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Texworld USA and ApparelSourcing Winter 2016 boast solid visitor numbers despite second largest blizzard in New York City history

Jan 29, 2016

Texworld USA trend forum tells Spring/Summer 2017 “CONTACT” color story

Select exhibitors take home prizes for innovative textiles in first annual Texworld USA Cutting Edge Awards

Once again taking place at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, the Winter 2016 editions of Texworld USA and ApparelSourcing opened for business on Sunday, January 24th, 2016. Despite going up against the second largest blizzard in New York City history, attendees and exhibitors alike braved the weather and converged on the show floor for three days of networking, business development and industry education.

Across both shows, a record-breaking 310 exhibitors represented 16 countries, including: USA, China, Peru, Portugal, United Kingdom, Colombia, Pakistan, Korea, Japan and India. Texworld USA and ApparelSourcing ultimately welcomed a total of 4,008 verified visitors across the three days. Texworld USA saw the highest number of exhibitors in the history of the show’s winter edition with a total of 201 suppliers, all of which specialize in apparel fabrics, fibers, accessories and trims. ApparelSourcing, the long-term join venture partnership between Messe Frankfurt and CCPIT-Tex, presented 109 suppliers and international apparel manufacturers specializing in finished apparel, contract manufacturing and private label services.

"Unbelievable. I cannot thank Texworld enough. We get the best customers from this show and we’ll do it again. It’s priceless. Even with the bad weather it wasn’t a total loss," said Steve Asoulin, whose company Absolute Asoulini exhibited at Texworld USA Winter 2016.

Texworld USA Trend Forum tells S/S 2017 trend story

In addition to gaining access to a large offering of global suppliers providing an expansive selection of products across 16 product groups, attendees had the opportunity to explore Texworld USA’s innovative Trend Forum. Designed by Texworld USA’s art directors Gregory Lamaud and Louis Gerin, the forum explored Spring/Summer 2017’s color and textile trends. The direction and color story of the season was expertly told through each handselected fabric swatch and through the "CONTACT" trend book provided to each attendee.

"The quality of the fabrics that were submitted by Texworld USA exhibitors for this edition’s Trend Forum was incredible. We saw innovation and creativity come together in textile designs that successfully merge functionality and fashion in an organic way," said Louis Gerin, one half of the Texworld art direction team.

First annual Texworld USA Cutting Edge Awards recognize most innovative textiles and forward-thinking exhibitors

Texworld USA Winter 2016 also featured the debut of the annual Texworld Cutting Edge Awards. Recognizing the most forwardthinking products each season, the first annual Texworld Cutting Edge Awards shined the spotlight on the best of Texworld’s international exhibitors across seven categories. Winners in each category were recognized for their achievements in textile innovation during a live awards presentation.

"The Texworld USA Cutting Edge awards were established with the goal of helping attendees and visitors discover the best of what Texworld USA has to offer. At the same time, it's just as important that we continue to encourage our exhibitors to develop these cutting edge products by recognizing their valuable contributions to the industry," said Dennis Smith, President, Messe Frankfurt North America.

Texworld USA Cutting Edge Award Winners:

Cheer Tex International Co. Ltd

Everest Textile Co., Ltd.

Mozartex Co. Ltd.

Zhejiang Matsui Textile

Zhejiang Matsui Textile


Hong In Enterprises Co., Ltd.


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 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.

About ApparelSourcing USA
ApparelSourcing offers apparel brands, retailers, wholesalers and independent design firms a dedicated sourcing marketplace for finding the best domestic and international apparel manufacturers. It is the only event on the East Coast to focus on sourcing finished apparel, contract manufacturing and private label development. Apparelsourcing takes place on the same dates and at the same location as Texworld USA in the interests of saving time and limiting distances for visitors. Product groups include womenswear, menswear, knits, activewear, lingerie, suiting, contemporary, childrenswear, collections, and more.

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