What Trump’s Win Means for Nearshoring

As the world adjusts to the surprise election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president, various sectors are starting to take a closer look at what that win means for their respective markets.   Trade has been a touchy subject of late, and Trump has voiced his own agenda about how to manage America’s relations and what to do about pending and existing trade agreements he feels don’t work.   When… Read More

More Retailers Announced for Manhattan’s Hudson Yards Development

With more than 60 percent of spaces leased to date, The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards comprise more than a mile of shopping in Manhattan’s newest neighborhood.   This leasing effort has continued its strong momentum since Neiman Marcus’ announcement that it would open its first New York City store at Hudson Yards. The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards will open in the fall of 2018.   Read More on MR Magazine

Tencel® Scores High in New HIGG MSI

Apparel brands looking to make less of an adverse impact on the environment now have access to even more material data to aid them on the path toward sustainability.   The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), an industry-wide group working to reduce the environmental and social impacts of products around the world, released a new and improved version of its Higg Materials Sustainability Index (Higg MSI) on Nov. 3—and TENCEL® fabric scores better… Read More

NYC Textile Week & Texworld USA Are Back this January with New Seminars

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

NRF: Retail Imports Up as Holiday Shopping Kicks Off

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.

S/S 18 is Equal Parts Fashion and Function

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

24/7 Collection Brings Chambray from Day Into Night

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.

Texworld USA Brings New Pavilions, Boot Camps to NYC

Texworld USA returned to the Javits Convention Center in New York City Tuesday, marking not only the 10th year of the show, but a decade of partnership with global fiber supplier Lenzing. Taking place July 12-14, more than 500 exhibitors from 15 countries are participating in the summer 2016 edition of the North American sourcing show, offering fabrics, trims and accessories suitable for men’s, women’s, junior’s and kids’ apparel. Read more on… Read More

Designers and Local Vendors Get Down to Business at CitySource

Attention, New York City designers. Looking to source a little closer to home? Consider stopping by NYC Textile Week partner CitySource. Sixty-five vendors, ranging from pattern and sample makers to printers and pleating experts, will participate in the July 21 event at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). Dreamed up by the institute’s Enterprise Studies and Digital Design department and supported by The Garment District Alliance, the biannual one-day showcase (which launched… Read More

Korean Preview in New York Joins NYC Textile Week

This year, Korean Preview New York (KPNY) will join up with NYC Textile Week, New York’s answer to aligning the textile and apparel industry’s shows to best benefit the sector. KPNY, now in its 20th edition, joins the list as one of the week’s 10 shows, taking place at the Metropolitan Pavilion July 13-14. “New York leads and forecasts fashion trends, and to be a part of that movement says a lot… Read More