20th Annual Apparel Sourcing Show Focuses On Sustainability And Expanded Capabilities In CAFTA-DR

GUATEMALA CITY — The CAFTA-DR apparel industry continues to lead the way into the future of
sourcing. The 20th annual Apparel Sourcing Show (APSS) in Guatemala will highlight the efforts of
regional producers to take advantage of the global economic recovery and create a more sustainable
supply chain in the process.

Leading up to the 2011 APSS taking place this March, the Guatemalan Textile and Apparel
Industry Commission (VESTEX) announced today that the Leaders’ Forum ­— the centerpiece of the APSS
— will focus on sustainability in the global apparel supply chain. During the Forum, industry
leaders will discuss initiatives already underway — as well as future projects — to reduce the
environmental impact of apparel production. With dynamic sourcing options located just a short
distance from major apparel markets, CAFTA-DR producers are ideally positioned to build a
sustainable future for apparel sourcing. Leading voices in the CAFTA-DR apparel industry will be on
hand to share their views not only on sustainability, but also on a range of topics about the
changing landscape of apparel sourcing. Among the topics that they will discuss are:

  • The latest information on proposed regulations impacting water treatment in textile
  • What manufacturers need to know about upcoming fashion trends, and how to integrate that
    information into their production.
  • Increasing competitiveness through product development.
  • Keeping up-to-date with the latest production processes, equipment, and technology.

Speakers at the Leaders’ Forum will discuss new market conditions, changes in financing, and
the expanded sourcing opportunities available in the region today. Don’t miss this chance to learn
about all of the changes that will affect your business!

Stay tuned for more details about this exciting event!

The 2011 Apparel Sourcing Show, “The right time, the right place for sourcing today!” is
scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, March 22-24, 2011 in Guatemala City. Additional
information is available at the Apparel Sourcing Show website:


Endorsed by the United States Association of Importers of Textiles & Apparel (USA-ITA).

Posted on February 8, 2011

Source: Apparel Sourcing Show