Texworld USA Seminar Schedule Released
In addition to providing access to a large variety of international suppliers and products on the Texworld USA show floor, they aim to offer all visitors ample educational opportunities through the Texworld USA Seminar Series, organized by Lenzing Fibers. Each topic is specially tailored to be relevant to the global textile and sourcing landscape, upcoming trends and business and career development. Sessions are hosted by carefully curated panels of industry experts.
Some highlights include
1) FASHION 101: HOW TO START A FASHION LINE by Mercedes Gonzales, Founder and Director – Global Purchasing Companies
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.
2) 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? By Gail Strickler, President of Global Trade – 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?
3) TEXTILE RECYCLING: WHAT’S THE OPPORTUNITY, WHAT’S BEING DONE, WHAT MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE, AND WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES?
With Jeff Wilson, Director of Business Value Strategy & Development – Textile Exchange; Andreas Dorner, Regional Commercial Director – Lenzing Fibers, Inc. ; Issac Nichelson, Sustainable Fashion Innovator – RECOVER®; Moderator – Arthur Friedman, Senior Editor – Sourcing Journal
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. Hear from our panel about the importance of this trend and the latest developments in the area.
In addition to the seminars there are special floor sessions like performance pitches and textile talks. Be inspired!
Both the seminar series and floor sessions are complimentary to all registered Texworld USA attendees. For the full schedule click here http://texworldusa.us.messefrankfurt.com/newyork/en/for-attendees/educational-program.html