The summer edition of Texworld USA will welcome Fashionsustain, a conference dedicated to educating attendees on sustainable practices, to be held on July 22 at Javits Convention Center, NY. Fashionsustain’s goal is to revolutionise the fashion and textile industries’ processes and production mechanisms through collaborations, new technologies and innovation. This year, Fashionsustain will have a compelling line up. Keynote speaker Liz Hershfield, head of product development, production and sustainability at Walmart e-commerce, will give her perspective and advice regarding necessary actions to work towards sustainable goals in the fashion industry, said Texworld USA in a report. The one-day conference will cover topics including transparency and traceability, challenges facing established brands, innovation in sustainable materials, and more. The summer edition of Texworld USA, the international sourcing trade show on East Coast, will be a three-day affair from July 22 – 24, 2019. A turnkey event for industry professionals, experts and more, the sourcing, networking and educational event will feature over 500 exhibitors from over 15 different countries, as well as seminars from Lenzing Fibers, Textile Talks programming, workshops, and much more.

Amongst the top in textiles and apparel sourcing shows, Texworld USA will feature 17 product categories, ranging from knits and functional fabrics to cotton, denim, and more. In conjunction, Apparel Sourcing USA Summer 2019, collocated with Texworld USA, will welcome exhibitors specialising in over 21 product groups, as well as a focus on sustainability as the spotlight. As one of the only events in North America to focus on sourcing finished apparel, contract manufacturing and private label development, Apparel Sourcing USA is a long-term joint venture partnership between Messe Frankfurt and CCPIT-TEX (China Sub-Council of Textile Industry) and provides attendees direct access to suppliers all over the globe. Attendees will also find the most cutting-edge information on trends in textiles, the opportunity to network with manufacturers and suppliers, as well as gain new knowledge from an assortment of complimentary educational sessions that cover sustainability, along with several other topics.

“As trailblazers within the textile industry, we try to spotlight what’s trending; whether that is covering certain topics or product advancements with vendors and mills. It’s important to address what’s happening in the industry to stay relevant. This year, sustainability was an obvious choice for our spotlight. Because being sustainable has reached a point that it’s too important to ignore, our show now explores the importance of speed to market, as well having the ability to supply eco-friendly sourcing options in order to retain and obtain buyers. Manufacturers are starting to see this as a requirement and not just an option due to increased global concerns about business practices. By adding Fashionsustain, along with building up the sustainable exhibition profiles on the show floor with a wide range of representation of countries across the globe, Texworld USA is making it really easy for attendees to clearly recognise and visit these kind of exhibitors,” said Jennifer Bacon, Show Director, fashion & apparel, Texworld USA.

Attendees will benefit from a new line-up of Textile Talks and can explore the floor featuring discussions relevant to technology, fabric innovation and more, all on the show floor. Visitors can also gather inspiration through Texworld USA Showcase that will feature exhibitor textiles that are trending for the Fall/Winter 2020 season.

Another crowd pleaser, Texworld USA’s educational seminar series organised by Lenzing Fibers, will return for Summer 2019 featuring sessions hosted by industry experts. “During this time in which the apparel industry faces many sourcing challenges, we look forward to a robust Texworld USA supporting alternatives and solutions for the market. The Lenzing Innovation Seminar Series includes topics ranging from sustainability, trends and sourcing. For the direct to consumer businesses seeking flexible suppliers, Lenzing has recommendations for sourcing fabrics with Tencel Lyocell and Modal,” said Tricia Carey, Lenzing Fiber’s Director of global business development.