Apparel Sourcing Show Well Attended

Apparel Sourcing Show Well AttendedA total of 4,130 attendees from 1,253 companies visited 220 booths representing 162 companies and 22 associations during the 11th annual Apparel Sourcing Show, held in May in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The exhibition, organized by the Guatemala-based VESTEX commission, showcased Caribbean Basin (CBI) apparel and textile manufacturers, as well as presenting technology and machinery providers, seminars and conferences. The shows Matchmaking meeting program arranged more than 390 meetings between CBI apparel producers and U.S. and Canadian customers seeking manufacturing or sourcing alternatives.DuPont, Cotton Council International and Unifi launched a CBI sourcing promotional campaign during the show. The Apparel Sourcing Show has served us well as a means of informing the industry of our commitment to bring value to all participants in the apparel producing chain, said David Blondino, regional sourcing manager, DuPont TextilesandInteriors (DTI), Wilmington, Del. We are supportive of VESTEXs efforts to come up with new ways to facilitate relationships and generate business growth in the region. July 2002