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Functional Fabric fair sees apparel firms in huge numbers

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Aug '18
Functional Fabric fair sees apparel firms in huge numbers
The first US Functional Fabric Fair powered by Performance Days hosted 1,159 apparel companies from 31 countries to preview latest trends and source high performance functional fabrics, on July 23 and 24, 2018, at the Javits Centre in New York. The inaugural event included 70 exhibitors, 11 complimentary workshops, and professional networking programmes.

Steve McCullough of Reed Exhibitions said, “After months of planning with our partners at Performance Days, we are very pleased with the launch of the US Functional Fabric Fair. Our goal was to provide a premium, curated marketplace of performance fabrics and accessories that would benefit leading lifestyle brands. Through feedback from exhibiting companies and attendees, we are confident this goal was accomplished, and valuable new business connections were created. We are excited with the results and look forward to enhancing the event even further in 2019.”

Attending industry professionals represented market leaders, up-and-coming designers, apparel manufacturing veterans, and mass merchandisers such as American Eagle-Aerie, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Bonobos, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Coach, Dillard’s, DKNY, Free Country, Haggar, Hanes, JCPenney, J. Crew, J. Lindeberg, Levi Strauss, Lilly Pulitzer, Lululemon, Macy’s, Michael Kors, Mizzen+Main, Oxford, Perry Ellis, Ralph Lauren, Target, Tommy Hilfiger, Tommy John, Victoria’s Secret – PINK, and more.

Seventy textile manufacturers, suppliers, and service providers presented their latest developments in functional fabrics, membranes plus treatments, laminates, paddings, finishes, and accessories such as yarns, tapes, prints, buttons, and zippers. The show floor also featured the Performance Forum, an interactive, centralised showcase of advanced technology fabric swatches, according to a press release.

Respected industry leaders presented 11 complimentary workshops on the latest trends, sustainability, and technological advances to full audiences at the presentation stage. Among the presenters were leading colour forecaster Nora Kühner, who provided insights into emerging colour palettes for 2020, and World Sports Activewear’s Sophie Bramel, who moderated a lively panel discussion of textiles and technology and the need to invent new business models for tomorrow’s smart clothing.

Show organisers also provided ‘white glove’ treatment for attendees with a concierge service providing a personalised tour of exhibitors and supplier suggestions/matchmaking. Active Sports Design’s Alexa Dehmel, shared fabric development insights with attendees daily during tours of the Performance Forum. (GK)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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