Located in Manhattan’s resurgent, bustling West Side neighbourhood on the banks of the Hudson River, the glass façade of the Javits Convention Center shines in the sunlight while its seven-hectare, green rooftop forms a stark contrast to New York’s grey skyline. The top textile fairs on America’s East Coast, Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA, are returning here for the summer edition from 22-24 July 2019 and the focus will be on sustainability. For the first time in their history, the shows are taking place in the upper level exhibition halls of the Convention Center. “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,” says Jennifer Bacon, Show Director, Fashion & Apparel.
During the tradeshows, the accompanying line-up will provide visitors with an overview of cutting-edge textile trends and new eco-friendly ways to generate value for the textile industry. One item on the agenda is Berlin conference format Fashionsustain, which will be making its New York debut on Monday 22 July 2019 during Texworld USA. The one-day conference will cover topics such as transparency in production, the traceability of textile products and innovations in sustainable materials. Keynote speaker Liz Hershfield, Head of Product Development, Production and Sustainability at Walmart eCommerce, will be giving her perspective and advice regarding necessary actions to work towards sustainable goals in the fashion industry. Another established crowd pleaser is the series of educational seminars organised by Lenzing Fiber. It includes topics ranging from sustainability and trends to sourcing. “For the direct to consumer businesses seeking flexible suppliers, Lenzing has recommendations for sourcing fabrics with Tencel, Lyocell and Modal,” says Tricia Carey, Director of Global Business Development at Lenzing Fiber.
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Press Release: “Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA Return to the Javits Convention Center For the Summer Edition In a New Exhibition Hall, Featuring a One-Day Sustainability Conference This July 22-24, 2019”
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