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IAF recognises Harry van Dalfsen and Mike Fralix

The IAF Golden Pin is awarded to those who have been of extraordinary importance to the positive development of the IAF.

26th October 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Zeist


Former President of the International Apparel Federation (IAF) Harry van Dalfsen and Board Member of the IAF and chairman of the IAF Technical Committee Mike Fralix were awarded the IAF Golden Pin by IAF President Han Bekke on 17 October during the 33rd IAF World Fashion Convention in Rio de Janeiro.

The IAF Golden Pin is awarded to those who have been of extraordinary importance to the positive development of the IAF.

Harry van Dalfsen has been IAF President from 2010 to 2014 and under his leadership the IAF has attained an independent secretariat, financial stability, a much-increased global presence and greater recognition as a representative of the global apparel industry, according to the federation.

“Mike Fralix has been chairman of the technical committee for more than 10 years. As such, he has been an important source of inspiration for IAF members and relations on the latest and the future technological developments impacting upon the apparel industry. Both gentlemen have contributed in a great way to restructuring the IAF in 2006, on which further growth was based,” the federation reports.

Founded in 1972 in Williamsburg, USA, IAF, the world’s leading federation for apparel manufacturers, their associations, and the supporting industry, aims to build bridges between continents by promoting common business interests, by encouraging best practice and supporting apparel manufacturers and marketers worldwide.

IAF’s membership now includes apparel associations from more than 40 countries representing over 150,000 companies who provide products and services to the apparel industry – a membership that represents over 20 million employees. The associate members of IAF are prominent companies or institutes in technology, business services, retailing, logistics, culture and education.


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