Visitors have the opportunity to chat with Resource Row companies, a value-add for attendees searching for complimentary industry resources, including business development tools, recycling solutions, trend forecasters and textile education materials.
Virtual Edition Resource Row Participants:
The Apparel News Group, owned by TLM Publishing Inc., has been in business since 1945. The omni-channel media group covers the largest apparel center in the country and its influence worldwide.
It produces a weekly print and digital publication in addition to several specialized supplements throughout the year; e-newsletters/e-blasts; a daily updated website; plus native advertising, video, and classifieds opportunities.
It is a privately held company headed by owner Terry L. Martinez. CEO/Publisher Martinez leads a management staff with combined experience of more than a century in publishing and the apparel and related industries.
Ngozi Okaro advocates for a fashion industry that honors planet and people. Ngozi founded Custom Collaborative, to support immigrant & low-income women launching sustainable fashion careers. Custom Collaborative serves US designers who want to design and produce locally, fashion-industry workers, and consumers who want ethical fashion. Among other distinctions, Ngozi is a 2020 “World-Changing Women in Conscious Business” winner, from Conscious Company Media and Kate Spade, 2019 NYC Fair Trade Coalition "Changemaker of the Year", and 2019 New York Women's Foundation "Spirit of Entrepreneurship” awardee. She is certified by New York University’s Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising, was a 2014 Environmental Leadership Program Fellow, and is a graduate of the Coro Leadership New York program. Ngozi is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and Morgan State University. She is licensed to practice law in Louisiana and New York.
Ecotextile News magazine is the environmental magazine for the global textile and clothing supply chain and is published six times per year as a magazine delivered direct to your door or available in electronic format only. It is published by MCL News & Media and is read by the world's leading clothing brands and retailers and the most forward-thinking textile manufacturers and industry innovators.
Established in 2004, MCL News & Media is the leading media platform for the global textile and apparel industries.
FABSCRAP provide convenient pickup of textile waste from commercial businesses in NYC, including fashion brands, interior designers, tailors, cutting rooms, and the entertainment industry. FABSCRAP is building an engaged network of students, artists, crafters, emerging designers, and industrial processors to reuse and recycle fabric scraps and utilizes new technologies to maximize diversion from landfills.
Fashion Angel Warrior is a company dedicated to mentoring and coaching individuals on how to succeed in this tough competitive industry. Whether you want to start your own line, learn how to become a fashion designer, or even just know how to dress for your body type, you have come to the right place! From fashion start up and career coaching to image consultations and styling, our main goal is to help you turn your passion for fashion into a reality!
Fashion Mingle is a fashion tech startup that is pioneering a powerful networking platform for fashion industry professionals. They believe that growing a successful fashion business begins with a strong local fashion community. This is why they are building local fashion directories in 100+ metro areas. With over 70 categories, their network will connect fashion entrepreneurs in every major city with the professionals they need to grow their business. They are currently active in 33 cities.
Fashiondex is an apparel industry publisher and consultant specializing in up-to-date, online, in-person and in-print sourcing, design, production, and sustainable fashion information since 1992.
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.
Subscription trend service MintModa storytells fashion trends like no other. The brainchild of trusted forecaster Sharon Graubard and team, MintModa differentiates itself with an easy-to-navigate platform and highly-curated content. MintModa’s highly visual and immersive narratives and at-a-glance approach offer clear direction and inspiration —bringing focus and speed to your creative process, concept development and production.
The NYC Fair Trade Coalition is an all-volunteer grassroots organization that promotes fair trade businesses and retailers in New York City and educates consumers on the importance of fair trade. It partners with ethically-aligned businesses, retailers, NGOs, and citizens in New York City to host events and engage the public in dialogue. It offers its members advertising support through its social media channels, coordinates sales events, and fosters networking among ethical and fair trade businesses.
The design industry has a supply/ demand problem. Designers struggle to find high end raw materials and factories and brands around the world struggle to sell the quality excess stock that currently sits in the warehouse and eventually makes it way to a landfill. Queen of Raw and its online marketplace provides the bridge.
Study NY is defined by conceptual design & sustainability - we want to challenge preconceived ideas of fashion and design. By educating consumers about the craft of making clothing, we hope they will begin to understand what is required of producing a well-made garment that will withstand the test of time.
Textile Exchange is a global non-profit that works closely with our members to drive industry transformation in preferred fibers, integrity and standards and responsible supply networks. We identify and share best practices regarding farming, materials, processing, traceability and product end-of-life in order to reduce the textile industry’s impact on the world’s water, soil and air, and the human population.
The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) is dedicated to fashion made possible by global trade.
USFIA represents brands, retailers, importers, and wholesalers based in the United States and doing business globally. Founded in 1989, USFIA works to eliminate tariff and non-tariff barriers that impede the fashion industry’s ability to trade freely and create jobs in the United States.