Sustainability is much more than a meaningless buzzword—it’s essential to any long-term business strategy. Bewildered apparel brands, consider attending a series of boot-camp seminars on the topic at Texworld USA (July 12-14) in New York’s Javits Center. Day one of the biannual textile trade show, which is a partner in NYC Textile Week, kicks off with an educational program titled “Striving for Sustainability: Creating Material Change,” co-hosted by Lenzing Fibers and Textile… Read More
As the weather heats up, so will another fashion-forward celebration in New York City. Parsons School of Design and Cooper Hewitt on Monday announced New York Textile Month, a city-wide festival about textile creativity and industry awareness that’s slated to take place in September. Dean of Hybrid Studies at Parsons School of Design and trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort will host the event, which will bring together museums, galleries, showrooms, students, design studios,… Read More
Optimism about Made in U.S.A. was high at the latest edition of Texprocess Americas, with more companies looking for ways to make domestically and more seeking solutions for improving their product without the aid of anything from abroad. The Atlanta, Georgia-based show held earlier this month played host to leaders in equipment and technology for the sewn products sector, and attendees hungry to reshore. Read more on Sourcing Journal.
Manhattan’s fashion industry is a tough nut to crack, but a new initiative backed by the mayor could make it a little easier for some hopefuls. The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) on Monday announced the launch of NYC Fashion Forward, a public-private partnership that will create 100 paid internships for local high… Read More