Show organizers for Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA said today that its upcoming winter edition will spotlight a comprehensive educational platform, in addition to a special focus on sustainability, ethical solutions, textile dyeing, tariffs and trends via its Textile Talks, Explore the Floor and Lenzing Innovation Seminar Series. The event will take place from Jan. 21 to 23 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.
Its Textile Talks will feature a discussion on “The Mostly True Adventures of an International Fashion Buyer,” based on a book written by author, strategist and fashion consultant Mercedes Gonzalez; “Sustainable Practices in the Chinese Textile and Apparel Industry” from the director of the China Textile Information Center and Office for Social Responsibility, centered on China’s sustainability solutions; “Reformation: The Sustainable Journey,” which will provide insights on the sustainability of the ultra-cool womenswear brand Reformation, and a discussion on Innovation in “Textile Dyeing and Finishing.”
Jennifer Bacon, show director for Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA, said, “We are pleased to announce an even greater educational offering this winter. Our attendees will be pleasantly surprised with the list of engaging speakers bringing fresh eyes to topics like the impact of sustainability on the industry and the development of China’s eco-friendly sourcing solutions.” Bacon added, “We are confident that our educational component will enhance the event as a whole, opening the door to more engaging discussions between the exhibitors and attendees while providing real-life solutions that can be applied now.”
The Lenzing Innovation Seminar Series will present a fabric technology talk on “Advancing Textile Manufacturing Technology: How Will It Impact the Supply Chain?”; “Trend Tales and Tribes Spring 2020 by MintModa” led by Sharon Graubard; “What’s Next in the World of Textiles for Recycled and Upcycled Materials?” and “Trade Wars, Tariffs and Strategic Sourcing.”
Show organizers said its “Textile Talks and Explore the Floor” interactive sessions are intended to “address the current issues facing the industry, from supply chain changes to the impact of environmental textile trends.” Bacon noted, “We are creating sessions that will drive effective conversation as attendees walk the show floor discovering the latest fabrics, accessories and resources.”