Mexican executives say there has been no letup in the amount of illegally imported apparel from Asia.
The event May 21 to 23 will have about 300 booths for apparel, accessories, fabrics, raw materials, and home and hospitality textiles and linens.
The apparel sizing project is expected to be completed by 2021.
The industry sees its much-loved tax cuts slipping away with the strong possibility that new tariffs will hit apparel.
Walmart, Target, Gap and others are urging Trump to “carefully consider” trade actions against China.
The NCTO launched its new web site, “Textiles in the News.”
Retailers could be stuck with worse tax write-offs, and related cash-flow problems, for a while.
The industry is hiring again after last year’s widespread layoffs and store closures.
During the conference, preliminary data on the Italian textile and fashion industry’s positive performance in 2017 were also released by the association.
The political shake-up did not dent the performance of publicly listed Italian fashion companies a day after the elections.