Seminars at Texworld USA

Monday July 17
11:00 AM Room 1E03
Fashion 101: How to Start A Fashion Line
Mercedes Gonzales, Founder & Director, Global Purchasing Companies, USA

This workshop is geared towards helping the new fashion designer, production person, and even retailer who wants to
start their own private label line. Learn from this practical and insightful crash course on how business is really done.
11:30 AM Room 2E104
Blending Colorful Memories and Dreams for A/W 2018/19
Laurie Pressman- Pantone Color Institute

For autumn/winter 2018/19 our color palettes capture the many facets of time; the fast and furious, the slow and simple, the past and future. Crossing the now towards more futuristic expression, colors range from classic arrangements through to fully saturated, punchy narratives all the while leading to newer and more unique color expressions.
12:30 PM Room 2E104
INSPIRING AND EXPRESSING COLOR: defining the essential trends for home furnishings 2018
Laurie Pressman- Pantone Color Institute

Color palettes for 2018 break free from traditional thinking. Colors are revitalized, hues are mixed in novel combinations and new color directions instantly and effectively express a fresh approach. While commerciality is still critical, taking a more unique approach to color will help you stand out from the mainstream.
1:00 PM Room 1E03
Meaningful Fashion for a New Era
Sharon Graubard - Mint Moda

What makes fashion meaningful today? Find the values — emotional resonance, sensory and aesthetic appeal, authenticity, a sense of connection and more — that make clothing and brands desirable for Fall 2018 and beyond.
2:30 PM Room 1E03
TEXTILE TALKS
Sharon Graubard - Mint Moda
3:00 PM Room 1E03
Sourcing in Preference Program Countries
Gail Strickler- Moderator
Panel Includes: Eli Cohen- Israeli Ministry of Economy & Industry; Tarek Kabil- Egyptian Ministry of Trade & Industry; Ashraf Rabiey- QIZ Minister of Egypt; Gabi Bar- QIZ Minister of Israel; Mark D'Sa- Special Project Director for Haiti; Siddarth Sinha- CEO of Velocity


Officials and manufacturers from Africa, Egypt, Israel and Haiti tell you about the special programs that let you take advantage of duty free sourcing with fabric from anywhere. Hear from the experts and the ministers from these countries in a panel discussion and Q & A session and ask the experts about AGOA, QIZ's and Haiti HOPE/HELP.
3:30 PM Room 2E104
Textile recycling. What's the opportunity, what's being done, what more needs to be done, what are the challenges
Arthur Friedman- Sourcing Journal- Moderator
Panel Includes: Jeff Wilson- Textile Exchange; Andreas Dorner- Lenzing Fibers; and Isaac Nichelson- RECOVER®

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that 26 billion pounds of apparel and textiles end up in landfills each year, even though the Council for Textile Recycling says 95 percent of used clothing can be recycled. Several companies have turned to recycling or upcycling of fabrics and finished goods, from denim to wool. Here from our panel about the importance of this trend and the latest developments in the area.
4:30 PM Room 1E03
Shifting Consumer Purchasing Patterns Spell Opportunity for the Nimble Retailer
Judith Russell- Nilit and Bob McGee- Formula4 Media, LLC & Sports Insight Extra

The apparel industry is undergoing the most dramatic transformation since the beginning of organized retail. Baby boomers are downsizing. Younger consumers are more knowledgeable and demanding than any demographic in history. Traditional retailers can’t seem to stop the decline in brick and mortar traffic. And yet, amid all the turbulence rises opportunity!
Tuesday July 18
11:00 AM Room 1E03
Sustainability - Water Use, Conservation & Pollution
John Mowbray- Moderator
Panel Includes: Tricia Carey- Lenzing Fibers; Jeff Wilson- Textile Exchange; and Tara St. James- BFDA


Fresh from hosting Planet Textiles Summit in India where water availability, water conservation and wastewater pollution were at the top of the agenda, John Mowbray, Founder and Director of MCL News & Media, which publishes Ecotextile News, considers how our industry should change its approach to a key resource that sustains all life on Earth.
11:30 AM Room 2E104
Asthma and Allergy-Friendly Textiles and Breathe Easier
Dr. John McKeon- Allergy Standards

Asthma and allergies strike one-in-four Americans, that’s 60 million people who spend an estimated $10 billion a year on products marketed to this group! But claims made by companies today can’t be verified because there is little or no governing regulation. What can companies do to capture a piece of this growing market?
1:00 PM Room 1E03
Meeting consumer demand for transparency in the textiles and apparel value chain
Bruce Thomson - Bright Label

How Bright Label is leveraging mobile technology and digital labeling to promote transparency and help brands open new channels of direct engagement with customers to bring them content-rich, dynamic product information and build brand loyalty.
1:30 PM Room 2E104
Appealing to the Millennial Shopper. What Home Textile Retailers Are Doing to Capture this Critical Demographic.
To Be Announced- Moderator

Panel Includes: Jennifer Marks- Home & Textiles Today Magazine; Nina Nadash Moderator- Lenzing Fibers; and To be Announced-

Despite the fact that Millennials are coming of age in one of the most frenetic economic climates in the past century, research shows almost 3 out of 4 are willing to pay extra for sustainable offerings. Marketers of products and services committed to positive social and environmental impact need to ensure they are communicating their brand message in a way that builds confidence with this critical consumer demographic. Jennifer Marks, Editor-in-Chief of Home & Textiles Today will be on hand to give her perspective on the Millennial market, highlighting the importance of matching your brand message to the personal values of this important consumer group.
And, finally, Nina Nadash, from Lenzing, will bring some perspective from an ingredient brand with a truly sustainable story. Nina will also moderate this panel discussion.
2:30 PM Room 1E03
TEXTILE TALKS
John Mowbray - EcoTextiles/ MCL News & Media
3:00 PM Room 1E03
With the demise of TPP and discussions of renegotiating NAFTA; where are the Duty-Free Opportunities and what can we expect for Trade under the Trump Administration?
Gail Strickler- Brookfield Associates, LLC

Now that the Trump administration has formally removed the U.S. from the TPP agreement and threatened to remove us from or renegotiate NAFTA where are the remaining opportunities for duty free sourcing and what can we expect? How does this effect global sourcing among small companies and enterprises as well as multinational brands; Understanding the scope of trade agreements and its effects on global commerce, e-commerce and intellectual property.
3:30 PM Room 2E104
Textile Printing Solutions for Garment, Apparel & Textile Industries
Merav Zimmerman- Kornit Digital

From entry level to mass-productions, Kornit Digital offers a variety of garment printing solutions for garment, apparel and textiles Industries. From screen printing to digital textile printing to web to print enabled, this session will cover Kornits innovative technology done in an environmentally sustainable way.
4:30 PM Room 1E03
Creating Performance Merino. Can It Be Done Sustainability?
Denine Woodrow- DP Woodrow & Company, LLC

Apparel consumers have been looking for performance features for years and, lately, wool has become among the fastest growing performance fibers. Südwolle Group has applied expertise, environmental commitment and 10 years of research to create its new "Naturetexx" plasma treatment technology. This innovation uses electricity and air to deliver washable Merino. Join us and learn more about the performance wool category and why, at the 2015 Outdoor trade show, Naturetexx received the GOLD Award for the “Sustainability Innovators” category.
Wednesday July 19
11:30 AM Room 2E104
"Ex-Aequo" - Autumn/ Winter 2017-2018
Trend Inspiration Presentation for the upcoming Season by Texworld/Apparel Sourcing Art Director : Louis GERIN & Gregory LAMAUD
Louis Gerin and Gregory Lamaud- 2G2L Fashion Design & Consulting

This unmissable & ultra-popular (vernacular) of the show inspirational presentation Seminar will Introduce Creative minds to the Leading trend themes of the season; as well to the upcoming rising Aesthetics.
Decrypted by Texworld Trend Team: Moods, Color Alliance, Color Palette, Texture & Specific Aspects of the season, will be decoding for the well-informed audience.
"The door of possibilities has opened. The world has become a maelstrom everyone can tap into.
Past, forgotten, depreciated heritages find a space to express themselves. Reborn from the ashes of the collective memory, they are at disposal. They are there, beside the most insane innovations. Because this new world is also a chance to reinvent everything. A chance that many seize. And as will the rules of our time, everyone has the right to assert their truth. Guarantors of innovation as well as guards of ancient knowhow. In each field, the past and the future seem to be embracing each other. Distance and closeness. Beauty and ugliness. Humanity is experiencing its Big Crunch.
Everything is reunited in only one point. Perhaps the best definition of the present. Of our present.
Texworld Inspiration book is today one of the leading industry world reference for Trend Forecasting.
Texworld trend table Incept the fashion world with their advanced decryptions of our world. An Unmissable of the show.
1:00 PM Room 1E03
Performance & Preferred Fibers
Kate Black- Magnifeco- Moderator
Panel Includes: Tricia Carey; Lenzing Fibers; David Sasso- Buhler Quality Yarns, Corp.; and Joel Furey- Noble BioMaterials


The apparel industry creates a significant environmental footprint in the clothing lifecycle. As consumers become aware of this reality, they are increasingly demanding products produced from sustainable resources with minimum environmental impact. Learn more about the impact of performance and preferred fber materials to improve sustainability in the apparel industry.
1:30 PM Room 2E104
Sourcing in Central America
Edward Hertzman- Sourcing Journal- Moderator
Panel Includes: David Adkins- Lenzing Fibers; Lucia Palacios- Vestex; Diego Cuenca- Mercados Internacionales, S.A. de C.V.; and Radley Joseph- Center for the Facilitation of Investment of Haiti

Despite the fact that Millennials are coming of age in one of the most frenetic economic climates in the past century, research shows almost 3 out of 4 are willing to pay extra for sustainable offerings. Marketers of products and services committed to positive social and environmental impact need to ensure they are communicating their brand message in a way that builds confidence with this critical consumer demographic. Jennifer Marks, Editor-in-Chief of Home & Textiles Today will be on hand to give her perspective on the Millennial market, highlighting the importance of matching your brand message to the personal values of this important consumer group.
And, finally, Nina Nadash, from Lenzing, will bring some perspective from an ingredient brand with a truly sustainable story. Nina will also moderate this panel discussion.
2:30 PM Room 1E03
TEXTILE TALKS
Benita Singh- Le Souk