Texworld USA Sees Increases in Attendees, Exhibitors

August 10, 2012

When Messe Frankfurt’s Texworld USA recently wrapped up Texworld USA July 24-26 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York, it saw an increase in both attendees and exhibitors.

This year’s three-day show drew 5,285 attendees, a 5-percent increase, including the attendees from the collocated International Apparel Sourcing Show and Home Textiles Sourcing Expo shows, compared with the July show last year.

There also were more exhibitors on the floor, 328 from 15 countries, a 2-percent increase, compared with July’s show last year.

“The attendee number and quality demonstrate that Texworld USA continues to be the most important sourcing hotspot for apparel fabrics in North America,” says John P. Gallagher, president and CEO of Messe Frankfurt USA.

He added, “We registered new and returning decision makers from renowned brands such as DKNY, JC Penney, Kohl’s, Macy’s and Ralph Lauren.”

This year’s reorganized showfloor into segments, including manufacturers and vendors of accessories, cotton, embroidery, functional fabrics, knits, polyester, silk, trim and wool, made it easier for attendees to easily find what they needed.

 “I have come to many shows and have never been disappointed,” said Jemmalyn Santos-Kretten of J Crew Madewell.

She added, “Texworld gives you this great balance of price and variety. It takes me two days to find all my novelties, cotton tweeds, laces and knits.”

Lenzing Innovation continued to partner with Messe Frankfurt for the thirteenth edition of the show.

The Lenzing Innovation Pavilion was the biggest in the history of Texworld USA, according to show organizers. More than 40 companies showcased their new MicroModal and Edelweiss technologies.

“Lenzing had excellent traffic at our booth throughout the three days,” said Tricia Carey, merchandising manager from Lenzing.

She added, “We are pleased to have the Texworld USA show to support our mill partners develop their business with US buyers.”

For the third time, attendees also were able to go to the collocated International Apparel Sourcing Show and the Home Textiles Sourcing Expo.

In particular, the collocation of Texworld USA with the International Apparel Sourcing Show enabled buyers, designers, merchandisers and sourcing professionals to trade on the entire value chain from yarns and fibers to CAD and private label development services, according to show organizers.

The 14th edition of Texworld USA will take place Jan. 14-16 at the Javits. As an added bonus, the Apparel Sourcing Pavilion will be located within Texworld USA at the January show.

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