NEW YORK — Texworld USA has partnered with Manufacture NY, a fashion incubator for emerging designers, to allow attendees and designers the opportunity to source fabrics and speak with Manufacture NY about their products and services.
“Our goal is to be able to provide all the necessary resources for our attendees at Texworld USA,” said John P. Gallagher, president and chief executive officer of Messe Frankfurt Inc., which produces Texworld USA. “By partnering with Manufacture NY, we will be able to provide our visitors with an interactive show floor, and for our emerging designers, a premium resource on how to start their brand.”
Texworld USA will be identifying exhibitors on the show floor that are able to produce smaller minimums along with eco-friendly textiles in order to meet the needs of the buyers.
Bob Bland, founder and ceo of Manufacture NY, said, “Texworld USA’s commitment to providing the next generation of fashion designers with low minimum and domestic textile sourcing options makes them an ideal partner for Manufacture NY. We look forward to working with them as the trade-show floor becomes more interactive and responsive to 21st-century material sourcing needs.”
Manufacture NY will be providing interactive elements to the show floor, such as a sewing section with current members creating original designs, as well as mannequins displaying finished garments.
Texworld USA is the largest sourcing event in North America for apparel fabric buyers, research and product development specialists, designers, merchandisers and overseas sourcing professionals. The 16th edition of Texworld USA will take place Jan. 21 to 23 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center here, incorporating the Apparel Sourcing show.
Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade-show organizers, with sales of 536.9 million euros, or about $728 million. In 2012, it organized 109 trade fairs, more than half outside of Germany.
Manufacture NY is a fashion incubator and factory hybrid dedicated to providing independent designers with the resources and skills to streamline their production process and transform local manufacturing into the most affordable, innovative option for all. Its headquarters, called the Garment Center Pilot Program, are located in Manhattan’s Garment District and include a fully equipped sampling room, classroom space, computer work stations and conference and fitting rooms used by 15 incubator members and dozens of local fashion and accessories designers.
Its flagship facility in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn is scheduled to open next year and will include a 40,000-square-foot fashion, production and technology incubator, and 120,000 square feet of vertically integrated speciality manufacturing space, providing an estimated 280 jobs and $60 million of annual economic impact to the city.
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