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Texworld USA Summer 2018 Heats up With An Expanded Slate of Sourcing Resources, Educational Events

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Texworld USA returns for Summer 2018 with a plethora of fabrics, findings and finishes for sourcing professionals while buyers will find a breadth of finished apparel manufacturers in the co-located Apparel Sourcing USA show.

Running July 23-25 at the Javits Center in New York, the all-under-one-roof concept will welcome more than 800 exhibitors with products that fall into 20 different categories of fashion apparel as well as home goods. In addition to the product resources, the shows are a platform for educational events like panel discussions, presentations and show floor discovery.

“Texworld USA together with Apparel Sourcing USA offers designers, sourcing professionals and anyone looking for manufacturing or private-label development a unique marketplace for networking, education and sourcing,” said show director Jennifer Bacon.

Apparel Sourcing USA men’s, women’s and children’s apparel include specialized categories like activewear, bridal, special occasion, swimwear and lingerie.

Texworld USA exhibitors will have a range of textiles on display, including cotton, denim lace, faux fur, jacquards, knits, linens and wool as well as fabrics that speak specifically to the performance market as well as eco-friendly collections.

Exhibitors from all over the globe will be on hand like Texollini, an innovative, vertically-integrated knitting mill advancing Made in America stretch fabrics like Lycra and spandex; Colombian mill Textile Lafayette, which is a one-stop-shop for high-tech polyester fabrics with divisions dedicated to sports, fashion, deco and uniforms; and Rich Silk Textiles, a fabric manufacturer based in Hong Kong that specializes in wovens for ladies’ garments, including silk, silk blends, viscose, cotton and polyester as well as quick-turn digital printing.

Texworld USA, in coordination with Lenzing, also provides a robust schedule of educational events that span the full three days.

“Lenzing Fibers continues to organize a compelling line-up of educational opportunities season after season. Attendees can look forward to topics that will keep them on the cusp of what is happening in our ever-evolving industry. Our seminars and Textile Talks are perfect for anyone no matter their level in the business,” Bacon said.

Attendees will be treated to a screening of RiverBlue, a documentary film highlighting fashion’s effect on our waterways and how the industry can move toward a sustainable future. Pantone vice president Laurie Pressman will present the fall/winter 2019-20 color trends for apparel and home during two inspirational presentations. The fun and informational how-to demonstrations by CraftJam will allow participants to explore embroidery for wall art and decorative patches.

The new, Explore the Floor series provides attendees with guided tours of the show led by industry experts from the perspective of first-time attendees, those looking for ethical resources, buyers seeking out embellishments to round out their designs and anyone looking for goods that illustrate the trends for the coming seasons.

For more information and to register to attend, visit the Texworld USA site here.

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