The International Apparel Federation (IAF) will host a digital pre-convention event to its 36th World Fashion Convention from June 7 –9, 2021 in Antwerp. The digital pre-convention event will consist of two components. Its first part on November 10 will include 5- minute movie clips by seven prominent IAF members. Together these speakers will provide a unique global and cross-industry collection of visionary statements on the industry’s future. The second component on November 10 and 11 will include four online sessions, each tackling a major issue for the global apparel industry, bringing together relevant players in the fashion ecosystem.
The flagship session of these four sessions will be an IAF-MOTIF webinar titled “Shared Risk and Reward in the Fashion Supply Chain”. The webinar will focus on balancing of risk ánd reward as one of the keys to unlock a better overall performance of the supply chain.
The second session will connect IAF’s members and relations to the Fashion Technology Alliance project, a major global project bringing together educators, large and small brands and fashion technology providers. The session will shed an interesting light on some of the new job descriptions and requirements required by the apparel industry because of the 3D digital design.
The third session will discuss industry standards for digitization of product design and development, particularly the communication on digital fabric characteristics. The final fourth session will tackle issues related to audit and standard fatigue