Texworld USA Returns to the Javits Convention Center in July 2017 with Largest Group of Exhibitors in Show History
Following a successful January 2017 edition, complete with record- breaking attendance, Texworld USA will return to New York City in July 2017 for the summer season. The show will open its doors to visitors and exhibitors alike on Monday, July 17th and will continue through Wednesday, July 19th. Over three days, visitors will have the opprtunity to connect directly with a record-breaking number of international fabric, trims and accessories suppliers from across the globe, attend a multitude of free educational sessions and network with industry peers – all under one roof. In addition to taking advantage of this one-stop-shop business platform, visitors and exhibitors will also have direct access to curated color, fabric and apparel trend areas, new industry resources, and a brand new, co-located digital printing focused trade event Avanprint USA.
Texworld USA’s Summer 2017 edition will feature over 540 international exhibitors who will present their newest in-demand and affordable textiles, trims and accessories in 16 categories. The record-breaking group will represent 13 countries, including: Canada, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Korea, Pakistan, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey, USA, and more. As always, China will be well represented on the show floor, with a large showing of established and trustworthy textile suppliers from several regions. New representation from Israel, Egypt and Haiti will round out the diverse summer 2017 exhibitor group.
“Over the last 10 years, Texworld USA has become the premier textile event in North America because we consistently deliver a curated group of international exhibitors that specialize in what our buyers want and need”, said Dennis Smith, President, Messe Frankfurt North America. “We deliver the trifecta season after season: quality products from trusted suppliers at a great price point.“
Taiwan and Turkey will both return to the Texworld USA show floor with pavilions showcasing suppliers who specialize in high-end cotton, knits, functional fabrics and lace. The expanded Korea pavilion, presented in partnership with KTTA (Korea Textile Trade Association) and KOTRA, will showcase fabric mills known for their expertise in high-quality knits and performance fabrics. The long-standing Pakistan pavilion will also return with exhibitors focusing on high-quality cotton and knits. Finally, the Lenzing Innovation pavilion will once again take its place at the heart of Texworld USA with a group of exhibitors focused on incorporating sustainable fibers into a wide range of product categories.
In addition to 6 international pavilions, visitors will also be able to explore a new Resource Row section, a value-ad for attendees searching for complimentary industry resources, including business development tools, recycling solutions, 3D printers, and textile education materials. Confirmed resource partners for summer 2017 include: Fashiondex, FabScrap, Gowanus Print Lab, Heisel, AboutSources, FIT Bookstore, Trend Council, Queen of Raw, Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator, Thr3efold, and more.
Visitors searching for inspiration and trend information will want to stop by the Texworld SHOWCASE and the Apparel Sourcing USA SPOTLIGHT display areas on the show floor. The SHOWCASE will once again serve as an artistic representation of the best of Texworld’s 16 product categories and will focus on textile color and material trends, while Apparel Sourcing USA’s SPOTLIGHT will highlight both textiles and finished apparel from suppliers across both shows along a dedicated seasonal theme. This season’s SPOTLIGHT theme will give a nod to the resurging consumer interest in both casual and formal shirting and suiting.
Lastly, visitors interested in the convergence of fashion and technology will have the unique chance to connect directly with digital printing pioneers and learn about the latest in digital textiles at the newly co- located trade show Avanprint USA. In partnership with World Textile Information Network (WTiN), Avanprint USA will showcase the latest innovations in digital textile printing technology, including machinery, inks, software, services, and more. Registered Texworld USA attendees will have complimentary access to Avanprint USA and the Print Park, the digital textile trend area.
“We are laser focused on creating a comprehensive industry event that can help our visitors save time and efficiently source their fabrics and services.“ said Jennifer Bacon, Show Director. “Fashion seasons are moving faster than ever and more collections are being produced each year, so we understand how strapped for time our buyers really are. With the addition of Avanprint USA to the line-up, we are creating one of the most comprehensive sourcing destinations in the country – a true one-stop-shop for the industry.”