Texworld USA and Lenzing Innovation celebrate 10th Anniversary of show partnership
Select exhibitors take home prizes for innovative fabrics in 2nd edition of the Texworld USA Cutting Edge Awards
On Tuesday, July 12th, 2016, the Summer 2016 edition of Texworld USA opened its doors and show floor for business to exhibitors and visitors alike. Continuing through Thursday, July 14th and once again taking place at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, the historic 21st edition of Texworld USA presented an assortment of international suppliers from around the globe who showcased textiles, trims and accessories in 16 product categories. In addition to celebrating 10 years of success in New York City, the anniversary edition of Texworld USA was also a celebration of 10 years of partnership with Lenzing Innovation.
The summer 2016 edition of Texworld USA boasted over 485 exhibitors representing 15 countries, including: USA, United Kingdom, China, Indonesia, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, Colombia, India and more. Apparelsourcing USA, the co-located apparel sourcing show and long-term join venture partnership between Messe Frankfurt and CCPIT-Tex, presented 224 suppliers and international apparel manufacturers specializing in finished apparel, contract manufacturing and private label services.
“I’ve been coming to Texworld USA since it began. The show is maturing and improving. I very much enjoy it as a show. For me, it’s the biggest and best textile show in North America,“ said Charlie Kim, whose company People N’ Nature Co. exhibited at Texworld USA Summer 2016.
First-time exhibitor Victoria Lee of SFT Inc. added, “It was my first time attending Texworld USA. I thought the show was so impressive. I like how they organize all the companies. Everyone is eager to meet new customers. It’s been very good for us.”
On the attendee side, Texworld USA ultimately welcomed a total of 4471 verified visitors across three days while Apparelsourcing USA hosted 1049 verified attendees. Together the two shows welcomed visitors from a total of 55 countries, including: USA, France, Australia, Canada, Brazil, India, Nigeria, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Taiwan, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Uruguay, and more.
“Texworld USA’s 10th anniversary edition had a great turnout of visitors,” said Jennifer Bacon, Texworld USA Show Director. “We saw visitors from large, well-known brands such as Macy’s, Marc Jacobs, Coach, Ralph Lauren, Lord & Taylor, and Target, as well as many new faces from smaller but fast-rising start-up apparel brands. This just speaks to the vast and varied mix of product we offer -- there’s something for everyone at Texworld USA.”
July 2016 show marks 10 Years of fruitful partnership between Texworld USA and Lenzing Innovation
This July marked 10 years of partnership with Lenzing Innovation, during which the internationally-known fiber supplier has remained at the core of the show and has vitally contributed to the brand’s growth through consistent delivery of high quality exhibitors and over 200 educational seminars for industry engagement.
“It was wonderful to celebrate this milestone of 10 years of Lenzing Innovation at Texworld USA,” said Tricia Carey, Director of Global Business Development Apparel, Lenzing Fibers. “When we look back on the market changes over the past decade we are encouraged about the challenges ahead for the next decade with value, technology and sustainability at the forefront.”
In addition to organizing Texworld USA’s complimentary seminar series for the 10th year in a row, Lenzing Innovation debuted the first series of brand new Industry Boot Camps. With the addition of 10 boot camp sessions, Lenzing Innovation presented a total of 20 sessions, making this the largest educational offering in Texworld USA and Apparelsourcing USA’s histories.
Both seminars and boot camp sessions proved to be a big draw for senior attendees interested in trends, sustainability, and new fiber development, as well as for small brands just getting started on the road to building an apparel brand. Close to 800 visitors attended the 20 sessions over three show days.
The Lenzing Pavilion also returned to the show floor with 25 exhibitors focused on integrating sustainable fibers into a wide range of product categories. From cotton to functional fabrics and knits to lace, Lenzing Pavilion exhibitors showcased the best use of TENCEL® and Lenzing Modal®.
Second edition of Texworld USA’s Cutting Edge Awards recognize most innovative textiles and forward-thinking exhibitors
Texworld USA’s 10th anniversary edition also featured the Texworld Cutting Edge Awards. Recognizing the most forward-thinking products each season, the Summer 2016 Texworld Cutting Edge Awards shined the spotlight on the best of Texworld’s international exhibitors across 5 categories. Winners in each category were recognized for their achievements in textile innovation during a live awards presentation on the show floor.
“While we look back on the last decade and celebrate the success that Texworld USA has had, it’s important to continue to look forward,“ said Dennis Smith, President, Messe Frankfurt North America. “This season’s Cutting Edge Award winners help us do just that -- from ingenuity in denim to noteworthy sustainability and eco-friendly practices, the winners of today’s awards have proven to be forward-thinking innovators in their category.”
Summer 2016 Texworld USA Cutting Edge Award Winners:
Denim Ingenuity: Maco Design & Fabric Inc.
Best In Technical/Functionality: United Berry
Best In Sustainability Practices: Texollini Inc.
Most Innovative: Smek Industrial Co., Ltd
Best Booth Design: Textiles Lafayette S.A.S
For more information about Texworld USA or Messe Frankfurt’s co-located Apparelsourcing USA and Home Textiles Sourcing Expo Summer 2016 shows, please visit www.texworldusa.com and www.usa.messefrankfurt.com.
About Texworld USA
Texworld USA is the largest sourcing event on the East Coast for apparel fabric buyers, research and product development specialists, designers, merchandisers and overseas sourcing professionals. This international business platform offers a wide product range covering the entire fabric spectrum. From casual cotton to function fabrics and sophisticated knits to intricate laces, season-to-season attendees discover textiles of innovative structures, material mixes and surprising color palettes.
For more information, please visit www.texworldusa.com.
Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, generating around €648 million in sales and employing 2,244 people. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 30 subsidiaries and 55 international Sales Partners, allowing it to serve its customers on location in 175 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at approx. 50 locations around the globe. In 2015, Messe Frankfurt organised a total of 133 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany.Comprising an area of 592,127 square metres, Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds are home to ten exhibition halls. The company also operates two congress centres.The historic Festhalle, one of the most popular venues in Germany, plays host to events of all kinds.Messe Frankfurt 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