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Fabric innovations, sustainability, sourcing and the politics of textiles: A few highlights of the seminar program at Texworld USA

Nov 22, 2013

Texworld USA invites you to join us for our complimentary three-day seminar program presented by Lenzing Innovation. North America’s largest apparel fabrics show offers presentations for attendees ranging from sourcing, trends to sustainability and fibers, January 21-23, 2014. 

“Lenzing organizes the Texworld USA seminar series based on the latest industry topics within trends, sourcing, fabric innovations, sustainability and small business development. It is a chance for the supply chain to connect, learn, and discuss. We are pleased to have the latest information on TPP trade talks from USTR. Cotton Inc, Lenzing and Dystar will inform about the developments in the denim market and Stylesight will present the trends for 2015.” says Tricia Carey, USA Merchandising Manager, Lenzing Fibers Inc. 

“This seminar program offers insight to the current state of the industry, as well as providing the latest information in sustainability, sourcing, trends and a focus on small business,” says Kristy Meade, Group Show Director of Messe Frankfurt USA. “Special thanks to Lenzing Innovation for their continued support and partnership.”


Highlights of the January 2014 seminar program include:

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Navigating Texworld USA
Tradeshows are about meeting new suppliers, learning about new trends and finding the right products for your brand. Navigating Texworld USA will provide you with the tools to “Walk the show with confidence.” Designed for both new and established brands it will help you make the most of the show using skill and insight learned in this seminar.

Stylesight’s Megatrends Spring/Summer 2015
This presentation will decipher lifestyle and culture trends that will impact design and product development, expressed in a comprehensive presentation, complete with fresh color palettes, directional prints and materials, and much more.

Denim Innovation
Denim is a classic fabric. To keep the market fresh Lenzing Fibers Inc., Cotton Inc. and Dystar have been developing innovative products. For the latest, join our seminar to learn about the hottest innovations and how they fit into today’s sustainability initiatives. 

The Speed and Movement of Color for Spring/Summer 2015
When an object moves at speed, it connects with others. With the market moving at different speeds, for Spring/Summer 2015 we enter into a realm of vintage and modern where our color stories turn mid-toned, shades blur and merge, brights are less obvious and classic shades are balanced by some more unusual hues. All the while light effects act to energize and animate.


Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Breaking News - The Top Textile and Apparel Stories
Edward Hertzman, Founder and Publisher of Sourcing Journal Online, reviews the most pressing apparel and textile stories of the year, with his insider predictions for the next. He will pay especially close attention to those issues that reverberated across the sourcing supply chain including the Rana Plaza tragedy and the newfound emphasis on compliance, the emergence of rivals to China as a sourcing destination, the impact of free trade agreements like the TPP on global sourcing and the latest trends such as factory direct, fast fashion and private label.

Spring 2015 - Fabrics, Prints, and Key Color Direction
Design Options, Los Angeles, proudly presents, “Spring 2015” Fabrics, Prints, Textures and Key Color Direction for both the Apparel and Home Furnishing Markets. An exciting visual experience on how to create your products for the season with that, “Can’t live without it” factor. A free flash drive of this presentation will be given away to a lucky attendee!

Global Sourcing
Global sourcing is a complicated matrix of countries, products and regulations.  Join our panel of international experts for recommendations on how to successfully source worldwide.  From the United States to Central America, Asia and everywhere in between learn what works where.

Lookbooks Spring/Summer 2015
A comprehensive guide to the season ahead, complete with emerging silhouettes, key details and materials, print and color trends, and must-have accessories and footwear.

What’s in Your Clothes? Why You Need to Know What Chemicals are in Your Clothes and the Tools That Can Help
Every day you and your company face new regulations, from California Proposition 65 (Prop 65), the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), the Washington State Children’s Safe Products Act (CSPA) to the new California Safer Consumer Products Regulations.  Learn how these regulations impact you and discover the resources available to facilitate your compliance, from AAFA’s Restricted Substances List (RSL) to AFIRMs chemical management tools.


Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Update on Trade Policy and Ongoing Trade Negotiations
Please join USTR Assistant Trade Representative, Gail Strickler for an overview on trade policy and on-going negotiations on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). This seminar will provide essential information to help you make informed decisions and strategic sourcing plans.

The Business of Trends
All textile and apparel companies use seasonal trends in developing their collections. Come to this seminar and find out how trends can create solid business results. In this seminar trend experts and designers will show you the link between ideas and orders.

Fashion Industry ABC’s
Fashion Industry ABC’s is geared towards helping the emerging fashion designer, as well as retailer who wants to start their own fashion or private label line. Fashion Industry ABC is a practical, insightful, crash course on how business is really done and the tools you will need to be successful.

For further information, please visit www.TexworldUSA.com


Background information on Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt is one of the world's leading trade show organizers with 538* million Euros in sales and 1,891* active 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 2012, Messe Frankfurt organized 109* trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany.

Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds, featuring 578,000 square meters, are currently home to ten exhibition halls and an adjacent Congress Center. The company is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent. For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com

* Preliminary numbers (2012).

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