NEW YORK CITY — July 2, 2019 — The largest fabric sourcing event for the North American market, Texworld USA, collocated with Apparel Sourcing USA, will take place July 22-24, at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. This edition boasts an exciting educational line up with a spotlight on sustainability, and will also cover topics including circularity, traceability, and how to stay relevant in the current state of the industry.
“Originally a buzz word in the industry, the trendy topic of sustainability started popping up a couple of years ago, and now, more and more global companies are catching on. It’s necessary and it’s everywhere. And just like anything, it’s all about consumer education. With the mass amounts of resources and information available showing how the apparel industry negatively contributes to the problem, consumers want sustainable solutions,” stated Jennifer Bacon, show director of Texworld USA/Apparel Sourcing USA.
Bacon continued, “Companies know sustainable practices are not just an option, but a requirement in the future, but some are confused about how to achieve this. Our educational platform aims to address this matter by explaining how to improve internal processes and systems like a direct to consumer business model, how to become sustainable-certified, and much more.”
This summer’s program is designed to offer insightful and informative sessions for every role and level of experience across every segment of the industry.
Summer 2019 Texworld USA/Lenzing Innovation Seminar Series Highlights:
Doing Business in Africa: Trade and Sourcing
The African continent is a rapidly developing apparel market with Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, and the AGOA beneficiary countries topping the list for sourcing executives. What’s the latest on this emerging region in light of trade tensions, tariffs, and sustainability considerations? Listen in as a panel of experts share their thoughts on the future of the area for apparel and the range of factors companies should consider when evaluating these countries.
Trend Tales & Street Tribes Fall/Winter 2020 by MintModa
MintModa digs deep to uncover the drivers — emotional, aesthetic, cultural, historic — behind the trends. Each Trend Tale is also complete with actionable key items, must-have fabrics/prints and color palettes that will inspire relevant and desirable apparel and accessories for Fall-Winter 20 and beyond.
How to Create Material Change
Most product’s impact comes from the raw material stage. Robust sustainability goals must start with an understanding of where impacts are highest and how to improve. There are fibers and materials that can help deliver on sustainability goals and industry-leading standards to help verify the content of the products. Join Sourcing Journal for this session to learn more about the impact of today’s most-used and loved fibers and how to get started on a better material strategy.
Textile Talks are educational opportunities presented on the show floor. These interactive sessions are created to address the current issues facing the industry, from supply chain changes to the impact of environmental textile trends.
Summer 2019 Textile Talks:
From Launch to Growth: How to Gain Traction and Surpass Goals in your Fashion Business
Join StartUp FASHION for a discussion about how to grow beyond launch by creating brand personality, building customer relationships, and overcoming obstacles to better market your business and reach your goals.
Upcycling: Exploring Options in Today’s Landscape and How Brands and Individuals Can Make a Difference
Hear different organizations involved in some aspect of upcycling discuss what options and opportunities are available to both brands and individuals to be better stewards of reducing our environmental impact.
US Trade Policy: Sourcing Strategies and Future Outlook for Fashion Brands and Retailers
The session will provide insights into U.S. fashion brands and retailers’ latest sourcing practices, including the critical emerging sourcing trends. Other insights include primary factors affecting companies’ sourcing decisions, impacts of the U.S.-China tariff war, the outlook of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement (USMCA), and other hot-button trade policy issues on sourcing.
Factory45: Sustainable Startup Storytelling
Join sustainable fashion consultant, Shannon Lohr for a chat with two brands that launched through her accelerator program, Factory45. Mary Bemis, founder of Reprise Activewear and Tiffany Shown, Founder of Fair Seas Supply Co. share the stories of how they launched their brands without investors or thousands of dollars sitting in the bank. Listen in on this discussion and find out the five steps to go from idea stage to selling.
Registration is open. The Texworld USA/Lenzing Innovation Seminar Series, along with the Textile Talks programming is open to all registered Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA attendees. Seating is available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Get specific show details and the full seminar schedule at www.TexworldUSA.com or www.ApparelSourcingshow.com. The summer edition will be held in New York City at the Javits Convention Center, July 22-24, 2019.
Posted July 2, 2019
Source: Messe Frankfurt USA