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Trends and Events

More than just sourcing, Texworld New York City is a forum for the industry to learn and stay up-to-date on the latest innovation in textile and state of the trade industry.

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Summer 2021 Educational Programs

Texworld New York City aims to offer visitors ample educational opportunities this summer, both at the Sourcing Showroom and virtually. Topics are specifically tailored to the global textile and sourcing landscape, upcoming trends, business development and more.

Tuesday, July 20

Lenzing Seminar Series

Moderator: Tricia Carey, Global Director Business Development, Apparel, Lenzing Fibers, Inc.

The textile industry is on the march to circularity.  A wide variety of companies, along with our supply chain partners, are working on new processes, systems and technologies to enable the circular transformation. Accelerating Circularity, a collaborative group of companies, has spent the past year researching, mapping and identifying the links needed to bring these circular systems to life, and we are sharing this knowledge openly across the industry.  Join us as we share the top 3 learnings from our research and partner's experience to develop new maps of functioning, scalable circular textile systems.

Textile Talk

Moderator: Edward Hertzman - Executive Vice President Fairchild Media; Founder & President Sourcing Journal, Fairchild Media and Sourcing

Over the last 10 years, working conditions all along the supply chain have been under increased scrutiny. Fair wages, labor rights and unsafe conditions have been largely discussed in media and board rooms alike, even more so following the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh eight long years ago. Despite all this, on the ground, little has changed for the better. Experts discuss the disconnect between policy and action and what steps need to be taken for actionable improvements.

Wednesday, July 21

Lenzing Seminar Series

Moderator: John Mowbray - Founder and Director, MCL News & Media (Ecotextile News)

Climate change is the defining crisis of our time and it is happening even more quickly than we feared. Billions of tons of CO2 are released into the atmosphere every year. Human activity is producing greenhouse gas emissions at a record high, with no signs of slowing down. According to a ten-year summary of UNEP Emission Gap reports, we are on track to maintain a “business as usual” trajectory. However we are far from powerless in the face of this global threat; as UN Secretary-General António Guterres pointed out recently, “the climate emergency is a race we are losing, but it is a race we can win”. Hear how it is not “business as usual” for these organizations.

Textile Talk

Moderator: Kai Chow, Creative Director, TOBE/The Doneger Group

The Doneger Group's Fall/Winter 2022 forecast addresses to complexities of today’s environment. Life is a whirlwind of emotional experiences – from contemplating our values and lifestyles, to challenging norms through self-expression. Join this exclusive, one-day-only presentation to identify global shifts and their influence on color, fabric and fashion for 2022.

LIVE at the Sourcing Showroom, One-Day-Only

Moderator: Kai Chow, Creative Director, TOBE/The Doneger Group

Join us in-person at the Sourcing Showroom for this exclusive walk around the floor with Kai Chow, immediately following the virtual presentation as we walk the floor with him to further explore global shifts and their influence on color, fabric and fashion for 2022.

Thursday, July 22

Lenzing Seminar Series

Moderator: Ericka Garcia, US Marketing and Brand Manager, Lenzing Fibers, Inc.

Blockchain technology is the next step towards traceability and transparency in retail. For some companies, it is only the beginning but building out the foundation and adapting to consumer concerns is a necessity to deliver on your brand promise. Nevertheless, consumers can gain a new window into the apparel and home products they consume, allowing them to shop smarter and support those suppliers and brands that engage in practices they approve of. Take a deep dive with some of the most innovative fiber companies in the industry as we walk through case studies to learn more about getting started and the latest technologies used today.

Lenzing Seminar Series

Moderator: Sharon Perez, Business Development Manager, Activewear, Lenzing Fibers, Inc.

Create a supply chain in Central America that effectively services your customers' needs and preferences. From obtaining raw materials to manufacturing and product distribution. Reevaluate your company's objectives of a regional supply chain and achieve quality materials within budget.

Lenzing Seminar Series

Lenzing Seminar Series

Exclusive Texworld New York City seminar sessions led and organized by Lenzing Innovation.

Textile Talks

Textile Talks

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