11:00AM Featured Presentation ColorEDGE - the advent of the digital color card by Roseann Forde & Carole D'Arconte, where all colors and trends in the colorEDGE forecast are digitized and accessed immediately on the internet. Themes can be printed instantly from your own printer and color stories can be shared inter-office and approved for immediate global use.Mark McGovern (Scotdic), will bring this concept to the next step and show how to create your own color card internally to suit your company's needs, to manage color information corporately and how to compare color usage within each department and from season to season!
12:00 Presentation & Discussion Group SOURCING SOLUTIONS for SMALL PRINT RUNS by Susan Power, Discuss options for producing your own original prints for apparel & homefurnishing products. Followed by an informal Q & A session on sourcing fabrics, trims, and finding contractors - this presentation is focused on resources in North America.
LOCATION: The Katharine Gibbs School - 6th Floor 50 West 40th Street (South side of Bryant Park - bet 5th & 6th Avenues)
RSVP: Call 212.585.1096 or email to be included on our guest list!
Made in the USA & NYC July - August 2009
Presented by AboutSources & the Resource Room At Gibbs
As NYC hosted International Trade Events featuring new fabric collections from European and Asian Mills - AboutSources once again offered a presentation of products from US & Canadian resources. North American knitters & weavers continue to offer quality, the latest in technology, and quick turnaround! Visitors were welcome from July 13th through August 4th in the lobby at the Katharine Gibbs school facing the south side of Bryant Park. There they found an assortment of yarns, fabrics, trims, & garments all made in North America - including dresses & sportswear made right in the NYC garment center. This summer's 3 week exhibit ended on August 5th when a portion of the exhibit was taken to FIT for viewing at the Red, White, Blue, & Green seminar! For additional information on this event and future events or to make an appointment to visit the Resource Room At Gibbs write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictures from the July, 2008 Conference & Exhibit - Photos by Calla Rusch
July 2008 - A display of made in the USA yarns, fabrics, trimmings, and designer garments - was open to the industry for a week. Made in the USA garments included designs from Rag & Bone and Nanette Lepore all made in the NYC. Also featured was a dress from Betsey Johnson - with fabric by La Lame, and a reversible top with long flowing pants from the collection of AngelRox - with fabric by Baras Jersey. Natural Fibers Mills showed some of their Organic Cottons knits made into an active wear collection. A beautifully tailored jacket made of a novelty wool/lurex woven, with lace trim and wool boucle skirt from Beyond The Loom was showed that if you're looking for novelty wovens - in a variety of blends, including lux fibers - You Can Find It Here!
Drop ins were encouraged in the lobby at 50 W 40th St. In this beautiful NYC garment center location - visitors could view a sampling of American production while getting a view of Bryant Park! Visit the Industry Resource Room to view fabrics produced by US & Canadian Mills, Converters, and Importers with global production.
Texworld USA New York January 18-20, 2011 Sourcing Solutions Seminar - January 20th www.texworldusa.com
LAS VEGAS - February 2011 Visit the AboutSources Info Pod - Sourcing At MAGIC Las Vegas Convention Center Ask questions, use our guides, find resources!
Sourcing At MAGIC showcases the supply side of the apparel industry. Exhibitors include apparel and footwear manufacturers, fabric and textile mills, trim & component, textile/print design studios and supply chain service providers.
Visit the AboutSources Booth at Texworld USA January 19-21 / Javits NYC Use our Fabric Sourcing Library & our newest sourcing guides in our booth - view fabric references from Baras Jersey, Berenstein Textiles, Beyond The Loom, Britannia Mills, Carr Textile, Circle Fabrics, Elliott Berman Textiles, Exotic Silks, Fishman Fabrics, Golden Thread Silks, HWC, Jasco Fabrics, La Lame, Natalie 7, Philips Boyne, Saisilks, Sextet Fabrics, Shannon Fabrics, Solid Stone Fabrics, Taylor Importing, Troy Corporation, & World Linen, plus a selection of Leather & Suede!
Don't miss seeing the following companies in their own booth at Texworld USA - Design Knit, Enviro Fabrics, Laguna Fabrics, Fessler USA, & Zinman Textiles.
In addition to textile producers from Asia, Europe, & the USA Texworld USA offers a free seminar series & a trend area go to www.texworldusa.com for additional info and to register!
Premiere Vision Preview New York / Direction by Indigo For more information on the next shows go to www.directionshow.com
Chicago Fabric & Trim Show - new dates / posted 01/10/10 Announce dates for Spring & Fall 2010
AIBI (The Apparel Industry Board of Chicago) has announced dates for their spring 2010 show to be held on May 13th & 14th. The fall 2010 show will be held on October 21st & 22nd. This small regional show produced by AIBI features apparel & some homefurnishing fabrics + trims. Both the May & October shows are scheduled to be held in a conference room at the Chicago Merchandise Mart.
Los Angeles Textile Show - New show dates are March 15-17, 2010 Location: California Market Center
Material World show management has announced that both Material World/ Los Angeles & Material World/ Miami are being canceled for 2010.