Next week, join USFIA, members, and friends at Texworld USA in New York, taking place January 19– 21. Keep reading for details on the seminars and exhibit booths you won’t want to miss! 

Textile Talks

USFIA will be participating in Texworld to discuss the current global sourcing trends. All sessions are complimentary, so we hope to see you there! Full details are below. 

Global Sourcing Trends: What’s on the Horizon for the Textile & Apparel Industry 
Tuesday, January 21 at 2:00 PM 
Textile Talks, Show Floor, Hall 1D 

USFIA President Julia Hughes will moderate a panel with Yelena Mogelefsky, Vice President, Sourcing and Manufacturing, Komar Brands, and Nesli Danisman, President & Partner at Angora Group on the current world trade policies and how they are shaping the textile and apparel industry sourcing choices. Hughes will give an overview of the latest policy actions by the Trump Administration and the Congress, followed by a discussion on Mogelefsky’s and Danisman’s thoughts about successful strategies to manage uncertainty. 

Lenzing Innovation 

Exhibit Booth – H04 

Be sure to check out USFIA Member Lenzing Fiber’s exhibit booth at Texworld, plus attend the Lenzing Seminar Series.  The series includes conversations on women in textiles, an introduction into traceability, standards and sustainability, and circular supply chains. The full seminar schedule and details can be found here

Resource Row 

Exhibit Booth – A24 

Texworld is your chance to meet one of USFIA’s newest members, Foursource - a Berlin-based digital apparel sourcing platform. Foursource is the world's largest sourcing network for the apparel industry. Buyers and manufacturers gain global market transparency, find matching business partners and speed-up their processes. Foursource was founded by experienced technology innovators and industry experts. The team's first-hand experience of the industry challenges, motivates them to drive transparency and standardization into a highly-fragmented, global sourcing market.

Exhibit Booth – F02 

Textile Exchange will be exhibiting at Texworld, as well as participating in several seminars. Textile Exchange is a global non-profit that works closely with its members to drive industry transformation in preferred fibers, integrity and standards and responsible supply networks. The company identifies and shares best practices regarding farming, materials, processing, traceability and product end-of-life in order to reduce the textile industry’s impact on the world’s water, soil and air, and the human population.

Exhibit Booth – E02 

Stop by Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP)’s exhibitor booth, plus attend their seminars, to hear about responsible sourcing. WRAP is an independent, objective, non-profit team of global social compliance experts dedicated to promoting safe, lawful, humane, and ethical manufacturing around the world through certification and education.