Show Preview July 2018

Home Textiles Sourcing Expo

Details on this home textiles trade event co-located with Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA at New York’s Javits Convention Center from July 23 to 25, 2018


Photo credit: Carlos Maldonado

The 2018 Home Textiles Sourcing Expo opens its doors to exhibitors and buyers from July 23 to 25, 2018 at the Javits Convention Center in New York and takes place alongside Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA. As a long-term joint venture partnership between Messe Frankfurt and CCPIT-TEX, the show is the only trade event in North America to focus solely on home textiles and finished soft goods for all home applications.
Home Textiles Sourcing Expo has become a go-to event for manufacturers, retailers, jobbers, converters, contract specifiers and designers searching for the perfect fabric or manufacturing resources for their next home collection. The July 2018 edition will showcase home products in six categories, including upholstery, bed, bathroom, table, window and floor.
Hosted by Lenzing, the educational events include focuses on the global home textiles landscape, upcoming Autumn/Winter 2019-2020 color trends and a unique panel on translating fashion trends into home décor. Here is a sampling of the seminars and expert panels offered at this three-shows-in-one-venue event:

• “Translating Fashion Trend To Décor With Staying Power,” presented by Jana Platina Phipps, embellishment expert and design blogger, Trim Queen. Many couture fashion trends stand the chance of looking absurd in home design. However, many of the innovative fabrications, textiles, embellishments and color palettes seen on the runway serve as great indicators and inspiration for what will trickle down to décor in surprising ways. Take a fast-paced visual tour with Jana Platina Phipps through what’s “haute” and which trends can be integrated into the home market.

• “New Consumer Attitudes About Freshness Protection In Textiles,” presented by Karel Williams, The Dow Chemical Company. Dow recently completed a major new consumer study in the U.S., China, and Japan to evaluate consumer perceptions about freshness protection in home textiles. The study also looked at laundry habits and techniques, and explored shopping habits with regard to freshness protection benefits in towels, bedding, and other home textiles products. This seminar is one of the first public presentations of these new findings.

• “The Key To Confidence: Deconsumption—Do Consumers Really Want to Buy Less?,” presented by Trish Martin, consultant, OEKO-TEX. Consumers are thinking more about the impact their apparel and home textile purchases have on the environment and factory workers. Deconsumption, or consciously buying less, is a practical strategy for reducing impact. But do people really want to buy less or do they really want to buy smarter? How can manufacturers best help their consumers feel good about the purchases they make? Learn answers to these and other deconsumption-related questions.

• “Choosing Preferred Fibers Makes A Difference,” moderated by Celeste Lilore, director of Industry Engagement, Textile Exchange, with panelists Karla Magruder, founder, Fabrikology International; Malvina Hoxha, manager, business development, apparel/knits, Lenzing Fibers, and David Sasso, vice-president, sales, Buhler Quality Yarns/Samil Spinning. Learn about preferred fibers and how fiber selection profoundly affects sustainability starting at the raw material stage and continuing throughout the entire supply chain.

• “Global Sourcing—Successfully Navigating Sourcing In The Americas, Bangladesh, India And Korea,” moderated by Edward Hertzman, founder and ceo, Sourcing Journal, with panelists Fatima Anwar, founder and ceo, Sustainable + Ethical Apparel Sourcing; Marci Zaroff, founder and ceo, Metawear; Diego Cuenca, sales representative, Mecardos Internacionales, S.A de C.V, and Hans Noe, Buhler Quality Yarns/Samil Spinning. Learn how to optimize sourcing efforts in 2018, including how sourcing hubs are responding to sustainability, changing their infrastructure, and addressing ethical and sustainability standards.

• “What Colors Are Next? Pantone 2019 Color Trends For Home,” presented by Laurie Pressman, vice-president, Pantone Color Institute. The 2019 trends for home focus on colors that will engage the imagination and appeal to emotions. A color road map to the future will be revealed.

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