NEW YORK- NYC Textile Week is a new concept that will establish New York as "the" destination for textile and sourcing professionals in the global fashion, home and related industries. An alignment of textile and fashion trade shows, including Texworld USA, Kingpins Show and MRket, NYC Textile Week will soft launch in January 2015 (January 19 – 21), with a grand launch in July 2015.
"All of the shows are really pleased to be able to get together and coordinate an improvement in the experience visitors have when coming to New York during the show week," said Andrew Olah, founder of the Kingpins Show and organizer of NYC Textile Week. "Long term, we hope all the shows will want the same thing and exhibit at the same time as the rest of us."
New York is the American hub for the country's textile industry – which is one of the nation's most important employers in the manufacturing sector. With more than 230,000 workers, the textile industry represents approximately two percent of the U.S. manufacturing workforce. The industry, which includes manufacturers of textiles, raw materials, yarns, fabrics, apparel and home furnishings, represents investments of upward of $1.2 billion in total capital expenditures.
However, until now, there has been no synergy amongst the textile, sourcing and apparel shows that visit New York bi-annually.
"Texworld USA is pleased to be one the creators of this exciting new initiative. NYC Textile Week will be the link that ties together all the textile events being held in New York City and will offer a bountiful amount of diverse textile offerings for the attendees that visit from all corners of the globe," said Dennis Smith, President of Messe Frankfurt, Inc. and organizer of Texworld USA. "The collaboration brings greater awareness to social, educational, commercial and cultural elements in the textile and garment industries, creating an all encompassing experience. This is a win-win-win for the show organizers, attendees and New York City!"
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo hailed NYC Textile Week as an excellent destination "to share ideas and information and best practices in the textile business." In a letter to organizers he added, "On behalf of all New Yorkers, I commend the professionals of every facet of the textile and fashion industry who have come together to take part in NYC Textile Week."
Attendees, exhibitors and organizers of the various textile and apparel trade shows already represent a significant contribution to New York City's economy, spending an estimated $25 million on hotels, local transportation, dining and shopping per year.
By joining together and inviting other textile sourcing and wholesale garment shows to participate, NYC Textile Week organizers hope to create even more opportunities for textile and fashion industry professionals to experience New York City.
"Everyone is challenged by travel and the quest for innovation. NYC Textile Week simplifies the calendar by having multiple shows in one amazing city while taking advantage of the art and cultural highlights of NYC," said Tricia Carey, USA Business Development for Lenzing. "Lenzing is supporting NYC Textile Week to bring the textile and sourcing community together, while authenticating NYC as a global sourcing center."
To learn more about NYC Textile Week, visit www.nyctextileweek.com
About Texworld USA
Building on the success of Innovation Asia, Lenzing and Messe Frankfurt, Inc. have partnered to produce Texworld USA, a dynamic industry event bringing together apparel textile suppliers and buyers. Based on the highly successful trade fair, Texworld in Paris, Texworld USA is the prime opportunity for fabric manufacturers to connect with the top buyers in the US market and beyond. This international business platform offers a wide array of fabrics of high creativity and an excellent price / quality relationship. A product range covering the entire fabric spectrum comprised of all the qualities available in market will be showcased at Texworld USA. Discover textiles of innovative structures, material mixes and surprising color palettes
The Kingpins Show is an invitation-only, boutique denim sourcing show featuring a highly-edited selection of vendors that include denim and sportswear fabric mills from the US, Japan, China, India, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Pakistan, Thailand, Spain and Mexico; wash houses; full package manufacturers; trim providers and makers of technology, wash chemicals and business solutions. Kingpins, which launched in 2004, produces biannual shows in New York, Hong Kong and Amsterdam and an annual show in Los Angeles.
MRket: a global fashion trade show for discerning menswear brands. Representing the best collections in men’s clothing, sportswear, footwear and accessories from the United States and abroad, MRket is the only show in the US to spotlight such a diverse and large grouping of international sections, such as the MADE IN ITALY and UK Design areas. The best men's stores in North America and over 47 countries attend MRket because it is a serious writing, networking and press event. Featuring Vanguards Gallery, an incubator for new and emerging brands curated specifically for our attendees, MRket means business.
About The Lenzing Group
The Lenzing Group is a world market leader with headquarters in Austria, production sites in all major markets as well as a worldwide network of sales and marketing offices. Lenzing supplies the global textile and nonwovens industry with high-quality man-made cellulose fibers. The portfolio ranges from dissolving pulp, standard and specialty cellulose fibers to engineering services. Lenzing quality and innovative strength set global standards for man-made cellulose fibers. With 75 years of experience in fiber production, the Lenzing Group is the only company worldwide combining the manufacturing of all three man-made cellulose fiber generations on a large industrial scale under one roof – from the classic viscose to modal and lyocell (TENCEL®) fibers. The success of the Lenzing Group results from a unique combination of consistent customer orientation together with its leadership in innovation, technology and quality. Lenzing is committed to the principle of sustainable management and very high environmental standards. Lenzing's core business fibers is complemented by our activities in the business field engineering.
About Messe Frankfurt North America
Messe Frankfurt is one of the world's leading trade show organisers 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 organized 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).
For more information, please visit our website at www.messefrankfurt.com