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Exhibitor list up 47% at Texworld USA
Jan '13
The fourteenth edition of Texworld USA showcased 238 exhibitors from 16 countries representing a 47% increase over January 2012. First-time exhibitors from Belaruse, Turkey and Taiwan were highlights at the event. Returning exhibitors from countries such as China, Korea, India and the United States, to name a few, returned for the winter edition. Attendee feedback confirmed the exhibitors offered a wide range of options within cotton, silks, and synthetics. Texworld USA also welcomed first time exhibitor Green Ivory International Inc.; our first custom button manufacturer.

Texworld USA exhibitors benefited from an 8% increase in attendance. 3,627 verified attendees visited the three day event. Visitors came from 48 countries including, but not limited to, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Japan, Mexico and the United States.

Traffic on the show floor was steady. Monday, the busiest of the three days, registered the highest attendance for an opening day in the history of Texworld USA.

Buyers enjoyed the expanded selection of fabrics in the trend forum. Paris art directors Louis Gerin and Gregory Lamaud, of 2G2L, conceptualized, designed and realized the trend forum. Louis Gerin was available for consultation in the trend forum at specified times daily. In addition, the official Texworld Spring/Summer 2014 trend book was distributed to each attendee, highlighting the latest in color and trend stories.

Texworld USA exhibitor Ceri Bihar, Marketing Representative, Etiteks Teknik commented, “We are a 3rd time exhibitor. This year our purpose in attending Texworld USA was to display new fabrics and to find new buyers. We have received great feedback on our products from new clients we have met here at the show this year.”

Spring/Summer 2014 Megatrends + Materials

It was standing room only at Stylesight’s presentation led by Cassandra Tsaknis, Trend Specialist. She discussed the latest trends and developments in materials for Spring/Summer 2014, revealing the key themes, colors, fibers, weaves, hand, patterns and design directives for the season.

Texworld USA welcomed first-time speaker Cherie Bixler, President, www.CherieBixler.com, presenting a plan on how to start a fashion company. There was a large number in attendance, as Texworld USA has always been a foundation in education for those looking to start their own business in the fashion industry.

Buyers and influential decision makers from companies such as Anthropologie, Chico’s, C Wonder, GAP, JC Penny, J. Crew, Marc Jacobs, Macy’s, and Marchesa were in attendance. First time Texworld USA attendee Darcy Bisker, Design Consultant, Motif Design Tools, remarked “I was blown away and inspired by what I saw. This show is a solid source for finding both domestic and international suppliers.”

Texworld USA July 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 fifteenth edition of Texworld USA will take place July 16 - 18, 2013 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.

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