an “enhanced method of doing.”

clock May 3, 2019Kaley Roshitsh

Alpaca fiber sorting at the Mitchell Group factory in Arequipa, Peru.

Government and Trade

At the Source: Peruvian Manufacturing in Focus

Manufacturers in Arequipa produce garments for the likes of Prada, Mara Hoffman and Kate Spade.

clock May 2, 2019WWD Studios

Ed Gribbin is founder and ceo of Gribbin Strategic LLC., previously he was president of Alvanon, Inc. before joining Impactiva as chief engagement officer.


Impactiva Names Former Alvanon Executive as Its Chief Engagement Officer

Industry veteran Ed Gribbin joins Impactiva, leading quality assurance and supply chain solutions provider, to help transform the industry.

clock May 2, 2019Kaley Roshitsh

Dee Poon

Business Features

China Fashion Gala Honoree Dee Poon Talks Humanistic Business Approach

The sustainability advocate is committed to taking care of workers around the world.

clock May 1, 2019Rosemary Feitelberg

Philippe Ribera, vice president of innovation at Lectra, shared his vision of fashion's future.


What It Takes to Win Over the ‘New Fashion Consumer’

In today’s fashion business, the acronym is consumer-to-business, with the customer co-creating with the brand.

clock April 26, 2019WWD Studios

Christopher Raeburn Fall 2019 preview


Looking Beyond the Labels

How Avery Dennison is using its sustainable RFID, labeling and packaging solutions for Christopher Raeburn, Fashion Revolution and more.

clock April 22, 2019Kaley Roshitsh

Bud Konheim

Business Features

Predicting the Future: Bud Konheim Had a Sixth Sense

Bud Konheim had a sixth sense when it came to what the future held for the fashion industry.

clock April 19, 2019Rosemary Feitelberg

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