Mark Your Calendar For Complimentary Texworld Seminars for Emerging Designers this July



Texworld, the sourcing trade show focused on fabrics, trims and accessories is offering a range of seminars for both established and emerging designers. For three days in July, attendees can take advantage of their complimentary seminars. Here's a list of what's happening this season:

Tuesday, July 22

11:00 AM

The What, Where and How of Garment Production

Anne Gillespie, Director of Integrity, Textile Exchange Dr. Sam Moore, Managing Director of Hohenstein Institute America Sandra Marquadt, Global Organic Textile Standard Representative in North America Avedis Seferian, President & CEO, Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production

Moderator: Dina Dunn, Founder and General Manager of Blink

Are your materials really what you ordered? Do you know where your product has been? Do you know how your product was really made? Do they meet government regulations? Join our panel to learn how to insure your product is made responsibly and in compliance with industry regulations.

12:30 PM

Texworld Trend for Fall/Winter 2015/2016 Presentation

Louis Gerin and Gregory Lamaud, Texworld Art Directors

Louis and Gregory will share their inspiration for this year’s Texworld USA Trend Forum “IMPULSE.”

They will provide an overview of the Trend Forum and details regarding each of the four color pallets: Spontaneus Attraction, Brutal Poetizing, Innocent Appropriation and Anonymous Qunitessence.

2:00 PM

Made in Americas

Julie Reiser, President & CEO, Made in USA Certified Sylvia Reyes, Apparel and Textiles Director – USA, Proexport Colombia Lucia de Sander, Marketing & Promotion Coordinator, Guatemala Apparel & Textile Association Matthew Burnett,Co-Founder Maker’s Row Moderator: Arthur Friedman, Senior Editor, Textiles and Trade, WWD

Today’s market demands supply chain flexibility. Working in the Western hemisphere and especially the U.S.A removes constraints found in longer supply chains. Join our seminar to learn about supply chains in the Americas and find out about the benefits and rewards.

4:00 PM

Tools for Transparency in the Global Fashion Supply Chain

Benita Singh, Co-Founder & CEO, Source4Style Leonardo Bonanni, PhD, CEO, Founder, Sourcemap Inc. Eve Blossom, Founder, Lulan Artisians and WE’VE Pranay Srinivasan, Founder/CEO, Sourceasy

Moderator: Bob Bland, CEO and Founder Manufacture NY

In 2014, fashion and textile sourcing involves a complex global network with increasing demand from consumers and businesses for transparency and accountability at each step. Thankfully, innovative startups are providing tools for designers and production managers to use to ensure responsible sourcing is possible and more convenient than ever, for companies large and small. Join this panel of visionary founders as they explain their unique tools’ contribution to a transparent supply chain.

Wednesday, July 23

9:30 AM

How to Market Your Fashion Business in Today's Cluttered World

Melissa Hall, Founder & Creative Strategist, The Emerging Designer

Marketing your fashion business is vital to your brand’s success. Learn about online and offline ideas that emerging fashion designers can use that will help break through the clutter. The presentation will include include examples, tactics and best practices that brands can execute.

11:00 AM

Sourcing Outside China

Rick Helfenbein, President, Luen Thai USA Jeff Kreindell, Director of Sales & Marketing, Pearl Global USA, Ltd. JC Mazingue, Apparel Trade Advisor, Origin Africa Edward Hertzman, Founder and Publisher of Sourcing Journal Online The world outside of China is big and has a lot to offer from a sourcing perspective. Join industry experts for a truly international look at the apparel supply chain. Learn about hidden gems that could change the itinerary for your next sourcing trip.

12:30 PM

Design Options Presents "Fall 2014, Color and Design" 

Fran Sude, VP, Design Options

Design Options presents, “Fall 2014, Color and Design Elements that sell at retail!” We will review the colors and trends that will keep you ahead of the curve for the season. Use your creativity and imagination to create winning, out of the box color combinations each time. A free presentation flash drive will be given away to a lucky attendee!

2:00 PM

Preferred Fibers, Making the Right Fiber Choices

Tricia Carey, Senior Marketing Manager, Lenzing Pete Szanto Business Development Manager, Dupont Sorona Robert P. Antoshak, Managing Director, Olah, Inc.

Moderator: Karla Magruder, Founder, Fabrikology International

The market is on its way to a more sustainable future. To get there, brands need to choose the right raw materials. Join our panel to learn which fibers are preferred for their proven environmental credentials. You will leave this seminar with a new understanding of which fibers can take us to a better future and what you need to do to get us there.

4:00 PM

Textile and the Federal Trade Commission 

Robert Frisby, Attorney, Federal Trade Commission

We will discuss the FTC Rules on textile labeling and advertising, which include disclosure requirements regarding fiber content and country-of-origin; as well as the recent amendments to the Textile Rules effective on May 5, which update and clarify certain provisions, allow certain hang-tags that do not disclose a product’s full fiber content, and revise the text of continuing guaranties. We will also summarize the requirements of the FTC’s separate rules addressing care labeling, wool products, and fur products.

Wednesday, July 24

11:00 AM

Color Portfolio - Fall/Winter 2015 Color and Trend Overview for men, women and children 

Carol Meek, President & Creative Director, Color Portfolio

Explore the many apparel moods for the Fall/Winter season. The seminar will focus on trends, fabric direction, silhouettes, print and color direction for Men, Women, and Children. This seminar will prepare you for the new Fall/Winter 2015 design season.

12:30 PM

The future is now: New games and new rules - gaining market share, the drivers impacting tomorrow's apparel industry  Maxine Bédat, Co-Founder, Zady Liz Bacelar, Founder CEO, Decoded Fashion Julia Straus, Director of Partnerships, BaubleBar

Moderator: Manuela Fassbender, Founding Partner/Creative Director, MBF Trend Consulting, Inc.

• Discussion of industry topics including: • Conscious consumerism: The growing demand for more transparency, social responsibility. • Intersection of Fashion and Technology: E-commerce, brand launching, sustainable manufacturing and applying data analytics • Fortune 500 & Start-ups: Innovators (start-ups) and mentors (Fortune 500)- a dialogue for growth.

2:00 PM

How Not to Start A Fashion Brand 

Mercedes Gonzales, Director, Global Purchasing Companies

After almost 10 years of consulting emerging designers Mercedes Gonzalez has come up with the 5 top common mistakes that new designers make that will put them out of business before they even get started. Learn how to avoid these mistakes and how

These seminars are first come and no registration is necessary. Learn more and register for your trade show pass.

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