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EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Apparel Sourcing New York City aims to offer visitors ample educational opportunities. Topics are specifically tailored to the global textile and sourcing landscape, upcoming trends, business development, and more.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Lenzing Seminar Series

The goal of the Fashion Sustainability and Social Accountability Act is to create environmental and social governance reporting requirements for multinational fashion retail sellers and manufacturers as a major step towards sustainability and transparency within the industry. During this discussion, we’ll unpack the Fashion Act - what it means and how it will/would have affected the industry* - and we will identify potential next steps that are needed to bring the industry even further towards sustainability globally. *Please note that this is subject to change slightly depending on whether or not the act passes.

Location: Textile Talks, Show Floor

Moderator: Sharon Perez, Business Development Manager - Activewear & Footwear, Lenzing

Panelists:

Textile Talks

Join Global Trend Ambassador, Patti Carpenter as she discusses the  Global Trends in Color, Materials and Print and Surface Designs that will impact our industry for 2023 and beyond.

Location: Textile Talks, Show Floor

Speaker: Patti Carpenter, Principal/Global Trend Ambassador, carpenter + company

Explore the Floor

Meet the Fashion Mingle team and network with industry professionals before taking a tour of the show floor. Understand the best ways to source the show and visit key exhibitors, trend showcase, and more.

Location: Global Footwear Sourcing Talks, Show Floor

 

Textile Talks

As the main driver of the global economy, the health of the consumer market in the U.S. is of paramount importance to the global economy. With headwinds on multiple fronts, be it geopolitical uncertainty, soaring raw material costs, or unchecked inflation, the U.S. economy is in a precarious position. While the employment market remains strong and registers are still ringing, there are potential red flags that bear attention. Experts from finance, retail and academia will weigh in on the tailwinds and obstacles that are setting the stage for continued growth—or a stalled recovery.

Location: Textile Talks, Show Floor

Moderator: Edward Hertzman, Executive Vice President Fairchild Media
Founder & President Sourcing Journal

Panelists:

  • Marc Cohen, Director of Retail Studies/Adjunct Professor, Columbia Business School
  • Gretchen Jezerc, Senior Vice President Marketing, First Insight, Inc.
  • Craig Rowley, Senior Client Partner - Retail, Korn Ferry

Footwear Talks

Sustainable sourcing is no longer a luxury but a requirement as consumers, retailers and governments are pushing and pulling brands to be more eco-conscious. Hear brands and suppliers discuss trends in developing sustainable materials, certifying them and how companies are using new technology to not only sourcing but manage complex material supply chains. The information will be key to helping you better formulate a strategy to reduce your footprint and costs.

Location: Global Footwear Sourcing Talks, Show Floor

Moderator: Andy Polk, Senior Vice President, The Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA)

Panelists:

  • Susan Wilcox, Sustainability and Compliance Director, STEVE MADDEN
  • Jung Yoon, Divisional Vice President of Production and Sourcing, Michael Kors, Inc.

Textile Talks

A conversation on sustainable design and sourcing strategies to help brands reduce their impacts and work towards circularity!

Location: Textile Talks, Show Floor

Speakers:

  • Andrea Kennedy, VP of Sustainability, Material Exchange
  • Lisa Diegel, Director of Global Sustainability, Faherty Brand
  • Tara Maurice, Design Strategist and Educator - Sustainability & Circularity, Coach

Join the Global Footwear Sourcing Happy Hour hosted by Texworld NYC and FDRA to meet fellow colleagues, mingle, and network.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Textile Talks

On the heels of 24 months of continued delays and obstacles, what does the sourcing and logistics landscape look like now? From continually backed up ports, to exorbitant shipping rates and roving Covid shutdowns, this panel looks at where the supply chain is at now, and what to expect for the remainder of 2022, while also offering usable workarounds and best practices to keep the flow of goods in motion.

Location: Textile Talks, Show Floor

Moderator: Edward Hertzman, Executive Vice President Fairchild Media
Founder & President Sourcing Journal

Panelists: 

Explore the Floor

Join NYC Fair Trade Coalition for a tour of the Sustainable Designer Galley highlighting those designers who aim to promote sustainable practices, materials and processes.  Curated by NYC Fair Trade Coalition - powered by Texworld & Apparel Sourcing NYC, we invite you to explore the future of fashion and join the sustainable fashion movement.

Location: Textile Talks, Show Floor

Textile Talks

Join Kai Chow, Creative Director of TOBE TDG as he reveals the color and design concepts for Fall/Winter 2023 followed by a trend tour on the show floor.

Location: Textile Talks, Show Floor

Speaker: Kai Chow, Creative Director, TOBE TDG by The Doneger Group

Lenzing Seminar Series

Now more than ever, the fashion industry is accelerating its journey towards more sustainable practices, products, and planet. While industry leaders are paving the way and mills, brands and retailers are making changes within their supply chains, there are still many steps on this never-ending journey. Join this candid conversation around the social impact of fashion and how transparency, education, and awareness are leading the way to new structures and best practices from both the fashion and textile world.

Location: Textile Talks, Show Floor

Moderator: Erica Redd, Business Development Manager, Lenzing Fibers, Inc.

Panelists:

  • Devin Gilmartin, CEO, The Canvas Global
  • Miranda Watson Found & CEO, MIRANDA WATSON

 

Footwear Talks

Circularity is a major buzzword. This talk breaks down what it really means (3 things), what challenges and opportunities exist for recycling shoes in America, where to start and what to consider as you start your circular journey or to help you if your already on the path.

Location: Global Footwear Sourcing Talks, Show Floor

Moderator: Andy Polk, Senior Vice President, The Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA)

Panelist:

  • Yuly Fuentes-Medel, Ph.D, Program Manager Fiber Technologies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Textile Talks

The past two years have changed all the rules in the soft home business and this panel discussion will analyze how those shifts in sourcing strategies, price policies, and supply chain management have set the stage for the way both buyers and sellers will operate in the years ahead. Business journalist Warren Shoulberg will be joined by a group of industry executives who will sort all of this out in a lively, hands-on conversation.

Location: Textile Talks, Show Floor

Moderator: Warren Shoulberg, Chief Editor, Warrensreport.com

Panelists:

  • Janee Ries, Retail & E-Commerce Consultant
  • Jeff Kaufman, President/COO, Avanti Linens

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Textile Talks

Exhibitors from textiles, apparel, product development, and more will each have the opportunity to give you a 10-minute introduction to their business model and background.  You can explore a more in-depth review of their products at their booth location on the show floor.

Location: Textile Talks, Show Floor

Exhibitors:

 

Global Footwear Sourcing Talks

Join Material Exchange, a global materials management and sourcing company for a demonstration of how to build and digitize your materials libraries

Location: Global Footwear Sourcing, Show Floor 
Hosted by: Material Exchange

Lenzing Seminar Series

Environmental concerns are at the top of mind for consumers and homeowners. Reassessing the existing “green” comforts and features in their homes. Recent research has revealed that this trend is especially true for millennials and Gen Xers —who are currently the biggest market for home design and solutions. Join the discussion among industry experts and editors to discover new eco-focused options for home beyond the bed and bath market.

Location: Textile Talks, Show Floor

Moderator: Walter Bridgham, Senior Business Development Manager, Lenzing Fibers, Inc.

Panelists:

Lenzing Seminar Series

Today, it is estimated that less than 1% of post-consumer textiles are recycled. Solutions for including recycled fiber content is essential.  The textile industry must have the ability to move significant quantities of materials into recycling streams for scaled textile-to-textile systems.  These systems will have the potential to lower environmental and chemical impacts and reduce the need for virgin materials.  Accelerating Circularity is now running U.S. trials to test the ability of circular textile-to-textile systems to work. Join this discussion to hear the latest on Accelerating Circularity’s trials and the future of circular thinking.

Location: Textile Talks, Show Floor

Moderator: Daren Abney, Senior Business Development Manager, Lenzing Fibers, Inc.

Panelists: 

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