The summer edition of Texworld USA promises to be a vital resource for a range of textiles as well as inspiration for the coming seasons. The show, which will run July 22 to 24, offers a host of opportunities for apparel professionals, all under one roof conveniently located on the main floor of the Javits Center in New York.
The trade show is the largest sourcing event on the East Coast for apparel fabric buyers, research and development experts, designers, merchandisers and sourcing professionals. The event will feature textiles in 16 different product groups, including cotton, functional fabrics and knits. The winter edition welcomed more than 3,600 attendees representing 70 countries and the upcoming show is poised to host a comparable mix.
Texworld USA will once again be co-located with Apparel Sourcing USA, the only event of its kind in the region designed to give brands and retailers the opportunity to shop finished apparel from around the globe. The show also provides opportunities to build relationships with contract manufacturers and private-label developers.
In addition to a diverse group of products, the show offers educational forums, networking and trend direction.
Texworld USA will deliver ample opportunity to learn about the textures, colors and patterns set to drive the next few seasons in the U.S. market as well as abroad. The show has teamed with Paris-based fashion and design firm 2G2L to provide an in-depth look at the trends emerging for the Fall/Winter 2020-2021 season. Additionally, the show will feature a panel with trend experts like MintModa and Pantone to provide further insights into the looks likely to take off in the months and years to come. Both MintModa and 2G2L will also lead Explore the Floor guided tours, which give exhibitors up-close access to the exhibitors featuring the most in-demand textiles.
“Texworld USA is the highlight of our trade show schedule. We love being part of Resource Row and meeting visitors from all areas of the fashion industry. The fabric trends are always well represented in the exhibitor booths; there are plenty of treasures waiting to be discovered. The show is so well organized and the emphasis on sustainability is right on target,” said Sharon Graubard, founder and creative director of MintModa. “Each season the energy gets more electric—you can feel it when you walk in the doors.”
Graubard says attendees should make way for menswear-inspired textiles like tweeds and herringbone. She also expects yarn-dyed plaids and tartans to be plentiful. And Graubard predicts the cool temps will call for cozy fleece and fake fur, as well as sumptuous velvets, rich flocking, lush stretch velvets and comfy ribbed knits, as well as devoré burnout accents. Eye-catching fabrics with high shine will also dominate, including looks with vinyl coatings and patent effects.
In addition to the trend resources, the Texworld USA Seminar Series, organized by Lenzing Fibers, as well as the show’s Textile Talks, which take place on the show floor, feature a full slate of expert panels on topics related to sustainability, sourcing and product development.
Texworld USA also provides assistance for attendees needing help navigating the show’s specialized country pavilions, searching for both low-minimum and high-volume options, and locating eco-friendly resources. With help from the show, buyers can easily and efficiently create a customized itinerary that focuses on their specific business goals.
For more information on exhibiting or attending, visit the Texworld USA site here.