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The Virtual Platform at a Glance

Traditionally held in New York City, Home Textiles Sourcing will open its 2020 edition on a virtual platform. Through AI-powered technology, the online event will seamlessly connect global manufacturers and a vast network of buyers in the apparel & textile fashion industry.

What to Expect:

For Attendees

  • The full list of international exhibitors at your fingertips with sorting capabilities
  • Seamless virtual sourcing through matchmaking capabilities for new business opportunities
  • Stream live sessions of Textile Talks and Seminar Series produced by our long-term partner, Lenzing Group
  • Real-time engagement with global suppliers and industry experts with 1:1 video and chat functionalities
  • 24/7 access during the 3-day event and up to 45 days afterward

For Exhibitors

  • Extend brand presence and visibility to our vast network of visitors
  • Effortlessly garner more leads through AI-powered matchmaking
  • Contact and connect with previous and potential clients
  • Showcase your latest products on your customizable profile page
  • Reach new customers by captivating the audience from our well-attended sessions
  • No logistics and travel cost, all you need is an internet connection
  • Branding and sponsorship opportunities to maximize exposure
  • 24/7 access during the 3-day event and up to 45 days afterward

Show Hours

Tuesday, July 21
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST
Wednesday, July 22 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST
Thursday, July 23
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST

Show Features


1:1 Video Calls

The virtual platform’s powerful 1:1 meeting scheduling solution is seamlessly embedded in the platform. No need to download any extra software and works across both web and mobile

Agenda Scheduling Tool

Agenda Scheduling Tool

View and manage your agenda with an easy calendar integration that conveniently keeps schedules of meetings and added seminar sessions all-in-one place


Chat Functionality

The chat functionality (IM), makes it more convenient for visitors that have matched to reach out to each other immediately

Enable chat option when:

  • Visitors and exhibitors set a scheduled meeting with each other after being matched
  • Exhibitors offerings meet buyers’ qualifications and specifications

How it Works


Easy steps to get started:

  1. Log in using your Home Textiles Sourcing Virtual Edition registration credentials
  2. Review your recommendations. They will improve as you use the platform.
  3. Make connections by demonstrating interest in other users
  4. Schedule meetings with matched users
  5. Plan your visit by adding sessions to your calendar

* Registration is complimentary for trade industry professionals.


AI-Powered Matchmaking


The platform uses an Artificial Intelligence-powered networking engine that delivers smart recommendations of people to meet, exhibitors to visit and sessions to attend

The platform’s AI-powered matchmaking engine is a self-learning system that will continually deliver more intelligent recommendations the more users engage with the platform

This is a pre-planning tool that will help people get a massive return on users time by enabling users to connect and meet the most relevant people

Integrated Live Streaming

Integrated Live Streaming

All educational sessions, Lenzing Seminar Series and Textile Talks will be streamed live straight in the platform while enabling visitors to join the discussion and network with speakers and other visitors.

All sessions will be available for review for 45 days after the show.

Exhibitors have the opportunity to sponsor one or multiple sessions.


You can log in using your Home Textiles Sourcing 2020 registration credentials:

Email = Home Textiles Sourcing 2020 registration email

Registration ID = Home Textiles Sourcing 2020 confirmation number*

*Your confirmation number can be found in your confirmation email, or by logging into your Home Textiles Sourcing 2020 registration here.

It can take up to 24 hours for your registration details to be available in the app.

If you're still unable to log in after this period, email

Home Textiles Sourcing is introducing an advanced AI-powered matchmaking platform that uses natural language processing, advanced algorithms and deep neural networks to constantly learn about your professional goals and interests. Grip takes the work out of networking through intelligent matchmaking – making it more fun and giving you a higher return on your time.

The matchmaking platform allows you to network with other attendees and exhibitors, arrange meetings and identify potential business contacts.

The platform uses natural language processing and advanced algorithms to recommend networking opportunities. Alternatively, you can search for attendees/exhibitors directly or use the filters to find the right profile you’re looking to meet.

First, find the person you’d like to meet and click on their name to view their profile page, you’ll be able to mark them as ‘interested’ or send a meeting request directly.

A few options have been provided as locations for your meetings (your stand, beach, restaurant, meeting room, virtual meeting room) or you can specify somewhere else in the personal message area.

When a meeting request is accepted it will send a calendar invite to your email address.

The platform will display your professional information including name, job title and company. Information such as telephone number, email address or mail address will not be displayed.

No. Users contact details are not displayed or exportable in the platform.

Removing your details will mean that you are unable to log in or arrange networking opportunities through the platform.  However, if you would like to be removed please send your details to using the subject line “Remove from matchmaking” and we will be happy to remove your details.

Giving Back


Texworld USA, Apparel Sourcing USA and Home Textiles Sourcing are partnering with the Food Bank For New York City to support their efforts in working to end food poverty. As the city’s largest hunger-relief organization, the Food Bank For New York City has been serving the five boroughs for over 35 years by organizing food, information and support for community survival, empowerment, and dignity.

Have another question? Contact our show team

Caitlin Clements

Contact for Exhibitors

Caitlin Clements

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