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Apparel Sourcing USA and Texworld USA to feature largest exhibitor base

The shows will feature the largest and most diverse exhibitor group in January show history and a dedicated focus on functional fabrics.

20th December 2016

Knitting Industry
 |  Atlanta, GA

Knitwear, Knitted Outerwear, Sports/​Activewear, Collections

Returning for its seventh bi-annual edition in New York City, Apparel Sourcing USA will once again open its doors to exhibitors and attendees alike on 23 January 2017. As the premier event on the East Coast to focus on finished apparel, contract manufacturing and private label development, Apparel Sourcing USA connects attendees with suppliers specializing in ready-to-wear for men, women, children and accessories. The winter 2017 edition will feature the largest exhibitor base in January show history, exciting new exhibitors, a Mexico pavilion, and new show-floor attractions.

Once again co-located with Apparel Sourcing USA, Texworld USA, the East Coast’s largest apparel fabric sourcing show, will feature several new features on the show floor, the largest and most diverse exhibitor group in January show history, four exciting international pavilions, and a dedicated focus on functional fabrics and apparel.

Texworld USA’s Winter 2017 edition will be the largest January edition in the show’s history and will feature over 220 international exhibitors representing 11 countries, including: USA, Hong Kong, Pakistan, Turkey, Japan, Canada, Colombia, India and more. Once again, China will be well represented on the show floor, with a comprehensive showing of established mills from different regions, all specializing in affordable and in-demand textiles, trims and accessories.

“We’ve listened to our attendees’ needs and have worked hard to gather the most diverse group of international exhibitors possible right here in New York City”, said Dennis Smith, President, Messe Frankfurt North America. “In addition to our established group of premier Asian mills, our buyers will be able to discover new product from emerging sourcing destinations.”

Diverse offering at Apparel Sourcing USA

Apparel Sourcing USA provides an opportunity for visitors to source complimentary products and manufacturing services from over 100 exhibitors representing eight countries, including: USA, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Peru, Myanmar, and more. The returning Mexico pavilion will make its January edition debut on the show floor with several exhibitors specializing in performance apparel and activewear for men and women, formal attire and shirting. Brand new representation from India, Hong Kong and Taiwan will round out the diverse global offering.

“We’re excited to welcome India, Hong Kong and Taiwan to the show floor in January,” said Jennifer Bacon, Show Director. “This winter edition will be one of our most diverse yet and we’re really looking forward to introducing our Apparel Sourcing USA visitors to these fantastic new exhibitors and sourcing destinations.”

Continuing the fruitful joint partnership with CCPIT, the winter 2017 edition of Apparel Sourcing USA will also feature a large group of well-established Chinese exhibitors with a reputation for quality manufacturing and private label services.

SPOTLIGHT display area

Over three show days visitors will have the opportunity to explore finished apparel, as well as manufacturing and private label services across 12 end-use groups, including: womenswear, menswear, activewear, knits, wovens, denim, childrenswear, intimates and more.

Lenzing Innovation Pavilion returns to Texworld USA Winter 2017 with 17 exhibitors. © Messe Frankfurt / Texworld USA

New to the Apparel Sourcing USA and Texworld USA show floor, the SPOTLIGHT display area will provide attendees with a preview of the season’s focus on activewear and functional fabrics by highlighting the best textiles, finished apparel and manufacturing capabilities available across both co-located shows.

“With our winter editions of Texworld USA being smaller and more intimate, we realized that it was a great opportunity to create a discussion among attendees and exhibitors around a particular industry trend or topic,” said Jennifer Bacon. “We’re excited to debut the new SPOTLIGHT display area and really shed some light on the fantastic functional fabrics and apparel that our exhibitors are bringing to the table.”

New features at Texworld USA

At Texworld USA, attendees will have the opportunity to source fabrics, trims and accessories for every type of product line – women, men, juniors and children’s wear – across a total of 16 product groups, including the recently introduced “faux fur” category and an expanded denim category. New to the denim offering are several established international denim mills specializing in premium denim manufacturing with unique colour, shades and washes.

Turkey and Taiwan will both return to the Texworld USA show floor with pavilions showcasing exhibitors who specialize in high-end cotton, knits, functional fabrics and lace. The returning Korea pavilion presented by KOFOTI will make its January edition debut, with a focus on exhibitors known for their expertise in high-quality knits. The Lenzing Innovation pavilion will return with 17 exhibitors focused on incorporating sustainable fibres into a wide range of product categories.

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