In The Industry July 2017

Seminar Schedule Highlights

In addition to meeting with suppliers and viewing products on the Home Textiles Sourcing Expo show floor, visitors to that event have access to educational opportunities through the Texworld USA Seminar Series (organized by Lenzing Innovations/Lenzing Fibers) and the new Texworld USA Floor Sessions programming. Both the seminar series and floor sessions are complimentary to all Home Textiles Sourcing Expo registered attendees.
Here are the sessions directed toward the Home Textiles Sourcing Expo audience:

Monday, July 17

12:30 p.m.—“Inspiring and Expressing Color: Defining The Essential Trends For Home Furnishings 2018,” Laurie Pressman, Pantone Color Institute

3:30 p.m.—“Post-Consumer Textile Recycling: What’s The Opportunity, What’s Being Done, What More Needs To Be Done, And What Are The Challenges?,” Jeff Wilson, Textile Exchange; Andreas Dorner, Lenzing Fibers, Inc.; Isaac Nichelson, Sustainable Source—Representing Recover & Circular Systems, and moderated by Arthur Friedman, Sourcing Journal

Tuesday, July 18

11:30 a.m.—“Breathe Easier: Asthma And Allergy-Friendly Textiles,” Dr. John McKeon, Allergy Standards

1:30 p.m.—“Appealing To The Millennial Shopper: What Home Textile Retailers Are Doing To Capture This Critical Demographic,” moderated by Nina Nadash, Lenzing Fibers, Inc.

Wednesday, July 19

1:30 p.m.—“Sourcing In Central America,” David Adkins, Lenzing Fibers, Inc.; Lucia Palacios, Vestex; Diego Cuenca, Mercados Internacionales, S.A. de C. V.; Radley Joseph, Center for the Facilitation of Investment of Haiti, and moderated by Edward Hertzman, Sourcing Journal

For those interested in issues impacting the environment, note these opportunities:

Tuesday, July 18—Floor Sessions—Textile Talks Area

2:30 p.m.—“Textile Talks: Sustainability In Textiles: Where Is The Industry Headed?,” John Mowbray, EcoTextiles/MCL News & Media

Wednesday, July 19—Industry Roundtables (Sustainability Focused Roundtable Series Hosted By Textile Exchange)

10:00 a.m.—“Post-Consumer Recycled Fibers: Where Are We Today? What’s The Outlook For Tomorrow?,” Isaac Nichelson, Sustainable Source—Representing Recover & Circular Systems, and hosted by Jeff Wilson, Textile Exchange

For full details on all the presentations in the Seminar Schedule, visit