By  on February 10, 2009

NEW YORK — A withering economic outlook and a day of inclement weather left mills exhibiting at a pair of international textile shows here last week with a diminished pool of buyers coming to their booths.

Mills exhibiting at Texworld USA, which ran Feb. 3 to 5 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, said foot traffic had been decent throughout the show’s run, but most acknowledged seeing fewer total buyers perusing fabric racks and less representatives from the big-name brands and retailers. A scheduling conflict at the convention center forced the show’s organizer, Messe Frankfurt, to host Texworld USA two weeks later than the traditional New York textile week. Organizers have said future editions will return to running concurrently with PV Preview and Prefab: The Supima Premium Fabric Show.

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