Visitors have the opportunity to explore our Resource Row on the show floor, a value-ad for attendees searching for complimentary industry resources, including business development tools, recycling solutions, trend forecasters and textile education materials.
Meet our Summer 2018 Resource Row partners:
Archroma is a global color and specialty chemicals company headquartered in Reinach near Basel, Switzerland. It operates with 3,000 employees over 35 countries and with 24 production sites. Its three businesses – Brand & Performance Textile Specialties, Packaging & Paper Specialties, and Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants – deliver specialized performance and color solutions to meet customers’ needs in their local markets, touching and coloring people’s lives every day, everywhere.
Bright Label is a platform that leverages mobile technology and digital labeling to help brands dramatically increase transparency, enhance customer engagement and tell the stories behind their products.
The Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator (BF+DA), a Pratt Institute initiative, is a hub for ethical fashion and design that provides design entrepreneurs, creative technologists and industry professionals with the resources they need to transform their ideas into successful, triple bottom line businesses.
For 12 years Ecotextile News has provided unrivalled expert comment and broken thousands of new stories on environmental and social compliance in the global textile supply chain. It has become a leading, influential voice among retailers, brands and NGO’s as it guides the buying decisions of key international companies on how they can – and should – source textiles and clothing in their supply chains. Available in print, online, and mobile app formats subscribers get a bi-monthly printed magazine, full access to thousands of unique stories in our premium online archive; a weekly e-news bulletin, full access to all MCL News & Media magazines via their mobile app and a searchable electronic back issue of every magazine they have published. They also produce the annual Planet Textiles event on sustainability in collaboration with the Sustainable Apparel Coalition. On 22 June 2019, this will take place at ITMA, Barcelona.
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.
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.
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.
Part of the international mission of Fashion Revolution is focused on programming, events, and educational resources. Their mission is to educate and engage people in the US about the social and environmental impact of their clothing purchases, so that they demand a more sustainable fashion industry and circular economy for all.
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.
HELPSY makes reusing and recycling your clothes and shoes more convenient and easy than ever. They are a for-profit B corp with a social mission. With over 1,700 collection containers in the Northeast US, and growing, they collected 20 million pounds of clothes last year. In addition, HELPSY does next day at home pickup of clothing in select areas and are widening that footprint monthly. Currently, HELSPY is the largest collector in the NE US and have big plans to make keeping clothes out of the trash easier for its customers.
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.
Based in Portugal, Scoop Scorecode Texteis SA has spent the last 25 years building its reputation as a strategic partner in the manufacturing of apparel for some of the largest brands in the world and has been recognized for its core competencies in the sports apparel market. In response to market volatility and ongoing challenges in the industry, Scoop has taken strong, deliberate leadership decisions on pursuing responsible manufacturing and prides itself on its strong focus on ethical and sustainable supply chain management. Scoop is a purpose-driven company with robust practices of transparency and innovation and follows the ethos of “act local, think global”. With a dynamic company atmosphere, it cultivates versatility in ways to positively impact our environment and its employees, partners, and community, while following the SA 8000 certification standards of social accountability.