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Smart factories and customisation technology explored at Personalise Make Wear 2024
Sportswear

Smart factories and customisation technology explored at Personalise Make Wear 2024

FESPA's Textile Ambassador, Debbie McKeegan speaks to industry specialists at Personalise Make Wear at Personalisation Experience and Sportswear Pro 2024 held in Amsterdam. Each day of the exhibitions Debbie hosted a fire-side chat with these specialists to discuss various industry topics. During this Fire-side chat with Antigro, Caldera, Print Logistics, Inkcups and Kornit Digital they discuss the role of digital technologies in personalisation, reshaping the supply chain, the future of manufacturing and more.

19-04-2024
How to create an efficient smart factory
Sportswear

How to create an efficient smart factory

Debbie McKeegan speaks to industry specialists at Personalise Make Wear in Amsterdam about smart factories and customisation technology. Debbie speaks to Antigro, Caldera, Print Logistic, Inkcups and Kornit Digitial.

18-04-2024
How to decorate hats with anything, anywhere including 3D embellishments
Sportswear
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How to decorate hats with anything, anywhere including 3D embellishments

We speak to Andy Rogers, Marketing Director at Stahls' UK & Europe about decorating hats and specifically the 360 IQ hat press at FESPA Global Print Expo 2024 at the RAI in the Netherlands.

12-04-2024
How to decorate hats with anything, anywhere including 3D embellishments
How to increase heat transfer efficiency with consistently accurate positioning
Sportswear
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How to increase heat transfer efficiency with consistently accurate positioning

We speak to Andy Rogers, Marketing Director at Stahls' UK & Europe about the Pro Place IQ and the technology behind it. Andy shares how the Pro Place IQ projects the image on the screen, down onto the platen.

11-04-2024
How to increase heat transfer efficiency with consistently accurate positioning
Global audience of decision-makers firm up investment plans at FESPA 2024
Screen Printing

Global audience of decision-makers firm up investment plans at FESPA 2024

FESPA Global Print Expo 2024, European Sign Expo, Personalisation Experience and the inaugural Sportswear Pro (19 – 22 March 2024, RAI Amsterdam) attracted a global audience of senior decision-makers prioritising investments for business growth.

09-04-2024
FESPA Global Print Expo and European Sign Expo to return in Berlin, Germany in May 2025
Signage

FESPA Global Print Expo and European Sign Expo to return in Berlin, Germany in May 2025

FESPA has today announced that its flagship annual FESPA Global Print Expo and European Sign Expo events will return to Messe Berlin, Germany, from Tuesday 6 – Friday 9 May 2025, covering screen, digital and textile printing, signage and visual communications. Confirmed features include Personalise Make Wear, World Wrap Masters, Club FESPA and the return of the bi-annual FESPA Awards.

22-03-2024
Sportswear Pro 2024 - Day 1 Highlights
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Sportswear Pro 2024 - Day 1 Highlights

It is the first day at FESPA's brand new exhibition, Sportswear Pro 2024 organised for professionals in the sportswear and merchandise manufacturing industry. Taking place at the RAI, Amsterdam in the Netherlands from 19th - 22nd March.

19-03-2024
Sportswear Pro 2024 - Day 1 Highlights
New fibres and materials influencing the future of sustainable printed Sportswear
Sportswear

New fibres and materials influencing the future of sustainable printed Sportswear

Debbie McKeegan discuesses how the landscape of sportswear is drastically changing. With sportswear manufacturers focusing on using recycled and new fibres in their production.

15-03-2024
Over 75 products to be launched at FESPA Global Print 2024 and co-located events
Signage

Over 75 products to be launched at FESPA Global Print 2024 and co-located events

With just a matter of days to go until doors open at the RAi Amsterdam, Rob Fletcher takes a look at some of the new launches and technology showcases visitors can look forward to at the FESPA Global Print Expo 2024, European Sign Expo 2024, Personalisation Experience 2024 and FESPA’s new exhibition, Sportswear Pro 2024.

14-03-2024
Weaving AI into the future of fashion
AI

Weaving AI into the future of fashion

Thomas Rothery, Fashion-Tech Consultant, Copper Global, has extensive experience working in the fashion industry as a menswear designer for numerous brands, including USC, Berghaus and FILA, where he led the development of metaverse strategy. Now, he’s shifting his focus to future fashion-tech by designing items for digital spaces, exploring their interaction with physical space and consulting brands on how they can tell stories across both spaces – through video games, in particular.

14-03-2024
Sustainable sportswear: Closing the loop for a circular economy
Blog

Sustainable sportswear: Closing the loop for a circular economy

Joanna Czutkowna is a consultant and doctoral researcher specialising in circularity within sports apparel. With over 20 years’ experience managing global sourcing strategy and innovation departments for some of the world's largest brands, she has extensive experience in product development and global supply chains. In this blog, and ahead of the ‘Designing for the Circular Economy’ panel at the 2024 Sportswear Pro conference (21 March at RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands), she delves deeper into closing the loop with circular garment business models for sustainability benefits.

14-03-2024
Sportswear Pro Conference
Sustainability

Sportswear Pro Conference

Duncan MacOwan, Head of Marketing & Events at FESPA shares details the upcoming Sportswear Pro Conference 2024 taking place on 21st March at the RAI Amsterdam.

14-03-2024
Sportswear Pro and co-located events to uncover innovations for  on-demand garment manufacturing
Digital Printing

Sportswear Pro and co-located events to uncover innovations for on-demand garment manufacturing

With just a week to go until Sportswear Pro 2024 (19 – 22 March, RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands), a host of international exhibitors are preparing to showcase their latest technologies in garment production, design and decoration.

12-03-2024
 FESPA Denmark: a digital future
People in Print

FESPA Denmark: a digital future

We spoke to Michael Brochmann from FESPA Denmark about the state of the industry and how AI lacks print production solutions.

12-03-2024
The impact of Direct to Film Printing for Sportswear and Product Personalisation
Personalisation

The impact of Direct to Film Printing for Sportswear and Product Personalisation

Debbie McKeegan how DTF printing offers a creative solution for customising sportswear and apparel textile products as well as for product personalisation.

11-03-2024
Success in women's cycling apparel with Jelenew
Sportswear

Success in women's cycling apparel with Jelenew

While the sportswear market is already a busy segment with plenty of providers vying for business, there are still plenty of newcomer. Rob Fletcher speaks to Jelenew who specialises in providing sportswear and accessories for women in cycling.

07-03-2024
The pros and cons of Direct To Film and Direct To Garment printing
Inks

The pros and cons of Direct To Film and Direct To Garment printing

Nessan Cleary shares the strengths and weaknesses between direct to film and direct to garment printing. He also discusses the inks that are used for each technique and lists a few examples of printers for each technique.

07-03-2024
FESPA 2024 set to inspire visitors and unlock opportunities for business growth
Signage

FESPA 2024 set to inspire visitors and unlock opportunities for business growth

In less than two weeks, FESPA will open the doors to its annual FESPA Global Print Expo, co-located with European Sign Expo, Personalisation Experience and Sportswear Pro (19 – 22 March 2024, RAI, Amsterdam).

06-03-2024