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08.01.2013 Texworld USA: Sustainability, sourcing and the politics of fashion: A few highlights of the seminar program at Texworld USA

Texworld USA invites you to join us for our complimentary three-day seminar program presented by Lenzing Innovation.  North America’s largest apparel fabrics show offers presentations for attendees ranging from sourcing, trends to the politics of fashion, January 14-16, 2013. 

“The seminar series is based on current industry topics related to sourcing, trends, sustainability, and technology.  In bringing together the entire supply chain we can exchange ideas to add value and efficiency to the apparel industry.” says Tricia Carey, USA Merchandising Manager, Lenzing. Arthur Friedman, Senior Editor, Textiles and Trade, WWD moderates a panel discussing the Politics of Fashion, while Edward Hertzman, Founder, Sourcing Journal, discusses a look into fast fashion and their unique take on sourcing. In addition, Fran Sude, President, Design Options discusses creativity in the design process and key color trends.

“This seminar program is designed to answer questions about the current state of the industry, as well as providing the latest information in sustainability, trends and fast fashion’s affect on sourcing,” says John P. Gallagher, President and CEO of Messe Frankfurt North America. “Special thanks to Lenzing Innovation for their continued support and partnership.”

The January 2013 seminar program will include, and is not limited to:

Monday, January 14th, 2013

A Look Into Fast Fashion Retailers and There Unique Take on Sourcing
This seminar takes a deeper look into retailers that have changed operating models by speeding up time to market and adopting flexible supply chain strategies to copy with longer lead times.

Lingerie & Active – Just the Right Fabrics: Sleep & Sporty
Experts in fiber and fabric formation will discuss how to select just the right fibers, appropriate blends and the perfect construction for specialized textiles.

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Moving Through the Portal of Color for Spring/Summer 2014
Portal speaks to a point of joining, a transitional moment where we look back to the past as well as forward toward what’s the come. This seminar moves through the portal and takes on a fresh new perspective for Spring/Summer 2014.

Politics of Fashion: Impact of the Election on the Textile Industry
This panel will discuss the state of the industry, touching on the issues of domestic commerce and international trade, creating jobs in the apparel and textile industry and the Design Piracy Bill.

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Sourcing and Supply Chain
Qualities, common ways and best practices to finding your next factory will be discussed in this seminar.

How to Start a Fashion Company
This seminar will include a simple step by step plan taking you from your initial ideas through production.

Texworld USA January 2013
Texworld USA is the largest sourcing event in North America for apparel fabric buyers, research and product development specialists, designers, merchandisers and overseas sourcing professionals. The fourteenth edition of Texworld USA will take place January 14- 16, 2013 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.

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