A new feature at this edition of Texworld USA is the ‘Explore the Floor’ series which features tours for participants to walk the show floor with industry experts. The aim of these tours is to permit participants to gain knowledge of different exhibitors that are relevant to what they need and be able to ask questions in an open format.
Texworld USA, which is being held from January 22 to 24, simultaneously with Apparel Sourcing USA at the Jacob K Javits Convention Center in New York, also offers three days of seminars and speaker line ups on trending industry topics including sustainability, Spring/Summer 2019 colour, fabric trends, and more. ‘Textile Talks’ returns with three days of discussions organised by StartUp Fashion and Lenzing Fibers Inc. Texworld USA’s trend showcase will take place for the Winter 2018 season. It is created by Texworld USA Art Directors Louis Gerin and Gregory Lamaud.
Highlights from the Texworld USA seminars include a session ‘Fashion 101: How to Start a Fashion Line,’ by Mercedes Gonzalez, Founder and Director of Global Purchasing Companies. A seminar dedicated to ‘Supply Chain Traceability & Transparency + Explore’ will be held by Jeff Wilson, Senior Business Development Manager of sustainability at NSF International. Other speakers will be Edward Hertzman, Founder and Chief Executive of Sourcing Journal; Leonardo Bonanni, Founder and Chief Executive of Sourcemap; and Megan Meiklejohn, Sustainable Materials and Transparency Manager for Eileen Fisher Inc. ‘Spring/Summer ’19 Trends for Women’s & Junior Markets’ will be presented by Trend Council. The importance of a circular economy for the future of fashion will also be discussed.