Designers and Local Vendors Come Together at CitySource

More than 65 New York-based vendors, ranging from pattern and sample makers and sewers to printers and pleating experts, took part in this week’s CitySource showcase at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). Envisioned by FIT’s Enterprise Studies and Digital Design department and supported by The Garment District Alliance, the biannual one-day event (which launched in 2012 and takes place every January and July) aims to connect designers and small businesses with… Read More

What’s New at Liberty New York?

Liberty New York returns Jan. 26-28 at Pier 94 with more lifestyle products for retailers to consider for their Fall ’16 stories. The Living Room The show is keying into men’s increasing desire to have their surroundings as unique and personal as their fashion with the debut of The Living Room. “Men have a greater appreciation and undeniable sense of pride when it comes to their belongings,” the show stated. The new… Read More

How CitySource is Uniting NYC’s Fashion District

About 10 blocks north of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) lies New York City’s Garment District, 24 city blocks chock-full of sample makers, fabric purveyors, trim vendors, showrooms and more. Scouring the streets for the best vendors is a rite of passage for most designers, but wouldn’t it be nice have all under one roof for at least one day? That was the question FIT’s Enterprise Studies and Digital Design department,… Read More

Lenzing Modal: 50 Years of Textile Innovation

Five decades of fiber innovation has passed since Lenzing Modal was introduced to the textile market, and the cellulose fiber continues to resonate with manufactures and consumers by tapping into the market’s growing demand for soft and ecological fabrications. “Lenzing Modal has stood the test of time because the consumer wants comfort and color,” said Tricia Carey, Lenzing global director of business development for denim. Research for a cellulose fiber that was… Read More

What’s New at Texworld USA

Texworld USA, organized by Messe Frankfurt Inc., will welcome a record 331 exhibitors at the upcoming edition on Jan. 24-26 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. The show promises to be the most exciting edition yet, showcasing the most diverse product offering to date, and the debut of the annual Texworld USA Cutting Edge Awards. New Exhibitors Attendees will have the opportunity to source across a total of 15… Read More

Off the Cuff with Liberty Fairs Founder Sam Ben-Avraham

Sam Ben-Avraham is a curator of cool. For decades, he has handpicked the items New Yorkers line up for at his New York City-based stores Atrium and Kith. His eye for newness translated effortlessly to the fashion trade show circuit, which he stepped into in 2003 with the launch of Project—the contemporary menswear show that he eventually sold to his biggest competitor, ENK International, in 2012. With more to bring to the… Read More

Wise Guys: Invista Brings Smart Technology to Textiles

When you create textiles that can shape, cool, stretch, slim, contour and withstand daily wear-and-tear better than most—and still look good—you need more than a hangtag to tell your story. That’s why NYC Textile Week is integral to promoting Invista’s growing roster of fiber innovations. “There’s still a lot of textile and apparel business in New York. I think anything that gets the word out of the importance of textiles, and gets… Read More