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WGSN to host Chinese fashions reps at NYFW

A delegation of more than 20 representatives from China's fashion and textile industry is being hosted by WGSN, the global foresight business specialising in consumer, fashion and design trends and insights, during the New York Fashion Week 2015. Some of the country's largest garment manufacturers and up-and-coming apparel retailers will be a part of the delegation. The China Textile Information Center (CTIC), is leading the delegation. The CTIC serves China's huge and growing fashion and textile industry of over 20,000 companies.

The delegation would gain deeper insights about US fashion industry and meet with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) to explore opportunities for investment in the US and China, while in New York. The delegates would also attend informational sessions at WGSN, King & Partners and Parsons The New School For Design. Besides, they would attend the annual Parsons MFA Fashion Runway Show on September 16, 2015, which is sponsored by WGSN.

Sun Ruizhe, Vice-President of CNTAC (the National Textile Apparel Council of China) and Chairman of CTIC feels this a unique occasion for leaders of the Chinese apparel and textile industry to absorb all they can about US fashion industry. Besides its a mutually beneficial opportunity to discuss the huge potential for growth and investment.

Eric Johnson, Director Fashion and Arts Teams, New York City Economic Development Corporation warmly welcomed the representatives of China's textile industry. NYCEDC is upbeat about a meaningful dialogue in support of its mission to realise New York City as the global model for inclusive innovation and economic growth, and to facilitate investments that grow and diversify the City's local manufacturing community.