By and  on July 9, 2012

NEW YORK — The textile industry and manufacturing executives will embark on a critical journey here over the next three weeks at a series of major fabric and sourcing trade shows.

The fairs and the educational, networking and business opportunities they bring will help these companies and their decision-makers craft purchasing and sourcing strategies that will go a long way toward determining the profitability and success of their companies over the next six months and beyond.

Companies will be relying on these experts to figure out vital complexities such as whether cotton, polyester, wool or Tencel, or the perfect blend, would be the right choice of fabric for their lines, or whether it’s the right time to bring some production back to the U.S. or Western Hemisphere or diversify Asian manufacturing plans as China’s labor prices rise.

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