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Texworld USA Returns with a Spotlight on Sustainable Practices for the Summer 2019 Edition

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Texworld USA, one of the largest sourcing shows on the East Coast, will return to the Javits Convention Center this July 22-24, 2019. And for the first time in history, the show will take place in the bustling upper level exhibition halls of the popular convention center. A turnkey event for industry professionals, experts and more, the 3-day sourcing, networking and educational event will feature hundreds of exhibitors from over fifteen different countries, as well as educational seminars from Lenzing Fibers, Textile Talks programming, and more.

With a spotlight on sustainability, the summer edition of Texworld USA welcomes Fashionsustain. Held on Monday, July 22, 2019, the one-day conference originating from Neonyt Berlin, is dedicated to educating visitors on sustainable practices. This is a year of awakening, and thus, it is the perfect time for buyers, consumers, and industry leaders to shift the paradigm regarding our environment. This year’s focus on sustainability comes with an understanding that fashion's impact on global carbon emissions, water, and chemical pollution is substantial. Looking ahead for a better future, Fashionsustain is a conference devoted to revolutionizing the fashion and textile industries’ processes and production mechanisms, through collaborations, new technologies, and applied innovation.

Aiming to find dynamic solutions to social and environmental problems, Fashionsustain’s purpose is to offer a fundamental transformation to the industry. The keynote speaker, Liz Hershfield, Head of Product Development, Production and Sustainability at Walmart eCommerce, will give her perspective and advice regarding necessary actions to work towards sustainable goals in the fashion retail industry. Further, Maggie Kervick, Director of Strategy and Integrated Partnerships at Glasgow Caledonian New York College, will share her perspective on connecting fashion with traceability and transparency in today's challenging environment. Lastly, Lenzing Fibers will discuss circular solutions in the economy. In a thorough discussion, visitors can gain insights on the positive steps that can be made to improve the environmental profile, and much more.

In addition to the new conference, Texworld USA is taking its sustainable efforts to the next level. Within the trend forum, attendees can find with ease eco-friendly suppliers, along with hundreds of other curated exhibitor fabrics. They can also discover what is trending for Fall/Winter 2020 in the Texworld Showcase. Furthermore, Texworld USA is delivering more sustainable suppliers than in editions past. Exhibitors will be designated a special leaf indicating they are an eco-friendly mill and highlighted in the Texworld USA visitor guide. With a focus on globally-sourced fabrics, trims and accessories, and intelligent processes for the fashion industry, Texworld USA is a sourcing platform dedicated to inspiring its trade visitors through educational lectures, workshops, discussion panels, and more. Registration is open for Texworld USA on July 22-24, 2019. The Texworld USA / Lenzing Fibers Seminar Series, along with the Textile Talks programming is open to all registered Texworld USA attendees. Seating is available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

For more information on specific show details and the full seminar schedule, visit www.textworldusa.com. The summer edition will be held in New York City at the Javits Convention Center, July 22 – 24, 2019.

Press Contact:

Messe Frankfurt
Lauren Klopfenstein
Tel: 770 984 8016 ext. 2401
Email: Lauren.Klopfenstein@usa.messefrankfurt.com