Texworld USA returns to New York this week to present spring 2019 collections across the apparel fabric, trim and accessories sectors. The show will take place Jan. 22 through 24 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
This year’s show will feature more than 240 exhibitors, enabling global industry experts, designers, fabric buyers, merchandisers and sourcing professionals to connect with manufacturers and suppliers from Asia, the Middle East and North America. Texworld specializes in affordable product offerings across women’s, men’s, juniors and children’s wear with a focus on material mixes, structures and color palettes within 14 product categories.
Jennifer Bacon, the show director for fashion and apparel, said it is “no secret that consumer buying patterns are changing quickly and that the customer is looking for more value than ever when purchasing apparel.” She continued, “This is impacting brands and our buyers and therefore we are focused on curating a group of exhibitors that offer a wonderful product at a great price. Ultimately, our buyers can visit other textile or apparel shows to network and get inspiration on trends, but Texworld USA is the show to find in-demand, on-trend fabrics at realistic and affordable prices. We’re an order writing show, now more than ever.”
For Texworld’s winter edition, its “Spotlight” is on denim, according to the firm. Bacon told WWD, “When the ath-leisure movement started a few years ago, the denim market dropped. In the beginning of 2017, there was a spike in denim sales, showing consumers had gone back to the old classic. At each edition, Spotlight is centered around fabrics that are making an impact in the market that season, so for our winter edition 2018, we are focusing on denim because of its important role in today’s market.”
A new offering this year is Texworld’s “Explore the Floor” series, which features intimate tours led by seasoned industry experts that will introduce attendees to exhibitors that best suit their business needs. Its trend showcase this year was created by Texworld USA’s art directors, Louis Gerin and Gregory Lamaud, who will together present “Gourou de la Mode,” the Infinite spring 2019 trends as part of the series.
Bacon added that the show’s “Resource Row,” an area on the show floor made up of partners offering industry-related resources and products, is welcoming new partners, Fashion Mingle and My Bright Label.” There will be a Tek-Tiles exhibit from BF+DA, who will be displaying a collection of smart fabrics for those interested in wearable technology.
For its winter edition “Seminar Series,” spring 2019 color and fabric trends will be presented by 2G2L and the Trend Council, organized by Lenzing Fibers and StartUp Fashion. Bacon said Lenzing “continues to organize a compelling lineup of educational opportunities season after season. Attendees can look forward to topics that will keep them on the cusp of what is happening in our ever evolving industry — our seminars and Textile Talks are perfect for anyone no matter their level in the business.” Seminars will specifically cover Supply Chain Traceability & Transparency and the Importance of a Circular Economy for the Future of Fashion, while its “Textile Talks” series will feature Sustainability and Transparency in Apparel with Megan Meiklejohn of Eileen Fisher and the BF+DA’s Tek Tiles Project led by Johnson, among other topics.
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