USA: The Texworld USA Seminar Series at 2017 edition of Apparel Sourcing USA and Texworld USA will focus on discussions around industry hot topics like TPP and duty-free trade, colour and fabric trends, digital printing, and the impact of the buy-now-wear-now trend.
“With the current economic climate and feeling of uncertainty in the fashion industry and around the supply chain, it’s more important than ever to provide our attendees with a place to gather, discuss and address the issues that are of utmost importance. The Lenzing Innovation team, led by Tricia Carey, has once again curated a seminar series that will feature top-notch expert panels and that will address many of these topics and trends,” said Dennis Smith, President and CEO, Messe Frankfurt North America.
Various speakers will present their topics at the seminar. Tod Shulman – Creative Director, Pantone Color Institute will present on Muse: Colors to Inspire; Ray Weiss – Digital Imaging Specialist, Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) will speak on Printing: Where Is The Industry Going?; Judith A. Russell – Global Marketing Strategist, Nilit America will talk about Disruption. Transformation. Growth.
Kai Chow – Director, The Doneger Group; Marci Zaroff, Founder/CEO, Metawear; David Sasso, VP – Sales, Buhler Quality Yarns Corp.; and Tara St. James – Production Coordinator + Research Fellow, Pratt Institute/Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator will discuss on the topic ‘Instant Fashion: How Has And Will The Move To In-Season, Buy-Now, Wear-Now Fashion Shows Impact The Textile And Sourcing Supply Chain?’ Another discussion on topic ‘Creating a Preferred Fiber and Materials Strategy’ will be carried by Jeff Wilson, Director Business Value Strategy & Development, Textile Exchange; Daren Abney, Membership Engagement Manager, Better Cotton Initiative; Robert Bergman, Founder, Responsibility in Fashion; and Andreas Dorner, Commercial Director Europe and America, Lenzing AG.
Texworld USA Floor Sessions will also debut at the event which has been designed to provide attendees at all levels of the industry with the opportunity to discuss topics of interest with their peers in a more intimate setting. Three distinct series of discussions led by industry leaders will tackle topics such as sustainability, growing an independent fashion brand, and future outlooks on the global textile industry.
“We wanted to expand our educational offering by creating a more dynamic setting for our attendees and buyers to gather, discuss and learn. Lenzing Innovation has brought the same expertise in curating the Textile Talks as with the seminar series. We’re also very excited to also partner with StartUp FASHION on a series of discussions completely dedicated to topics relevant to independent designers and startups. Now more than ever, it is so important to us that we help support these young brands and give them the tools necessary to continue to grow their businesses,” said Jennifer Bacon, Show Director.