In the Industry
Home Textiles Sourcing Expo
At Javits In July
The Home Textiles Sourcing Expo takes place in New York City at the Javits Center from July 16 to 18, 2013, co-located with Texworld USA and the International Apparel Sourcing Show. Home Textiles Sourcing Expo provides manufacturers, retailers, jobbers, converters, contract specifiers and designers with a sourcing venue where they can locate new fabrics and products. It is organized by Messe Frankfurt and the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT TEX).
Home Textiles Sourcing Expo in 2013 has increased exhibitor participation and country pavilions. Compared to the 2012 edition (shown in photos at right), 2013 Home Textiles Sourcing Expo has grown 12 percent.
The show welcomes 166 exhibitors from nine countries and features two country pavilions: Pakistan, returning for the second year in a row, and India, new to the show floor with 11 exhibitors.
“With the increase in exhibitors, along with the two co-located events, we are pleased to offer a sold-out show floor to our attendees,” states John P. Gallagher, president and ceo, Messe Frankfurt, Inc.
Mr. Xu Yingxin, executive vice chairman, CCPIT TEX, says, “In partnership with Messe Frankfurt, we are presenting Home Textiles Sourcing Expo as a sourcing hub for the international supply chain network. In addition, we hope the event could be functioning more to promote further cooperation between Chinese manufacturers and their American business partners in the aspects of designing, branding, research and development.”
In addition to the exhibitors, show attendees can look forward to visiting the home textiles trend presentation by trend studio, Global Color Research. The trend forum features trends developed for Heimtextil for the 2013/2014 season.
Highlights from the seminar program at Home Textiles Sourcing Expo include:
Tuesday, July 16
12 p.m., “Sourcing In The Americas.” Moderator: Arthur Friedman, senior editor, Textiles and Trade, WWD. Panel: Sylvia Reyes, apparel and textiles director – USA, Proexport Columbia; Kim-Bang Nguyen, director, Export Promotion, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Dept. of Commerce; and Jeremy Wootten, coo, Homtex. The advantages of sourcing in the Americas are discussed in light of free trade agreements like CAFTA and the U.S.-Columbia FTA that allow for duty-free access to these markets.
3 p.m., “Stylesight Trends.” Cassandra Tsaknis, trend specialist, F/W 14 Megatrends + Materials. Stylesight presents the latest developments in materials for Fall/Winter 2014, revealing the key themes, colors, fibers, weaves, hand, patterns and design directives.
4:30 p.m., “Colombia: Your Next Sourcing Direction.” Sylvia Reyes, apparel and textiles director – USA, Proexport Colombia. This comprehensive seminar presents factory profiles for facilities in Colombia.
Wednesday, July 17
9 a.m., “Oekotex.” Dr. Sam Moore, managing director, Hohenstein Institute America. The International Oeko-Tex® Association introduces STeP, the newest standard and third party certification system in sustainable textile production.
12:30 p.m., “Fibers From Formation To Finish.” Moderator: Karla Magruder, president, Fabrikology International. Panel: Tricia Carey, merchandising manager, Lenzing; Jim Andriola, sales manager, Texollini; and Rishi Bali, ceo and founder, Yogasmoga. Learn how Tencel® and Lenzing Modal® are made, what it takes to create exceptional fabrics and who is developing innovative garments.
2 p.m., “HOME Pantone—Style & Substance In Home Furnishings For 2014.” Laurie Pressman, vice-president, Pantone Color Institute. Learn about the key color trends for home furnishings in 2014.
For more information about the event, seminars and registration, visit hometextilessourcing.com.
In August Showcases
Four Market Collections
The summer 2013 edition of NY NOW®, the Market for Home & Lifestyle (formerly the New York International Gift Fair—NYIGF®) will debut Saturday, Aug. 17 to Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 at New York City’s Javits Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 94. The more than 2,800 exhibitors and 100,000 products will be showcased in four new market collections – Home, Lifestyle, Handmade and New!, along with a synergistic new exhibit floor layout and extended show hours from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday and Monday.
Each of the four collections incorporates concentrated product sections. Home includes: Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares, Home Furnishings + Textiles, and Accent on Design®. Lifestyle includes: Baby + Child, Gift, Personal Accessories and Personal Care + Wellness. Handmade includes: Handmade® Designer Maker and Handmade® Global Design. New! consolidates market newcomers, across the home and lifestyle product spectrum, at Pier 94.
A full schedule of educational seminars and several awards programs are offered along with special events, such as the 62nd Annual Retailer Excellence Awards on Aug. 18, “A Night Off-Broadway featuring Blue Man Group” on Aug. 19, a guided walk of New York’s High Line elevated public park on Aug. 17; and free market week admission to the Museum of the City of New York. Special displays include the new Made in the USA, and returning SustainAbility: design for a better world®.
Beyond NY NOW, the summer market will offer artisan production-sourcing options to U.S.-based volume importers, direct import retailers and wholesalers with the third semi-annual edition of Artisan Resource™, running concurrently, Aug. 18 to 20, 2013, at Pier 94. This event showcases a curated collection of overseas artisan enterprises offering handmade production resources and products from more than 20 countries. Visit artisanresourceny.com for details and registration.
For more information on NYNOW, visit nynow.com.
HFPA Announces Future N.Y. Home Fashions Market Dates
The Home Fashion Products Association Board of Directors has approved these dates for New York Home Fashions Market:
Spring 2014: Monday, March 24 to Thursday, March 27
Fall 2014: Monday, September 15 to Thursday, September 18
Spring 2015: Monday, March 23 to Thursday, March 26
Fall 2015: Monday, September 28 to Thursday, October 1
Spring 2016: Monday, March 14 to Thursday, March 17
Fall 2016: Monday, September 19 to Thursday, September 22