ATLANTA — February 14, 2014 — The sixteenth edition of Texworld USA showcased 268 exhibitors from 18 countries representing an 13% increase over January 2013. The winter edition featured 4 international pavilions including Turkey, Taiwan, Egypt and Pakistan covering 12 product categories to offer buyers an extensive array of fabrics, textile acessories and sourcing options. A total of 2,815 verified attendees visited the three day event. Visitors came from 43 countries including, but not limited to: United States, Canada, Mexico and India.
“Leading fashion buyers from Macy’s, Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply and Armani Exchange, to name a few, attended the sixteenth edition of Texworld USA despite the snowy weather conditions, proving that Texworld USA remains the premier apparel fabric sourcing destination in North America,” remarked Kristy Meade, Group Show Director, Messe Frankfurt, Inc. She went further to add, “We appreciate the support of our Advisory Council that provides on-going guidance led by Tricia Carey, Lenzing Innovation, as we continue to add new and exciting features to the show to attract new exhibitors and buyers.”
In collaboration with CCPIT-TEX, the fifth edition of the International Apparel Sourcing Show was once again co-located with Texworld USA and featured 63 exhibitors from 7 countries. Returning exhibitors from China, Bangladesh, Egypt and India completed the overall supply chain by offering contract manufacturing, original design manufacturing and private label development.
Texworld USA’s show partner, Lenzing Innovation, had a major presence on the show floor which featured exhibitors from countries such as China, Korea and India to name a few, helping provide attendees with a global reach to source goods and services.
Texworld USA exhibitor, John Malone, Textile Agent, Cooper Watkinson Textiles, Ltd. commented, “We have had a nice steady flow of foot traffic, meeting with our existing clients as well as establishing new contacts. We are pleased with the overall show and quality of the new contacts we are making.”
Trend Forum provides insight to Spring/Summer 2015
Texworld Paris Art Directors, Louis Gerin and Gregory Lamaud created a thought provoking, interesting and relevant Trend Forum highlighting the Spring/Summer 2015 trends and color direction. Attendees enjoyed daily guided tours provided by Louis and Gregory as well as being provided with a copy of the Spring/Summer 2015 Trend Book. The Texworld Trend Forum featured a juried collection of fabric swatches provided by exhibitors that could be sourced at the show.
Complimentary seminar series remains popular with attendees
Texworld USA’s show partner, Lenzing Innovation, delivered 12 complimentary seminars to 570 attendees, of which 350 were unique participants, over the 3 day show period. A few of the popular topics included: Navigating Texworld USA, Global Sourcing, Stylesight’s Trend Presentation and Denim Innovation.
Mercedes Gonzales, Director, Global Purchasing Companies, opened the seminar series with “Navigating Texworld USA.” This seminar for new Texworld USA attendees covered topics such as: show floor layout, Trend Forum, Manufacture NY overview, determining target markets, understanding the seasonal calendar and questions to ask exhibitors.
The seminar sessions provided a range of useful information for beginners to seasoned textile professionals. Tricia Carey, Senior Merchandising Manager, Lenzing Innovation, commented, “Despite the inclement weather, we had an excellent seminar series on trends, sourcing, fabric innovation and emerging business development. The high level of interaction between attendees and presenters stimulated ideas and creativity. It is a wonderful opportunity to bring the market together.”
Texworld USA is the largest sourcing event in North America for apparel fabric buyers, research and development specialists, designers, merchandisers and overseas sourcing professionals. The seventeenth edition of Texworld USA will take place July 22-24, 2014 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. The summer edition of Texworld USA will be co-located with the sixth edition of the International Apparel Sourcing Show and the fifth edition of the Home Textiles Sourcing Expo.
Posted February 18, 2014
Source: Texworld/Messe Frankfurt