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Consumers' growing demand for 'fast fashion' is a real game-changer. Pressure is on at the factory level, as factories now have to not only deliver comfortable and stylish products at attractive prices, but also do this at unprecedented speed.
Recently moved to Singapore young award winner South African designer Adrian Fustenburg is the founder of a brand of leather bags and accessories that specializes in customization and personalization as opposed to mass production. Adrian will participate in the APLF for the first time, both as one of the panelists of the Sustainable Fashion Conference and as a judge to the Best of APLF Awards.
TESTEX is a globally operating and independent Swiss testing and certification company. As a member of the OEKO-TEX® Association, it focuses on testing textiles and leather for harmful substances and implementing greater sustainability and product responsibility along the global textile value chain.
Naples is not only famous for its pizzas, but also for its sartorial style and its traditions, notably glove-making. The Neapolitan art of making gloves has existed at least for three centuries.
Africa has been increasingly recognised as an emerging fashion hub, and this reputation was cemented this month when the African Sourcing and Fashion Week (Africa's main trade show for fashion fabrics and technology) was hosted in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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