The Knowledge Centre

The Printwear & Promotion LIVE! seminar programme is a first class source of free information and advice delivered by expert speakers from across the globe. Topics covered in The Knowledge Centre include small business advice, marketing and GOTS certification.

To view the programme for each day just click on the below links.

 

Sunday, January 19

11am Let’s make these rivers blue again. A sustainable approach to e-commerce
The number one environmental risk factor in the textile industry is water pollution. The amount of water that is currently being used and polluted is dangerously massive. Using e-commence in textile printing will lead us to revolutionise the textile production methods that will make these rivers blue again and will save our planet.

With Sharon Donovich, regional product marketing manager, Kornit Digital.

12.30pm Come and share the journey of a fledgling business starting to fly

Gillian Suggett, St Mawgan Embroidery Co

Gillian Suggett has worked in the embroidery industry for nearly 30 years. After moving to rural Cornwall to start her own business, St Mawgan Embroidery Company, she shares her experience in this third instalment of her small business journey. One of the biggest lessons learnt is that no matter how well you prepare and how detailed your business start-up plan is, three years later it is likely to look quite different from the one you originally formulated. And actually, that’s a good thing! Gillian shares her business development experience, and explains how and why she has made decisions that have changed the direction of her business. Looking at growth, efficiency and profitability, managing resources and spinning plates, she takes you through the highs and lows of running your own small business. It’s not just about surviving; it is about driving a business to meet your objectives.

With Gillian Suggett, managing director, St Mawgan Embroidery Co.

2pm Find out how personalisation and software go hand in hand to help you achieve success selling online

Michal Gembrowicz, DecoNetwork

This session will show you how you can grow your print and embroidery business by offering personalisation while using state-of-the-art online design software. Personalisation is continuing to grow at a very fast pace for the garment decoration industry. If you are offering this service or thinking of offering this service you will be amazed at how quickly you can turn your online business into a successful money-making machine.    

With Michal Gembrowicz, UK and Europe sales manager, DecoNetwork.

Monday, January 20

11am Come and share the journey of a fledgling business starting to fly

Gillian Suggett, St Mawgan Embroidery Co.

Gillian Suggett has worked in the embroidery industry for nearly 30 years. After moving to rural Cornwall to start her own business, St Mawgan Embroidery Company, she shares her experience in this third instalment of her small business journey. One of the biggest lessons learnt is that no matter how well you prepare and how detailed your business start-up plan is, three years later it is likely to look quite different from the one you originally formulated. And actually, that’s a good thing! Gillian shares her business development experience, and explains how and why she has made decisions that have changed the direction of her business. Looking at growth, efficiency and profitability, managing resources and spinning plates, she takes you through the highs and lows of running your own small business. It’s not just about surviving; it is about driving a business to meet your objectives.

With Gillian Suggett, managing director, St Mawgan Embroidery Co.

12.30pm The growing demand for planet-friendlier printing with GOTS

Sarah Jupp, The Soil Association

Mark Takacs, Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems

Organic garments sales are growing fast! Are you ready to offer GOTS printing? The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the world’s largest organic textile certification – and you need to be certified to decorate products being sold with the GOTS label. Learn about GOTS certification the UK’s largest certification body Soil Association Certification; why GOTS is good for business, the environmental and social issues that GOTS helps to solve, and your important role in a more sustainable textile industry. GOTS certified ink manufacturer Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems will also present on GOTS approved inks and how to print with them.

With Sarah Jupp, business development manager – organic fashion and textiles, Soil Association Certification and Mark Takacs, principal scientist, Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems.

2pm Find out how personalisation and software go hand in hand to help you achieve success selling online

Michal Gembrowicz, DecoNetwork

This session will show you how you can grow your print and embroidery business by offering personalisation while using state-of-the-art online design software. Personalisation is continuing to grow at a very fast pace for the garment decoration industry. If you are offering this service or thinking of offering this service you will be amazed at how quickly you can turn your online business into a successful money-making machine.    

With Michal Gembrowicz, UK and Europe sales manager, DecoNetwork.

3.30pm Let’s make these rivers blue again. A sustainable approach to e-commerce
The number one environmental risk factor in the textile industry is water pollution. The amount of water that is currently being used and polluted is dangerously massive. Using e-commence in textile printing will lead us to revolutionise the textile production methods that will make these rivers blue again and will save our planet.

With Sharon Donovich, regional product marketing manager, Kornit Digital.

Tuesday, January 21

11am The growing demand for planet-friendlier printing with GOTS

Sarah Jupp, The Soil Association

Mark Takacs, Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems

Organic garments sales are growing fast! Are you ready to offer GOTS printing? The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the world’s largest organic textile certification – and you need to be certified to decorate products being sold with the GOTS label. Learn about GOTS certification the UK’s largest certification body Soil Association Certification; why GOTS is good for business, the environmental and social issues that GOTS helps to solve, and your important role in a more sustainable textile industry. GOTS certified ink manufacturer Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems will also present on GOTS approved inks and how to print with them.

With Sarah Jupp, business development manager – organic fashion and textiles, Soil Association Certification and Mark Takacs, principal scientist, Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems.

12.30pm Advances in sustainability and the garment decorator

Prama Bhardwaj, Mantis World

This session will delve into new technology coming to the market in 2020 which measures the impact of sustainable fibres. This technology is expected to be a game changer for accelerating sustainability while bringing extensive benefits for the garment decorator and their customers.

 With Prama Bhardwaj, managing director, Mantis World.

2pm Find out how personalisation and software go hand in hand to help you achieve success selling online

Michal Gembrowicz, DecoNetwork

This session will show you how you can grow your print and embroidery business by offering personalisation while using state-of-the-art online design software. Personalisation is continuing to grow at a very fast pace for the garment decoration industry. If you are offering this service or thinking of offering this service you will be amazed at how quickly you can turn your online business into a successful money-making machine.    

With Michal Gembrowicz, UK and Europe sales manager, DecoNetwork.

 

The Knowledge Centre is located on stand J72. Each session lasts 30 minutes with time to ask questions. Seats fill up fast so please arrive early to guarantee your place.

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