Enjoy New York on the Cheap

The Big Apple tastes even better with a bargain. As guests of NYC Textile Week, all attendees with the Delegate Discount Pass will gain access to perks around the city, including free drinks, deserts and other discounts at trendy restaurants and local favorites. The pass also includes deals on walking tours, cruises and theaters. To download your free Delegate Discount Pass, just click the download link at the end of this article…. Read More

State of New York Welcomes NYC Textile Week

NYC Textile Week received a seal of approval from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. In a welcome letter to the city’s textile and apparel industry, Governor Cuomo writes: “This exciting week of sourcing, networking, and seminars will introduce participants to the latest trends, innovations, and cutting-edge technology which, in turn, will help to develop commercially appealing and viable products for market…On behalf of all New Yorkers, I commend the professionals of every… Read More

Texworld to Host Fabric Awards

Texworld USA will celebrate the best in fabric innovation at the first TWUSA Fabric Awards in January. The competition is open to all Texworld USA exhibitors. A panel of industry experts will determine winners based on esthetics, price-to-performance ratio, marketability and results from independent third party testing. Winning submissions will be announced on January 11, 2016. Award categories include: Temperature Control, Environmentally Friendly Processing, Most Innovative, along with several others. The trend… Read More

Off the Cuff with Manufacture New York Founder Bob Bland

From its state-of-the-art buildings to its gourmet street food scene, the very same things that make New York City a treat to visit also makes it one of the most priciest place to live and build a business. Manufacturer New York Founder Bob Bland and her network of forward-thinking designers and innovators seek to change that for the fashion community.   “The main thing that’s stopping us in New York City is… Read More

Off the Cuff with Trend Forecaster Haysun Hahn

Haysun Hahn is a multi-hyphenated New Yorker. During her 30-plus years observing and forecasting trends, consumer tendencies, colors and design for Cotton Inc., Promostyl, Bureau de Style and more, Hahn has influenced footwear, electronics, retail and global events, including the Olympics. Hahn also earned a bragging right envied by all proper New Yorkers: She developed the New York Yankee’s blue.   “When you have a career this long, you’ve had some time… Read More

New York City, According to Haysun Hahn

Trend forecaster Haysun Hahn says New York City won’t ever lose its position as a key play in the world as the center of fashion, however, the proud New Yorker says the buzz surrounding its local industry can be a little lackluster. Hahn wants to change that with NYC Textile Week. “It is still the most global city in the world. It is a very important place, especially for textiles,” she said…. Read More

Off the Cuff with Creative Advisor Simon Collins

Simon Collins, creative advisor and chairman of WGSN’s advisory board, tells brands the things they don’t want to hear, but need to hear. The former Dean of the School of Fashion at Parsons School of Design keeps a pulse on what’s next in fashion, design and retail with his innate ability to cut through the “BS marketing buzz” and see ideas for what they are really worth.   For example, despite designers… Read More

New York City, According to Simon Collins

Creative advisor Simon Collins describes New York City as the world’s store window. The city continues to be one of the most important fashion cities in the world—for both business and inspiration—which is why Collins says textiles and events supporting the industry like NYC Textile Week are crucial for growth and innovation.   Here, Collins shares his tips on how to make the most of your visit to NYC Textile Week on… Read More

Kingpins New York and Mills Look to Denim’s Future

Kingpins New York wrapped up its final edition at Skylight Clarkson Square July 21-22 on a positive note, with attendance up 16 percent from the previous show. The show will be back at an early date Nov. 3-4, and at a new larger location in Basketball City.

Ideas for Change Conference Spurs Creative Collaboration

There was no shortage of shows, events, meet-ups and exchanges during NYC Textile Week, but one conference that promised to stimulate change in the industry brought together a group of leaders—and those looking to be inspired—to do just that.