NEW YORK CITY — May 29, 2019 — The international sourcing trade show on East Coast, Texworld USA, will return to the Javits Convention Center this July 22-24, 2019. And for the first time in the show’s history, will take place in the bustling upper level exhibition halls of the known venue. A turnkey event for industry professionals, experts and more, the three-day sourcing, networking and educational event will feature more than 500 exhibitors from more than 15 different countries, as well as seminars from Lenzing Fibers, Textile Talks programming, workshops, and much more.
Texworld USA features 17 product categories, ranging from knits and functional fabrics to cotton, denim, and more. In conjunction, Apparel Sourcing USA Summer 2019, collocated with Texworld USA, will welcome exhibitors specializing in over 21 product groups, as well as a focus on sustainability as the spotlight. As one of the only events in North America to focus on sourcing finished apparel, contract manufacturing and private label development, Apparel Sourcing USA is a long-term joint venture partnership between Messe Frankfurt and CCPIT-TEX (China Sub-Council of Textile Industry) and provides attendees direct access to suppliers all over the globe. Attendees will also find the most cutting-edge information on trends in textiles, the opportunity to network with manufacturers and suppliers, as well as gain new knowledge from an assortment of complimentary educational sessions that cover sustainability, along with several other topics.
Taking place in the most dynamic capital in the US, Texworld USA is not only a must-attend industry event, but a business platform. A forum for transformation for the fashion and textile industry, Texworld USA joins together the best of international apparel fabric, trims, and accessory manufacturers in the heart of New York City. A matrix for making connections, Texworld USA also continues to provide industry experts, designers, fabric buyers, merchandisers, and sourcing professionals a unique opportunity to meet directly with a wide range of global suppliers.
Providing a stage for the industry to explore high quality apparel fabrics, trims and accessories at a reasonable price, the show features over 16 product categories, ranging from knits and functional fabrics to cotton, denim and more. Attendees will also find the most cutting edge information on trends in textiles, the opportunity to network with manufacturers and suppliers, as well as gain new knowledge from an assortment of complimentary educational sessions that cover upcycling, circularity, and innovative takes on sustainable solutions.
Brand new this year, the summer edition of Texworld USA welcomes Fashionsustain, a one-day conference originating in Berlin, Germany that is dedicated to educating attendees on sustainable practices. Kicking off the showcase, Fashionsustain will be held on Monday, July 22, 2019. Looking ahead for a better future, Fashionsustain is a conference devoted to revolutionizing the fashion and textile industries’ processes and production mechanisms, through collaborations, new technologies, and applied innovation.
With a goal of finding dynamic solutions to social and environmental problems, Fashionsustain’s purpose is to offer a fundamental transformation to the industry. With a compelling line up, keynote speaker Liz Hershfield, Head of Product Development, Production and Sustainability at Walmart eCommerce, will give her perspective and advice regarding necessary actions to work towards sustainable goals in the fashion industry. As an educational platform, Texworld USA aims to deliver resources for attendees to gain knowledge in these areas. The one-day conference will cover topics including transparency and traceability, challenges facing established brands, innovation in sustainable materials, and more.
“As trailblazers within the textile industry, we try to spotlight what’s trending; whether that is covering certain topics or product advancements with vendors and mills. It’s important to address what’s happening in the industry to stay relevant. This year, sustainability was an obvious choice for our spotlight. Because being sustainable has reached a point that it’s too important to ignore, our show now explores the importance of speed to market, as well having the ability to supply eco-friendly sourcing options in order to retain and obtain buyers. Manufacturers are starting to see this as a requirement and not just an option due to increased global concerns about business practices. By adding Fashionsustain, along with building up the sustainable exhibition profiles on the show floor with a wide range of representation of countries across the globe, Texworld USA is making it really easy for attendees to clearly recognize and visit these kind of exhibitors.” said Jennifer Bacon, Show Director, Fashion & Apparel.
With several favorites returning, Local Loft is back for the summer edition featuring domestic and local suppliers focusing on low minimums. Attendees will benefit from a new line-up of Textile Talks and Explore the Floor featuring discussions relevant to technology, fabric innovation and more – all on the show floor. Visitors can also gather inspiration through Texworld USA Showcase that will feature exhibitor textiles that are trending for the Fall/Winter 2020 season.
Another crowd pleaser, Texworld USA‘s educational seminar series organized by Lenzing Fibers, will return for Summer 2019 featuring sessions hosted by industry experts. “During this time in which the apparel industry faces many sourcing challenges, we look forward to a robust Texworld USA supporting alternatives and solutions for the market. The Lenzing Innovation Seminar Series includes topics ranging from sustainability, trends and sourcing. For the direct to consumer businesses seeking flexible suppliers, Lenzing has recommendations for sourcing fabrics with TENCEL™ Lyocell and Modal,” comments Tricia Carey, Lenzing Fiber’s director of Global Business Development.
Resource Row, another celebrated feature of Texworld USA returns with the opportunity for visitors to explore local industry resources, including business development tools, recycling solutions, trend forecasters and textile education materials. This year, attendees can look forward to showcases by favorites such as: WRAP, Fashiondex, and MintModa, to name a few.
Finally, featuring hundreds of exhibitors, Texworld USA welcomes countries from all over the globe including: China, Korea, Pakistan, Taiwan, Turkey, India, and USA, offering a wide range of textiles including: cotton, denim, faux fur, jacquard, linens silk and more, also available in low minimums.
Registration is open for Texworld USA on July 22-24, 2019. The Texworld USA/Lenzing Fibers Seminar Series, along with the Textile Talk programming is open to all registered Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA attendees. Seating is available on a first-come-first-served basis.
May 29, 2019
Source: Messe Frankfurt Inc.