Current Issue – October 2017

Blockchain Disrupts the Fashion Industry

Blockchain Disrupts the Fashion Industry

One of the most cutting-edge developments is the incorporation of blockchain technology. Blockchain is a global online database that anyone with an internet connection can use, but it doesn’t belong to anyone. Read More…

M&S Sheer Embroidered Unpadded Bra 34B

M&S Sheer Embroidered Unpadded Bra 34B

This Biased seam split bottom cup style is classically used by plus fitbrands for tailored cut and sew fit. Read More…

The Amazon Best Size Guide

The Amazon Best Size Guide

Read about Amazon’s new app that recommends the proper bra fit to customers. Cutting edge to say the least! Read More…

My Endeavor in Lifelong Learning

My Endeavor in Lifelong Learning

Andrew Sia takes on a trip through his torching career, from his founding of intimate apparel programs at De Montfort University in Leicester and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, up to his present assignment as professor at FIT. Read More…

Colombia - The Best Kept Secret in the Americas 2017

Colombia – The Best Kept Secret in the Americas 2017

Colombia is on the rise as we learn from this in-depth study of this South American nation with an ever-expanding economy and rising force in intimate apparel. Read More…

Reports of the International Trade Shows

Reports of the International Trade Shows

These are international trade shows attracting key industry players, and providing a showcase for the unique lingerie and textile businesses: Interfiliere in Paris, CurveNY: Part 1 – The Colombia Lingerie Brands, CurveNY: Part 2 – The Selected Bra Collections, and Magic Sourcing 2017 in Las Vegas. Read More…

Interfilière in Paris, July 2017

Interfilière in Paris, July 2017

We visited Interfillière to seek out the latest information in order to design intimate apparel collections. And Paris, as we know, is the ultimate destination regarding shopping! Couldn’t resist!
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CurveNY: Part 1 - The Colombian Lingerie Brands

CurveNY: Part 1 – The Colombian Lingerie Brands

The Curve New York Mode Lingerie and Swim Expo was recently held this past August and as usual, the Intimate Apparel Journal was there to report on the Colombian as well as quite a few brands that caught our eye for innovation and excitement. Read More…

CurveNY: Part 2 - The Selected Bra Collections

CurveNY: Part 2 – The Selected Bra Collections

There were many women-owned companies at CurveNY this year and IAJ was pleasantly surprised when speaking with each of them about their journeys. What are their stories and how did they get to where they are now? They each have an interesting story to tell. Read More…

Magic Sourcing 2017 in Las Vegas: The Colombia Textile Mills

Magic Sourcing 2017 in Las Vegas: The Colombia Textile Mills

IAJ learned about the show from Procolombia. Colombia is a country recognized as having great strengths in textiles and apparel. Read More…

Company Report: Nilit Fibers” by Bill Blass

Company Report: Nilit Fibers

NILIT, an Israel-based global manufacturer and marketer of premium Nylon 6.6 fiber, is known for its leadership in hosiery, intimate apparel, seamless and, more recently, active apparel and athleisurewear. Read More…

European Athleisure Market Scene

European Athleisure Market Scene

The athleisure industry is booming, and experts believe it will continue to thrive for years to come. Given the slow growth affecting many sectors, this broad-spectrum market deserves attention. Read More…

Prelude to the World Trade Agreements

Prelude to the World Trade Agreements

IAJ is always interested in featuring reports on the latest trade topics, especially when the Trans-Pacific was discussed among the 12 nations. Dating back to the January 2016 issue, we have featured reports on a number of global trade agreements, all reviewed here. Read More…

China: From the Ancient Silk Road to the Modern One Belt One Road

China: From the Ancient Silk Road to the Modern One Belt One Road

The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that was used for the communication of trade, culture and religion. On land. it connected the Asian continent, including Korea and Japan, with the Indian subcontinent, Central Asia and Persia, and Europe. Read More…

150 Years of Lingerie History

150 Years of Lingerie History

IAJ takes you through the history of lingerie, starting with corsets in the 19th century to the hottest item today, the bralette. Read More…

Fashion Quote by Oscar Wilde

Fashion Quote by Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde was a prolific Irish writer of fiction, essays and poetry, and became one of the most popular playwrights in London in the 1890s. Read More…

Hong Kong Polytechnic University Intimate Apparel Fashion Show

Hong Kong Polytechnic University Intimate Apparel Fashion Show

This fashion show is one of the highlights of the Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring / Summer hosted by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. Read More…

Country Report: China - Pearl River Delta

Country Report: China – Pearl River Delta

When we talk about the Pearl River Delta, Shenzhen, the country’s first special economic zone comes to mind. Described as the most successful economic enterprise, Shenzhen is located in the Guangdong province. The Pearl River Delta overflows the province and the tributaries flow towards the South China Sea. Read More…

Book Review: Paris Undressed - The Secrets of French Lingerie by Kathryn Kemp-Griffin

Book Review: Paris Undressed – The Secrets of French Lingerie by Kathryn Kemp-Griffin

This fascinating book talks of lace, embroidery and guipure; of lingerie as tiny garments that carry a lot of self-knowledge, well-being and personal empowerment for women. Read More…