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Known as the spirit of the times, each edition of Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA features a unique magazine that spotlights what’s ahead for the coming show. The Winter 2020 edition of Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA will focus on innovation through today’s fabrics, and much more.
CONTENT 03 Trend Preview 04 Featured Exhibitors 05 Educational Program 06 FASHIONINNOVATE 08 Resource Row 10 Style File
TEXWORLD SHOWCASE: SPRING/SUMMER 2021 1
Introducing Texworld USA’s new trend partner, The Doneger Group, an influential New York-based agency offering trend insights on the newest colors and textile offerings for Spring/Summer 2021. This edition’s trend showcase is called The New Dimension and will feature four themes, Fundamental, SPRING/SUMMER 2021 Diaphanous, Alteration, and One World.
Lenzing Seminar Series: The New Dimension Presented by The Doneger Group Monday, January 20, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM This presentation will discuss the dynamics taking hold in a now global marketplace: The modernization of classic and an appreciation of treasured artisanal elements. Here, fashion meets sustainability and durability, traditional complements high-tech and form marries function.
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FEATURED EXHIBITORS Welcome our new exhibitors to the sourcing event of the season!
MODELMALHAS Portugal Modelmalhas is a circular knitting manufacturer with more than 20 years of accumulated expertise in the fashion apparel industry. Constantly innovating, the company develops 2 collections per year with a very special focus on R&D and sustainable production. Booth J06
PIONEER DENIM Bangladesh “Make blue, think green” is Pioneer Denim’s motto. Established in 2017, Pioneer Denim has been awarded as the world’s largest Lead Platinum certified textile mill and is able to assure high standards of quality right from the spinning process, all the way to finished denim fabric ready for shipping. Booth H67
NORMAN WEIL INC. USA Norman Weil Textile is a US-based custom design converter company offering services in the dyeing, finishing, and printing business. Featuring an array of product categories, as well, Norman Weil Inc. specializes in jacquard, wovens, novelties, tailoring and drapery. Booth J58
FULL THAI KNITTING Thailand A knitwear manufacturer in Thailand with an excellent reputation in the industry, Full Thai Knitting was established in 1987. Today, the company exports over 1.5 million pieces per year, featuring more than 250 styling designs launched and sampled by their experienced team. Booth E11
FUJIAN HONGGANG TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. China Founded in 2012, Fujian Honggang Textile Technology Co., Ltd is a Sangang Group mill that specializes in dyeing and printing. As one of the top 20 dyeing factories in China, the company is proud to feature an array of functional and recycled fabrics, along with lingerie, swimwear, and sportswear. Booth H10
MAURITIUS PAVILION Known as one of the most reliable sourcing destinations over the last decades, Mauritius has positioned itself as the premiere destination for trade and business in Africa. The conducive and stable business environment, sound political and financial jurisdiction, and ideal geographical proximity makes Mauritius a safe trade and investment location. Visit them at the show and ask about duty-free
access with AGOA and how you can claim up to 40%
IT’S ALL ABOUT CASHMERE! This classic cold-weather fashion
refund on basic air freight cost.
is a staple in the industry due to its soft wool texture, color, and length of the manufacturing process. While some countries supply the raw material needed to make cashmere wool, Nepal has mastered the manufacturing methods, and has cornered the market on premium quality products. C.S Cashmere Pvt. LTD, Booth J50 Elfarrow Apparel Pvt LTD., Booth J46 Yalaknit & Crafts Pvt. LTD, Booth K49 Hilltop Cashmere Pashmina, Booth J48
GNP Wear – Denim, Booth L39 Le Tricot International – Knits, Booth L31 Lindenwear – Activewear, Booth L37 Tex Avenue Limited – T-Shirts, Booth K38 Wensum Ltd. – Suiting, Booth K36
Women in Textiles Monday, January 20, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lenzing Seminar Series
Why Mauritius? Monday, January 20, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Textile Talks
Women play an important role in the textile industry, from
The Economic Development Board and Apparel Manufacturers
every segment of the supply chain to the store and beyond.
from Mauritius will discuss the benefits of developing
Join trailblazers and newcomers, all of whom will help
business relationships in a country with more than 50 years
inspire and guide the audience to change the industry’s
of experience in the textile and apparel industry.
Experience & Me Monday, January 20, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Lenzing Seminar Series
Big Data and Manufacturing: How to Effectively Capitalize on the Next Big Trend Tuesday, January 21, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Textile Talks
Research shows that Millennials are more interested in
Experts that are integral to the supply chain ecosystem
unique experiences than they are in materialistic items.
will discuss how they have been able to produce, ship
Experts will look at some of the unique fabric and garment
and receive trend-right product in a short window, while
technologies that are allowing users to experience the
world as they choose, in a manner customized to their needs.
Collection the Key to Circularity: How do Companies Kick-off Circular Supply Chains? Tuesday, January 21, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lenzing Seminar Series supply chains? These steps will make or break functioning circular supply chains that will allow for reductions in textile waste and the need for new raw materials.
Global Sourcing Trends: What’s on the Horizon for the Textile & Apparel Industry Tuesday, January 21, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Textile Talks An open panel discussion on the current world trade policies and how they are shaping the textile and apparel industry sourcing choices.
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Interested in finding out how companies kick-off circular
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future for the better.
EDUCATION AT A GLANCE
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Building off of a successful FASHIONSUSTAIN during the summer edition, FASHIONINNOVATE will debut and kick off the winter edition on Sunday, January 19, featuring a full-day conference line-up bridging the gap between fashion and technology. This dedicated discussion will bring thought leaders together in an open forum to share insights on the latest trends, technology, and tools in the textile and apparel industry.
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11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Powering Fashion’s Future: Technology Tools Impacting Today’s Fashion Industry Panelist - Natasha Franck, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, EON Panelist - Melissa Rusinek, Recycling Consultant, Diverse Recycling Solutions LLC Panelist - Tia Nicolae, Marketing Manager, Lectra A discussion on the technology tools needed to compete in today’s fashion industry. This panel will explain insights into blockchain technology, circular tracing, and the newest software to reduce lead times and waste.
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Moderator - Charles Beckwith, Co-Founder, MouthMedia Network
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Break
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Innovation in Synthetics and the Journey to Preferred Moderator - Celeste Lilore, Director of Industry Engagement, Textile Exchange Panelist - Dr. Luke Haverhals, Founder & CEO, Natural Fiber Welding Join Textile Exchange on a journey from the birth of biosynthetic materials to the transition and widespread adoption of fossil fuel based synthetics. The company will visit the present before taking you to the future of these materials.
3:45 PM Innovation Spotlight Tour
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Panelist - Lauren Johnson, Sustainability Manager, Global Sustainability, Eastman
A guided tour of the Innovation Spotlight with industry expert, Tara St James where you will see, feel and learn about the newest innovations in bio-synthetics, smart textiles, and circular design solutions. You will also learn about how established fibers and fabrics are evolving to keep up with circular and sustainable design needs.
FASHIONINNOVATE programming is complimentary and open to all registered Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA attendees. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
In conjunction with FASHIONINNOVATE, a brand-new feature to the event is the INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT. A segment that represents Texworld USA’s focus on sustainability and technology, this curated area concentrates on the innovation of processes and advancements of today’s revolutionary fabrics.
RESOURCE ROW Where visitors can explore industry advantages, including business development tools, recycling solutions, trend forecasting, and textile education on the show floor.
EON provides advisory services related to product digitization. Their platform acts as an extension of your team to support the design and implementation of Internet of Things systems that are intelligent and interoperable on a global scale. Booth C02
FABSCRAP provides convenient pickup of textile waste from commercial businesses in NYC, including fashion brands, interior designers, tailors, cutting rooms, and the entertainment industry. Booth A02
FAIR TRADE, USA fairtradecertified.org Fair Trade USA® enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, fishermen, consumers, industry, and the earth. Booth E01
FASHION MINGLE fashionmingle.net Fashion Mingle is a fashion tech startup that is pioneering a powerful networking platform for fashion industry professionals. Booth A01
FASHIONDEX fashiondex.com Fashiondex is an apparel industry publisher and consultant specializing in up-todate, online, in-person and in-print sourcing, design, production, and sustainable fashion information since 1992. Booth B02
FOURSOURCE foursource.com FOURSOURCE is the world’s largest sourcing network for the apparel industry. Buyers and manufacturers gain global market transparency, find matching business partners and speed-up their processes. Booth A24
MINTMODA mintmoda.com Brand-new subscription trend service MintModa storytells fashion trends like no other. MintModa’s highly visual and immersive narratives and at-a-glance approach offer clear direction and inspiration—bringing focus and speed to your creative process, concept development and production. Booth F03
NYC FAIR TRADE COALITION nycfairtradecoalition.com The NYC Fair Trade Coalition is an all-volunteer grassroots organization that promotes fair trade businesses and retailers in New York City and educates consumers on the importance of fair trade. Booth D02
QUEEN OF RAW queenofraw.com The design industry has a supply/demand problem. Designers struggle to find high-end raw materials, and factories and brands around the world struggle to sell the quality excess stock that currently sits in the warehouse and eventually makes its way to a landfill. Queen of Raw and its online marketplace provide the bridge. Booth C01
TEXTILE EXCHANGE textileexchange.org Textile Exchange is a global non-profit that works closely with its members to drive industry transformation in preferred fibers, integrity and standards, and responsible supply networks. Identifying and sharing best practices regarding farming, materials, processing, traceability and product end-of-life, Textile Exchange aims to reduce the textile industry’s impact on the world’s water, soil and air, and the human population. Booth F02
UN ALLIANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE FASHION unfashionalliance.org
The United Nations Alliance for Sustainable Fashion is an initiative of United Nations agencies and allied organizations designed to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals through coordinated action in the fashion sector. Specifically, the Alliance works to support coordination between UN bodies working in fashion and promoting projects and policies that ensure that the fashion value chain contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals’ targets. Booth F01
WEARABLE COLLECTIONS wearablecollections.com Wearable Collections is an NYC based company focused on keeping clothing, textiles, and shoes out of landfills while generating funds for charities. Booth B01
WRAP wrapcompliance.org WRAP is an independent, objective, non-profit team of global social compliance experts dedicated to promoting safe, lawful, humane, and ethical manufacturing around the world through certification and education. Booth E02
Local Loft is back better than before as a platform that connects broader groups of domestic and apparel service providers to those seeking US-based production options, in-stock/inventory, and small quantity options.
BERKLEY CASHMERE Established in 1995, Berkley Cashmere is an NYC-based spinner of natural cashmere fibers, known for offering fresh virgin colors and key fashion shades. Booth L68
BUTTONOLOGY INC. BUTTONOLOGY is a wholesale supplier of buttons, buckles, cufflinks, and related trims for the garment industry. Customers range from small design startup companies to some of the best-known designers in the world. Booth L60
FELTLOOM FeltLOOM® is an innovative needle-felting machine designed for textile research, development, and small-scale production. Booth L66
GELMOR LACE Gelmor Lace is the oldest and largest importer of French lace & tulle, and the only one to stock everything at our showroom in NYC. Booth L58
ONPOINT MANUFACTURING OnPoint Manufacturing offers multiple ways to increase your bottom line through a proven innovative on-demand manufacturing model, where businesses are no longer limited by geographical or physical barriers, where apparel designers can connect with consumers around the world quickly and easily. Booth L56
PRIVY LABEL Privy Label helps clothing brands worldwide with fashion design, fabric sourcing, sample development, and small-batch manufacturing in the US. Booth L54
SEMEL’S EMBROIDERY WORKS Established in 1935, Semel’s Embroidery Works specializes in vintage chainstitching and chenille multihead embroidery. Booth L70
SEPIA NEW YORK With over 35 years of unparalleled expertise in the production of premium leather, exotics, and woven handbags, the company also provides a full complement of services - from initial concept development, materials resourcing, to final production for retail delivery. Booth L90
SOLID STONE FABRICS Solid Stone Fabrics manufactures and distributes stretch fabrics for dance, team/ spirit, costume, active apparel, swimwear, and many other markets. The company offers velvet, foils, holograms, Nylon/Lycra, Polyester/Spandex, glittered items, meshes, and sequins just to name a few. Booth L64
ZENTEX With a combined experience of over 75 years, ICI is a family-owned and operated textile company specializing in novelty linings. With their experience and knowhow of the textile industry, the Kamali & Shaer families bring their invaluable expertise of textiles to the garment industry. Booth L62
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NATASHA FRANCK is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of EON Groupâ€”the market -leading digital identityplatform connecting billions of products to the Internet of Things (IoT) to drive intelligence and connectivity across fashion, apparel and retail. Before EON, Natasha led global design and development for smart cities and sustainable urbanism at Delos and Jonathan Rose Companies.
Before founding EON, I was in smart cities and urban planning, where I worked to advance healthy and sustainable cities through design, architecture, and technology. To design a circular city—a city without waste—was an impossibility. Billions of products entered into a city every day, and billions more hauled out as waste. Without any way to identify these products and materials after-use, these products—that were once resources—were now discarded as waste. I saw firsthand that without the ability to identify products and materials
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Tell us about your background and how you came up with the idea for EON?
after point-of-sale—it would be impossible for any of these products to be managed efficiently and at scale through circular business models (i.e. resale, rental, subscription) and material regeneration processes (i.e. disassembly, recycling). This was the beginning of my journey to research and advance digital identification of products. EON came from this idea. We connect products to power circular economy.
We are the first digital identity platform that can power end-to-end connectivity for products. We developed the CircularID™ Standard to enable the global identification of products and materials in a circular economy. This is entirely new for the industry. Today, the industry’s perception of visibility/ transparency is only from farm to store—generally stopping at the point of sale. At EON, we extend connectivity beyond point-of-sale—making it possible to power new circular business models, connect to customers after-sale, and operationalize circular economy to enable material recapture. This end-to-end approach is crucial for systems change.
Did you partner with other technology resources to build your platform?
We have partnered with technology players like SAP, Microsoft and industry standards
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What is EON currently doing to stay at the forefront of sustainability and innovation?
organizations like GS1. Integrating with enterprise technology systems (e.g. ERP, PLM, etc.) and aligning with existing industry standards (e.g. GTIN, etc.) is crucial for enabling the creation of digital identification at scale. Our partnerships make it possible for us to complement the existing technology infrastructure of our brand and retail clients, and extend this intelligence and data beyond the point of sale and into a circular economy.
When we started this work four years ago, brands and retailers were not focused on technology as a driver for sustainability. The main focus of the industry was science and material innovation. Now, as brands and retailers are looking to power new business models, and scale systems-change required to operationalize circular economy—digital identification and product connectivity are coming to the forefront. It’s an incredibly exciting time for us.
How has the response been with brands?
The brands that we have partnered with have been visionary. Through their leadership and partnership—I believe we are nearing an adoption tipping point for digital identification across the industry. We are excited to power the vision of our brand partners—working
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How have you seen innovation in fashion mature over the years?
to create a digital foundation that enables them to meets the needs and values of their customers.
Our work flows across several departments — requiring engagement from many different stakeholders within a brand: IT, supply chain, marketing, new business models, circularity and transparency. Cross-department collaboration with enterprise clients can be challenging, but that also makes it exponentially more exciting and impactful—unlocking tremendous value for our clients, and representing true systems-change for the industry.
What advice or resources would you give to those entering the digital fashion landscape?
Keep on keeping on.
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The Zeitgeist is a bi-annual publication covering new events, sourcing destinations, industry resources and what to expect from Messe Frankf...
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The Zeitgeist is a bi-annual publication covering new events, sourcing destinations, industry resources and what to expect from Messe Frankf...