Texworld, the East Coast’s largest sourcing event for apparel fabric buyers and sourcing professionals, is back again in the Big Apple at the Javits Center, Jan. 23-25. As consumer trends and buying behavior continue to change the marketplace, apparel suppliers and brands are being presented with new growth opportunities. Texworld USA aims to examine these opportunities in a series of new seminars featuring well-respected industry professionals as speakers and moderators. … Read More
Clearing their plates of political shifts and the world’s woes, shoppers have their sights set on buying for the holidays, and imports are expected to be up. According to the National Retail Federation’s monthly Global Port Tracker, imports at the nation’s major ports are expected to be up 4.4% this month over last November and could see an even larger increase next month. Read more on Sourcing Journal.
Fashion and function are equals for Spring/Summer 2018—a season that is distinguished by fabrics that can outsmart the environment, be equally soft and strong and still look good after years of wear and tear. The potential for performance denim with wellness benefits is just at the beginning stage, according to Advance Denim. The Chinese mill is taking cues from the athleisure and outdoor markets, pivoting its focus on developing and integrating brand… Read More
Light, fluid and creative, Lenzing’s womenswear collection, TENCEL® 24: Day into Night, shows the many fashionable ways to wear chambray. The collection uses complementary fiber blends with five TENCEL® fabric bases provided by mills from Pakistan and Turkey. Jeanologia, an industry head in sustainable garment finishing technology, played a role in the product by partnering with TENCEL® throughout the creation process. Read more on Carved in Blue.