Texworld New York City and Apparel Sourcing New York City will debut on the West Coast this September.
On Monday, the trade shows’ parent company, Messe Frankfurt Inc. announced a partnership with LA Textile, the West Coast’s key destination for textile, design and production resources. Texworld and Apparel Sourcing will join LA Textile following a year-long pause of physical events.
The relaunch of LA Textile will present a re-envisioned show located in the California Market Center’s (CMC) newly renovated Building C. The partnership with LA Textile will include the addition of a Texworld and Apparel Sourcing branded pavilion on the show floor.
As the largest textile sourcing event on the East Coast, Texworld will add a strong international exhibitor base to LA Textile’s established U.S. domestic and European exhibitors. The collaboration between the two expands the resources available to both events’ traditional buyers.
Texworld New York City’s exhibitors are comprised of global manufacturers and suppliers from around the world, including Turkey, India, China, South Korea, Portugal, Taiwan and Pakistan.
“We are ecstatic to announce our collaboration with LA Textile,” Jennifer Bacon, show director for fashion and apparel at Messe Frankfurt Inc. “Our focus has always been to seek new ways to serve the textile community through the connection of global manufacturers and U.S. buyers. The team at LA Textile share[s] the same vision and I am confident that this partnership will elevate both of our platforms.”
Moriah Robinson, CMC events director, said “community over competition has been a mantra for our team at the California Market Center.”
“Over the past few years, we’ve cultivated a relationship with Texworld to champion their endeavors in NYC,” Robinson said. “We’re thrilled at the opportunity to partner with Texworld and provide a West Coast home for their incredible show.”
LA Textile will expand on the evolution of its recent virtual editions and present a thoughtfully curated show floor of textiles, trims, manufacturing and resources. This edition will feature an emphasis on sustainability, and expand print design studios and manufacturing services, with complementary educational panels, trend forums and art installations.
“We can’t wait to welcome back our LA Textile friends and family to debut new collections for the ever-evolving apparel and manufacturing industry,” senior events manager Matthew Mathiasen said. “Now more than ever, with the addition of Texworld and Apparel Sourcing, the global footprint is at our doorsteps and we hope to bring an even greater international presence to the West Coast.”
Texworld New York City historically holds a winter and summer edition in January and July of each year. Last week, Texworld New York City, Apparel Sourcing New York City and Home Textiles Sourcing said they will return in-person with a new sourcing concept in a brand-new location.
Unlike the typical tradeshow setting, no exhibitors will be physically present onsite. This approach to sourcing will take place at the Starrett-Lehigh Building in West Chelsea from July 20-22. The event will immerse fabric buyers, designers and textile professionals into a dynamic environment of sourcing, learning and networking in a concept dubbed Sourcing Showroom.