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July 23 — 25, 2018 Javits Convention Center, New York City More Info

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Apparel Sourcing USA has an incredible amount to offer attendees and exhibitors - both can enjoy complimentary seminar sessions, networking with industry experts and engaging in bussiness.

Seminar Series

Organized by Lenzing Fibers
We aim to offer all of our visitors ample educational opportunities. Each topic is specially tailored to be relevant to the global textile and sourcing landscape, upcoming trends and business and career development. Sessions are hosted by carefully curated panels of industry experts and organized by Lenzing Fibers.

Winter 2018 Seminar Topics

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FASHION 101: HOW TO START A FASHION LINE

This workshop is geared towards helping the new fashion designer, production person, and even retailer who wants to start their own private label line.

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MINTMODA TREND TALES & STREET TRIBES SS19

Join MintModa as they dig deep to uncover the drivers — emotional, aesthetic, cultural, and historic — behind the trends.

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SUPPLY CHAIN TRACEABILITY & TRANSPARENCY*

Join Sourcing Journal, Sourcemap, Eileen Fisher, Inc. and NSF International for an introduction on the process of chain of custody. Learn how this process works today, why there are challenges, and the cost.

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SPRING/SUMMER 19 TRENDS FOR WOMEN’S & JUNIOR MARKETS PRESENTED BY TREND COUNCIL

Join Trend Council Founder and Creative Director, Nicole Rodill, for a discussion on the most important colors, patterns and materials of the season for women’s and junior markets.

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SOCIAL MEDIA & GLOBALIZATION

Bogdan Enica of Fashion Law Boutique walks us through on working with influencers and celebrities; internet etiquette and how to protect your brand online in the Social Media era.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF A CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR THE FUTURE OF FASHION*

80% of the clothing we throw away ends up in landfills. An estimated 50 million tons of apparel are thrown away every year. What are the ways your company can bring value making the transition to circular economy? 

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THE KEY TO CONFIDENCE: CONSUMERS AND TEXTILE SUSTAINABILITY

OEKO-TEX will review key findings of their recent, leadingedge consumer research study with more than 11,000 consumers around the world. Learn about these growing concerns and proven ways to build trust with consumers.

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MICROPLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT - QUANTIFYING THE IMPACT

As a highly regarded applied research laboratory, Hohenstein engages in many projects to quantify the performance and environmental impact of fabrics. One such project currently underway, evaluates the effect of laundering on the quantity and types of microplastics potentially present in waste streams. 

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THE IMPACT OF THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS ON SOURCING COUNTRIES AND GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS

Learn about the opportunities and impacts for brands and their suppliers and how this new framework redefines sustainability for the industry.

More Learning Opportunities

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Designer Meetup

StartUp FASHION will once again host their Independent Designer Meet Up for Summer 2018 to connect upcoming designers together in a place they can learn, and discuss their fashion business goals.

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Performance Pitch

Exhibitors will be pitching their product mix for 15-minute increments to attendees on the show floor. Consider this as an "elevator pitch" from a group of high-quality exhibitors.

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Textile Talks

Meet us on the show floor for our always popular Textile Talks, featuring discussions from industry experts.

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