The Winter 2018 editions of Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA were an opportunity for a wide range of international suppliers from around the globe to showcase textiles, trims, accessories, manufacturing and private label development services and finished apparel for industry buyers, designers and experts.
With a record-breaking 371 exhibitors representing 14 countries and over 4,000 visitors, the events demonstrated textiles with innovative structures, material mixes and surprising colour palettes across 14 product categories. Show attendees were able to view the latest textile trends, materials, fabrics and more with an exclusive opportunity to network and meet designers and suppliers from around the world while taking advantage of complimentary educational seminars.
“As organisers, we recognise that our responsibilities extend far beyond providing a space for the industry to do business here in New York City,” explained Jennifer Bacon, Show Director, Fashion & Apparel. “We believe in building a true industry event that unites the best talent from the industry with access to education and valuable resources, as well as a chance for our vibrant community to connect and exchange ideas. We are also aware of the changing fashion ecosystem. Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing are dedicated to contributing to the fashion industry worldwide.”
Texworld’s educational seminar series, organised by Lenzing Fibers returned for Winter 2018 with sessions hosted by curated panels of industry experts discussing the global textile and sourcing landscape including sustainable solutions and the circular economy. Featured discussions were led by Sourcing Journal, Eileen Fisher, Trend Council and NSF International. Textile Talks were also a continued success at this year’s show led by StartUp Fashion, Lenzing Fibers, Fashionindex, BF+DA amongst others.
New to the show floor, Texworld USA launched the “Explore the Floor” series featuring tours that allowed attendees to walk the show floor with seasoned industry experts in an intimate setting. With a focus on sustainable business and products, these tours allowed attendees to gain knowledge about different exhibitors and emerging trends.