Texworld USA – Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

01:30 PM (ROOM 1E04)
Sourcing in Central America

David Adkins - Lenzing Fibers Inc.
Lucia Palacios - Vestex
Diego Cuenca - Mercados Internacionales, S.A. de C.V.
Mark D'Sa - Special Project Director for Haiti
Moderator: Edward Hertzman - Sourcing Journal

How Central America is measuring up to other Garment sourcing regions. Learn more about the opportunities, regulations and strategies for affordable sourcing and production in Latin America. You too can successfully execute a regional strategy for your brand!

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Texworld USA – Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

01:00 PM (ROOM 1E03)
Performance & Preferred Fibers

Tricia Carey - Lenzing Fibers Inc.
David Sasso - Buhler Quality Yarns, Corp.
Karin Mueller - Noble BioMaterials
Moderator: Kate Black - Magnifeco

The apparel industry creates a significant environmental footprint in the clothing lifecycle. As consumers become aware of this reality, they are increasingly demanding products produced from sustainable resources with minimum environmental impact. Learn more about the impact of performance and preferred fber materials to improve sustainability in the apparel industry.

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Texworld USA – Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

11:30 AM (ROOM 1E04)
"Ex-Aequo" – Autumn/ Winter 2017-2018
Trend Inspiration Presentation for the upcoming Season by Texworld/Apparel Sourcing Art Director

Louis Gerin - 2G2L Fashion Design & Consulting
Gregory Lamaud - 2G2L Fashion Design & Consulting

This unmissable & ultra-popular (vernacular) of the show inspirational presentation Seminar will Introduce Creative minds to the Leading trend themes of the season; as well to the upcoming rising Aesthetics. Decrypted by Texworld Trend Team: Moods, Color Alliance, Color Palette, Texture & Specific Aspects of the season, will be decoding for the well-informed audience. "The door of possibilities has opened. The world has become a maelstrom everyone can tap into. Past, forgotten, depreciated heritages find a space to express themselves. Reborn from the ashes of the collective memory, they are at disposal. They are there, beside the most insane innovations. Because this new world is also a chance to reinvent everything. A chance that many seize. And as will the rules of our time, everyone has the right to assert their truth. Guarantors of innovation as well as guards of ancient knowhow. In each field, the past and the future seem to be embracing each other. Distance and closeness. Beauty and ugliness. Humanity is experiencing its Big Crunch. Everything is reunited in only one point. Perhaps the best definition of the present. Of our present. Texworld Inspiration book is today one of the leading industry world reference for Trend Forecasting. Texworld trend table Incept the fashion world with their advanced decryptions of our world. An Unmissable of the show.

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Texworld USA – Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

04:30 PM (ROOM 1E03)
Creating Performance Merino. Can It Be Done Sustainably?

Denine Woodrow - DP Woodrow & Company, LLC.

Apparel consumers have been looking for performance features for years and, lately, wool has become among the fastest growing performance fibers. Südwolle Group has applied expertise, environmental commitment and 10 years of research to create its new "Naturetexx" plasma treatment technology. This innovation uses electricity and air to deliver washable Merino. Join us and learn more about the performance wool category and why, at the 2015 OutDoor trade show, Naturetexx received the GOLD Award for the “Sustainability Innovators” category.

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Texworld USA – Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

03:30 PM (ROOM 1E04)
Textile Printing Solutions for Garment, Apparel & Textile Industries 

Tim Hallett - Kornit Digital

From entry level to mass-productions, Kornit Digital offers a variety of garment printing solutions for garment, apparel and textiles Industries. From screen printing to digital textile printing to web to print enabled, this session will cover Kornits innovative technology done in an environmentally sustainable way.

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Texworld USA – Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

03:00 PM (ROOM 1E03)
With the demise of TPP and discussions of renegotiating NAFTA; where are the Duty-Free Opportunities and what can we expect for Trade under the Trump Administration?

Gail Strickler - Brookfield Associates, LLC.

Now that the Trump administration has formally removed the U.S. from the TPP agreement and threatened to remove us from or renegotiate NAFTA where are the remaining opportunities for duty free sourcing and what can we expect? How does this effect global sourcing among small companies and enterprises as well as multinational brands; Understanding the scope of trade agreements and its effects on global commerce, e-commerce and intellectual property.

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Texworld USA – Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

01:30 PM (ROOM 1E04)
Appealing to the Millennial Shopper. What Home Textile Retailers Are Doing to Capture this Critical Demographic.

Jennifer Marks - Home & Textiles Today Magazine
Moderator: Nina Nadash - Lenzing Fibers, Inc.

Despite the fact that Millennials are coming of age in one of the most frenetic economic climates in the past century, research shows almost 3 out of 4 are willing to pay extra for sustainable offerings. Marketers of products and services committed to positive social and environmental impact need to ensure they are communicating their brand message in a way that builds confidence with this critical consumer demographic. Jennifer Marks, Editor-in-Chief of Home & Textiles Today will be on hand to give her perspective on the Millennial market, highlighting the importance of matching your brand message to the personal values of this important consumer group. And, finally, Nina Nadash, from Lenzing, will bring some perspective from an ingredient brand with a truly sustainable story. Nina will also moderate this panel discussion.

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Texworld USA – Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

01:00 PM (ROOM 1E03)
Meeting consumer demand for transparency in the textiles and apparel value chain

Bruce Thomson - BrightLabel

How BrightLabel is leveraging mobile technology and digital labeling to promote transparency and help brands open new channels of direct engagement with customers to bring them content-rich, dynamic product information and build brand loyalty.

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Texworld USA – Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

11:30 PM (ROOM 1E04)
Asthma and Allergy-Friendly Textiles and Breathe Easier

Dr. John McKeon - Allergy Standards

Asthma and allergies strike one-in-four Americans, that’s 60 million people who spend an estimated $10 billion a year on products marketed to this group! But claims made by companies today can’t be verified because there is little or no governing regulation. What can companies do to capture a piece of this growing market?

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Texworld USA – Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

11:00 AM (ROOM 1E03)
Sustainability - Water Use, Conservation & Pollution

Tricia Carey - Lenzing Fibers Inc.
Caterina Conti - Textile Exchange
Tara St. James - BF+DA
Moderator: John Mowbray - EcoTextile News / MCL News & Media

Fresh from hosting Planet Textiles Summit in India where water availability, water conservation and wastewater pollution were at the top of the agenda, John Mowbray, Founder and Director of MCL News & Media, which publishes Ecotextile News, considers how our industry should change its approach to a key resource that sustains all life on Earth.

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