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19th February 2014, Atlanta, GA

Texworld USA hosts record number of exhibitors

The sixteenth edition of Texworld USA showcased 268 exhibitors from 18 countries representing an 13% increase over January 2013.

The winter edition featured four international pavilions including Turkey, Taiwan, Egypt and Pakistan covering 12 product categories to offer buyers an extensive array of fabrics, textile accessories and sourcing options.

Attendees enjoyed daily guided tours, as well as being provided with a copy of the Spring/Summer 2015 Trend Book. © Messe Frankfurt/ Texworld USA

“Leading fashion buyers from Macy’s, Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply and Armani Exchange, to name a few, attended the sixteenth edition of Texworld USA despite the snowy weather conditions, proving that Texworld USA remains the premier apparel fabric sourcing destination in North America,” said Kristy Meade, Group Show Director, Messe Frankfurt.

Trend Forum

Texworld Paris Art Directors, Louis Gerin and Gregory Lamaud created a thought provoking and interesting Trend Forum, highlighting the Spring/Summer 2015 trends and colour direction.

Attendees enjoyed daily guided tours, as well as being provided with a copy of the Spring/Summer 2015 Trend Book. The Texworld Trend Forum featured a juried collection of fabric swatches provided by exhibitors that could be sourced at the show.

Complimentary seminar series

Texworld USA’s show partner Lenzing Innovation delivered 12 complimentary seminars to 570 attendees over the three days. A few of the popular topics included ‘Navigating Texworld USA’, ‘Global Sourcing’, ‘Stylesight’s Trend Presentation’ and ‘Denim Innovation’.

The seminar sessions provided a range of useful information for beginners to seasoned textile professionals. © Messe Frankfurt/ Texworld USA

The seminar sessions provided a range of useful information for beginners to seasoned textile professionals.

Tricia Carey, Senior Merchandising Manager, Lenzing Innovation, commented: “Despite the inclement weather, we had an excellent seminar series on trends, sourcing, fabric innovation and emerging business development. The high level of interaction between attendees and presenters stimulated ideas and creativity. It is a wonderful opportunity to bring the market together.”

Summer edition

Texworld USA is the largest sourcing event in North America for apparel fabric buyers, research and development specialists, designers, merchandisers and overseas sourcing professionals.

The 17th edition of Texworld USA will take place from 22-24 July 2014 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. The summer edition of Texworld USA will be co-located with the 6th edition of the International Apparel Sourcing Show and the 5th edition of the Home Textiles Sourcing Expo.

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