Texworld USA Seminar Series returns with an exciting speaker lineup and new topics for Winter 2016

Jan 12, 2016

January 2016 Seminar Series highlights include a focus on Spring 2017 color trends, issues of sustainability, social media business strategies, and the future of textiles and the textile trade.

Just weeks away from its return to the Javits Convention Center in New York City, Texworld USA is pleased to announce an exciting new seminar series line-up for Winter 2016. Once again developed and organized by Lenzing Innovation and featuring 11 complimentary educational sessions led by over 25 industry experts, the series promises to be the most comprehensive educational series yet.

Kicking off on Sunday, January 24th at 11:30 a.m. and continuing with daily scheduled sessions through Tuesday, January 26th, the Texworld USA seminar series promises a comprehensive look at several areas of importance to the textile, apparel and sourcing industries. Key topics include: social media strategies and tips, sustainability and design, fiber innovation, the future of trade and TPP, Spring 2017 color trends, and more.

"As always, Lenzing Innovation has done an incredible job of curating a top-notch lineup of panelists and topics for the Texworld USA seminar series. With each edition, we are striving to offer attendees a valuable educational experience in addition to a space to do business and connect with resources -- with Lenzing's help we are achieving that," said Dennis Smith, President, Messe Frankfurt North America.

January 2016 Seminar Series highlights include:

“Contact” - Texworld Trend Forecasting: SS/2017
An overview of trend inspirations throughout art, architecture, design, research, and new technologies with a focus on color palettes, color alliances, textures, aspects and much more. This will be an inspirational seminar for the upcoming season.

Driving Social Media to Market Your Line
Social media is everywhere, from the food at brunch to hashtags. With all of the social media competition, come hear how our experts can teach you to stand out and become the #BestClothingLineEver and a #MustFollow.

The Latest on Standards and Sustainability
GOTS, OIA and Textile Exchange bring you the latest in standards and the tools to identify a more sustainable material. Learn about how to select materials that have a preferred environmental status, can be sourced responsibly and certified to a standard.

Innovation in Today’s Fiber Landscape
Driven by the need and desire to improve performance characteristics and sustainability standards, fiber and yarn producers have turned up their research and development to create technological improvements and creative solutions for the market. Executives from Buhler Quality Yarns, Lenzing Fibers and Eastman will discuss their latest developments.

Sourcing and Trade for Today and Tomorrow
TPP is in the air but if you need fabric in three months…now what? Learn about what is currently happening with trade and what will happen in the future. Topics covered will include US trade laws, the details of TPP and how it will affect sourcing.

The seminar series is complimentary to registered Texworld USA and ApparelSourcing attendees on a first come, first serve basis. To view the full Winter 2016 seminar series schedule or to register to attend, please visit

About Texworld USA
Texworld USA is the largest sourcing event in North America 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 – season to season attendees discover textiles of innovative structures, material mixes and surprising color palettes.

Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade fair organizers, currently generating around €645 million in sales and employing over 2,200 people. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 29 subsidiaries and 57 international Sales Partners, allowing it to serve its customers on location in more than 160 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at more than 40 locations around the globe. In 2015, Messe Frankfurt organized a total of 132 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany.

Comprising an area of 592,127 square meters, Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds are home to ten exhibition halls. The company also operates two congress centers. 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.

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