Home Textiles Sourcing Expo Closes With Record Exhibitor And Attendee Numbers

ATLANTA — August 2012 — After three days filled with plenty business talks and busy show aisles,
Home Textiles Sourcing Expo closed its doors on July 26 with excellent results. The event drew 146
exhibitors from 13 countries, an 11 percent increase over July 2011. The third edition of Home
Textiles Sourcing Expo was again co-located with Texworld USA, the largest apparel fabrics show in
North America, and the International Apparel Sourcing Show. The triple event as a whole welcomed
5,285 attendees, a 5 percent increase over July 2011.

“Based on these results, Home Textiles Sourcing Expo has certainly reinforced its position as
a leading sourcing event in North America to solely focus on fabrics and finished soft goods for
all home applications,” says John. P. Gallagher, President & CEO of Messe Frankfurt USA.
“Thanks to our partners and the show’s co-location with the apparel events, we achieved yet another
attendee and exhibitor record.” Messe Frankfurt organizes the show in partnership with the
Sub-Council of Textile Industry, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT

Mr. LinYunfeng from CCPIT says, “This edition of the show marks the rally of local market
demand. The exhibitors of China Pavilion are stratified with the quality of attendees. This show
will be playing a more important role in bridging Chinese manufacturers and the American business

Lenzing Innovation

Lenzing Fibers continued to partner with Messe Frankfurt for the third edition of
Home Textiles Sourcing Expo and supported the show with the popular Lenzing Innovation Pavilion.
“As a leading producer of fibers, this Home Textiles Sourcing Expo is a very important platform to
showcase our Tencel® and MicroModal® fibers use in every aspect of bedding and also the innovations
in new product categories including upholstery and carpeting for the home that our customers are
able to achieve to U.S buyers, designers, merchandisers and sourcing professionals,” says Nina
Nadash from Lenzing AG.

Lenzing also organized a well attended seminar program in partnership with Messe Frankfurt.
Among the many highly praised seminars, Mark Woodman from Global Color Research introduced
attendees to the latest Home Textiles Sourcing Expo Trends by using themes from the acclaimed
Heimtextil Montage. Other popular seminar topics included “Sourcing Hot Spots” and “Mega Trends for
Fall/Winter 2013”.

Trend Forum

New for 2012, was the trend forum collaboration with Global Color Research. Global
Color Research was the curator of the trends on display in January at Heimtextil in Frankfurt. Four
color stories, from the official Heimtextil trend book ‘Montage’, set the stage for the latest in
trend themes for the upcoming season.

Exhibitor Statements

Kirsten Lambert, Co-Founder, Beantown Bedding, LLC, USA

“Our experience as first time exhibitors at the Home Textiles Sourcing Expo has been both
rewarding and productive. As an entrepreneurial venture introducing a new product, the event
provided the right location for us to establish valuable contacts, generate product awareness and
open doors to supply chain opportunities.”

Neil Prescott, Business-Development Manager, Textile City, Inc., Canada

“Overall the event was a good show for us. We saw many different types of buyers from the
brand, retail and institutional markets. We are glad we participated.”

July 2013

The fourth edition of Home Textiles Sourcing Expo will take place July 16 – 18,
2013 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.

Posted on August 14, 2012

Source: Messe Frankfurt USA