If textiles are the building blocks of fashion, then textile shows are the building blocks of the fashion industry.
Designers, brands and retailers who want to get a jump on the latest textile trends and sourcing opportunities can now register for the Winter 2024 edition of Texworld, taking place January 22-24, 2024 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. Drawing exhibitors from across the globe, this premier East Coast international textile sourcing event consists of three co-located shows: Texworld New York City (featuring textiles, trims and accessories); Apparel Sourcing New York City (featuring ready-to-wear clothing and accessories); and Printsource New York (showcasing collections by international surface and textile design studios and agents).
The international event features more than 50 product categories from around the globe, allowing visitors to discover new sourcing partners from countries including Korea, Turkey, Taiwan, Peru, China, Japan, USA, India and Pakistan.
Visitors would also be wise to take advantage of educational opportunities to get business context and vital trend information. Featuring global industry leaders, pioneering organizations and influential brand visionaries, the educational program is always a mix of networking opportunities and knowledge-sharing experiences. Regarding trend education, The Texworld Trend Showcase, curated by Doneger | TOBE, will return to the show floor with the latest trends for Spring/Summer 2025. Visitors will also be excited about another featured area for trends in partnership with Arsutoria.
Texworld New York City and Apparel Sourcing New York City will also have an expanded local sourcing area for visitors’ domestic sourcing needs.
The countdown to 2024 hasn’t even begun yet, and it’s already shaping up to be transformative for the fashion industry. On top of ongoing political conflicts, a worsening climate crisis and rising costs, the new year promises a U.S. presidential election, a potential avalanche of new regulations and worsening social compliance issues. One meaningful event in any of these areas could disrupt sourcing maps, undermine consumer sentiment and shrink profit margins—heavy stakes for an industry still grappling with digitization and diversification. While there’s no way to predict the future, the best strategy is to be prepared.
Join Texworld on Dec. 7 for a deep dive with sourcing, supply chain and logistics insiders on the biggest risks and the best strategies for mitigating them as well as the greatest rewards and how to capitalize on those opportunities. From sustainability and raw materials to trade and labor, glean insights into which levers to pull to maximize productivity, agility and speed in the face of a multitude of challenges in the year to come.
Speakers for “2024 Cheat Sheet: Prepping Sourcing Executives for Next Year’s Opportunities & Obstacles” include: Jason Kra, PhD, president, Li & Fung; Jon Devine, senior economist, Cotton Incorporated, Marten Lehmann, CEO and co-founder, Tailwind; Steven Lamar, president and CEO, American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA); plus moderated by Edward Hertzman, CEO, Hertzman Global Ventures, and founder of Sourcing Journal.
The panel will highlight: How political uncertainty will impact tariffs and treaties; The outlook for currency fluctuations and cash flow; The leading factors dictating raw material costs; The changes impacting freight prices and capacity; The regions to watch as diversification takes hold; What 2023 taught us about navigating the unknown.
LA Dates Announced
Texworld is also repeating its new West Coast shows, which debuted last year to large success, and next year’s event will be held Aug. 13-14, 2024, at the California Market Center.
“Texworld and Apparel Sourcing Los Angeles were envisioned to elevate the textile and fashion landscape on the West Coast,” said Bacon. “We were delighted with the turnout and the positive feedback received from participants. The event’s success underscores the importance of such platforms in fostering innovation, sustainable practices, and global collaborations.”
Stay tuned for further announcements regarding new special feature areas, seminar schedules, and more.
To register for the NYC Winter 2024 Edition or for additional information about the co-located shows, please visit Texworld online: www.texworldnyc.com.
Registration for L.A. shows will open in early February.