LA Textile Continues Its Momentum With An Influx Of Quality Brands And Increased International Visitors At The Spring/Summer 13 Show

LOS ANGELES — March 28, 2012 — The Spring/Summer 2013 Los Angeles International Textile Show (LA
TEXTILE) took place March 26-28,  2012 at the California Market Center (CMC) with reports of
quality, heavy traffic and an increased international presence. The Show featured hundreds of 
textile, trim, design & production resources, as well as the return of the Lenzing Innovation
Pavilion, European Collections Pavilion, and the Korean Pavilion by The Korea Textile Trade
Association (KTTA).

“This has been a great Show. We have been very busy the entire time and have definitely seen
quite an increase in quality traffic  this Show,” noted Amy Gillett, Executive Account Manager
at Cotton, Inc.    

“We have seen many apparel makers and brands from  the Western United States, Texas, and
Florida. We’ve had great exposure at this Show and are very happy with the turn out,” said Jim
Wallis, President of Montgomery Fashion Group from Australia.      

The impressive list of designers and brands spotted  at the show included St. John
Knits, Monique Lhuillier, BCBG Max Azria, David Meister, Lacoste, Pendleton, Tarina Tarantino,
Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, Seven For All Mankind, Velvet by Graham & Spencer,
Adriano  Goldschmied, Vena Cava, Cache Inc, Bailey 44, Ella Moss, Splendid, American 
Apparel, Karen Kane, ABS by Allen Schwartz, True Religion, Converse, Perry  Ellis, Michael
Stars, Wildfox Couture, Vera Bradley, Bella Dahl, Velvet Heart, LA  Made, Lucky Brand, Heidi
Merrick, Juicy Couture, C&C California, Rory Beca, Arden B, Hale Bob, Akiko, Bebe, Citizens of
Humanity, Leyendecker, Forever 21, Tag  Jeans, Funktional, Three Dots, Honeydew Intimates,
Hanky Panky, Seneca Clothing, Raven Denim, Fabrizio Gianni, Rozae Nichols, Lucy Love, Elaine Kim,
Paper  Crown, Habitat, Seychelles, Corey Lynn Calter, Groupie Couture by Pamela Des Barres,
Satine, Plume & Ledger, Sub Urban Riot, and Hard Tail, to name a 

There was also a strong presence of swim and activewear  companies that included Rip
Curl, Hurley International, Speedo, Harajuku Swimwear, Pacific Sunwear- Pac Sun, Beach Bunny
Swimwear, Latitude Outerwear, Toes On The Nose, Nondi Luxe Swimwear, Marine Layer Clothing,
Performance Apparel, Sport Loop, A&M Sportswear, Davina Dancewear, Manhattan Beachwear LLC,
Aqua Capri Swimwear, Body Waves Inc, Belissima Swimwear, Nondi Luxe Swim, Cruz Swimwear, Beach
Music Clothing, TS Swim, Fede Swimwear, Voda Swim, Salt  Swimwear, Azul Swimwear, Lolli Beach
Candy, Fe Yogawear, Sultry Swimwear, Yoga  Ninja, Authentic Sportcap, Body Language
Sportswear, and many more.     

“This is our first time showing at LA TEXTILE and it  has been extremely successful,”
said Renata Tolentino of Rosset Textil, who is the largest swimwear, lingerie, and fitness lycra
textile company in Latin  America, and the fifth largest in the world.   “We chose
to exhibit at this Show because we were looking for ways to  exhibit our product in California
and one of our clients suggested we participate  in this show. We are very happy we did.
We  definitely plan to return.”     

Lenzing continued its partnership with LA TEXTILE to present the Lenzing Innovation Pavilion,
showcasing their network of Lenzing affiliated companies &  products. Exhibitors included
Lenzing  Fibers, Inc., Ecotex, Miroglio Textiles, Design Knit, Inc., Enviro Fabrics, Britannia
Mills Ltd, Sextet Fabrics, Inc., Asher Fabric Concepts, Texollini,  Inc., Epic Textiles,
Pacific Coast Knitting, Inc. Unitex International, Zentex  & ICI, Impex Textiles, American
Fabrics International, Buhler Quality Yarns, Fessler USA, Laguna Fabrics, and Shara-Tex,

“We  have had wonderful traffic this Show,” said Tricia Carey, Merchandising Manger of
Lenzing Fibers Inc. “We love this Show because it provides the opportunity to reach out to the
Market here on the West Coast.”     

Another strong feature of the Show was the European Collections Pavilion, spotlighting
mills  and resources from Europe.  Among the new and returning resources lauded at the
Show were JM International, Deveaux SA,  Elliot Berman Textiles, Friday Fabrics LTD, Lanicifio
Nencini, Frantissor Creations, Solstiss, JCR Fabrics, KBC, Liberty Art Fabrics, Tessile Group Inc,
Le  Loup Blanc, Pizval Italy, Karz Textiles, Gallus, BCN, AB Creations, Darquer, Juan Boluda,
Bel Maile, Malhia Kent,  Pasari Textiles, and many more.     

“The turnout this Show has been incredible. We love showing at LA TEXTILE for the
international clientele and range of contemporary designers we meet,” said John Marshall, President
of JM International, US agent for Darquer, AB Creations, and Bel Maille, among others. “This Show
is a must on the West Coast. We have connected with many people from North and South America at
this edition.”      

Additional key exhibitors at this edition of the Show included Alexander Henry Fabrics, Inc.,
D & N Textiles, Malibu Textiles, Satab Ribbon, Rosset Textil, Mokuba, Ulisse Fashion
Accessories, Robert Kaufman Co, Inc., Vestex, Sportek International  Inc., Textile Secrets
International, Junior Hagen Ltd, Kosha Collections, Indigo Handloom, Universal Textile Mills,
Zinman Textiles, Stylesight, Design Options, WGSN, Fashion Snoops, AIMS 360, Josi Severson,
Periscope, plus many more.    

“We’ve  seen an increase in traffic and sales this Show. We have been opening new
accounts from all over the United States, and even some from South America,” said Brad Bush of
high-end ribbon company Mokuba, a key exhibitor in the Trims section.    

Also returning this Show was the Korean Pavilion presented by Korean Textile Trade Assocation
(KTTA), (always use the complete brand/org names) which showcased some of Korea’s best mills and
distributors in the Fashion Theater.     

“Our exhibitors were extremely satisfied with this Show,” said Soo Hoon Chae, Director of The
Korea Textile Trade Association (KTTA). “We had more companies participate this time, and we expect
an increase for future shows because this Show been so successful. LA TEXTILE is the number one
Show in the Western United States and our participation is extremely important to make and keep
relations with this region of the world.”    

In  addition to the vast selection of textile and design resources, the Show offered
attendees a packed schedule of complimentary seminars presented by Afingo, WGSN, Stylesight,
Lenzing, Fashion Snoops, California Fashion Association  (CFA), Design Options, Global
Purchasing Companies, Fashion Business Inc. (FBI), and Cotton, Inc.  

“This Show surpassed our expectations and had  an overall positive energy among
exhibitors and attendees alike,” said Oscar Rodriguez, LA TEXTILE Show Manager. “Traffic was solid
and steady each day, and we saw an increase in the quality of resources exhibiting this
season,  as well as in attendees.”    

The  Fall/Winter 13/14 edition of the LA TEXTILE Show is scheduled for 
Monday-Wednesday, October 8-10, 2012 at the California Market Center.    

Posted on April 2, 2012

Source: LA Textile