Apparel Textile Sourcing will be held in Miami from May 21 to 23, 2018. It will attract over 200 exhibiting companies and 2500 visitors from the US, Latin America, and Caribbean. The centerpiece of the event will be The Americas Pavilion, a section devoted to manufacturers from Latin America with an emphasis on the fashions and production benefits of sourcing from Latin America.
The Latin American region is one of the world’s leading producers of apparel and textiles. The pavilion will showcase products of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. Mexico is the second largest exporter of blue jeans to the US; it is also the third largest exporter of knits and the fourth exporter in cotton pants. Worldwide, Mexico is the 13th largest exporter of textile products, and in the footwear sector, it ranks in the top ten.
Latin America produces 15 per cent of all apparel purchased in the US. The Americas Pavilion will feature a curated selection of companies gathered to build communication channels between suppliers and buyers. Product categories exhibited on the show floor will include apparel for men, women, children, active and intimate wear, socks, home textiles, bed and bath, denim, knits, synthetics, linen, and accessories like handbags, hats, wallets, ties, and more.