International Apparel Sourcing Show features record number of exhibitors

Aug 7, 2014

Co-location with Texworld USA continues to provide visitors with access to the full supply chain

Country pavilions and complimentary seminars remain popular with attendees

The fifth edition of the International Apparel Sourcing Show succeeded in maintaining its significance for the apparel sourcing industry. The event featured 193 exhibitors, highest to date, from 9 different countries including China, Mauritus, Colombia, Guatemala Pakistan and the United States. The event was held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, July 22-24, 2014. Visitors took advantage of the many services offered by the show exhibitors, among them contract manufacturing, original design manufacturing and private label development. Including co-located Texworld USA and Home Textiles Sourcing Expo, the shows welcomed 5,895 verified attendees which is an 11% increase in comparison to the July 2013 shows.

"We continue to see a growth in this market which is consistent with our 20% increase in space rented to garment manufacturers from the key sourcing countries in the Far East and South America," said Dennis Smith, President of Messe Frankfurt North America. The buzz on the floor began immediately after opening and lasted completely through to the end of the show.

Messe Frankfurt organizes the International Apparel Sourcing Show together with the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT TEX). Mr. Lin Yunfeng, Vice Chairman of CCPIT TEX commented, "In cooperation with Messe Frankfurt, we are very proud to present a diversified apparel sourcing platform to the American market. Apparel Sourcing has successfully integrated suppliers from multiple countries that have adapted to the changing U.S. consumer markets. The co-location with Texworld USA provides buyers access to the full spectrum of sourcing options for apparel fabrics and manufacturing."

Country pavilions and complimentary seminars draw crowds

Attendees had access to several new and returning companies and countries represented on the show floor. Among the popular destinations were the returning Mauritius and Colombia pavilions as well as first time pavilion participants from Guatemala. Buyers were also able to view products from first time exhibitors from Mongolia. Co-location continues to be appealing to buyers allowing them to walk three shows having access to the entire supply chain for sourcing.

"The International Apparel Sourcing Show provides an excellent opportunity to meet new apparel suppliers with various areas of expertise from numerous countries around the world. The venue is excellent and the proximity to the New York Garment Center makes it so convenient. I have been going to the show for years and have always found it helpful and beneficial to my business," commented Abe Mamiye, Vice President of Global Sourcing, Mamiye Brothers, Inc.

Janet Seltzer, Senior Director of Manufacturing, Tommy John added, "The show was really worthwhile this summer. Many fabric/product categories that were of interest to us were represented. As always, the Lenzing booth was informative and helpful. We really liked the fact that there were more Caribbean basin opportunities represented. The overall showing was very helpful and insightful."

Adding to the attendee experience, Lenzing Innovation organized a diverse offering of complimentary seminars. Over the 3 day event, the seminar sessions were attended by 1,685 total participants of which 912 were unique. This year's seminar series benefited from a 17% increase in attendance compared to July 2013 and is the most attended to date. A few of the most popular sessions include: The What, Where and How of Garment Production, Preferred Fibers, Making the Right Fiber Choices and How Not to Start a Fashion Brand.

International Apparel Sourcing Show January 2015

The International Apparel Sourcing Show is New York’s apparel sourcing event focused on the production supply chain for contract manufacturing, private label and ODM - original design manufacturing. The International Apparel Sourcing Show will be featured within the eighteenth edition Texworld USA at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City, January 19 – 21, 2015.

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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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The Sub-Council of Textile Industry, China Council for the Promotion of international Trade (CCPIT TEX) was founded in 1988, also concurrently using the name 'Textile Industry Chamber of Commerce, China Chamber of International Commerce' and 'International Trade Promotion Center of Textile and Garment Industry'. CCPIT TEX is under the leadership of China National Textile & Apparel Council (CNTAC) and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT). CCPIT TEX is dedicated to the promotion of trade contact and economic cooperation in textile and garment industry and enterprises. The mission of CCPIT TEX is to support the development of the textile industry. Exhibitions are one of the key business platforms for CCPIT TEX to serve the industry community worldwide. CCPIT TEX is the leading exhibition organizer for the textile and apparel industry in China.

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