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Fabric Sourcing Mecca

Fabric sourcing show Texworld USA returns to the Javits Center for the second time this year.

TW Special Report

According to organizers, products running the gamut of the fabric spectrum will be on display at the Javits Convention Center in New York City July 16-18, 2013, at the biannual Texworld USA show. Atlanta-based Messe Frankfurt Inc. — the U.S. subsidiary of international exhibition organizer Messe Frankfurt GmbH — partnered with Austria-based cellulosic fiber manufacturer Lenzing Fibers to develop Texworld USA, which has its origins in Lenzing's Innovation Asia fabric show. Innovation Asia offered 24 manufacturers the chance to present their fabric collections featuring Lenzing fibers — such as Tencel®, Lenzing Modal® and Lenzing Viscose® — to U.S. trade show visitors. The expanded Texworld show still features a Lenzing Innovation Pavilion, which this summer will showcase the work of more than 30 companies.

The Lenzing Innovation Pavilion at the July edition of Texworld USA will spotlight more than 30 companies whose fabric collections feature Lenzing fibers.

Sourcing Event
Texworld is in its 15th edition and has become the largest sourcing event in North America for apparel fabric buyers, R&D personnel, designers, and merchandising and sourcing professionals.

The show will again be colocated with the International Apparel Sourcing Show and the Home Textiles Sourcing Expo (HTSE) to create a sourcing destination for the North American marketplace.

The International Apparel Sourcing Show is produced by Messe Frankfurt in partnership with China-based The Sub-Council of Textile Industry, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT TEX). The event focuses on contract manufacturing and private label development, as well as sourcing for finished apparel. Apparel brands, retailers, wholesalers and independent designers have access to this dedicated sourcing marketplace for finding domestic and international apparel manufacturers.

HTSE features fabrics and soft goods for all home applications such as bath, bed, flooring, kitchen, tabletop, upholstery, and wall and window coverings. The show is produced by Messe Frankfurt in partnership with CCPIT TEX and in cooperation with Lenzing Fibers.

Show Participation
Texworld expects 350 exhibitors from around the world to participate this summer. In July 2012, 328 exhibitors from 15 countries were represented at the show. Messe Frankfurt reported that 303 exhibitors were international and 25 were domestic companies. First-time exhibitors came from Brazil, Lebanon and Malaysia; and other countries and regions represented at the show included Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey and the United States.

In addition to the Lenzing Innovation Pavilion, the Japan Silk Association, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), Taiwan, and the Turkey-based Uludag Textile Exporters Association (UTIB) hosted pavilions at the July 2012 show.

Approximately 4,000 visitors are expected to step through the doors at Texworld USA this July, coming from such areas of the industry as manufacturing, trading, retail, design and buying. This number is an increase over attendance figures from the same show a year ago, which hosted 3,297 visitors from 44 countries. Approximately 88 percent of 2012 visitors were domestic, with the remaining 12 percent coming from international destinations.

According to Messe Frankfurt, top reasons given for attending the show in July 2012 were to collect information for purchasing decisions, to visit current suppliers, and to view current trends and find new resources. Post-show feedback also indicated 87 percent of show visitors found what they were searching for on the show floor, and some 60 percent of show attendees either placed or considered placing an order while at Texworld.

Messe Frankfurt projects 6,200 visitors will attend the three events this July.

Officials cut the ribbon to inaugurate the opening of Texworld USA, the International Apparel Sourcing Show and the Home Textiles Sourcing Expo in July 2012.

Show Focus
Fabrics, findings and trims are all featured at Texworld USA. Products are broken out into the following groups:

  • Cotton;
  • Denim;
  • Embroidery;
  • Fibers;
  • Functional Fabrics;
  • Knits;
  • Lace;
  • Linen;
  • Prints;
  • Silk;
  • Silky aspects;
  • Wool; and
  • Findings/trims.

Products cover all areas of apparel including end-products used in activewear; children's and infantwear; juniorwear; ladieswear; bridal, special occasion and cocktail clothing; menswear; sportswear; and swimwear and lingerie.

The July edition of the show will feature a Trend Forum to highlight unique trend stories, as well as exhibitors' innovative materials for the Fall/Winter 2014-15 season. Organizers also will host a complimentary seminar program. Details about the seminars will be available on the Texworld USA website prior to the show. During the January edition of the show, seminars covering fiber innovation and sustainability, fast fashion retailers and sourcing, Spring/Summer 2014 color trends, and Southeast Asia as a sourcing hotspot gave visitors from all segments of the industry a chance to learn something new and connect with colleagues in their fields.

The exhibit hall is open July 16 and 17 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., and on July 18 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

For more information about Texworld USA, the International Apparel Sourcing Show and the Home Textiles Sourcing Expo, visit texworldusa.com; apparelsourcingshow.com; and hometextilessourcing.com.

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