Why You Should Attend NYC Textile Week
Twice a year, during the third week of January and July, various textile shows pop up in New York City, and NYC Textile Week is where you can find out about all of the shows, plus take advantage of the incredible connections the city offers visitors.
Texworld USA is the sponsor of New York City Textile Week, and the USA Apparel Sourcing, Liberty, MRket, City Source and Texworld USA shows will all be part of the event at the Javit’s Center Jan. 23-25, 2017.
“NYC Textile Week’s mission, at its core, is to establish New York City as a premier destination for all textile and sourcing professionals in the global fashion, home and related industries,” said Dennis Smith, president and CEO of Messe Frankfurt North America. “We want to shed light on the incredible opportunities that can be found in New York City for all industry professionals. By doing so, we’re not only hoping to draw attention to our New York City events and business platforms, but to this flourishing local industry as a whole.”
As New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo stressed in his endorsement of New York City Textile Week, gathering global buyers in the city is key to uncovering new sourcing opportunities.
“With a world of fabrics, trims, and accessories at hand, this show 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,” Cuomo said.
Lenzing, an international wood-based cellulosic fiber producer, has been involved in NYC Textile Week since its inception.
“While manufacturing has spread around the world, New York City remains the global center for apparel and sourcing decisions for leading brands and retailers. There is an unparalleled energy in New York City bringing the creative and business elements of apparel industry,” Tricia Carey, Lenzing’s director of global business development, said. “There is no better place to meet combining textiles, culture and people.”
Seconding that sentiment, Edward Hertzman, founder and CEO of Sourcing Journal, the media sponsor of NYC Textile Week, said New York City remains a vital hub for sourcing.
“Major players and decision makers in global sourcing are based in New York City, and those that aren’t still flock here to find out what’s new and necessary,” Hertzman said. “Having all of these shows in one place at one time means their already demanding roles are made simpler.”