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This is the place to find the latest Texworld news & updates, spotlights on show resources and our partners, and a curated list of the headlines making news across apparel publications.

Lessening Fashion’s Impact, Starting With Raw Materials


May 14, 2024

The take, make, waste cycle of the fashion industry continues to accelerate even as the effects of climate change become more evident. It’s a fact that’s putting both the planet and profits in jeopardy.

Last year, consumers purchased approximately 102 million tons of clothing and footwear, representing a 60 percent increase over 2022, according to McKinsey & Company. What’s worse? Still far too much of that clothing is made from virgin raw materials, not to mention inputs derived from fossil fuels.

Certifications as a Tool in the War Against Greenwashing

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April 11, 2024

In the era of voluntary sustainability action, fashion firms have leaned into a slew of certifications to help them regulate their supply chains and communicate those efforts to stakeholders and consumers. Those symbols on hangtags served to substantiate marketing claims around ESG actions, differentiating companies and products from the mainstream—and acting as a beacon for shoppers drowning in a sea of greenwashing.

Regulations are Coming: Here’s How They’ll Affect Sourcing

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March 14, 2024

Until now, any attempts at cleaning up the apparel supply chain have largely been voluntary—and as a result, the pace of change is falling behind what’s needed to stem the negative impacts of climate change. With a slate of new environmental and social regulations popping up in the U.S. and EU, that’s all about to change. Through laws like the EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive and the New York Fashion Act, fashion firms will soon be held accountable for their resource usage, waste contributions, greenhouse gas emissions, pay practices and more.

The Key to Keeping Activewear Booming


February 13, 2024

Nailing down what shoppers want has never been easy. And as retail still fights to recover from the rollercoaster of the pandemic years, it can be harder than ever to identify a new normal when it comes to consumer preferences. As tastes and habits continue to shift, the need to decode demand is higher than ever. Fitch Ratings projects spending to slow in 2024. Mastercard anticipates the tug of war for share of wallet between purchases and experiences will continue. Going forward, apparel sales will hinge on delivering product consumers truly feel is worth their dollars.

Experts Share How Activewear Can Maintain Its Dominance

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December 14, 2023

If there was one winner during the global pandemic, it was activewear. From performance to athleisure, consumers sought out comfort for their WFH and nesting lifestyles. The era spawned the term "hard pants," a term for wovens with waistbands, to signal a general preference for everything soft and stretchy. And even as consumers get back out into the world, they’re still looking for those attributes in their everyday clothes—and they’re demanding more from their workout gear.

New Year, New Consumer?


November 9, 2023

As we head into 2024, Kai Chow, Creative Director of Doneger|TOBE, shares what’s influencing consumer spending and what shoppers are looking for now. Plus, he provides a preview of the top trends driving fashion for ’25 and beyond.

Diversification: What’s Next From China’s Strongest Competitors


October 12, 2023

Diversification is top of mind for sourcing executives. And with good reason. First, spurred on by the 301 duties on goods imported from China, it was then necessitated by work stoppages and bottlenecks during the pandemic, and further accelerated by the Uyghur Forced Labor Protection Act. By strategically tapping suppliers around the globe, the industry hopes to mitigate a rising tide of risk—be it surging costs related to interest rates, wages, raw materials and fuel or geopolitical conflicts, climate disasters and currency fluctuation. 

How Fashion Can Leverage AI from Concept to Consumer


September 19, 2023

There’s almost no corner of the apparel industry that artificial intelligence couldn’t potentially augment but the questions are when and to what degree.

Global consulting firm McKinsey & Company has said the timing may be sooner than you think and the scope of impact could be massive. “In the next three to five years, generative AI could add $150 billion, conservatively, and up to $275 billion to the apparel, fashion, and luxury sectors’ operating profits,” the company’s research has found.

Why Traceability Should Be Your Top Concern—Regardless of Your Job Title

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August 24, 2023

Traceability is the word on everyone's lips. And given the raft of both enacted and proposed ESG-related regulations in both the U.S. and EU, there's no question why. As governments, investors and consumers turn a sharp eye toward raw material provenance, worker's rights and fashion's waste problem, the industry is under an increasing amount of pressure to track, analyze and document its practices—tasks traditional apparel supply chains were not built to perform.

Here’s How to Meet the Demand for Sustainable Fashion


July 13, 2023

New research shows that consumers are ready to make the leap to fashion items with reduced environmental impact but these pieces have to be available, marketed clearly and credibly, and priced reasonably. That’s important food for thought as you make your buying decisions at the upcoming Texworld New York (July 18-20) and Texworld Los Angeles (July 25-26) shows... 

Make the Most of The Show Floor Experience

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June 13, 2023

The summer shows are quickly approaching and with them come a wealth of opportunities for discovery and community. Texworld’s events in both New York and Los Angeles are in full swing and are designed to provide an enriching environment only trade shows can provide. 

International Sourcing Landscape: China’s Comparative Advantage


May 25, 2023

Even before Covid-19 derailed supply chains around the globe, sourcing managers vowed to diversify operations. Since the pandemic, the industry has redoubled its efforts. But the myriad considerations inherent in sourcing decisions makes building the right matrix complicated—to say the least. Ultimately, all outcomes end up being a result of one or more tradeoffs. Add in the inevitable uncertainties and unforeseens, and balancing speed against costs, proximity against skills, and stability against volume means the supply chain is continuously being redrawn.

Join Us for the First Ever Texworld Show in Los Angeles


May 9, 2023

Messe Frankfurt and CCPIT-Tex have joined forces to launch a West Coast edition of their New York show, featuring everything that has made it a vital resource for sourcing professionals. The Los Angeles edition will feature 120 international textile manufacturers and suppliers from China, Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, India and other countries. Exhibitors will feature materials ranging from sustainable textiles to functional fabrics and sophisticated knits to intricate laces, along with findings, trims and accessories...

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