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Textile Community & Networking Happy Hour to be held on July 22
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Jul '09
Textile Community & Networking Happy Hour sponsored by Outdoor Retailer with FabricLink Network. It will take place on July 22 at Outdoor Retailer Show in the Design Center M-155, next to Project OR.

Join Outdoor Retailer with the FabricLink Network and Promostyl for a Textile Community Networking Happy Hour and “The Get Outfitted” contest drawing.

The following companies will be offering up the latest in technical fabric developments in 2009/10 clothing and outerwear:

Cotton Inc will offer a women's outfit in new cotton moisture management technology;

New Balance will feature a 100 trail shoe that is minimalistic-- an extremely fast trail running shoe and a New Balance NBx Emissive Long Sleeve fitted top that with X-STATIC fibers.

Other outfits will be provided by Concept III, Schoeller and Kingwhale Industries bringing their newest and best in innovations.

Show up and win. Save the date: Outdoor Retailer Show, Wednesday, July 22, 2009-- Networking and Beer from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, in the Design Center M-155 next to Project OR.

Share ideas and concepts in product development, make new contacts and create new business in an evolving community. The event is adjacent to Project OR, presenting the latest in outdoor fashion ingenuity.

Kathy Swantko, FabricLink Network founder, explains how this contest and event benefit the both attendees and manufactures. “The show is an intense time for buyers and sellers alike. I have had a private goal to bring more cohesion to the textile industry. This happy hour mixer with attention to the Design Center, has been a long-term goal come to fruition. There is no better time than now to pull together as an industry, exchange ideas, and make new contacts to benefit our community.”

Swantko and the FabricLink Network have organized and produced 12 panel discussions over the past six years.

These panels' of experts address pressing textile issues facing the marketplace. Last winter, Fabriclink.com with sister brand The Technical Center.com and TexBase textiles, presented the timely and controversial topic of “Caution: Restricted Substance Legislation---Ripple Effects Throughout the Supply Chain.” The discussion addressed product safety regulations and what they mean to business—with a pressing date for all to comply. The entire supply change has been effected, although positive, this transition can mean inventory that can be unsafe and illegal to sell.

“Swantko's close association and expertise in textile sourcing and design schools have been a true asset to the development and concept behind Project OR,” comments Outdoor Retailer Show Director, Kenji Haroutunian.

The panel discussions have created a community for the design and textile industry, the Textile Mixer seeks to further this cooperation. In addition to the Design Center and panel discussions, for three shows running,

Swantko and her team have been a fundamental component to the success of New Project OR event and the value built into the Design Center.

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