Material World NY Nets NTA Support To Show Home Furnishings

The National Textile Association (NTA), Boston, has joined the American Apparel & Footwear
Association, Arlington, Va.; the American Apparel Producers’ Network, Atlanta; and the Textile
Distributors Association, New York City, in supporting Material World New York. The inaugural New
York City edition of the global fabric and sourcing show will be held Sept. 28-30, 2005, at the
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

“As a supporter of the Material World New York event, we look forward to the new business
opportunities that will arise for our members to strengthen their positions both nationally and
internationally,” said Karl Spilhaus, president, NTA.

The Material World Home Furnishings Showcase debuted last March at Material World in Miami

In addition to fabric, trim, yarn, components, manufacturers, technology, full-package
providers, and other services and suppliers geared to apparel, Material World New York will present
suppliers to the home furnishings sector of the textile industry. The Home Furnishings Showcase
will feature converters, mills, and leather and trimming manufacturers; and will target upholstery
manufacturers, jobbers, interior designers, retailers and over-the-counter businesses.

Event plans also include trend pavilions, color and trend presentations from major trend
leaders, and educational programming resources for Fall/Winter 2006.

A marketing alliance between show organizer Urban Expositions, Marietta, Ga., and the ASAP
Global Sourcing Show – a Material World global marketing partner – is expected to expand the show’s
international exhibitor base. Each participating country will form a pavilion within the Material
World New York Global Pavilion to show products, services and other capabilities available within
that country.

July/August 2005