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.
Winter 2020 Resource Row participants (Summer 2020 listing coming soon):
EON provides advisory services related to product digitization. Their platform acts as an extension of your team to support the design and implementation of Internet of Things systems that are intelligent and interoperable on a global scale.
FABSCRAP provides 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 landfill.
Fair Trade USA® enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, fishermen, consumers, industry, and the earth. The company achieves its mission by certifying and promoting fair trade products.
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.
Fashiondex is an apparel industry publisher and consultant specializing in up-to-date, on-line, in-person and in-print sourcing, design, production, and sustainable fashion information since 1992.
FOURSOURCE is the world's largest sourcing network for the apparel industry. Buyers and manufacturers gain global market transparency, find matching business partners and speed-up their processes. FOURSOURCE, headquartered in Berlin, was founded by experienced technology innovators and industry experts. The team's first-hand experience of the industry challenges, motivates them to drive transparency and standardization into a highly-fragmented, global sourcing market.
Brand-new 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.
Textile Exchange is a global non-profit that works closely with its members to drive industry transformation in preferred fibers, integrity and standards and responsible supply networks. The company identifies and shares 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 Nations Alliance for Sustainable Fashion is an initiative of United Nations agencies and allied organizations designed to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals through coordinated action in the fashion sector. Specifically, the Alliance works to support coordination between UN bodies working in fashion and promoting projects and policies that ensure that the fashion value chain contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals’ targets.
Wearable Collections is a NYC based company focused on keeping clothing, textiles and shoes out of landfills while generating funds for charities. Long before Al Gore made it fashionable to be eco-friendly, a group of friends living in NYC came up with the idea for Wearable Collections. We must admit that we had ulterior motives for starting a clothing recycling company.