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The Texworld Thread

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.

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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