The face-to-face meet-ups are meant to connect global manufacturers and suppliers to the U.S. market, ultimately creating more opportunities to support the textile community. Additionally, the event provides resources and a place for inspiration.
Back in-person for the first time since July 2019, the event will be held July 19-21 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. At the event, more than 20 countries will be represented including China, Korea, Taiwan, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, along with new exhibitors from Greece, Portugal, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, Columbia, Peru and the U.S.
“After several virtual editions, we are pleased to be returning to a fully in-person event at the Javits Center this July,” said Jennifer Bacon, vice president, fashion and apparel, Messe Frankfurt Inc. “We look forward to hosting sourcing professionals from every facet of the industry as we introduce a variety of new experiences to engage, network and collaborate.”
To accommodate global suppliers still facing travel restrictions, Texworld is bringing back the Sourcing Showroom event. This platform, which launched in 2021, allows global suppliers to have their products physically represented in the U.S. marketplace. With many improvements made to the technology, buyers can easily scan a specific fabric or apparel piece, discover all its specifications and connect with the supplier instantly on site, even if that supplier couldn’t attend the show. This allows buyers to understand the quality of a piece firsthand and not only in digital format.
For one day only, the Texworld Trend Showcase will return, featuring a special “Explore the Floor” tour through the showcase with Kai Chow, creative director at Doneger TOBE. The Summer edition will forecast trends for Fall/Winter 2023/24.