Exciting new educational Seminar Series focusing on sourcing techniques and creating a successful business

Jul 15, 2015

The fashion industry continues to grow

The International Apparel Sourcing Show will be held next month at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center July 21-23, 2015, showcasing 237 exhibitors from 13 countries. Held bi-annually, the show offers a dedicated sourcing marketplace to find the best domestic and international apparel manufactures.

Co-located with the International Apparel Sourcing Show, the seminar series will offer 19 complimentary educational seminars throughout the three day event. The summer edition seminar series organized by Lenzing Fibers Inc, will focus on the 2016/2017 Trends for Autumn/Winter, sourcing techniques and how to start a successful business in the fashion industry.

“Lenzing is pleased to sponsor the Seminar Series for the International Apparel Sourcing Show to provide the market with pertinent information on sourcing, trends, sustainability and business development. With the multitude of factors impacting the textile industry there needs to be a platform to provide the latest market information. The International Apparel Sourcing Show provides this platform in the seminar series for the entire supply chain.” remarked Tricia Carey, Director Business Development Apparel – Denim, Lenzing Fibers Inc.

Lenzing Fibers Inc., has been a part of the International Apparel Sourcing show for many years. Their expertise and knowledge proves to be a pivotal piece to the success of the International Apparel Sourcing Show and the educational seminar series.

“First and foremost, we would like to extend a special thank you to Tricia Carey with Lenzing Fibers Inc., for their continued support and partnership in our seminar program,” says Kristy Meade, Group Show Director of Messe Frankfurt USA. “The seminar program is an invaluable resource for visitors to gain knowledge about the state of the industry, while being provided up-to-date information on color trends, up and coming technology, sustainable sourcing and the return of domestic manufacturing.”

July 2015 seminar series highlights include: 5 Retail Trends To Watch
Mercedes Gonzales, Director, Global Purchasing Companies

Learn the key trends in the retail industry that are shaping consumer demand. As a designer, these trends should affect your way of thinking as you develop your collections for scalability.

How To Start A Fashion Line
Mercedes Gonzales, Director, Global Purchasing Companies

This workshop is geared towards helping the new fashion designer, production person, and even retailer who wants to start their own private label line. Learn from this practical and insightful crash course on how business is really done.

Made in NYC
Eric Johnson, Director, Fashion & Arts Teams Center for Economic Transformation, NYC Economic Development Corporation
Erin Kent, Manager of Programs at The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)
Michelle Feinberg, NY Embroidery Studio
Moderator: Arthur Friedman, Senior Editor, Textiles and Trade, WWD

The rebirth of U.S. textile and apparel production in the last few years has also seen a revival of manufacturing in New York City. Spurred by support from city government and organizations such as the Council of Fashion Designers of America, initiatives have been created to create funding and infrastructure to get businesses off the ground, expand capabilities and invest in technology.

There is no slowing down for the fashion industry

For 13 years the U.S. Apparel Market has been going strong. Since 2000, the market recorded a 49.5% increase in clothing and clothing accessories store sales reaching $250.7B in 2013. New York City and Los Angeles top the per capita expenditure on apparel for the United States.

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About Messe Frankfurt North America
Messe Frankfurt is one of the world's leading trade show organisers with around 543* million euros in sales and 2,026* employees worldwide. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 28 subsidiaries and approx. 50 international Sales Partners, giving it a presence for its customers in more than 150 countries. Events “made by Messe Frankfurt” take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2013, Messe Frankfurt organised 114* trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany.

Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Messe Frankfurt North America produces nine shows within the United States, Canada and Mexico. The portfolio of events include Canadian Waste & Recycling, Home Textiles Sourcing Expo, International Apparel Sourcing Show (January & July), PAACE Automechanika Mexico City, Techtextil North America, Texprocess Americas and Texworld USA (January & July).

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