What Not to Miss at this Upcoming NYC Textile Week

NYC Textile Week is approaching! Check out pavilions from around the world and discover some of the latest fabric innovations without ever leaving New York City. Pavilions from Taiwan, Korea, Turkey and Mexico will all make an appearance at Texworld USA. Taiwan, a longstanding heavyweight in the manufacturing sector for both apparel and textiles, “is known for having particularly functional and high performance materials,” says Caitlin Barnes, Sales Manager at Texworld USA. Korea, well-known for their high-quality products across a variety of groups including knits, functional fabrics and lace is welcoming the first-ever KOFOTI sponsored Korean pavilion to the Texworld USA show floor. And come see what’s been going on in Turkey! Turkey has become a mainstay sourcing destination for the industry, and the country which offers ranges in  cotton and cotton blendknits and  wovens, will showcase higher-end, unique fabrics at this year’s event.


Also returning to Apparel Sourcing this season is a pavilion featuring 40 exhibitors from the Jalisco region of Mexico, which is known for high quality manufacturing. “With speed-to-market becoming more and more important to the industry, exhibitors in this pavilion will provide a fantastic sourcing alternative for the North American market” says Jennifer Bacon, Texworld USA Show Director. And be sure not to miss the Lenzing Pavilion, which has been at the heart of Texworld USA since it’s inception, and is set to display knits and wovens from 17 mills spanning across Korea, Taiwan, China and the USA. Also on display will be the Inca Indigo collection, which includes TENCEL®, from WTS (World Textile Sourcing) of Peru. The Inca Indigo collection is 100% Peruvian with the unmatched softness of TENCEL®, and includes apparel for both men’s and women’s in tops, bottoms and dresses. The Lenzing Pavilion has something for everyone, and the team continues to bring innovative, quality exhibitors to the show floor year after year.


Some Seminars To Highlight –

Be sure not to miss Instant Fashion: How has and will the move to in-season, buy-now, wear-now fashion shows impact the textile and sourcing supply chain, moderated by Arthur Friedman (Senior Editor, WWD). And how exactly do we measure touch? Find out at Measuring Softnessabout the exciting  new machine designed to test the level of softness in textiles. This year’s new kid on the block is Textile Talks. Developed by Tricia Carey, Director of Business Development at Lenzing Fibers and, whose global sourcing experience assists brands and retailers in evaluating supply chains, this season’s seminar will feature a new platform to exchange ideas. Held on the show floor, these insightfulcasual discussions have been added to the circuit, and include industry experts in the field of fibers and fabrics.


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Waste Not, Want Not! Check out what FABSCRAP Founder Jessica Schreiber has to say about reusing and recycling. Featured on Project Runway Fashion Startup, FABSCRAP provides convenient pickup and recycling of textiles for businesses in New York City.

Also new this season to the Apparel Sourcing USA show floor, is the SPOTLIGHT display area. This area provides a preview of the season’s focus on activewear and functional fabrics by highlighting the best textiles, finished apparel and manufacturing capabilities available. The Texworld USA Showcase, which was formerly known as the Trend Forum, has been revamped to place a heavier emphasis on showcasing the best of what can be found on the show floor across all 16 product  categories..


Some Other Things to Check Out at NYC Textile Week –

Don’t miss the Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fair, which is taking place January 24th – January 26th in NYC. This tradeshow curates some of the most forward thinking brands and brings them together with the industries top buyers. The blend of commerce and creativity introduces a new era in trade events and delivers the best of what’s new in the industry.


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MRket, taking place at the Javits Center January 23rd – January 25th, is a sophisticated fashion event for discerning menswear brands. It’s also the only show in the U.S. to spotlight such a diverse and large grouping of international sections, such as “Made in Italy” and “Brits in New York”. MRket offers an elevated experience to its brands and attendees, highlighting a mix of refined tailored sportswear and accessories collections.


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And last but not least, PROJECT, happening in New York January 23rd – January 25th, is the premier fashion exhibition for men’s advanced contemporary, premium denim, and designer collections. This expertly merchandised men’s fashion experience allows retailers to accessorize their menswear collections in one place, at one time.


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With so much to do and see, no wonder it’s the city that never sleeps!