In the Industry - July 2012

In the Industry

Home Textiles Sourcing Expo At Javits In July

The annual Home Textiles Sourcing Expo, produced by Messe Frankfurt, takes place from Tuesday, July 24 to Thursday, July 26, 2012 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. The show is co-located with Texworld USA and the International Apparel Sourcing Show.

Home Textiles Sourcing Expo debuts its partnership at the July 2012 event with Global Color Research, a leading trend studio for color and design.

“The trend area has been an important part of Home Textiles Sourcing Expo since its start three years ago. The 2012 trend area and the seminars will again enable exhibitors and attendees to prepare the most relevant collections for the U.S. market,” says John Gallagher, president and ceo, Messe Frankfurt North America.

Global Color Research curated the trends on display in January 2012 at Heimtextil in Frankfurt. The Heimtextil trends serve as the inspiration for the trend area at Home Textiles Sourcing Expo.

Lenzing organizes the Home Textiles Sourcing Expo seminar program, which includes presentations sponsored by both Lenzing and Messe Frankfurt. Here is a sampling of the Lenzing-sponsored topics and speakers:

July 24, 11:00 a.m.: “Textile Innovations—Bleaching: Best Practice and the Environment.” Andreas Dorner, Lenzing; Ramon Rios Quintana, Santanderina; D. Craig White, Huntsman International; and moderator Karla Magruder, Fabrikology.

July 24, 12:30 p.m.: “The Fabric of a New Economy.” Details on the USDA’s BioPreferred® program. Kate Lewis, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

July 24, 2:00 p.m.: “Sourcing Hot Spots.” Gail W. Strickler, assistant U.S. trade representative; Rick Helfenbein, TellaS Ltd. / Luen Thai USA; Christopher Han, KOTRA ; and moderator Arthur Friedman, WWD.

July 24, 4:00 p.m.: “ECO: Certifications.” Sandra Marquardt, Global Organic Textile Standard; Anne Gillispie, Textile Exchange; Kate Lewis, U.S. Department of Agriculture; and moderator Karla Magruder, Fabrikology.

July 25, 11:00 a.m.: “Fantasies and Realities Impacting Color Choices for the Home in 2013.” Laurie Pressman, Pantone.

July 25, 1:00 p.m.: “The Path to Happiness for Winter 2013/2014.” Laurie Pressman, Pantone.

July 26, 12:30 p.m.: “World Palette: The International Collection.” Mark Woodman, Global Color Research.

For more information, contact Messe Frankfurt USA at 770-984-8016 or e-mail Visit for the full seminar schedule, and exhibitor and registration information.

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