Texworld USA & Apparel Sourcing USA 2020 opens July 21

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As the largest sourcing event on the East Coast for fabric buyers, designers and industry sourcing professionals, Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA Virtual Summer Edition has provided access to those who were unable to travel to the event. The premier event opens for three days of product discovery, trend analysis and education, live on July 21-23, 2020.

“Amidst the current environmental and economic situation, we are pleased to be providing a means for the textile sourcing community to continue to exchange information and connect with suppliers across the globe. Our belief in face-to-face interaction remains constant, but there’s a new normal emerging and we are excited to have found a way to pivot our event to keep our commitment to supporting the industry,” Jennifer Bacon, show director, fashion and apparel, Messe Frankfurt North America, said in a press release. 

More than 400 exhibiting companies from 15 countries, including Canada, Pakistan, China, Taiwan, India, Turkey, the United States and others will be on hand to showcase their high-quality apparel fabrics, trims and accessories available at reasonable prices. Together, Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA cover nearly 40 different product categories. All of which will be represented on the virtual platform. Visitors can take advantage of the AI-powered matchmaking capabilities to get a list of recommended textile suppliers, set up video meetings, catch up on trends and gather insights from the educational sessions. 

Live streaming each day of Textile Talks and the Lenzing Seminar Series will feature experts and thought leaders focused on sharing their experiences and knowledge. Interactive presentations will address a variety of topics, including the following:

With the Covid-19 virus racing around the world, determining which products to make, where to sell them and when consumers might buy has become an even bigger gamble. The panel will reveal how the industry can make the right bets using tech tools that add science to the art of buying and planning. 

Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA further stated that its modern world feels increasingly interconnected, with people discovering that what happens far away directly impacts our lives over here. This awareness will usher in a collective interest in protecting and preserving the resources and cultures we share, while delighting in self-expression.

Understanding the shift in consumer behaviour and how to develop market strategies and product for the new market place will be explored in this discussion. Held alongside Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA is the co-located event, Home Textiles Sourcing, for those manufacturers, retailers, converters, contract specifiers and designers seeking new fabrics and products for their latest home collections.