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Texworld USA 18th edition offers a robust seminar program covering a broad range of industry topics

Jan 21, 2015

Texworld USA, the largest sourcing event in North America for apparel fabrics will feature the International Apparel Sourcing Show providing visitors access to the full spectrum of apparel buying options from apparel fabrics to finished goods.  Once again attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a complimentary and relevant seminar series presented by show partner Lenzing Innovation.  The series will cover multiple industry topics ranging from sourcing products made in the U.S.A., fabric formation and supply chain sustainability to color and trend forecasting.  This diverse offering provides valuable information beneficial to all levels of visitors from emerging designers and sourcing agents to established fashion brands.

"We are pleased to present an intriguing January 2015 seminar series including the tried-and-true favorites like Pantone, Color Portfolio, Design Options, Texworld Trends and Mercedes Gonzales. Also, in the mix are some new ideas and dialogue related to sourcing by the Wall Street Journal and circular economy by re-fashioNYC of the NYC Department of Sanitation and 2reWear,Inc., Lenzing will be presenting Made in USA with a panel of experts moderated by Arthur Friedman from WWD" commented Tricia Carey, Business Development Manager, Lenzing USA.

"The seminars for the January 2015 edition of Texworld USA have been developed to stimulate creative thinking. The sessions cover a wide spectrum of industry topics including:  trends in color, texture and vision, starting a new fashion line in today’s market, learning how to ask the right questions when selecting fabrics and discovering how consumer engagement effects the circular economy. The seminars set the stage for discovery on the show floor. I would like to extend a special thank you to Lenzing Innovation for developing another high quality seminar series" says Kristy Meade, Group Show Director, Messe Frankfurt USA.

Highlights of the January 2015 seminar series include:

Monday, January 19, 2015

Texworld Trends Presentation: Spring/Summer 2016
Louis Gerin and Gregory Lamaud, Texworld Art Directors, will share their vision regarding color pallet, color alliance, textures, aspects and more as reflected in the Texworld Trend Forum.  This inspirational and cutting edge seminar will preview the upcoming Spring/Summer 2016 season.

Made in America: A New Reality?
The Made in America resurgence has gone from dream to reality. Many companies now include U.S. production as part of their sourcing strategy, and there’s been serious investment in places like the Carolinas, while local production is seeing increased attention in New York and Los Angeles.  Now, the industry ponders where it will go from here. Will Made in USA remain a niche sourcing option or does it hold greater potential?

Spring/Summer 2016: Textile, Print & Graphic Trends
Discover Trendstop's key textile trends and fashion themes for Spring/Summer 2016. Gain insight into key color, print, graphic and material forecasts with Pantone® Fashion Home references for contemporary markets covering men, women, kids and home.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Get Started: Starting a Fashion Line in Today’s Market
This seminar was developed to help new designers successfully set up and run a new business while benefitting from pitfalls, mistakes and triumphs of other designers who are currently in operation. Find out how to learn your market, analyze your product, be clear in your brand and perform to your best to get started right! This seminar will also greatly benefit existing brands that have launched but find themselves stuck.

Design Options presents: "Spring 2016, It’s All About Color Trends That Sell at Retail!"
Get educated on how to sell at retail in this new climate of inter-industry fused trends. The lines between trends in the apparel and home markets have blurred into one lifestyle vision. A free color card and seminar flash drive will be given away to a lucky attendee!

Sourcing: Ask the Editor
Attend this seminar and join the host in asking the Editors of Sourcing Journal and The Wall Street Journal what’s really happening in the textile industry. This will be a unique opportunity to get answers from those who are used to asking the questions. Come prepared with your questions!

Consumer Engagement: The Circular Economy
Completing the textile chain will require consumer participation. How can we engage consumers to create a truly sustainable supply chain? Learn from those who are already engaged with consumers on how we can connect the links.

Fabric 101: Fabric in an Hour
Learn the fundamentals of fabric formation, get tips on yarn spinning, fabric construction, dyeing and finishing. Leave this session with a better understanding of what happens in the textile mill and how to ask the right questions to get the fabrics you need.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Spring/Summer 2016: A Blend of Trends and Color
Explore the key trends and color direction for Spring/Summer 2016, highlighting fabrics, silhouettes and pattern direction for men's, women's and children's apparel.

Entering Into the Next Dimension of Color in Spring/Summer 2016
Spring/Summer 2016 is a colorful season, one where hues are fresh and there is a feeling of lightness and simplicity to all of the pallets. There are no hard and fast rules this season and contradictions abound. Join us as we enter into a new dimension of color, one where color is not just about the visual but instead becomes part of the total experience.

Texworld USA January 2015
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. The eighteenth edition of Texworld USA will take place January 19-21, 2015 at the Javits Convention Center, North Hall, in New York City and will feature the International Apparel Sourcing Show.

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About Messe Frankfurt North America
Messe Frankfurt is one of the world's leading trade show organizers with around 545* million euros in sales and 2,000* 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 113* 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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