NEW SOURCE: A new trade show focusing on overseas apparel production called Source International is slated to be held in New York next week. It is to run at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Manhattan Jan. 12-14. The show is to feature three sectors: Material Source, which will showcase raw materials such as leather, textiles, synthetics and trims; Technology Source for technologies for design, supply chain management, logistics, packaging and online payment and marketing, and Fashion Source, geared at private label businesses featuring footwear, leather goods, luggage, leather and nonleather apparel, upholstery and accessories suppliers.
Some trade groups that are expected to attend include the Taiwan Textile Federation, Taiwan Bag Association, American Apparel Producers Network and the American Textile Manufacturers Institute.
PRINT POWER: Next week’s round of print shows will be a little easier to navigate for buyers of textile artwork. The Printsource and Direction events are both to run at the Hotel Pennsylvania in Manhattan Jan. 14-16. Printsource is to be held at the Penn Top penthouse, while Direction is to run at the Penn Plaza Pavilion. Printsource had previously been held at the Parsons School of Design.